Meet Jan—an author, speaker, mentor, and life coach, who enjoys encouraging others toward a life lived with joy and vigor and God-inspired courage, creativity, and vision.
A bit about what Jan is doing in the writing, speaking, and coaching world . . .
In the ministry and work world, I’m an author, speaker, and credentialed life coach who is passionate about how we each can embrace and courageously live God’s unique design for us. Whether through written words, one-on-one, or in a speaking forum, I love giving space for discovery and creativity, for deeper conversation and connection—with God and with others.
Writing and Speaking . . .
My upcoming writing projects and books are shifting from the teen/young adult focus of my former published works, and I’m excited to be focusing my writing and speaking on topics that are of specific interest to women.
I have had delightful opportunities to engage with a wide variety of audiences in contexts including workshops, retreats, conferences, chapels, assemblies, and also through radio interviews.
As an International Coach Federation credentialed life coach and certified transformational coach through Western Seminary, I enjoy creatively partnering with my clients in their career, transitional, spiritual, or wellness goals. Through coaching, I walk alongside to help them discover ways to understand themselves and others better, and to stretch, strategize, and move forward in new ways. I find it a privilege to cheer on each individual as they work to develop their potential for individual or team effectiveness with greater awareness of who God created them to be
I also enjoy watching for creative ways to incorporate what I do as a coach into my work as a writer and speaker. Some of my coaching clients are other coaches, authors, or aspiring authors seeking to strengthen their writing skills, voice, and reach.
“I see the uniqueness of the coaching modality for individuals, teams, and families, for faith conversations that transform. I see a vision of hope—individuals who deeply grasp who God created them to be and who are courageously rooting themselves in His plans for their future. Not because someone fed it to them, but because they have done the hard work through coaching conversations to think, pray, and work to discover it. I’ve watched it in action. They get it. They own it. That excites me.”