Hearts Matter

Welcome! I’m Janell, and I’m so glad you’re here. Your heart matters to me. It is the “why” behind “what” I do.  Together we will strengthen the three-fold cord of emotional health and spiritual authenticity: a healthy sense of self, healthy behavior patterns and healthy communication skills. I can’t promise easy, but I do promise empowering.


Sometimes my words are spoken to hundreds, sometimes to ten, and most often, in my life coaching practice, to one. No matter what, I find engaging conversation with others to be life-giving. Let’s make that happen here, ok? I want to hear from you. Get to know your heart. Help you in any way that I can to live the remarkable life God has for you. Experience the power of heartlifting, life-giving messages and thoughts coming right to your inbox. Just put your email in the box below. Timely messages, just for you.

“Above all else, guard your affections. For they influence everything else in your life.”

Proverbs 4:23, The Living Bible


Whether it’s a crowd of 5,000, a congregation of 500, or a community of 50, I would be honored to speak with your group. Together, we’ll create a powerful gathering where women experience life-changing, heartlifting truths that bring healing, help and a whole lot of hope! Download my Speaking Topics (PDF) to share with your planning committee: Heartlifting Presentations

“Your heart is big and we’ve seen all the love and passion and effort you’ve put into this retreat. It is really out of this world. We didn’t expect all of this. To laugh. To cry. It is just remarkable and we will never forget this experience. We hope it happens every year.”

Ruth Njoki, Director of Children’s Joy Village, Kenya

Certified Life Coach

I work with churches, leaders, and organizations providing the tools for developing emotional health and spiritual authenticity. Dealing with your own hurt requires a different set of emotional intelligence skills from those required to help the people you lead live emotionally healthy lives.

Learn more about The Heartlift Method.

“Janell never failed to be thoroughly prepared for each session with us. Undaunted by complexity, she sought abundant data from us, often in the form of homework, and demonstrated many times that she had thoroughly mastered this material. Where she had unanswered questions, she probed for data.”

Dennis R. Ridley, Ph.D