Goal Setting Coach
Content Review & Editing Consultant
I Have My Kids Yoga Teacher Certification, Now What?
- Do you need help getting and staying on track with your Goals?
- Do you need help with your marketing materials?
- Do you wish you could get help with the best way to organize and present the content on your website?
- Do you need help with a presentation?
The good news! – There is now support that Kids Yoga Teachers, Entrepreneurs, and Health Practitioners can draw on.
As a Kids Yoga Entrepreneur who has been in the business for many years, I have come to discover how overwhelmed entrepreneurs in general can feel. To help alleviate some of the struggle, frustration, and confusion, I offer the support and coaching to help those who are looking for some guidance, accountability and help with launching their businesses. As a Project Management Professional (PMP), I have worked with corporations, all levels of government, and with individuals, to help them set and achieve their goals. As an established Award-winning Author and with my degree from the University of Western in English Language and Literature (B.A Hons), I have helped countless people improve their marketing materials, letters, bios, resumes, websites, presentations and have edited several books. This support is beneficial for graduates who have completed either the 95 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certification or any of the individual modules from our training program.
The following are the types of requests for support I commonly receive, that I can help you with:
- Help! I feel overwhelmed! I need to get organized and get clear on my next steps but I don’t know where to start.
- I want to go forward but I am not sure of my goals and I need an action plan.
- I feel like I have too many things to do and don’t know where to start first and I need someone to help me stay grounded and accountable to my goals.
- I would like to feel supported in my journey to launch my: business, idea, website, product, book, presentation, etc.
- I need a business name and I am struggling with what it should be.
- I need a Website URL and I am struggling with what is the best option.
- I don’t know how to create a website. Where do I start?
- I got a name for my website but I don’t know what to put on it. Where do I begin?
- I need a Marketing Letter but I don’t know what to say – or I have written up a Marketing Letter, but people are not responding positively to it and I feel it needs editing.
- I need to use Social Media but how do I leverage this?
- I need a BIO that sounds professional. How do I sell myself so I sound professional and people are interested?
- I want to create a yoga product, where do I begin?
- I want to be an author – what steps do I need to take?
- I have been asked to do a presentation at a school, daycare, parenting network, birthday party – what should I do? What should I say?
- I need help with the technical stuff including:
- What insurance do I need?
- How can I make accounting easy?
- How do I register my business and get a business number?
- Do I need to collect tax?
- How can I work effectively from home?
If any of the above are questions or situations that you are dealing with, then it is time to book a session with Janet.
How to Book a Session
To book a session with Janet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-501-1927 so that a time can be agreed to and set up. You can choose a 1 hour session or a 3 hour package. The 3 hour package can be used all on 1 day during 1 session, or broken up as needed across 2 or 3 days. Sessions are usually done over the phone and occasionally in person if necessary.
Regular Price $150 + HST for 1 hour
$399 + HST for 3 hours ($133/hr)
Graduates of the Kids Yoga Teacher Training Module(s) or 95 hour Certification
If you are a graduate of any of the 6 Kids Yoga Teacher Training modules, or a Graduate of the 95 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program, then you receive special discounted pricing.
Graduates $100 + HST for 1 hour
$255 + HST for 3 hours ($85/hr)
When I created my business, I needed to develop a professional Bio to provide to clients and to put on my website. I wrote what I thought was a well written professional Bio, which highlighted my skills, experience, and accomplishments. The problem is, when you do a Bio yourself it is hard to step back and be objective. Janet’s feedback was helpful and with her significant rewriting of the Bio it became more reader friendly and really helped people understand who I was, what my strengths were, and why I was the best person for the job. Janet has a real gift for helping identify an individual’s talents and highlighting them in such a way that it reaches the clientele base that it is aimed at. In fact, when I showed the revised version to my mother she commented “Wow! Now I get what it is that you do.”
– Erika Caspersen www.ErikaCaspersen.com
I am a Wellness Entrepreneur and I provide Children’s Yoga services. Developing a website for the first time, I had no idea of where to start and I struggled with organizing my services and presenting them in a manner that would draw in new customers. Janet took the time to review what I had done and brought in clear, concise suggestions to help me promote myself effectively as a company and as an individual, by helping me identify my services, and fortifying my Bio. She helped me change the wording to focus on the needs of my customers, making it easier for customers to self identify and to take the call to action, to reach out to me to communicate. With Janet’s bright and clear wisdom, she generously shares her experience to help you put your best foot forward.
– Cheryl Adams www.LoveSpeaksWellness.com
Starting a business can be overwhelming. There is so much to do, that it can be hard to know where to start. Janet was so helpful during this stage. She took the time to listen to my concerns and understand my business. In a way that only Janet can, she then helped me prioritize with specific feedback and timelines. Every time we spoke, I left with a list of things to do and clear direction of where I was going. Her guidance made the process easier. I am proud to say that I have successfully launched my new website and business and best of all, my Kids Yoga classes have been filling up. If you're thinking of starting a business or revamping your current business, I'd highly recommend Janet.
- Mary-Anne Csapai www.MindfulYoungYogis.com
Janet makes things happen for you! As a Children’s Yoga Teacher, you are always overwhelmed with a large “To Do” List such as creating lesson plans, managing customer relationships, and teaching classes. As an Entrepreneur, the behind the scenes tasks such as, running your business, developing and submitting proposals, invoicing clients and setting up an online presence and managing a website, are things that tend to fall by the wayside. Janet has helped me in many different aspects of my business, including coaching me through different business opportunities that have come my way. Janet’s superb project management skills and expertise kept me on track and helped me reach my goals. Janet helped me develop professional reusable templates for submitting proposals for different organizations with different needs. She has given me perspective to truly value my worth so that I could develop pricing strategies that honour the quality services that I provide. She has also given valuable tips on how to negotiate during the sales process so that it ends as a win-win for myself and the client. I was delighted with the success of the proposals, as they resulted in new client relationship and bookings. I recommend working with Janet because you will see measurable results and feel more organized and therefore less overwhelmed.
- Ummul Patrawala www.BlossomYogaKids.com
I provide Kids Yoga and Creative Movement in schools and I have my own Yoga Studio. I sent out a proposal letter to the schools in my neighbourhood to let them know about my services but I didn’t receive any responses. I wasn’t sure if I was using the right language to communicate to the schools to be effective. Janet assisted me by reviewing and editing the proposal and helped to make it clear and effective. She helped shorten the 5-page letter to a 1 page letter so that it was easier and faster to read, and provided a Call to Action, so that the School Principals understood what I could offer them. I sent the revised proposal out to schools and received a positive response. This is a proposal letter that I will use many times in the future.
- Natalia Jaramillo www.ShinyKidsYoga.com
As an entrepreneur, I developed a unique baby bib that is stylish, high quality and designed to solve all the problems that parents of teething babies face with regular bibs. I knew I had a valuable product for parents, but I also knew that I needed help with my website content in order to reach those parents. Janet reviewed my website and immediately saw opportunities for improvement. She provided marketing strategies and website content to not only help my SEO, but to help parents immediately identify why they needed my unique Drool n’ Dribble Baby Bib. Thanks to Janet my website is better organized, has improved content, and now I have a clearer vision of what marketing strategies to implement! I would recommend Janet to anyone who has their own business, to help them get organized and to leverage the content on their website in order increase sales.
- Fatima Shaikh www.droolndribble.com
As a Strength Trainer and a Motivational Speaker, I was invited to be the keynote speaker at The Ascend Conference, which is a leadership retreat designed for students to realize their potential as community leaders. During this event, I was asked to share with 100 well educated, and informed York University students, my inspirational story of overcoming cancer and other health complications, and how I was then able to take my athletic and academic performance to new heights. I had little speaking experience at this point, so the nerves ran high. I wanted to convey my personal journey and insights into wellness, with clarity and poise. Janet’s approach to planning was helpful because it allowed me to visualize what needed to be completed and by when. Janet provided her project management expertise to come up with a clear action plan to keep me on track, setting up specific bench marks to track progress. As the day of the event approached, Janet was then able to coach me through the final few steps, providing feedback and suggestions for ways to make my speech more impactful and geared to this specific audience’s needs. The result was a successful presentation for which I was well prepared for, and to which the audience enjoyed, found meaningful and were motivated by. Janet has an abundance of knowledge and experience to draw from, which made for an enriching experience and which I found enjoyable and rewarding.
- Cameron Mattice www.CameronMatticeFitness.com
My name is Michelle Boomer and I’m the owner and founder of Mother Nature’s Heroes –where animal adventures and yoga meet! I recently launched my business, one of adventurous storytelling, interactive children’s yoga and wildlife/endangered species education and found getting my name recognized was more difficult than I had thought. My frustration led me to Janet Williams, my Yoga Teacher from the 95 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance certified course. I had a great rapport with her during the course, and being a fellow author herself, yoga teacher and business owner, I hoped she could help or at least offer some advice. She did more than that!!! Throughout this process, Janet has assisted me with honing my bio for my website and my business flyers. She helped me from not being found on google at all, to being the first, second and fourth listed! She’s given amazing tips and tricks for my website, been an encouraging voice and an amazing support! I will always recommend her for editing, business knowledge, and I could go on! Thank you so much Janet for all of your help! I think I’d be sitting on my couch crying in frustration and defeat if I hadn’t talked to you!
- Michelle Boomer www.MotherNaturesHeroes.com
As a Empowerment Coach, I raise Leadership Consciousness through ground-breaking exercises and training designed to create inner transformation within Leaders. Through the help of my team, I facilitate quantum transformation in Organizations, Executives, Teams, Women Circles, Newcomer Professionals to Canada, and Youth Leadership Groups. Our aim at LeaderBoom is to help individuals overcome limiting beliefs, actualize their potential, and feel confident and grounded in their authentic self. In the process of growing and expanding my business, I have had to make tough critical strategic decisions regarding global opportunities and whether they're in alignment with the best interest of my business. For one particularly challenging decision, Janet helped me critically think through and evaluate all of the options and analyze the decision points. After working with Janet, I was able to make my decision with confidence knowing that it was the right direction for my business. Janet has exceptional critical thinking skills, is exceptionally focused and very pleasant to work with. I very much appreciate her feedback and point of view. If you are seeking clear advice on critical decision making, I unreservedly suggest Janet as your go-to adviser and coach.
- Ann Marie MacDougall www.LeaderBoom.com
I have been so overwhelmed with being both a business owner of my Yoga Studio “Balance Yoga of WNY” and also having a full time teaching job in a school. On a weekly basis, I think I must be crazy for living my life the way I do, juggling the needs of a job, a business, and a family. One of my challenges is that when I do not feel clear, I avoid certain tasks, and then that creates even more overwhelm. I contacted Janet because I was looking for help and accountability with some of the big and scary tasks that were creating major obstacles for me and stopping me from moving forward. Janet helped me by breaking down these overwhelming tasks into bite size pieces, coming up with powerful strategies for addressing them, and made them into “Do-able action items”. I also faced some relationship challenges within my business and Janet helped me by reflecting back suggestions on how to be a good leader and ways I could adjust my leadership approach and style. This process of working with Janet has felt like “Business Therapy” and having Janet as a Coach has been a wonderful experience. It has brought clarity to my thinking and it has been nice to feel that “I am not alone”. I feel much more grounded and more confident about going forward with my business. The detailed Action Item List that she created for me, really helped me stay on track and allowed me to achieve my goals. I have received so much value out of having Janet as a Coach, and it has been well worth it. I would recommend Janet to anyone who is looking for help achieving their goals.
- Wendy Hauck www.balanceyogawny.com
Bio for Janet Williams
Janet is a Certified Primary/Junior Teacher (B.Ed), Yoga Instructor (RCYT) and Author of the award-winning children’s picture book “What I See, I Can Be: A Guided Yoga Flow for Children”. Concerned about the increasing amount of sedentary activities that both adults and children engage in, and the fact that the upcoming generation is expected to have a shorter life expectancy due to obesity related issues, she decided to take action. She has taught thousands of parents, teachers, and children how to do safe, fun, and age appropriate yoga.
Janet’s mission is to keep children healthy and active so that they may lead long, happy lives. With the growing health concerns, facing our children, Janet has developed a way to have adults and children engage together in a healthy, positive exercise experience that is fully inclusive of all ages and ability levels. Her unique resources are easy to use and require no prior Yoga experience by either children or adults. Janet has been teaching children and adults how to engage in fun and safe Yoga play, to keep them healthy and fit.
Janet has been going into schools, daycares, parenting network groups and yoga studios, teaching children, parents and educators how to keep children healthy through kids yoga. She has developed easy to use children’s yoga resources that are fun for the whole family. The products promote physical activity and provide a safe and fun Yoga workout. All of the resources have been Printed in Canada on FSC Certified Environmentally Friendly Paper.
The “What I See, I Can Be” book and resources were carefully developed over an eight-year period and published September 1, 2009. They are unique in that they promote healthy living and greater self awareness. The book and resources are child-centered and designed to encourage children to feel self-empowered, as they learn from the children illustrated in the book. Her resources have been well received and have sold across Canada and the United States, and are in more than 17 countries around the world. The book has been featured on the CBC radio and has been written about in newspapers across Canada.
Teaching has always been a part of Janet’s life and it brings her joy to help others. In 1993 she received her Bachelor of Education from York University and is a certified Primary-Junior School Teacher. Janet is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and has studied many styles of Yoga in Canada, Australia, England and Spain. She has been practicing Yoga since 1988 and has been teaching Yoga since 1996.
Janet is also the Co-Director of the 95 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program offered through Young Yoga Masters, a Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) recognized by Yoga Alliance. The training is provided throughout the year on weekends and available in a Summer Program.
Janet’s diverse experience also includes working as a Project Management Professional (PMP). She has worked in corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations as both a Business Consultant and Project Management Trainer. As a Project Management Instructor, Janet has taught public courses at colleges and universities across Canada.
She is passionate about Goal Setting and helping others achieve their goals. She developed a Goal Setting Course, teaching people for over a decade how to determine, set and accomplish their goals in a fun and joyful way. She now provides Goal Setting Coaching to entrepreneurs, budding business owners, and those pursuing a “very big scary goal” with support, guidance and a helping hand. As an established Award-winning Author with a degree in English Language and Literature (B.A Hons), she has helped countless people by reviewing and editing their marketing materials, letters, bios, resumes, websites, and presentations so that they are presented in the most powerful and compelling light. She has also edited several books.
Janet has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. She has completed the Honolulu Marathon and is an active supporter of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. She is committed to making the world a better place by promoting children’s physical, mental and emotional health and protecting the environment.
- Bachelor of Arts Honours – Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
- Bachelor of Education, Ontario Teacher’s Certificate – York University, Toronto, Canada
- 200+ Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course – Sunra International School of Yoga, London, England
- Train the Trainer Course – CDI, Toronto, Canada
- Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute, Toronto, Canada
- Creating the Project Management Office – York University, Toronto, Canada
- 200+ Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program (RYT) – Oakville, Ontario, Canada