The LEVEL-UP YOUR LEADERSHIP LOUNGE is a welcoming, safe, nurturing space where you come together with existing, new and emerging leaders to expand into a more inspiring, more confident, more effective leader - the leader you KNOW is craving to emerge from you.

Live Group & Individual Leadership Coaching

via Zoom

3 calls per month

6 months


    Get ready to exit the lounge a new, more empowered, more courageous, more INNOVATIVE leader.  A leader with the skills, the enthusiasm and the capacity to LEAD your team FROM THE FRONT.    

This is a BRAND NEW PROGRAM that will take YOU and your skills to the next level.  Guaranteed.

Business, on a global level has changed.  In fact, it's still changing.  


Your team, your employees, your colleagues have changed.  They have said goodbye to their old way of being, of working.  


Do YOU have the skills to support them as they embrace their New Normal?  

This group of Leaders and Emerging Leaders will be coming together to lead their team to THRIVE in their new environment, not just survive.

Challenges are new.  So are opportunities.  


Are you a driven, purposeful, inspirational and graceful individual; ready to grow into the leader you need to become to navigate the challenges AND opportunities ahead?  

Are you ready to SERVE your team and your organisation or business powerfully? 

Do you understand that the people who hold your team together have changed and to lead them you are required to change too?

You are excited to accept the challenge?  

To move.  To transform.  To adapt.  To bend. To be in flow.

To learn more about yourself than ever before? 


To lead from the front? 


To inspire others? 

Then I feel honoured and thrilled to be serving and supporting you through every moment. I have been coaching groups via Zoom for multiple years. The online space is not new for me.  I am extremely experienced on how to create a safe, nurturing and dynamic virtual space for my clients. 


Along with our current global situation, this is not a trial.  



Afraid of the unknown before you. 

Procrastinating - you just don't know what to do now.

Stuck in indecision.

Experiencing increased self-doubt.

Lacking just a little courage.

Not moving forward at the pace you want to - you are unsure in which direction to go.

Craving more responsibility, searching for opportunity in the leadership space .

Feeling like an impostor. 

Lacking energy and focus.

Feeling undervalued.

Feeling unseen and unheard.

"Reacting" to situations, rather than responding - then feeling remorseful later. 

Comparing your achievements with those of others, and coming up short.  Why are others handling this change 'better' than you?

Wondering where the excitement of leadership went.

Feeling like a square peg in a round hole.

Everything just feels off.

It's all feeling too hard. 




I know this feeling.  I know the discomfort.  I know what it's like to almost want to give up....throw in the the towel....call it a day.

I know what it's like to sit at your desk with the fear that your phone will ring and your boss will say "We now realise you have no idea what you're doing and we have to let you go." 

I know what it's like to secretly worry if I'm good enough, worthy enough, qualified enough, experienced enough for this role.

To feel like an Impostor, a Fraud.

To fear failure.

To  dread letting people down - my boss, my team, my business, MYSELF.

I also know when it feels like no-one will 'give you a go'.  You KNOW you're ready for leadership but just can't grab the opportunity.  

On top of that, we are working within a constantly-changing landscape.


What I am now well-versed, and very experienced in, is stepping into uncertainty. 


Moving into the unknown, and backing myself anyway.  Staying in flow.  Changing direction.  Being open to failure.  Trusting my unopened gifts will emerge.  Building new skills and harnessing new strengths.  Building my resilience along the way.

I'm always reaching higher.  Or doing something that, some would say, I have no business doing.  Or stepping into an area of which I have zero experience.


Sometimes I literally sit down and think...



Like the time I moved into my first executive leadership role and feared EVERY DAY that my phone would ring and I'd hear my boss say "we now realise you have no idea what you're doing so we're going to have to let you go". 

But then I TOOK BACK THE REINS and began creating the most dynamic, highly performing teams - teams that regularly smashed goals, then set higher ones for themselves.  


Teams that were highly regarded throughout (some very large) organisations.


Teams that I constantly received compliments about - their customer service, their professionalism, their teamwork, their friendliness and inclusiveness, their enthusiasm, their innovation, their PERFORMANCE.

Teams consisting of the full gamut of workforce - full and part-time employees, casuals, contractors, interns and volunteers.  


It wasn't all rainbows and puppies - at times there were some tough conversations around performance and team culture.  More than once I had to led someone go, and learned to do so with honesty, kindness and empathy. 

I wouldn't change any of it for the world. 


But I didn't do it alone - I surrounded myself with a group of people who supported me, challenged me, grew with me and cared for me.  My success was THEIR mission.....

....which inspired me, for many years now, to coach leaders and emerging leaders to THEIR success.  I have been blessed to have worked with leaders in the following industries:  technology (you may have "Googled" to find this page), tourism, education, sporting, government, financial, engineering, energy, facility management, event management, retail ....along with small business owners and entrepreneurs.  




Group Coaching Experience

Expand.  Inspire.  Lead.

An intensive group coaching program, via the Zoom platform,  where you will, alongside other high performing leaders and emerging leaders,




I created THE LEVEL-UP YOUR LEADERSHIP LOUNGE to give you a place to share your challenges, your dreams, your fears and your desires.  

A place where you can be supported, nurtured and challenged, whilst staying motivated and engaged, because you're not doing it alone. 

"Without her coaching approach I wouldn't be where I am today."

Stephanie Abouatallah, Senior Account Executive, Google & Founder, BlueHiveHealth.com

​Her ability to get to the root of the problem and share the tools one needs to move forward is remarkable.  There is no way I would have started my company and rode to such success at my job without Janelle's practical and supportive approach to personal development.  If you are looking for a practical tips that will support your growth and learning, Janelle Ryan's got them!

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* Group Coaching Experience for 6 months

(or more - see BONUSES below)

* Coaching calls via Zoom 

* Group and individual coaching by Janelle Ryan

* A private LinkedIn group

* Networking opportunities

* Potential tax deduction for Australians

*BONUS surprises along the way!

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You'll be immersed in LEVEL UP YOUR LEADERSHIP with a group of other talented and successful high performers, but your program will be tailored to you. 


I can tell you from experience FROM BOTH SIDES (being a participant and being the coach) that the magic that's created within a group of like-minded individuals is something to behold.  Many of you will become friends for life.  


Throughout the duration of the program, you'll learn proven ways to conquer fears, quiet any lingering doubts, deepen your resilience, increase your emotional intelligence and open doors to the highest level of achievement. 


You'll build your natural confidence, so you can take purposeful action toward YOUR PROFESSIONAL VISION within this currently crazy, ever-changing environment.  


You’ll be equipped with highly effective and powerful layers of support, including:


  • On-demand laser coaching to help you eliminate obstacles fast

  • A mastermind group of incredible peers, each of them successful in their endeavours, just like you AND driven to lead into the unknown

  • Group coaching and one-on-one coaching in a group setting

  • Weekly accountability and coaching feedback

  • Networking opportunities

  • Surprise bonuses along the way (you'll have to wait and see)

  • You’ll have regular Group Deep Coaching calls with me and the rest of the group. If you show up ready and alert, take notes, pay attention to the lessons and APPLY THEM you will up-level your leadership skills in a way you may not have thought possible.


These sessions are where you'll develop and HOLD your vision of your desired leadership goals, map out your strategy, share your successes and even (possibly more importantly) celebrate your failures.  You will learn to tap into your imagination and innovation to best respond to this new world.  All group coaching will be online, so you can participate from anywhere in the world.  


  • Every week you will submit a detailed, written self-coaching report.  As we move through the program this report will focus on deepening your commitment to, and achievement of, your vision.  You will receive weekly feedback from me. 


  • You will be part of a private LinkedIn group where everyone will regularly share successes, challenges, questions and assignments.

Start IMMEDIATELY!  As soon as we say YES, the coaching begins.



Leadership Vision: 

You will, with help, craft a powerful vision that will solidify your desires of you as an inspirational, courageous and innovative leader. You'll be clear on who you want to be, and how you want to show up in a professional capacity on a daily basis.  You will have clarity around the type of team you wish to create and/or develop. 

You will learn how to create a psychologically-safe culture, essential for teams to become more innovative, adaptable, flexible and productive.  A MUST in 2020 and beyond. 



Underpinning your vision will be strategy that clearly maps out the path that leads you towards your career goals.  No more procrastination.  No more uncertainty.  You will know exactly what you need to do to achieve when you wake up.  Day after day.  Week after week.  EVEN WHEN 2020 throws something else at you.  Your strategy will consider the constantly changing landscape.  



You'll get your head totally in the game as we work on smashing through any Impostor Syndrome, Fraud Complex or self doubt holding you back.  You'll  create more confidence and more courage.  Increased emotional intelligence.  Greater resilience.  Flexibility and adaptability. You will feel empowered and unencumbered by limited thinking, allowing you to move towards your professional vision with more freedom than you could have imagined.  Even when your boss, colleague, employee, client (or the world!) throws the unseen at you.  



The world has changed, and will continue to.  Industry and business is being forced to change with it.  This brings opportunities to unwrap gifts you did not know you had, bring forth strengths which are itching to emerge and deepen skills you already possess.  We will also identify any gaps standing between you and your professional goals and take steps to fill them.  


Energy and Time Management: 

How can you lead with enthusiasm if you are moving through your day feeling flat, tired?  How can you lead effectively if you can't manage your own time, tasks and projects?  We will clearly identify any things, places or people who are draining your energy AND identify those that fill you with energy.  You will remove any energy-drainers from your life that are blocking you from performing at your best in the workplace. 

You will learn the real reasons why time management may be challenging you right now AND receive tools and techniques to eliminate distractions FAST.  

Emotional Intelligence: 

Emotional Intelligence has been defined as "the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict".  In other words, it's how aware you are of the impact your emotions, words, attitude and actions have on other people. It is also one of the Number 1 skills top organisations now search for when appointing leaders.  Learn the 5 components of emotional intelligence; understand why you react (to certain situations and people) the way you do and start responding calmly and rationally instead.  



Whilst communication has always been key to creating and leading a dynamic and responsive team, 2020 has made this even more crucial.  Messages change regularly.  You and/or your team may be working remotely. We will sharpen your verbal and written communication skills so you can express your vision for the team clearly and concisely, even through a screen.  


Learn to speak your truth, with empathy and compassion.  Learn to have courageous and authentic conversations.  Learn to lead and inspire.   


The more we move up the career leader, the less peers we have.  No one warns us how disconnected, isolated or lonely leadership can feel.  Join us to Level Up Your Leadership and watch your loneliness disappear.  





Look, I don't know what else Mother Nature has in store for us.  I don't know what our governments are about to do.  Or what the brave, new world or business and industry will look like.

What I DO KNOW is how YOU RESPOND to these events will have a direct result on whether or not you and your leadership thrives in this new environment. 

Make no mistake, there ARE people out there who are going to use this TIME they have been gifted to peel back onion layers, lift the veils they live behind and learn more about themselves and their leadership than ever before.  They will take these learnings into their workplace or business and use them to create dynamic, energetic, successful and happy teams.  

Will one of them be you?  If you join us to Level-Up Your Leadership you will leave with:

A deeper understanding of the capacity and capability of YOUR MIND and your POWER.

More confidence and COURAGE to lead your team into the New Era.

An EXPANDED mind - to new possibilities and innovative ways of thinking.


A clearer understanding of who YOU are, and how to bring your natural gifts and skills into your leadership.    


Deeper emotional intelligence, enabling you to respond to situations and crisis in calm and rational manner (even when you're 'triggered'.) 


A quiet certainty that 'you've got this'.     

The achievement of your career goals. 

You will also:


  • Become calmer and more resilient.


  • Enjoy a less stressful life and career.


  • Have the confidence in knowing you have the power to achieve your goals.


  • Develop a deep understanding that you are in control of the creation and expansion of your career and leadership skills. 


  • Come to know that failure is nothing more than feedback. 


  • Know what your top values are use them as an internal compass that will guide your choices and decisions for the rest of your career.


  • Enjoy your life and career more.


  • Have deeper professional relationships that will continue to grow and transform as you grow and transform.


  • Stop comparing yourself to others - you will understand you are the owner of your career.


  • Have courageous and authentic conversations that serve you and your team.


  • Learn what successful leadership feels, looks like and means to YOU!



So what's the outlay?  Usually this question is all about the financial investment, but coaching is  SO MUCH more than that (just ask anyone who's worked with me).  It's time and energy and the willingness to feel uncomfortable.  AND of course it's also financial.  Because when we have skin the game WE SHOW UP.  

Last time I invested in a coaching program for myself I invested almost $20,000.  Needless to say, I had HUGE skin the game.  I turned up to every call. I accepted and completed every challenge.  

And it was worth every single cent.  It changed me and my life - personally and professionally.

But I'm not going to charge you that.  Not even close. 

Your financial investment for Level-Up Your Leadership is A$5,270.  Payment plans are available.

Not only is this a fraction of what you would need to invest for a leadership program with the larger firms or professional coaching on a 1:1 basis, this is an opportunity to increase your worth.  What if your next role has a salary increase of $5,000, $10,000 or even $20,000?  

AND, if you live in Australia, you'll be able to claim your professional development on your tax return (check with your accountant first).  

OR, maybe your organisation offers a professional development subsidy.   If so, you may wish to read my article titled "How to Ask Your Boss to Invest in Your Coaching." 


REMEMBER,  you will be part of a group encouraging and supporting you - as you with them - throughout the process.   

DO NOT underestimate the power of shared experiences. 


Level-Up Your Leadership is not for everyone and it is NOT automatic entry. 


We need to ensure those who participate in the program are willing to be challenged, are committed to levelling-up their career and are willing to support others in the group.  

If you think this sounds like you and you believe you are truly ready to commit six months to dramatically 'scaling up' your leadership, career, business and life, then click on the link below.  We will contact you to arrange an conversation where we both decide if Level-Up Your Leadership is a fit for you.

Working with Janelle is by far the best investment I have made in myself as a leader and the results I have achieved and continue to achieve both professionally and personally have far exceeded my expectations.

​Lucy, Leisure Centre Manager, Colac

Words cannot express how happy and grateful I am that Janelle was referred to me by a colleague and friend.  To be honest, I initially approached Janelle for leadership coaching, but her magic extended into my personal life and I goals I thought were in my future appeared almost instantaneously.  We created our arrangement in 2019, pre the co-vid environment, and what a blessing it was to have her by my side during the recent events in 2020.  I have authentically led my team through a global pandemic, successfully facilitated a (pre planned) full departmental restructure and created an empowered culture throughout the organisation in a short period of time; all whilst keeping my budget on track and gaining community trust.  Janelle unlocked the more powerful leader within me, that one that had been craving to emerge.  I am now more confident, open and calm - my emotional intelligence is at an all time high!  I use my voice and ask for what I want and need, resulting in more respect from my peers and the organisation.  I am able to clearly articulate my vision and rejoice as my team responds.  The change in me has been so impactful, I have received compliments and positive feedback from multiple colleagues. Working with Janelle is by far the best investment I have made in myself as a leader and the results I have achieved and continue to achieve both professionally and personally have far exceeded my expectations. The things that I have learnt and put into practice in such a short period of time I know will serve me for the rest of my life and will help me to continue to grow as a leader. I have already recommended Janelle to colleagues, and my organisation, and will continue to do so.

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"Since working with Janelle I have gained a much stronger sense of confidence and inner strength, become a better leader and thinker and feel calmer in my day to day life."

SL Collidge

I have clearer goals and plans for the future and am well on my way to achieving them. 


I really would recommend working with Janelle to anyone who is looking to push the boundaries, get out of their comfort zone and unlock their true potential.

 "I definitely recommend Janelle. I have found my time with her to be very valuable and has set me in the right direction to achieving my goals."

Rodney L, Melbourne

Thank you Janelle, for your help and support over the past few months.  Public speaking was something I knew I had to master to move forward towards my career aspirations but it was also something I used to avoid!  Since working with Janelle I have gone from almost no public speaking to giving at least one presentation to small and large groups every week.   I can move forward in my career with the knowledge that I have valuable content to share and the confidence that I can present it in a clear and engaging way.

"My ability to move through self doubt and an increase in confidence has led to me making a positive career change I was too afraid to in the past."

Katie Beattie

My ability to move through self doubt and an increase in confidence has led to me making a positive career change I was too afraid to in the past.  If you know what you want in life and have a personal/professional goal to achieve, I can not recommend Janelle highly enough, she WILL get you there and much quicker if you were to try and do it yourself!

"I now consciously and boldly seek and step into new opportunities without fear."

Tamzin McLennan, Local Government Communications

I love working with people who who push, inspire and challenge me and I certainly found that with Janelle.  My self doubt has diminished and my confidence has soared, both professionally and personally.  I have achieved one professional goal whilst during our time together and am excited to pursue the next one.  I have received the tools I was seeking to step into my vision.  I highly recommend Janelle and have already done so.

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  • Current Leaders who wish to level-up-their leadership and serve their team powerfully - of teams from 1 to hundreds

  • New Leaders - brand new to leadership?  This is the place for you. 

  • Emerging Leaders - those who are ready to step into leadership.

  • Leaders within organisations along with business owners and entrepreneurs.