Testimonials


Jan Phillips is a natural storyteller

"Jan Phillips is a natural storyteller with an uncommon ability to delight her audience and at the same time touch gently and profoundly into sacred truths. Jan communicates her relationship with the Divine with stunning ease, clarity and genuine warmth. I highly recommend her as a keynote speaker or presenter."

Sister Mary O’Brien, CSJ Assistant Provincial, Albany Province March 10, 2016

Jan has a amazing ability to touch the individual heart

"Jan has a amazing ability to touch the individual heart while at the same time being able to inspire the minds of the collective group to create,  motivate and organize. She midwifes Spirit-led passion and then guides the co-creative process between diverse parts (minds or communities) to manifest a new creation that expresses something greater than the sum of its parts.  It is something innovative and exciting; something that is a blessing to the world and all who are part of the creation. Simply, it is thrilling."

Rev. Melanie Burns, Spiritual Director Esprit Center for Inspired Living, Religious Science Naples Florida March 13, 2016

This workshop was empowering

"This workshop was empowering. It helped me to clarify my goals and dream of some new possibilities. I appreciate Jan’s direct and supportive energy."

Christine Vaulter Paintner, PhD Co-author of Lectio-Divine: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness March 13, 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

Every day was inspiring and fulfilling

"What inspired me most was the way Jan got us into the mood of reflection and expression. She took me places I never went before. Every day was inspiring and fulfilling."

Sylvia Bielen, OP March 10, 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

We came away with a renewed commitment to our work

"After Jan's talk, we came away with a renewed commitment to our work, the inspiration to be more creative, and a greater sense of teamwork."

William Lieberman Director of Planning and Operations, Metropolitan Transit Development Board, San Diego March 14, 2016

It was an incredible presentation

"I was personally touched most by your ability to blend story-telling, humor and the arts to help participants  regain a healthy sense of themselves. It was an incredible presentation and I look forward to having you back again!"

Laura Picou, MSN, RN Terrebonne General Medical Center, Houma, LA March 14, 2016

The universal response to Jan’s day long presentation was so enthusiastic!

"The universal response to Jan's day long presentation of "The Word, The Image, The Story: Tools of Transformation was so enthusiastic!  Jan is an inspirational speaker and leader who has the ability to engage and encourage others' creative processes.  Through poetry, compelling images, stories, and invitations to explore one's own inner wealth of experience, she was able to draw out even those who were convinced they were not "creative"!  The time she spent with us was too short!"

Jeanette Weychert, SSJ, Ph.D. Emmaus House Ministries, Ocean Grove, NJ March 10, 2016

Jan Phillips provided us with energy and inspiration

"Jan Phillips provided us with energy, inspiration and creative practical ways in which we can engage our artistic selves fully in the world. She was an absolute delight, and she touch us deeply. Her gifts offered us with a gentle call to be fully who we are."

 

Lucianne Siers OP Dominican Institute for the Arts, Chair of the Board March 10, 2016