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Client Raves

Partial Client List:

  • Fairhaven College
  • Western Washington University
  • BellinghamTechnical College
  • Northwest Indian College
  • Evergreen State College
  • Whatcom County Library System
  • Red Canoe Credit Union
  • North Coast Credit Union
  • Skagit State Bank
  • North Cascades Institute
  • ReSources for Sustainable Community
  • Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Program
  • Sustainable Connections
  • Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
  • Community Food Co-op
  • Northwest Regional Council
  • Northwest Pathology
  • Village Veterinary Hospital
  • Northstar Medical Specialist
  • Bellingham Ear Nose and Throat
  • Law Office of Barry Meyers
  • Binyon Vision Center
  • Clarus Technologies Corp
  • Arco Cherry Point Refinery
  • Port of Bellingham
  • City of Bellingham
  • City of Blaine
  • City of Olympia
  • 20/20 Engineering
  • Geiger Engineering

Client Testimonials

“Janet has been an invaluable resource to help us learn to manage our growing optometric practice. She brings a great combination of management tools, training, personal wit and wisdom. If your business wants to improve staff communications, management techniques, customer relations and more, we highly recommend Janet Ott.”
Mark McEathron, O.D., Binyon Vision

“Janet Ott is one of those rare individuals who quickly captivates her listeners. She is one of only a few speakers I have experienced that I wish would have spoken longer; we were anxious to hear more. Much more! Janet had her audience in the palm of her hand and they were ready to follow, if she had simply made the request. When members of the audience stand up in the middle of the presentation and ask “Have you written a book? We want one,” you know the speaker has captured the heart. Most any team would jump at the opportunity – and be the benefactors – of having Janet as their coach.”
P.M. Harris, Lynden, WA

“Janet connects immediately with her audience! Her vast experience coupled with contagious enthusiasm enthralls any audience”
Lynn Giuliani, President, Progressions, Inc.

“Many, Many thanks! Your seminar on “motivating Volunteers and Staff” for the Washington Society of Association Executives was fabulous! Just what we were hoping for! I heard great comments from attendees about how helpful and timely the information was. Thanks for making it so fun and interactive. Yours style of delivery is contagiously energizing! I was particularly impressed to see how people stayed and continued talking after the program, rather than immediately jumping up and heading to lunch. Then the discussions continued over lunch …proof of how very engaged they were!
Donna Cameron, Executive Director, Washington Society of Association Executives

“Thank you for your sensitive and adept facilitation during the End of Life Forum. Your delightful approach and openness brought safety and a sense of lightness to the room. You set the tone for tender respect and mutual discovery as we probed questions that reach deeply into shared human experience. There was a palpable sense of engagement in the room – in other words: Mission Accomplished!
Visiting Nurse Foundation

“What I liked best was Janet’s creation of a safe environment throughout the workshop via a nice blend of humor, stories, personal disclosure, listening, observation and professional history and competence. Most of the material was not new, but I found it stimulating because of her uniqueness – it triggered my memory on what I had forgotten, confirmed what I already do and value, and challenged me to try new things as well”
Participant, “Navigating Change in the Workplace” workshop for Northwest Regional Council

Janet is a major contributor to the success of the City of Bellingham’s staff development program. She brings her vast experience and great sense of humor to each session. This, coupled with excellent course content, makes her one of our most popular instructors. Janet has also served as a management coach as needs arise, as well as a facilitator for special events. When Janet commits to a project you know that the outcome will be top-notch. Thanks, Janet, for your continuing commitment to upgrading the skills of our employees.
Lorna McGowan-Smith, PHR, Human Resources Analyst, City of Bellingham

Janet Ott is an exceptional person and an extraordinarily talented personal coach. With her insights, questions, encouragement and wisdom I have been successful in growing my company called Life by Design. Janet is very generous with her many tools & tips to help me succeed in my career. I can tell you without question that I would not be enjoying the level of success in my business without her coaching support. She is fun & has a great sense of humour; she is validating & real and brings a great mix of professionalism with a personal touch in the coaching relationship. I look forward to future coaching sessions!
Mara Vizzutti, Life by Design

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