Maria Elena Perez, PhD

Janna Ernst, CLCPP

Contact Janna: (214) 681-1415

  • Credentials:  Certified Life Coach in Positive Psychology
  • Coaching Specialties: I work with individuals of all ages to help define their goals, bring awareness to their unique set of skills and help overcome any obstacles.  I help my clients find their own answers, to feel empowered and to cultivate more joy in their lives.
  • Coaching Philosophy: I am a life coach, with a focus on personal development.  I provide my clients with an array of tools and experience to help them manifest a thriving, flourishing life.  I am fascinated by their stories and curious about their perspectives. I bring passionate listening skills.  With love and laughter, I offer my honest thoughts and questions with extreme kindness.  I take great care in attending to even the smallest detail found hidden in each journey. Lastly, I seek to assist my clients in making tangible progress toward reaching their goals in a multitude of areas in their life.
  • Education and Experience:  
    • Certification from the Wholebeing Institute in Positive Psychology
    • Specialist Degree in Vocal Coaching from the University of Michigan
    • Master’s Degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from San Diego State University
    • Music Director at the Skylight Opera Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theater.
    • Pianist for the Florentine Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Symphony, Virginia Opera and Symphony, and the New Orleans Opera.
    • Vocal Coach and Professor of Opera at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, University of Virginia, University of Oklahoma, Southern Methodist University and University of North Texas.
  • Other Interests: I enjoy family time with my husband and two daughters.  We travel throughout the country going on hiking trips.  For exercise, I enjoy running and yoga.  I am a board member for several organizations.  I attend the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concerts as my husband plays principal trumpet.  I also dabble in commercial acting for fun!