After earning her MBA at Vanderbilt University, Jan worked as a management consultant for Deloitte in New York City. She holds an Advanced Executive Coaching Certification from The Townsend Institute and is a certified role-play coach. Jan is certified in administering and interpreting emotional intelligence assessments: EQi 2.0, EQi 360 Feedback and TPRAT (Townsend Personal and Relational Assessment Tool). She has been a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) for over twenty years and now coaches and facilitates YPO Forums. Additional areas of expertise include cultural analysis, change management, executive team and board of directors coaching, and both in-house and off-site team retreat facilitation.
Additional professional experience includes a partnership in two Major League Baseball teams (San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks), and a professional NASCAR team. She owned and operated an executive image-consulting firm. She currently is managing director of her executive coaching and business consulting practice: JLJ & Associates.
Her coaching and consulting philosophy includes empowering her clients to reach a quality of life that includes growth, balance and fulfillment both professionally and personally. The process includes establishing mutual trust, assessing strengths and challenges, and collaborating with her in setting attainable goals with accountability and development plans for change. The end result is to achieve the client’s desired goals. She uses the Townsend Competence-Character Growth Model in her practice and believes: Learning + Action = Change.