With over 24 years in clinical practice and over 10 years in professional education, Janette is an Executive Coach for Fortune Management, where she coaches teams on implementing tools and strategies customized to meet the individual needs of the practice. This includes customized programs for increased production, financial policies, team accountability, and building a strong hygiene department. It’s her passion to coach providing the opportunity to empower the entire dental team to be the best they can be in caring for their patients, creating a dynamic atmosphere and love working together!
Janette received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. She was anxious to continue to grow and develop herself so she decided, after being in clinical practice for over 20 years, to pursue a Master’s in Dental Hygiene Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. This allowed her the opportunity to work in professional education and cover a large 12 state region in the Midwest for over 10 years. Not only did she work with dental and dental hygiene students and faculty, but she also provided continuing education presentations to dental professionals at local, state, national and international conferences.
Professional education is also where she received extensive training in coaching and helping patients change their behaviors to improve their oral and overall health. She has held many leadership roles, including a term as a Trustee for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Being a Trustee working with leadership from 5 states in her District, honed her skills and developed her passion for coaching and empowering others. She has also been a leader and volunteer for the Kansas Mission of Mercy events where she has worked in many roles since 2003 and also participates in TeamSmile events in the KC Metro area. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Oral Health Coalition. Working with and helping others is in her nature!
Outside of her active career, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling (especially cruising), and reading a good book every now and then.