Janet Crawford, MHA, MBA
Experience & Activities
Janet Crawford holds a BA in Business Administration from Baylor University (1982) and an MBA & MHA from the University of Missouri –Columbia (1984). She spent the first twenty years of her career in health care leadership positions, most recently serving for 13 years as a Vice President for a regional health care system.
In January of 2004, Janet stepped officially into the world of entrepreneurship by joining a fellow colleague to form Tiberius Enterprises, Inc. with a desire to help individuals and organizations maximize their return on human capital—managing human behaviors for optimal outcomes. As her journey continued, in 2007, Janet claimed her own business name and identity, Extra Ordinary Living with the byline embracing sustainable change. Janet has worked with a variety of people and organizations interested in optimizing their potential by letting go of what’s not working, leveraging what is, and embracing new ways of doing and being. (www.4extraordinaryliving.com)
Janet’s motto of “learn from the past, live fully in the present and look to the future” is applied in all aspects of her life. Professionally, she has successfully navigated many career and personal transitions by listening to her heart and head, and staying true to her values. Janet views life as a journey with vistas and valleys, starts and stops, intersections and bridges, twists and turns, and lots of choices.
Janet is a graduate of Coach University (May 2004), and in December of 2005, she earned the designation of PCC (Professional Certified Coach) by the International Coaching Federation. She is chairwoman of her local coaching chapter and enjoys the opportunity to welcome new coaches into the community. Janet has incorporated coaching principles and philosophies into all of her life. She values having fun, striving for excellence, life-long learning, and being with inspiring people. Her current explorations include the emerging science of spirituality, Theory U of leadership, and creating coaching cultures.
Janet says the value of volunteering was instilled in her by her parents. She currently serves on the board of Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley and the Interfaith Counseling Center, serving as Board President in 2010. She has received numerous awards including the Shining Star Award and the Roswell E. Round Award from the Mental Health Association of New River Valley; the Hand-in-Hand award from Carilion Health System. Most recently, the YWCA of Roanoke Valley selected Janet for their 2009 Woman of Achievement Award for Human Relations. In 2005, Janet “coached” a Destination Imagination team of 7th graders, ultimately chaperoning them to the international competition after they placed 2nd in the state competition.
Janet has lived in the Roanoke Valley for 24 years. She and her husband, David, have been married for fourteen years, and she is happily a step-mom to her two children, Whitney (25) and Shawn (21). Janet likes to play tennis, cook, read, work-out, take long walks, meditate, and ballroom dancing with her husband on Friday nights.