JANET HUDSON, Ph.D. ACC

JANET HUDSON, Ph.D. ACC

International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and ADHD Certificate, Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD

Personal and Professional Development Coach, especially for faculty in higher education who are overwhelmed with competing expectations, too much to do, and too little time to get it all done.

I’m the coach for you if YOU WANT TO:

  • Make consistent progress on your most important projects
  • Align your time with your values and priorities
  • Master productivity habits that fit your style
  • Combat procrastination with evidence-based strategies that work for you
  • Enjoy a life filled with rewards other than academic success
  • Respect your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs along your professional journey

My Passion: Learning & Growing

I’m always excited by possibilities and long to spark lasting change, especially change in others. I’m fascinated by human learning and intrigued by the joy and energy learning creates. I’m most alive when I see someone have a new insight, grow from a challenge, experience overcoming an obstacle, or learn new skills that create new possibilities.

I coach faculty, staff, graduate students, and emerging leaders in higher education who want to maximize their contributions and personal satisfaction with careers that have not YET unfolded as they imagined.

Momentum surges when you connect with a current desire, or reconnect with an earlier vision of your career, and create a path forward toward obtaining that desire or vision. We work together to distinguish the meaningful from the obligations, to learn what to readily embrace, how to say no when necessary and to develop a strategy for managing the essential and exploring new opportunities.

My Experience: Professional & Personal

I have 25 years experience in higher education guiding and supporting students, faculty, staff, and administrators. As an educator, scholar, and leader at three very different institutions, I have honed the skills of juggling multiple projects, writing, teaching, publishing, building consensus, mentoring, organizing, designing courses, and coaching others to become their best selves.

I’ve experienced transformation many times in my life and know the power that belief and action can create. I’ve experienced the frustration that comes from procrastination, overcommitment, and expecting others’ appreciation and support that never came.

I’ve experienced many challenges and developed perseverance and determination! It took 11 years and 5 colleges just to complete my 4-year undergraduate degree! The challenges now commonly associated with ADHD plagued me for decades. But when I came along this “challenging gift” was not as well understood as it is today.

I’ve also learned not to always prioritize others’ needs. Instead, I now occasionally say no and, most importantly, take responsibility for myself rather than look to others for validation.

I’ve learned how learning works and applied this knowledge to change my teaching as well as develop new, more productive habits and mindsets.

Most importantly, I’ve grown and developed strategies for tackling fear, feelings of inadequacy, and perfectionism that fueled my procrastination.

I would love to coach you to experience YOUR unique transformation!

If you first prefer to learn more about my perspective and ideas, check out my blog and perhaps catch up on previous posts. But a free consultation is always an option! See both choices below.


Testimonials from Clients

"Janet is a wonderful coach! I've been working with her for over a year now. Janet is a very good listener and provides honest and helpful feedback. She has been able to help with any issue that I've brought to coaching sessions.

Janet makes it easy for me to discuss uncomfortable situations. I've been using the tips that I've gained from Janet to improve my personal and professional life. The information that I've received from her has increased my confidence in my abilities and has changed the way that I think about information.

Janet sends me motivational tips and strategies a few times a week. These spontaneous messages help me through the days and weeks. Janet really cares about me and the topics that I bring to coaching sessions, and wants me to be the best that I can be. I am a better person because of Janet!"

female, higher educ leadership, SC

"Janet is flexible and fluid. She listens and meets you where you are. She is not afraid to challenge you or try different tactics

She asked good questions and encouraged me to think on where I could impact change and to look at situations from other perspectives.

She coached me on several different potentially challenging meetings. All of which ended up being very successful because of her coaching.

female, executive, non-profit NC

"Janet's coaching style is very warm, patient and positive.

Janet is an excellent partner for a coach! She is a great listener who can tease out what you are saying to her and foster a deeper awareness for the client through her questions. Her voice is calm and encouraging. I always felt valued and appreciated as her client.  

female, academic, Texas

"Janet helped me develop a clear vision of problems big and small and an understanding of the emotional element involved in decision-making--both in terms of my emotions and the emotions of those effected by my decisions.

I have learned that you cannot keep emotions (whether yours or those of others) out of decisions, so you must overtly factor them in. That you must be honest with yourself. I have learned not to let fear of discomfort and failure influence me. I have learned to always make time for the important and not be driven my others' sense or urgency.

Being coached by Janet has been a very productive experience for me. It has made me much better at what I do. I would urge anyone to make this investment in themselves.

male, higher educ leadership, SC

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