About Us

I’m Janet Ioli

For the past 20+ years, I have been helping leaders consistently choose and create the most powerful and impactful version of themselves.

What does that mean?

That means that they show up with confidence & charisma, have more influence, build strong teams & relationships, react less, make better decisions, and get results that matter.

About Me

I grew up in Athens, Greece, attended an international school with representation from 12 different countries, and have lived and worked outside the United States. This background has provided me with a global orientation that naturally welcomes and seeks diverse perspectives and ways of approaching reality.

I have held leadership positions inside Fortune 200 companies such as Cigna, Gannett/USA Today, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman– leading teams providing leadership training and coaching, leadership succession planning, and tools to enable organizational change and growth.

I’ve personally had the pleasure to work with thousands of leaders in different industries and countries, helping them deliver positive results through impactful and effective leadership.

My practical experience is complemented by a deep educational background in business and organizational development and post-graduate work in adult learning and human development.

I tell you about this background to let you know that I really do get it. I understand first-hand the complexities and realities you face as a leader. I am realistic and practical and can help you navigate how things really are in order to influence change to what can be. I also have the education and theoretical grounding in leadership, change, neuroscience, psychology, coaching, and human development to draw on real tools and research to inform the how.


Doctoral work in towards PhD in Human Development & Adult Learning

Post-graduate Certificate: Advanced Executive Coaching

Post-graduate Certificate: Applied Neuroscience

Post-graduate studies: Immunity to Change Facilitator Training

Post-graduate Certificate: Positive Psychology & Well-Being

Post-graduate Certificate: Organizational Development & Change

Post-graduate studies: Health & Wellness

M.S.: Master of Science in Business Management

M.P.A.: Master of Public Administration

B.S.: Bachelor of Science in Business Management

How I can help

I have spent the past 20+ years helping leaders learn to:

  • Access a more grounded place of power and show up with their most powerful and impactful presence wherever they are.
  • Manage and re-purpose the cycle of self-doubt that often invades their minds.
  • Navigate and lead transitions and build strong relationships, teams, and networks.

And I’ve provided them with real tools to train themselves to:

  • Step back and observe from afar the bigger systems they are operating in.
  • Depersonalize situations and make conscious choices instead of reacting with controlling, protective, defensive, and survival mechanisms.
  • Lead intentionally and deliver results that matter.

I can help you be more intentional about the leader you want to be and choose the thoughts, words, actions, and appearance that will help you become that leader.


International Coaching Federation (ICF): Professional Certified Coach designation

National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME): Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach designation

Korn Ferry: Architect 360 Assessment

PROSCI: Change Management

The Leadership Circle: 360 Assessment

Emotional & Social Competency Inventory (ESCI): 360 Assessment

PDI Profiler: 360 Assessment

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

RBL Mentor Battery: Leadership potential Assessment


TKI (Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument)

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Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women, 2020

Power Presence for Women, 2018 The Cure: Remedies for the 5

Ailments that Plague Organizations, 2014

Forbes: Contributing writer on leadership topics

Thrive Global: Contributing writer on well-being/wellness topics



Member of Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only council for leading business/career coaches

American University

Adjunct Professor in Key Executive Leadership Programs

University of CA, Irvine

Faculty for Women in Leadership Certificate Program

UMD Smith School of Business

Adjunct Faculty for Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate Program

Our Team

This team of talented, result-oriented professionals have deep, real world experience in organizations and specialized training in leadership, wellness, neuroscience, business, and organizational development. They work with POWER PRESENCE Academy on our mission to help you create your most powerful and impactful presence ever.


Frank Ioli

Senior Vice-President, Business Operations; Senior Consultant

Frank leads all the business operations for JI International, and serves as a senior consultant for leading business transitions. He brings over 30 years of experience in executive roles in finance and operations at two Fortune 200 companies in the oil and gas and aerospace and defense industries. His approach leading the integration of key mergers and acquisitions have been documented as best practice in a university case study. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) as well as an undergraduate degree in business administration with a specialty in economics, finance, and accounting.


Kathleen Ortt

Administrative Assistant and Project Coordinator

Kathleen ensures the projects and engagements at JI International run smoothly and meet the highest standards of excellence. She brings over 15 years of administrative experience to the company operations and a passion for planning, organization, and detail. Kathleen holds an undergraduate degree in city and urban development and planning.


Laura Cassidy

Senior Consultant

For over 20 years, Laura has been working with leaders and teams in organizations to help increase their effectiveness. Her strength is working with senior leaders to design high impact off site meetings and conferences and build strong team relationships through strategic team building events. She is a warm and engaging workshop leader and team facilitator.

Her extensive experience working inside large organizations gives her a practical and realistic orientation. She has designed organizational change strategies, provided consulting, helped teams adapt and orient to continuous change, as well as designed and delivered a variety of highly regarded leadership development programs.

Laura has a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and other leadership assessment and 360-degree feedback tools.


Dr. Lara Zauner

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

With over 15 years of human resource management, development, and consulting experience inside several large, well-known corporations, Dr. Zauner is well-versed in the real day-to-day realities leaders face working within them. Her strength is the ability to see the big picture and patterns within large systems and recommend practical and innovative solutions to address change management and employee engagement challenges.

As a wellness coach, Dr. Zauner’s passion is helping leaders find and maintain balance in their lives. Her research focuses on mid-career women and their struggles to achieve work-life balance. She brings not only her educational expertise and practical real life experience, but an intense zeal for enhancing the quality of a leader’s overall wellness and preventing burn-out and stress.

Lara holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Human Resource Management, and a doctorate degree in Human Resource Development from the George Washington University. She is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) and Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC). She is designated at a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), has completed the Prosci Change Management certification, and is qualified to administer the MBTI.