Janet Makepeace, ACC

Executive Coach

Focus: Strategy, Communication and Team Coaching

Janet is an executive coach partnering with clients who want to challenge their thinking and actions to gain better results.  For over 20 years, she worked in healthcare, primarily in the pharmaceutical sector, in various therapeutic areas where she held senior leadership roles with increased responsibility. Janet has an exceptional track record of strategic commercial and operational leadership roles while working in the United States, Asia, and Europe.  Her functional experience spans Sales, Training, Marketing, and General Management.  Janet understands the corporate environment having worked in several multinational companies, including ManorCare, Sanofi-Aventis, Roche, and AstraZeneca.  Most recently, Janet was the VP responsible for the commercial strategy for AstraZeneca’s global anti-diabetic franchise worth over $1B in revenue.  Over her career, Janet has led companies of 100+ employees inclusive of cross-functional leadership teams.  Her broad business experience building, and leading diverse, high performing organizations provide a robust platform for coaching individuals and teams.

Janet has a special interest in working with business leaders leading through significant organizational transformation and those experiencing business or strategic challenges. She has coached leaders in a variety of sectors including healthcare, higher education, primary education administration, foundations, management consulting, angel funding and small business entrepreneurs.

Janet currently serves as the President of Montgomery Corridor Chapter for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, member of Pipeline Angels (all women angel investment group investing in women entrepreneurs), and formerly served as Board Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Copenhagen.  Janet earned a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.  She holds a BS in Interpersonal Communication from Ohio University and MS in Social Work from The University of Cincinnati and is an International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach.  Janet is a certified facilitator of the Leadership Circle 360 framework & TLC Culture Survey, Everything DiSC Workplace and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

Janet is an avid runner and lives in the Washington D.C. Metro Area with her husband and son.

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