Discover the power of being authentically you.

What is Authentic Leadership?

Do you feel like you are a different person at work and at home?  Are you trying to be someone ‘they’ expect you to be?  Are you making choices based on ‘shoulds’?  


 You are who you are based on your values and the experiences you've had. By uncovering your values, you gain awareness to who you are and why you do what you do. Your values define your unique leadership approach.  Being aware and grounded in your values allows you to choose your response vs your reaction. As you become more conscious, you confidently make choices more aligned to your authentic leadership style. The goal is for you to be the same person at home and at work.  Authentic Leadership empowers you to confidently be you anywhere, anytime. It is a game changer.

 You have the choice and power to create the life you want. 
The Journey

My motto is: Awareness + Action = Achievement.  I believe you need both ‘awareness’ and ‘action’ to achieve your goals.  As ‘action’ without ‘awareness’ is misplaced effort, and ‘awareness’ with no ‘action’ does not move one forward.


The coaching journey begins with building awareness. As you gain self-awareness, you gain the clarity and confidence to make choices more aligned with your values and what is meaningful to you.  I believe you are who you are based on your values and the experiences you’ve had. Through a variety of proven assessment tools, you will uncover who you innately are and create and implement strategies for you to achieve your desired results.


Awareness means nothing if you don’t take action. It’s like putting a destination address in your GPS then not putting the car in drive. You need both awareness and action to achieve your goals. Taking action without awareness is frustrating and confusing because you will never achieve the results you desire. Taking action is all about owning it and moving forward.


Achievement is the result of becoming aware and taking action to obtain your goals.  When you achieve your goals, it’s important to step back and celebrate them. Applying this process consistently supports you in achieving your goals big or small, therefore becoming more effective and creating greater capacity for yourself and others. 

Authentic Leadership Programs

Leadership programs for inspired individuals, empowered teams and engaging events.

 Authentic Leadership Coaching 

Become a visionary leader who knows how to make the changes needed to transform yourself and the people around you. The one-on-one Leadership Coaching program is designed to support individuals to live as confident, authentic leaders everyday.

 High Performance Team Facilitation 

Create a high performing team of leaders who are passionate, driven and motivated to succeed. Jane’s High Performance Team Facilitation programs will leave your team inspired to maximize performance and achieve success.

 Virtual Workshops 

Jane has empowered individuals throughout North America and Europe with her leadership presence. As a certified virtual facilitation master, Jane delivers engaging virtual workshops on Authentic Leadership, The Power of You, Resiliency and much more.

 Am I the right coach for you? 

Meet Jane

When I was in the corporate world, I had an executive coach.  He asked me the simple, and life altering question, ‘What life do you choose?’  Although I made decisions everyday, I never believed I had the choice to create the life I wanted.  This triggered a lifelong mission to support others to show up with the courage to be truly authentic, both professionally and personally. 


My gift is the ability to create a safe place for authentic connections and transparent conversations, where people gain awareness, clarity and confidence to make choices and take action to be a more effective leader.


It would be my privilege to help you find the answer to the question, ‘what life will you choose’?



I have had the pleasure of working with Jane as an individual client, as an employer who hired her to work with an executive level employee, and as an observer of her meeting facilitation skills. She is bright, professional, experienced, thoughtful, engaging and highly skilled at supporting people in realizing their maximum potential. I highly recommend her and value her as both a consummate professional and, I hope, a long term collaborator.

— John Elms
Chief Executive Officer, Critical Alert 
Jacksonville, Florida

Jane Gaynor provided me with the resources necessary to take a proper assessment of my family, business, personal, spiritual, physical fitness, short term and long term goals.  Jane held me accountable for taking action on the items that I said were of importance to me for my growth and development. Although I am a driven person with an 'A' type personality, Jane was able to help me laser focus on a few things that were hindering me from being at optimal performance.  If you are interested in maximizing your potential while unleashing your inner passion Coach J is an absolute must.

— Kareim R. Cade
President, CEO Great Lakes Benefit Group
Southfield, MI

Jane is a naturally talented and impactful coach. She has a fantastic combination of business experience, personal energy and drive, and empathy and care for each person she partners with. When you work with Jane, you gain clarity of where you are heading and build the energy and confidence to pursue it.

— Nick Evans, MBA, MCC
Founder,  Dialogue C.
Toronto Ontario
Are You Ready to Discover Your Authentic Leadership Style?

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