"I have been most impressed by Jan’s ideas, energy, dedication, initiative and professionalism. Jan successfully develops and instructs customized materials which address our concerns and, most importantly, meet our goals."
Tracy L. White, SPHR, CAE, CMP
Director of Human Resources
Clark Nuber P.S.
Jan has a proven track record! She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation—the speaking industry’s international measure of speaking experience and skill. By meeting strict criteria, fewer than 15% of the over 5,000 members of
the International Federation of Professional Speakers have achieved this designation.
looks and sounds like Mary Tyler Moore—the same enthusiasm.
I felt like
I'd spent the day with a friend."
Right there on the cutting
edge, Jan established the firm, J'Ambry. Referred to in
the Seattle Times as a "pioneer in the image industry"
and "the most frequently-quoted image professional in the Northwest,"
she was a popular guest on television and radio and in constant
demand as a speaker. Eventually, her clients asked her to expand
her topic to include interpersonal skills. As much as she had enjoyed
image consulting, this really excited her!
"From our very first telephone conversation, I knew that we
had struck gold! Your eagerness to put together a relevant and fun
session for our groups was apparent from the start. Your ability
to customize materials and topics in order to pinpoint the exact
concerns of our teams was greatly appreciated. You were easy to
contact and made the planning process effortless."
Laurie J. Hopkins
Manager, Human Resources
Alliance Machine Systems International, LLC
To complete this transition, Jan joined the then most respected public seminar
company, CareerTrack. As a highly-rated trainer, Jan toured
the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom conducting
communication skills and design seminars for five years.
"Our employees were struck by how well Jan related the content of her Customer Service training to their everyday jobs. She worked hard to understand the business and their specific needs and challenges. I was personally impressed that she kept the entire group engaged considering we had such a large cross-section of experience and knowledge in the room."
CBRE Integrated Occupancy Services
Respected by her peers, Jan served
as the president of the award-winning National Speakers
Association Northwest. Jan's also been quoted—or authored
articles—in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science
Monitor, Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, News Tribune
and Puget Sound Business Journal. Suddeutsche Zeitung,
the largest daily paper in Southern Germany, featured a series of articles
in which Jan offered her professional evaluation of political candidates
based on viewing video clips. Jan's favorite? Gerhard Schroeder
who was elected chancellor soon thereafter!
"Thank you for your sincere interest in learning more about our firm and the class participants before, during, and after the event! I was impressed by the level of engagement at our recent training, and look forward to a continued, rewarding working relationship!"
Sarah Baltzell SPHR
HR Director, Peterson Sullivan LLP
Certified Public Accountants
Jan has walked in many of your shoes. She worked her way through
school as a lifeguard, salesperson, waitress and secretary. After
graduating from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts
in English and Fine Arts, Jan worked as a teacher, writer, graphic
designer, newsletter editor, photographer's model, actress in television
commercials and industrial films, salesperson, retail manager, image
consultant, speaker, trainer, business owner and road warrior.
“You have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of personalities and have been enthusiastically welcomed by Service Center Managers and Associates alike. And, you are a pleasure to work with!”
Christina Ide CCP, SPHR
Director of Marketing and Sales Development
North Coast Electric Company
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