Dr. Ja'net Bishop, Ed.D, CPEC

As a national speaker, author, veteran, personal growth trainer, and resilience coach, Dr. Ja’net Bishop is on a mission to transform lives.

As the Founder and Transition Strategist of Boots to Breakthrough LLC, Dr. Bishop’s coaching, speaking, and workshops elevate purpose-driven people to achieve a balance between personal and professional success through embracing wellness and self-care. As a wife, mother, experienced school principal and school counselor, and as a certified life coach – she is familiar with transitions and redesigning your life to fulfill your goals.

She has been featured in SKIRT Magazine, Focus on Fabulous Magazine, and the Columbia County News Times (Georgia). She authored How Much Joy Is In Your Journey? A Creative Guide to Your Fearless Vision and is also a contributing author in If She Can, an anthology devoted to resilient women. She was awarded a SCORE Veterans Grant and was recognized in 2017 by the McCormick Chamber of Commerce, as a “Keeper of the Flame.”

Her passion for helping others goes far beyond her professional life. She serves on multiple boards including the National Alternative Education Association, YMCA-Cane Bay, The Vantage Point Foundation, The NAVIGATION Center, and is a Commissioner on the Commission for Affordable Housing and Homelessness (Charleston SC). She also volunteers facilitating Resiliency Workshops for the RedCross to move others through personal hardship. 

Dr. Bishop and her late husband, William, are most proud of their sons William II and Matthew. She further attributes her peace & joy through the support of her loving parents, James & Carrie Smalls, and her brothers Darryl & James. A native New Yorker, she currently resides in Summerville, SC.