About Jan

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.

Areas Of Expertise


  • Certified Role Play Coach (how to confront well as a leader)
  • Townsend Competence-Character model
  • The Townsend Group Executive Coach/Consultant
  • Vision Execution
  • Change Management
  • Cultural Analysis (looking under the “hood” of the organization)
  • Drivers of Performance
  • Relationships and Isolation as a Leader
  • Life Balance for the Leader
  • The Growth Process for the Leader
  • Developing and Maintaining Healthy Structure as a leader
  • Succession Planning


  • YPO Forum Training/Facilitation
  • Townsend Leadership Group Program Director
  • Retreat Facilitation/Training (in-house and off-site)
  • Creating a High performance team culture
  • Team and Relationship Building training
  • Process Group training/facilitation
  • Group Psychodrama Experiential facilitation
  • Optimizing Strengths and Capacities

Assessment Certifications:

  • EQi And EQ360  (Emotional Intelligence and Feedback Assessments)
  • Townsend Personal and Relational Assessment Tool (TPRAT)