Jan has been recognized for building successful teams in the work environment as well as within several non-profit boards that she chaired. She knows that teams function effectively when communication is open and individuals are acknowledged for their contributions.

When working with groups, Jan puts her focus on the interaction between participants and adapts structures to maximize the energy. Jan is skilled at conducting workshops, facilitating team meetings and helping to strengthen a team.

A sampling of recent workshops Jan has presented:

  • Build Relationships through Effective Communication
    Enhance the success of your professional and personal relationships by learning how to listen in an intentional and expansive way. Develop insights that help you assess the impact you are having on the people around you.
  • Lead with Confidence
    Recognize your personal leadership strengths and discover how to use them to become an unstoppable success. This interactive workshop is based on personal experience and anecdotes from clients, presented with a sprinkle of humor.
  • Set Goals You Can Achieve
    Create goals that allow you to focus on a specific direction and develop an action plan. Convert your ideas into reality when you divide your action items into attainable segments.
  • Engage Your Team Members with Effective Meetings
    Create meetings that participants look forward to attending. Match the format of the meeting to its purpose. Learn to manage meetings where everyone benefits and action plans are clearly established.
  • You Don’t Have to Have a Title to Be a Leader
    Whether or not your title or position indicates it, there are many ways that you can have a positive impact on others and be seen as a leader. Learn how simple actions can shift the way others perceive you. Leadership can take many forms. What kind of leader you would like to be?
  • Energy Up! Energize Yourself, Energize Your Team
    Invigorate yourself with this interactive program that will help you view your work in a positive manner. Learn techniques for motivating yourself and others. Discover how rewarding yourself and others can provide significant benefits.
  • Strategies for Organizational Success
    Your life is busy; would you like it to be more organized? Your stress level can be lowered when you can find things more easily and keep up to date on your assignments and commitments. Identify your preferred work style and learn tips that can make it work for you.
  • Manage Difficult Conversations with Co-Workers
    Discover ways to interact with co-workers in a positive and professional manner even when the conversation is difficult. Learn how to separate the problem from the person and manage emotions. Discover techniques that help you look at issues from different perspectives. It’s never easy to let someone know how you really feel - discover ways to communicate honestly and constructively so all parties benefit.
  • Understand and Appreciate Your Personal Style and the Styles of Others
    Identify your personal behavioral style and understand how you react in various situations. Learn how to identify and respond to other personality styles. Adapt your style to enhance your personal growth and your relationships with others.
  • Sharpen Your Interviewing Skills
    Are you an effective participant in an interview? Do you know how to ask open-ended, thought-provoking questions? Learn the art of posing powerful questions and listening to the responses so that you can get desired results. Develop ways to structure the interview whether you are the interviewer or interviewee to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

Ideal clients for team building workshops are groups from 5 to 50 within companies, educational institutions or non-profit organizations. Program format and length are tailored to meet the needs of the group. Sessions can be full-day, half-day or an hour or two based on the group's preference.

Examples of Emerge team building clients are:

  • The Groton School
  • Lawrence Academy
  • Wayland Public Schools
  • Thom Arrison, P.C.
  • Harsip & Stuart Family Law Attorneys
  • PayPlus Payroll
  • Network of Extended Day Directors (NEDDs)
  • Domestic Violence Services Network Inc. (DVSN)
  • Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce