Dr. Ja’net Bishop Nesbit


Who I Am

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.

What I Do

Dr. Ja’net facilitates virtual group & individual coaching to help clients determine life goals and a greater purpose as they work towards making the rest of their life to be the best of their life. Significant loss and transitions shakes our world and causes us to ask ourselves significant questions.

When you are at your best, what does that look like? Could you use an extra person in your corner cheering you on? Who are we? What is our meaning? Our purpose? How do we continue in the next chapter of our life?

We essentially must relearn how to live and adjust to a life that will never be the same again. this is a difficult journey, and confidentially talking to a Coach can help you provess the personal upheaval of life.

Dr. Ja’net is a trained mentor and Coach who provides a safe space for individuals to learn about themselves. She serves as an accountability partner for her clients to achieve lifestyle changes and create better living habits in the context of wellness & self-care. Many factors are taken into consideration to develop a holistic approach to helping clients.

Dr. Ja’net, widowed in 2016, knows the sharp pain of grief. Grief is the normal response of sorrow, emotion, and confusion that comes from losing someone or something important to you. It is a natural part of life. Grief is. atypical reaction to death, divorce/breakup, miscarriage, empty nest, relocation from family or friends, or loss of health. Grief can also occur as a result of job loss, loss of a dream, loss of friendship, loss of financial stability, retirement, and life transitions.

Dr. Ja’net approaches coaching her clients to learn more about wellness and self-care skills to cope and build resilience to redesign their lives. Gradually, clients will begin to adjust to their daily life and incorporate tips and strategies into their new world. Dr. Ja’net might talk with her clients about eating habits, sleep, exercise, work/life integration (balance), relationships, mindset, stress management, and social environments. By gaining information in these various areas of life, Dr. Ja’net can then co-create goals and plans of action with her clients to assist with behavior changes that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. Wellness looks different for everyone. Here are some areas clients may choose to focus on within the research-based 8 dimensions of wellness: Spiritual, Physical,Emotional, Environmental, Social/Relationship, Intellectual, Occupational, or Financial.

Sessions are done via ZOOM or phone. Fee is due upon registration and is non-transferable.


TAKE TIME TO B.R.E.A.T.H.E.: 7-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want

  • This program shows you how to step back, regain control, and make decisions about the future life you’d like to create through putting yourself a the top of your “To Do” list. B.R.E.A.T.H.E. for your life an begin living a life that you love.

8 Dimensions of Wellness: Promoting Breakthroughs  in Wellbeing

  • Wellness is achieved when all dimensions of a person’s life are integrated and in balance: Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Environmental, Social/Relationship, Intellectual, Occupational, or Financial.


  • Take Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E.: 7 Tips To Begin Creating the Life You Want
  • 8 Dimensions of Wellness: Promoting Breakthroughs in Wellbeing
  • From Grief to Growth: 8 Dimensions to Wellness Through Self-Care
  • 90-Day Gratitude Journaling
  • How Much Joy Is In Your Journey?
  • Self-Care is Self-Preservation: 4 Strategies to Reduce Burnout


Take Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E.

  • During this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to 7 tips on how to step back, regain control, and make decisions about the guture life to be created through putting yourself a the¬† top of your “To Do” list. B.R.E.A.T.H.E. for your life and begin living a life that you love.

8 Dimensions of Wellness: Promoting Breakthroughs in Wellbeing.

  • During this interactive workshop, participants will: Explore 8 Dimensions of Wellness
  • Discover a variety of wellness/self-care strategies or tools
  • Create a Personalized Wellness Plan

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Having Joy on Your Journey with Dr. Ja'net Bishop

by Rochele Lawson

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