Think you're on a leadership plateau?

Think again.

Transform your leadership.

From a fad to a fashion.

To a FACT.

"Let's demystify leadership for those prioritizing

a more conscious and mindful approach."

Build a Team that
Creates Value
An Anti-Hero Approach to ConsensUS



I share what I'm learning,

un-learning, and occasional invitations, free webinars, and early-bird notices.

Conscious Conversations Workshop

Uplevel your

communications - even

you'd rather avoid

How Conscious Are Your Conversations?


Conscious Conversations

Workshop Recording

Uplevel your communications

- even those undiscussables

you'd rather avoid

meet janet

Janet Macaluso, Ed.M., MSOD, CPC helps successful midlife Change Makers evolve to the next best version of themselves and their systems.

As a previous executive of leadership, learning, and organization design functions, Janet has equipped thousands of global leaders to grow their leadership, businesses, and causes.

Her unique anti-hero approach combines modern science and ancient wisdom to navigate constant change in flux.

In addition to breaking the spell of the "old story," Janet is keenly interested in a regenerative, interconnected, nonviolent future.

I am not here to sell you an idea,

I am here to sell you on


I've invested decades learning what works - and what doesn't - so you won't have to.

Janet's deep and broad experience includes:

▫️ Masters in Education, Harvard

▫️ Master of Science, Pepperdine

▫️ Advanced Certificate in Organization Design, USC

▫️ BRAINZ Top 500 in 2021 and 2022

▫️ Certified Professional Coach, IPEC

▫️ Certified High-Performance Coach

▫️ Certified Tiny Habits Coach

▫️ Certified Immunity2CHANGE Facilitator

▫️ Certified Professional Retirement Coach

▫️ Certified Search Inside Yourself Facilitator

▫️ Certified HeartMath Coach and Facilitator

what we do

Helping successful midlife Change Makers transform their

"1st-half" successes into "2nd-half" significance.



1-year cohort-based journey

Work systemically to clarify your next-stage role in your ecosystem. Build the personal capabilities needed to evolve yourself, your people, places, and causes.

You'll have access to multiple perspectives in sessions with fellow professional peers, outside thought leaders, and expert resource speakers.

Expand your view beyond your current thinking, and interact in ways that traditional executive leadership training can’t offer.

We'll question how to live your life more consciously, and evolve your contribution. Transform your life, business, or causes using vibrant, life-affirming principles, modern science, and ancient wisdom.


Best Future Self Now

1/1 Resourcing

Customized Re:Sourcing for folks who want personalized coaching.

It's inspired by Certified High Performance Coaching practices of clarity, courage, energy, productivity and influence.

Yet Best Future Self Now is aligned to an anti-hero, Socratic dialogue approach.

The sessions are based on your unique goals and aspirations, not a copy-paste.



Online Workshop

Bring a personal or professional conversation that went a bit sideways - one that did not goes as you hoped. One that has already happened - not a hypothetical conversation.

Using courage and compassion, and my Conscious Conversations Roadmap, you'll uplevel even *undiscussables.*

Build competence and confidence Clarity on when to "chill" and when to speak up. Find the right words between authenticity and aggression.

What they loved about a Regenerative approach


Ray Ciccolo

Founder and CEO Village Motor Group

"Janet has made a lasting impression on my personal leadership, my businesses, and charities. I’ve spent tens of thousands on training programs for myself and my employees over the years. But your anti-hero approach made the most lasting impact.”

Cindy Reiss-Clark

Chief Commercial Officer, SVP

"This leadership path has been impactful. Janet is one of the few people who can tie together cutting-edge methods and make them so practical. The powerful frameworks gave clarity to the role and importance of leadership. I'm seeing the valuable contribution our leaders can make to our people and the bigger system."


Kleigh Heather

Digital Transformation Leader

"As someone with a strong consulting background, I have extremely high e

xpectations about business and leadership development. With the Best Future Self Now content and lively interactions, my expectations were met!"


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Here are the recent articles I wrote for BRAINZ.


Time For A Pronoun Paradigm Shift?

During a recent large online meeting, I felt different. Like I didn’t get the memo saying: “Post pronouns beside your name.” If all those talented Harvard alumni women posted their pronouns, I should too, right? Me2.


Top Ways Leaders Manage Conflict And Reduce the Stress Response

Nested within a wide circle of family, colleagues, and community systems, we humans find health, happiness, and meaningful purpose. And sometimes, friction.


It's All In Your Head – Cultivating Conscious Conversations

When you inaccurately imagine something, “It’s all in your head.” It’s also what the car mechanic thinks when you complain about that clicking sound that mysteriously disappears during the inspection.


What’s Worse? Scary Movie 3 Or “We Have To Talk”?

Does “We Have to Talk” trigger an inner primal scream? Perhaps you’ve heard these ominous 4-words from...

  • The Boss: “I have some feedback”
  • A Partner: “It’s me, not you”
  • Garage Mechanic: “It’s the transmission”
  • Child's teacher: “About their behavior”


Do You Have A Clearing Disorder?

Have you ever complained about busy work distracting you from strategic, high-impact projects and planning? You’re not alone!


Silence Your Perfectionista

Did you get all that? If English is your native language, most likely you understood it, errors and all. Spelling mistakes did not materially impact the outcome.