• Janneke listened carefully to my professional and personal goals and skillfully helped clarify, prioritize and define a path forward and to overcome the barriers to success. Her deep listening, experience and insight provided the guidance and support I needed to transform my goals into action and results. Janneke gave me the confidence and nudge I needed to bring forward the best version of myself. I definitely recommend Janneke to anyone seeking an executive coach.

    Jane Boulware Board Member, Speaker, Author, Coach, Advisor

  • Janneke is a professional and authentic coach with a very nice coaching style. She coached me in my transition from a full executive role to a ‘ new life’ outside of the commercial business This really helped met to think and decide about my ‘ principles’ and what to do next .. and not getting distracted by ego or other non helpful forces Lots of energy and great experience.

    Michel van der Bel CVP, Microsoft EMEA

  • Like most SeattleCoaches, Janneke van den Berkmortel came into training as an executive coach after a string of other professional and personal accomplishments. Now, as an internationally certified coach, she brings a mix of experience, wisdom, curiosity, humor, compassion and a bias for action. Good for you for finding her.

    Patricia Burgin, MA, Master Certified Coach Founder, CEO, Author of The Essential Coaching Leader

  • Janneke is an engaged and curious coach who is skilled at asking questions that stimulate clients toward both reflection and action. She is able to give coaching clients the space to explore goals and challenges, and also build a tangible plan that she helps hold clients accountable to. Janneke connects readily with people and is easy to work with.

    Caroline McGrath Owner Horn Partners LLC, Organizational Design & Effectiveness Consultant

  • Janneke is a talented coach who enables her clients to achieve what they seek. She connects easily with most anyone, and is adept at asking questions that surface core issues in people’s lives. I was able to quickly progress on several stubborn issues with her help and would seek her out again.

    Jeff Snell Management Consulting, Interim Leadership, Executive Coaching

  • I was fortunate enough to have Janneke as a Coach while in my first year in my new role at Microsoft, after a 12.5 year break from Microsoft. Her coaching practice and style was amazing from the day one, drawing out years of professional mistakes in communication and narrowing in on them one at a time through our “walk and talk” sessions, she helped me make significant progress. Janneke always focused in as a good coach would, and helped me find the inner wisdom and observations I had within me, and had yet to bring to the surface. No topic was too odd for Janneke, allowing me the time to talk through my struggles with my calendar, my presence in a meeting, the many ways I was betraying my messages with my body language, being vulnerable with others, and being there through two of the most difficult times in my life personally. Janneke is an authentic person, who believes and seeks truth in both her own experience and the experiences she helped me through. Researching and providing thoughtful guidance to help myself, I was amazed at the progress that we made together. I would highly recommend Janneke as a coach and look forward to the next time we work together.

    James Morris Principal PM lead, Azure Sphere Microsoft

  • Working with Janneke has been a life-changing experience. Finding a better work-life balance has not only improved my overall happiness and well-being but also my impact at work. Similar to spending time in the gym, training oneself for higher and more thoughtful impact takes time, commitment and a shift in thinking. Janneke provided me with the tools and training to make this shift and start unlocking my full potential. This helped me drastically increase my creative output and problem-solving capabilities. One immediate outcome is the development of an innovative solution in the accessibility space which I hope to be able to share publicly soon. Long term, I now have all the tools to further grow and use my full potential to help colleagues, customers and Microsoft innovate.

    The coaching has quite literally changed my thought process and the way I approach problems, whether it being at work or my private life. Each obstacle faced in life can be turned into an opportunity to learn and grow from. The theory of a growth mindset is key but hard to truly embrace without having experienced it for an extended period. Having had the privilege to live the growth mindset and break old habits throughout this coaching has been key to creating a long lasting impact. Thank you Janneke!

    John Helmes Senior Designer, Microsoft

  • I was lucky enough to work with Janneke at a pivotal point in my career and her emphasis on positive mindset has truly changed how I approach my work and work relationships. I looked forward to every session as Janneke is an extraordinary listener and her insights are always specific and targeted to your situation. She is a true inspiration and pushed me to build the career I wanted around me rather than spending time on energy depleting activities. Even though it didn’t come specifically from one of our meetings, I believe that our work led me to work up the courage to make some major changes I had been mulling in my work & personal life. I really can’t say enough about Janneke – I am just so grateful that we were able to work together and hope we can again in the future. Janneke helps you bring your best self to work every day and be excited to be relied on, help people and infuse passion into all of your interactions. Thank you Janneke!!!

    Matty Studivan Executive Producer at Squanch Games

  • After more than 25 years leading teams in the tech industry, at the beginning of 2020 I found myself at a significant crossroads in my career. I was feeling “stuck” and plagued by self-doubt and self-judgment. Going through the Positive Intelligence program with Janneke alongside our 1:1 coaching sessions was invaluable in helping me build new skills to shift my energy to focus on what is possible. As a coach in training myself and with over a decade of experience working with coaches previously, Janneke’s approach alongside the Positive Intelligence program gave me entirely new, pragmatic and powerful tools that I would not have been able to develop on my own. My mindset has completely shifted from where it was a year ago, I have a ton more energy both in my job and with my coaching clients and my negative inner critic “chatter” has nearly disappeared. I couldn’t recommend her more strongly!

    Corinna Calhoun Sr. Director of Marketing, Microsoft

  • I had the pleasure of working with Janneke as my Executive Coach. What I enjoyed the most about working with Janneke is her focus on Positive Intelligence and how to turn every situation into a positive outcome. I also liked her expertise on mindfulness and ideas for how to stay focused and present in stressful situations. She was always prepared for our sessions, remembered everything we discussed in previous sessions, and was quick to follow up with notes and new ideas for how to improve in my focus areas and career goals. She was engaged, energetic, present and cared a great deal about the success of our relationship. I would highly recommend Janneke and would look forward to working with her again!

    Gina Calhoun Director of Business Technology for Business Productivity, LinkedIn