About Jan

Clinical Counselor, Career & Transition Consultant, Certified Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant

Jan is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in clinical counseling, career coaching and executive/leadership development.

She holds two Masters Degrees in education and counseling. Jan completed an internship at Green Oaks psychiatric hospital in Dallas, Texas where she worked with all levels of patient care. Following her internship, she was invited to be a full time therapist and counseled adolescents, adults, chemical dependency and intensive care patients. Her psychiatric work included one on one sessions, family and group sessions.

Realizing that many psychological stressors originated in unhappiness in one’s career choice, she began focusing on career counseling. For over 20 years she has specialized in career transition, executive coaching, and leadership development. Jan has successfully coached/counseled thousands of clients both domestically and internationally.

As a Career Consultant she has expertise partnering with diverse groups of clients to assist them in achieving their career goals. She has provided individualized consulting to clients in Fortune 500 firms in telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and information technology. Her client base also includes non-profit organizations. Clients have ranged from entry level to C-Suite executives.

Previous business acumen in marketing and sales combined with a depth of career counseling experience has greatly enriched her executive coaching skills. She has worked with both national and regional companies coaching executives as they make critical decisions regarding their organizations and their own career paths. By using customized assessments of leadership skills and strengths she effectively partners with executives to provide strategic career direction.

Her highly accomplished technical skills are used to deliver online seminars and technical training to clients. Previous university teaching experience has afforded her the opportunity to design and develop training materials. She has custom designed career transition seminars to provide solutions for unique outplacement needs.


Clinical Counseling in relationship skills and problem resolution.

Career Coaching in Transition Management, Leadership Development, Assimilation Skills, Performance & Succession Planning.

Industry Experience:

Jan has worked with a major global outplacement firm and was a launch member of its virtual delivery system. She owned a consulting business which specialized in career transition issues. She has held management level marketing/sales positions with a major airline and an international hotel chain. Her university teaching experience includes upper level coursework in both Marketing and Career Development.


Strategic Leadership Development, Strategic Leadership Practices, Personal Directions, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360, Strategic Directions, Role Expectations, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, Spouse Relocation certification, Manager Notification training, Retirement Specialist Certification.


Jan holds a BA degree from Hendrix College, a MS in Education from the University of Arkansas and a MA in Counseling from Amber University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. License # 15564

Professional Associations:

American Counseling Association

ACA logo

Association of Career Professionals International (ACP International)

ACPI logo


Spanish, intermediate verbal skills, well developed written/reading skills.


Selected from among all career coaches in Dallas office to participate in year-long certification process for Executive Coaching.Chosen to attend four certification programs at Management Research Group in Portland, Maine.

Awarded Most Outstanding Professor at the University of Houston by student election.

Additional Interests:

Jan is an avid adventure traveler, hiker, and nature photographer.