Hi I’m Janis, and I’m the founder of Bovaird Coaching.
I’m a qualified and experienced Executive Coach and Leadership Development specialist, with nearly 30 years’ of experience across the field of HR. Through the leadership roles I have held, I have a vast experience of Coaching and Developing leaders at all levels, alongside a proven track record of putting it into practice with my own teams.
If you would like to find out more about how we could support you, please contact us for a free, no obligation 15 minute consultation.


We understand that leadership roles can be demanding, and working with a Coach can provide you with the invaluable space & time to stop and think.

At Bovaird Coaching we offer Coaching and Leadership Development solutions tailored to meet your needs through building trusted partnerships with our clients.

Through our own experiences, we understand the complexity of the work place, and the multitude of demands that leaders face.

Janis’ experience has been informed by her organisational experience including:

  • Coaching and Business Partnering Senior Leaders in large complex organisational settings
  • Developing high potential future Senior Leaders and supporting Leaders with career transition
  • Delivering Coaching Skills development to Senior Leaders and developing Internal Coaching capability
  • Designing and facilitating creative and impactful team development and leadership development programmes
  • Team Coaching – Coaching senior teams to support them on defining their Strategy, Vision and Direction so that they have clarity and purpose, both for themselves and their wider organisation

Janis is a member of the Association for Coaching, and her coaching is in accordance with the Global Code of Ethics.

“Becoming is better than being”  Carole Dweck

Janis is passionate about her own self-development and learning, and during her career has built up knowledge and qualifications to underpin her work.

Chartered Member of the CIPD

CIPD Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

Certificate in Performance Coaching

NLP Diploma

TA101 – internationally recognised Transactional Analysis certificate

Janis is a licensed practitoner of:

  • MBTI
  • Hogan Personality Indicator
  • Hogan Development Survey

She also has extensive experience in providing 360 Degree Feedback having worked with a number of different inhouse 360 tools

As part of her ongoing development she is currently studying for ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring


Executive Coaching

The mind once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions – Emerson
Transformative Executive Coaching is practical and goal focused learning, in a safe space where leaders can be supported to work through their challenges.

Leadership Development

“Leadership is a choice, not a position” Steven Covey
The ever shifting context of the work environment, makes becoming a leader an ongoing challenge. The role you play in inspiring and motivating those around you takes skill and the right mindset.

Team Coaching & Development

“the whole is greater than a sum of the parts” Aristotle
During a team coaching session, the whole team and the wider Organisation becomes the client. Working together on business goals or development needs will improve the collective performance, leadership and accountability of the team.

Professional Memberships


Janis challenged me to look at alternative ways of thinking & helped me understand the reasons why I do some of the things and do and how to look at them differently

Mick Ward

Head of Regions and Installs
Marshall Fleet Solutions, Wigan

Coaching with Janis has raised my self-awareness and helped me change my leadership behaviour.  I look at things from a different perspective now, and I know these will be lasting changes

John Wells

Finance Manager
Healthcare Partners Ltd, Guildford

Janis has helped me recognise the importance of reflecting on my successes and challenges, which has improved both my confidence and my performance

Helena Redman

Fundraising Officer
Sistema Scotland. Stirling