Testimonials


Jan’s presentation at River’s Edge at was both challenging and inspiring

"Jan's presentation at River’s Edge at was both challenging and inspiring. She used her music and visual presentation to effectively communicate the message of her newest book, The Art of Original Thinking. Jan is a thoughtful and caring person and very aware of her responsibility in helping to create a more just and sustainable future for humankind. The audience was enthusiastic and highly engaged in Jan’s presentation."

Rita Petruziello, CSJ Executive Director River’s Edge; Cleveland, Ohio March 14, 2016

What a great workshop

"I was a participant in the recent workshop that you presented for the Dominican Sisters in Columbus, OH. What a great workshop. Everybody was talking about it long after you left, saying how special it was. Thank you so much, Jan, for doing this kind of work. I hope that you felt as affirmed as we did as a result of your workshop."

Sister Fran Hickey OP Dearborn, MI March 10, 2016

Expect the unexpected when you encounter Jan Phillips

"Expect the unexpected when you encounter Jan Phillips....Her varied skills, life experiences, and insights provides a foundation for creative change.  She is a master at listening to what you say, speaking her truth.  This in turn guides you to your truth, sometimes in unexpected ways!  Her sense of knowing, her humor, her photography and song, are gifts she willingly shares. The information I learned and the modeling I witnessed in her workshop has propelled me to reclaim my creative self, to share my wisdom, and to have fun in the process!"

Katie Copeland March 14, 2016

I highly recommend Jan Phillips

"Jan was the keynote speaker at our annual convention and I was absolutely captivated with her presentation. Being in a profession that is all about the nuts and bolts of testing, evaluating and meeting governmental guidelines, Jan inspired the audience with her inspirational words and ideas. She made great use of stories to illustrate her points and engage the audience in her ideas. She challenged us to create an image of what we want to accomplish and that image itself becomes motivating on its own. Her ideas on creating balance in our life utilizing the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual sides of ourselves was just the sort of speech that we needed to get our  convention off to a rousing start. It was both educational to the mind and nourishing to the soul. I highly recommend Jan Phillips as a speaker for your organization's event."

Michelle Moelle California Association of School Psychologists Convention 2007 March 14, 2016

It was like going on a holiday to feed my soul

"With her warmth, humor and unique boldness, Jan touches people’s lives and stirs them to creative action. As one participant commented: 'It was like going on a holiday to feed my soul.'"

Gary A. Ritts, Minister Second Congregational Church, Cohasset, MA March 14, 2016

She was funny, profound, compelling

"When Jan spoke in Key West, the audience was riveted. She was funny, profound, compelling—and when she finished, the entire room rose to give her a standing ovation. We knew then we wanted her at all the Prophets Conferences."

Robin Haines and Cody Johnson Prophets Conference founders March 14, 2016

Jan revealed for me the “vision” planted in my innermost being

"Jan's facilitator weekend revealed for me with greater clarity the "vision” planted in my innermost being."

Sandy Matttuci March 13, 2016

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

The weekend with Jan was a breakthrough

"The weekend with Jan was a breakthrough weekend for our sisters. It was an opportunity for them to recognize their own and each others leadership potential."

Sr. Cecilia Liberatore, SND Provincial Sisters of Notre Dame Chardon, OH March 10, 2016

Jan is a very attentive, generous, and skilled facilitator

"Jan’s facilitator training was an opportunity to focus my ideas and put them in a concise format that clearly delineates my offering to the world. Jan is a very attentive, generous, and skilled facilitator."

Barbara Brown Canadian Labyrinth Ventures March 13, 2016