First, I love Jan’s enthusiasm and passion for the projects she undertakes. She researches the topic(s) to lay the foundation for her work with the client. She guides discussion and conversation without leading to a pre-conceived conclusion when desired; she can also provide strong leadership and team building. I appreciate her collaborative and innovative approach to problem solving.
Jan’s breadth of experience provides a myriad of real life examples and her engaging speaking style keep groups, students and participants involved. Having worked with Jan as a facilitator for board retreats as well as a collaborative partner for community business and economic development programs, I would not hesitate to recommend for your next project.
- Kathy S. Cocus, Business Development Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
Our company was in need of comprehensive marketing support but was not large enough to hire a large firm. Jan Harrison was a dream come true. Jan had the knowledge in each key area we needed and was able to help develop a strategic marketing plan complete with short and long term goals to enable our company to be competitive in a very competitive market. Jan was always accessible, flexible, and was able to establish a rapport with my staff that made them feel empowered and kept them productive and on task. I would recommend Jan Harrison to any company that wants specific results with a personal touch.
- Jim Bennett, Health Services Director, The Terraces at Skyline
I was a director on the local Chamber of Commerce Board when it was determined that we must hire a new, full time Executive Director. Jan had already been working in a part time capacity for the Board and she submitted for the full time ED position. Jan’s skill and experience in business management and consulting immediately popped off the pages and caused her to stand out among all of the other highly qualified applicants. Once Jan was hired she did not disappoint, constantly demonstrating an energy and drive that was unparalleled. Jan brought to bear all of her highly capable skillsets to accomplish the unenviable task of turning our Chamber’s finances around.
In a short time Jan showed tremendous results. This was demonstrated by tripling the nonprofit’s reserves and adding a record 120 new members during her tenure. Jan’s charisma and leadership acumen also fueled the board members and volunteers enthusiasm to perform and accomplish the mission of the Chamber. Based on my experience with Jan it is clear to me that she is a highly capable business leader who has very few peers. So, it is without hesitation that I would strongly recommend her services as a business consultant.
- John Kenney, Luce Kenney & Associates, PS
North Kitsap Fishline Board of Directors hired Jan Harrison to facilitate a retreat to discuss our 5 year plan. Due to Jan's creativity she was able to extract from the Board of Directors a 5 year plan which included our mission, our vision, our values and strategic initiatives in a matter of a few hours. I was very impressed by Jan's ability to keep us focused and on track. Jan's enthusiasm, vitality and creative mind were a true asset to obtaining success.
- Anne Alexander, NK Fishline Board of Directors President