Janet has a gift to closely listen, formulate the root cause and suggest ways to work through difficulties.
“I met Janet Rucker-Smith while in full swing of drastic, mid-life, career and life changes. I was paralyzed with fear, anxiety and sadness. After hearing her speak, I knew I needed to pursue her help. Like many a wise guru, mentor, therapist or coach, Janet helped me to discover that everything I needed was already inside of me. Janet has a gift to closely listen, formulate the root cause and suggest ways to work through difficulties. Homework she assigned during each session was relevant to push me forward, and feel positive. Reading her amazing book “Rantings of a Screaming Soul” not only gave insight into her own emotional and spiritual awakening but also comfort and trust that she not only “talked the talk”, but also “walked the walk”. I’ve grown spiritually and healed mentally from our sessions. I highly recommend her services for anyone wanting career or life coaching.”
— Katie Carr, Portland, OR
Janet has helped me to discover within myself why I operate the way I do, what can be adjusted to bring about more peaceful existence in my daily life.
“I got firsthand insights on what Life Coach Janet Rucker-Smith could offer me personally when I attended one of her workshops. I truly had no idea what constituted a Life Coach, or how I would benefit from her services prior to that workshop. From there, I scheduled a private meet-up, and soon discovered how very badly I needed her influence and assistance in the overwhelming schedule I was presently living. Now, after meeting with Janet regularly, I can honestly say that she has been a real blessing to me. She is one who listens intently, does not judge, and provides me with insightful responses and input to the issues I share. Janet has helped me to discover within myself why I operate the way I do, what can be adjusted to bring about more peaceful existence in my daily life, and the practical day-to-day steps to help me accomplish my goals and bring me joy in the process. I highly recommend Janet’s services for those who need assistance in getting the most out of this journey of life.”
—Kimberly Carman, Portland, OR
I was blown away by Janet. Her calm and encouraging nature is perfectly balanced with her pin point questions that make you stop and really think . . .
“I wasn’t somebody who initially would have jumped on the opportunity to get a life coach. I’ve always been into self-improvement and growth, but when I thought of life coaching I always assumed it was for people who had bigger problems than myself. By good fortune I had a chance to grab coffee with Janet and after speaking with her I thought to myself “Hey, I have stress in my life. I’m a busy businesswoman who tries to keep it together all the time. Maybe I deserve to talk to someone in a safe space from time to time about my seemingly small issues.” I was blown away by Janet. Her calm and encouraging nature is perfectly balanced with her pin point questions that make you stop and really think about whether you are maximizing your life. Janet made me aware of my own personal blind spots and while I was living an amazing life before our work together, I feel even more intentional and free than I have ever before. I absolutely highly recommend at least a few sessions with her. She is worth the investment in yourself!”
— Keaton Ray, Portland, OR
Janet had such a positive and realistic approach in helping me to overcome my challenges.
My coach Janet helped me work through personal and work challenges I had been struggling with for some time. I had been contemplating the idea of going back to college for my master’s degree and I honestly couldn’t make up my mind about it. Janet worked with me to figure out what was holding me back from making a decision. Janet also helped me with work challenges that I initially didn’t want to discuss. It was great to have an outside perspective and someone who could provide guidance on how to deal with work situations in a way that would improve my work environment.
Janet had such a positive and realistic approach in helping me to overcome my challenges. She helped to implement small tasks in my days that have helped me to improve my work environment and personal life. Janet also guided me to work through my challenges and encouraged me to make my own decisions with her help.
– M.C., Portland OR
An effective communicator and visionary
Janet has tremendous insight. She is able to approach any perceived difficulty as an opportunity to find a launching pad. She is an effective communicator and visionary. Her ability to see the Big Picture is a rare gift. Janet presents her concepts in a direct but caring manner which allows growth while remaining in a secure and accepting environment. I value and appreciate her energy and spirit.
– Bobbi Beatty, Tigard, OR