Testimonials


Jan Phillips is an extraordinarily creative, insightful, clear presenter

"Jan Phillips is an extraordinarily creative, insightful, clear presenter who can keep any audience riveted with mind-blowing facts and research, with colorful stories and anecdotes, and with wisdom garnered from diverse contexts around the world. She is unquestionably one of the best presenters I have experienced in my 25 years in higher education, and, on top of that, her presentations and workshops range across an incredible array of fascinating topics -- creativity, leadership, spirituality, entrepreneurship, original thinking, personal and social transformation, training, self-expression, photography. She can bring both meaningful learning and sincere joy to any university context. If you seek a speaker who can captivate your school, department, unit, or other university context, and also bring real, practical ideas that lead to satisfying transformation, you can't do better than Jan."

William S. Howe, III, Ph.D. Director, LEAD, University of California San Diego March 14, 2016

Jan’s presentation was a stunner

"Jan's presentation was a stunner. She filled the auditorium. It was like a creative and refined revival meeting." 

Hannelore Hahn founder/director, International Women’s Writing Guild Founder/Director, International Women’s Writing Guild March 14, 2016

Jan was creative and engaging beyond our expectations

"We invited Jan Phillips to coordinate ritual at our General Chapter. Jan was creative and engaging beyond our expectations. She impacted the climate in a positive way - was forthright, confident, respectful of the group and cut across boundaries. We were inspired by her ability to touch at a deeper core. Jan became one of us and everyone connected with the process. It is hard to imagine ever having another Congregation gathering without Jan."

The Leadership Team, Dominicans of Hope, Ossining, NY March 10, 2016

Jan helped to forge a group of fine individuals into a first rate team

"Jan helped to forge a group of fine individuals into a first rate team. Everyone that participated in her training was glad for the experience and recognized that it resulted in real organizational progress and maturity."

Ben Dillingham III San Diego Human Dignity Foundation March 14, 2016

Discovering Jan has been an experience of being ‘mused’

"Jan Phillips, woman, artist, former sister, teacher, and muse, brings all of these experiences into her writing, and personal workshops. As Dominican Sister and as a working artist, I can resonate with the passion, energy and depth of spirituality that is exhibited in her writing and in her workshops. Discovering Jan has been an experience of being 'mused'."

Joeann Daley, OP, Milwaukee, WI March 10, 2016

Jan’s weekend with us was illuminating

"Jan's weekend with us was illuminating, transforming, profound and fun. Women left with a deeper appreciation of their own creative abilities and power to affect change. "

Elaine Hirschenberger, SSSF | Dorothy Bock, SSSF Womenspace Founders, Rockford, IL March 10, 2016

I feel free enough to dance and sing and praise God

"Dearest Sister of my soul Jan, The cover of your book Marry Your Muse says it all—that’s exactly how I feel after your wonderful retreat. I feel free enough to dance and sing and praise God in my own little way. I can never thank God enough for you! I really feel joyful and I thank you for that and for all I’ll still get out of the best retreat I’ve made in 79 years."

Sister Mary Elise OSF Williamsville, NY March 10, 2016

Praise for No Ordinary Time

"You will keep sentences in your mind, on your bulletin board, in your pocket and in your heart."

In reference to Jan's book No Ordinary Time

Gloria Steinem March 6, 2016

Jan’s training was life-changing and spiritually transformative

"Jan's training was life-changing and spiritually transformative. Not only did it help me identify my focus and prioritize my plans, it gave me true faith in my talents and the confidence to share them. The service and insights Jan Provides are invaluable."

Lynne Buchanan Photographer / Yoga Teacher March 13, 2016

You are truly a gift in my life

"I have been laid up for three weeks with four herniated disks. My healing of the weeks was your CD played in the Spring in Cleveland at Chardon with the Sisters of Notre Dame. I am also loving your book on Original Thinking...You are truly a gift in my life and I hardly know you. Thanks for the gift you are!!"

Sr. Carolyn Marie, SND March 10, 2016