Jan’s background includes ten years as an engineer and almost twenty more in the field of organizational learning and development. As a management consultant, Jan worked with leadership teams to bring about positive change. As an executive at a Fortune 500 company, Jan’s work included the expansion of learning systems and the design of leadership development programs. She worked closely with the Harvard Business School to develop programming for company executives, both in-house and on the Harvard campus, and was instrumental in the design of a culture changing program where executives worked in front line job roles to enhance understanding and empathy for both employees’ and customers’ points of view.
With the acquisition of her Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) in 2010, Jan added depth in the field of well-being to her work, including a role as a facilitator in the U.S. Army Master Resilience Training program.
Prior to MAPP, Jan studied the concept of ceremony with the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, which led to her current faculty role teaching others how to design meaningful life ceremonies.
Jan brings all her experience to her current private practice and passion, leading others in the art of living well through the creation of habits, practices, and rituals of well-being. You can reach her by emailing Jan Stanley.
Jan contributed a chapter to the Positive Psychology News book, Character Strengths Matter.