Be in Your Zone

I focus on resilience, well-being and soft skills leadership as a speaker, consultant and retreat leader. I bring energy, insight, and compassion into my sessions and I tailor them to address the needs, goals and cultural norms of my participants. My custom content and activities spark reflection, camaraderie and new ideas.

My Launch

My journey began as a Colorado native – I gave a high school graduation speech at Red Rocks Amphitheatre titled “A Different Drummer.” (If you know me, that still makes sense. And…Go Broncos!) I went to college in Minnesota where I learned to cross country ski and where Senator Paul Wellstone was my freshman political science professor (his campaign was remarkable).

I served as a VISTA volunteer in Alaska after college. I moved to New York City to work with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. From there I worked on a dairy farm, I served as the interim director of the Minnesota Women’s Campaign Fund, and I was hired as the first director of marketing for a regional rehabilitation hospital.

I took on many assignments as a communications specialist. From Seattle to Silicon Valley to Phoenix and Washington, D.C. it was a thrill to promote transformational products and services for more than 30 years.

My Pivot to Well-Being

2008 brought not only a layoff, but breast cancer into my world. The empty nest syndrome and aging parents added to the mix. I had no choice but to rewire. It took time for my new normal to kick in.

My mission now, is to promote well-being with clients from all walks of life. As the organizer of the TEDxBethesdaWomen’s event in 2013 I found new power in connecting, sharing, and committing. Over the past 5 years I have conducted more than 100 seminars and a variety of speeches for agencies, companies and non-profits.

As a Carleton College alum with certificates in Leadership (U. of MN), Public Relations (U. of WA) and Compassion Fatigue (The Center for Traumatology), I am now pursuing one in Health and Wellness Coaching (Mayo Clinic).

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Fantastic Role Model & Motivation Speaker

“Jane helps women who have experienced medical hardships re-establish their self-esteem and focus. She is a fantastic role model and motivational speaker/counselor.” Read More