Janis Chan

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London, SW19
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About me

Do you want to feel less overwhelmed and know you're creating a life with intention rather than running on autopilot?
I work with leaders, small business owners or individuals facing transitions in order to increase their self-awareness to take intentional steps in their lives.

About you 
I support people who;

  • want to build calm confidence.
  • are overwhelmed balancing their lives.
  • want to reconnect with themselves to make decisions with intention.
  • want to understand why they feel and behave the way they do.
  • are dealing with setbacks and obstacles.
  • are considering career changes or development.

Coaching Approach
My coaching will help to bring calm, clarity and new perspectives allowing you to build confidence to create a fulfilling life where your relationships and what you do is aligned with who you are inside. I can help you explore your fundamental values and strengths to build confidence so you can develop new habits and routines to bring about change.
Are you ready to;

  • Reconnect to who you are.
  • Build confidence and resilience.
  • Develop habits and routines to instigate change.
  • Understand yourself and others to influence effectively.
  • Live and work inflow.

If you are ready to commit working to making a change to your life then I'm here to help and support you in finding the best strategy for you and to explore what maybe holding you back and how to move forward. 

I support LGBTQIA+ inclusion, mental health and wellness, and those who have an intersectional experience. My core strengths are my intuition and empathy, I am skilled at holding space for you to explore.  Living authentically is at the heart of my coaching empowering clients to lead with purpose, integrity, and compassion.
Additionally, I mentor early-mid career engineers and emerging project managers to navigate organisational cultures.
About me 

I'm an Associate Certified Coach with ICF and a mentor with over 15 years in a professional engineering and management background. 
I'm a keen runner and stand-up paddler. I dabble in duathlons, softball and a former dragon boater. I'm a keen reader, listener of podcasts and usually found outdoors. 
I've been through bereavement, toxic relationships, faced prejudice and racism, being made redundant, burn out and a cancer (thriver). All these experiences drive me to make the most of my one life. 

"Janis has helped me to uncover the goals I really need to work towards rather than the ones I thought I should be pursuing. This has been critical to centring health and wellbeing. She is a rare combination of empathetic and challenging and helping you to find what works for you."
Anonymous - Senior Lecturer

"Janis has a very patient serene demeanour that is immediately calming and makes you think that what seem like big problems can be overcome.  She is very good at dissecting down to the nub/source of problems and behaviours, gives simple, bite size exercises and practices that can be easily incorporated longterm into a busy working day, and has a logical, easy to follow approach.  With her diverse range of life and work experiences she has a broad perspective to tackle a range of issues.  I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to change direction in their life or career, or get clarity on obstacles in their life."
Caroline  - International Vet

"Janis has facilitated big shifts in my awareness in a very short space of time. Her space holding felt strong yet warm and inviting, and I felt safe to really let go and explore my thoughts, feelings and intuitions. Her ability to accurately reflect back - capturing the language, flow and energy of everything I was putting across - allowed me to flow freely and quickly in my thinking. She made it easy for me to get clear on my goals, acknowledge what was getting in my way and stay on track with the steps needed to make progress. I am proud of what I have achieved and I am so grateful to have had Janis on my side during this time. A great coach, and thoroughly recommended!"
Gabriella - Women's Embodiment Coach 

"Janis has been coaching me as I was going through some major life and business situations and I can say it was an empowering experience and it really helped me gain clarity and find a way through what was right for me. She not only helped me through the challenges I have faced over the last 6 months, she has also provided me with tools and insights that I can take forward with me into the future. I would not hesitate in recommending Janis to anyone who is faced with making difficult decisions and wanting to embark on changes within their life and business. I felt very supported throughout and she helped me get clarity on what I wanted and helped me get out of my own way when I threw blocks in my  own path."
Charlene - Business Mentor 

Wondering if Coaching is for you?

I offer a complimentary 30 minute no-obligation conversation via Zoom or phone. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about coaching, get to know each other and see if we are a good fit.

Training, qualifications & experience

My foundational coach training was evidence-based. My key interests which inform my practise are Neuroscience, Somatic Coaching, Positive Psychology and lending tools from therapeutic areas of Transactional Analysis and Gestalt to identify blockers in order to strategise a way forward for clients.

  • Associate Certified Coach - International Coach Federation
  • ACTP Professional Coach Diploma - Optimus Coach Academy
  • DISC Personality Assessment Level 1 Certification - Optimus Coach Academy
  • Member - Association for Coaching
  • Mental Health First Aider - Mental Health First Aid England
  • Certified Corporate Mental Health Facilitator
  • Chartered Engineer - Institution of Mechanical Engineers / Engineering Council
  • APM Project Management Qualification - Association for Project Management
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Financial Management
  • MA Management

Member organisations

UK International Coach Federation (ICF)

The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.

Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Career - a mentor for CV review and support in career development.

Engineer's Mentor - Mentoring for early-mid career engineers to navigate organisational cultures.

Due to my own personal experiences I have worked in highly pressured, results-driven, intense and harsh environments but also faced personal cancer illness which came with trauma and affected my mental wellbeing, as well as positively changing my perspective towards life. 
Your own lived experiences and traumas do not have to hold you back if you've worked through these from a therapeutic side, I can help you go from this new baseline going forward.


£90.00 - £250.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a complimentary 30 minute no-obligation initial call via Zoom or phone. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about coaching, get to know each other to see if we are a good fit.
Depending on what your needs are, we can work together in a number of ways.

My standard package is 6 x 60 min sessions weekly or fortnightly.
One-off 90-120min sessions are available depending on your requirements.

When I work

You can book an initial call slot in my diary here;


Do get in touch by email if none of these times work and we can discuss a time that suits.

Further information

Due to the continuing coronavirus situation, all sessions will take place via zoom / remotely.

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Janis Chan
Janis Chan