About Me

Jeanette White,  Lover  of people

About Jeanette


Jeanette is a rule breaker (there, I’ve said it!). From an early age she was challenging the status quo and wondering how to make the world a better place. As a child she was infinitely curious and had a huge hunger for knowledge, and her greatest ambition was to be famous (I think you could interpret that as meaning, she wanted to be someone of significance!)

Jeanette is an Associate Credentialed Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation, a recognition of her commitment to best practice, deep knowledge, practical coaching experience and ongoing professional development.  

Jeanette has a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science  and throughout a diverse 30+ year career (including senior community and regional development positions in government, science, agriculture and in private practice as a veterinary practitioner), her commitment has always been to helping people live better lives; whether this be influencing policy and helping female leaders have a voice in government, or through ground breaking medical research, or ensuring people have a happy, healthy companion animal in life. With almost 20 years’ experience in facilitation and training, and running  her consultancy business AspireConnect for 10 years, life has never been boring.  

Rise Coaching and Development was born in the middle of the pandemic, out of a desire to bring Jeanette’s facilitation and training skills together with her new-found passion, skills and love of coaching, combined with her extensive professional career.

Jeanette is passionate about living an unconventional life, where people matter,  and encouraging others to do the same.

She believes that by living with courage and purpose, and challenging expectations and assumptions, that life can be richer, more vibrant, and infinitely more rewarding, and make the world a better place.  

Jeanette’s credentials can be found here.

Jeanette White on sofa in raspberry pink dress

Work with me

Dr Jeanette White

“Coaches don’t help you do better, they help you see better. “

Do any of these things describe you?

  • You’re great at what you do but sometimes the people stuff is hard to deal with, and it’s holding you back
  • You want to become a better leader of people, but don’t know where to start
  • You’re at a stage of life when want to get more focused and to work out exactly how you are going to be the best leader you can be for the people around you

Getting by no longer feels like a strategy. You are ready to stretch yourself to be a better leader. 

Rise Coaching & Development is here to support you to gain greater insight then turn it into positive action.

Your confidence in your abilities will soar. Step by step. Imagine what is possible!


Jeanette sitting smiling at coaching client

My values






What I love

My family and friends

Riding and training horses





My zone of genius

Personal and group coaching

Workplace coaching and mentoring

Facilitation and workshops

Leadership development and training

Public Speaking

What I've learnt along the way

Certificate IV in Business & Personal Coaching

The Naked Facilitator (you can ask me about that!)

Dip Human Resource Management

Cert IV Training & Assessment (Facilitation)

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) University of Melbourne.



+61 428 395 492




Located in Victoria, Australia

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