George Myers — Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Golden 1 Credit Union, Sacramento, CA

Having participated in Jathan Janove’s HR Summit on multiple occasions, I highly recommend it for its interactive learning methodology and insightful content. I found it very easy to partner with Jathan so that the Summit was designed specifically for my team, who have asked me to have Jathan back again for yet another session. My team’s feedback and subsequent growth has made it easy to justify the time and expense involved. It has my highest recommendation.

Steve WohlwendSteve Wohlwend — Associate Director of Labor Relations, John Deere, Moline, IL

“Jathan Janove delivers a powerful message regarding employee engagement. Jathan is a talented speaker who provides important tips and techniques for moving employees up the engagement scale. Many speakers talk about employee engagement but don’t help managers with the tools that actually improve engagement. Jathan fills this gap.”

Rod Lacey, 1-800 CONTACTSRod Lacey — Chief People Officer, 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc., Draper, UT

“Jathan’s employee engagement program is so effective at providing the essential skills vital to the success of both our new and seasoned managers that we have incorporated it into our company’s Management Development Program. The principles he teaches are absolutely essential to effective management, and his presentation style makes it extremely easy to understand and apply.”

Elaine House, Reser’s Fine FoodsElaine House — Corporate HR Director, Reser’s Fine Foods, Beaverton, OR

“What makes Jathan special is his ability to relate to his audience and understand their perspectives. Jathan’s animated programs are entertaining and fun but most importantly, they stick in the minds of our managers.”

Bob HardingBob Harding — President, Greater Portland Market, Pacific Continental Bank, Portland, OR

“Jathan’s ‘8 Deadly Sins’ program is simply fantastic! I apply the principles and techniques on a daily basis. They help me improve organizational performance and accountability and grow as a leader.”

Markus Ceraso RPh, DO — Vice President, South Denver Anesthesiologists, P.C., Denver, CO

“Our 90-provider anesthesia practice has utilized Jathan’s expertise for leadership training on two different occasions. He prepared for hours ahead of the retreats, really getting to know the players and politics. The results were spectacular. Both times I walked away feeling like he changed me as person. Jathan’s simple but clever techniques are very effective ways to get others to buy into your positions. Essentially, he improved my ability to peacefully persuade which is an invaluable skill in a boardroom full of doctors. Post Jathan’s training, we are absolutely more effective as a leadership team. ”

Charles B. Baldwin — Managing Director, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Indianapolis, IN

“I worked extensively with Jathan during his time as Office Managing Shareholder and subsequently as Director of Employee Engagement Solutions. He did an outstanding job managing our Portland office, helping us deal with some challenges while substantially growing our presence in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, his presentations, executive coaching and training work benefitted the firm both internally and externally with our clients. If you desire a highly engaged work environment, I strongly recommend contacting Jathan. ”

Kimmberly Mcbeth — HR Office Supervisor, City of Salem, Salem, OR

“Our Municipality has had Jathan present on multiple occasions. We’ve received feedback that’s been nothing short of spectacular. He’s in our training and development plans for next year. Jathan has the ability to teach to the masses on a personal level. He incorporates real-life stories with education and guidance and aims to engage everyone in the room. Whether white collar or blue collar, Jathan can reach them all!!!”

Dan Cooper — Senior Vice President of Human Resources, American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, Roseville, CA

“Jathan has a keen ability to weave fundamental truths about leadership with real-life stories. His management training program is not only entertaining and fun, but highly applicable to the day-to-day situations managers deal with, and it provides a powerful and lasting learning experience.”

Monica WhalenMonica Whalen — President & CEO, The Employers Council, Salt Lake City, UT

“Jathan Janove is an audience favorite whom I have brought back again and again. Not only is he captivating and entertaining but Jathan also teaches real-world concepts that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.”

Tim Hollkamp — Manager of HR, Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc., Columbus, IN

“What is most unique about Jathan is that he takes the time to understand your organization’s current condition and delivers training that enables leaders to make those immediate, positive, daily behavioral changes that are so vital to a company’s success.”

Catherine Burns — Director of HR, Gastronomy, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

Restaurant managers are notoriously difficult subjects as, in general, they don’t like to sit still and have short attention spans. Jathan has always been able to keep their attention and they enjoy learning from him. We’ve adopted many of Jathan’s techniques, which have directly contributed to this being a better place to work.”

Keith Watts — Office Managing Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Orange County, CA

“Jathan has a gift – a unique talent of communicating that puts people at ease, creating an environment where they can open up, be themselves and speak freely. He creates a ‘safe space’ with compassion, self-awareness and humor — where potential blind spots are revealed and people — no matter where they are in their personal or professional careers — have the opportunity to see things about themselves and others they have overlooked or never thought about before.”

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James Isaacson — Director of Design Assurance, Fresenius Medical Care, Ogden, UT

“I recently enlisted Jathan Janove’s services as an Executive Coach. His nimbleness worked seamlessly with the various work dynamics of stakeholders and me. Focusing on simple fundamentals had a surprisingly substantial positive impact. Although the baseline showed I was already doing well, Jathan found many nuggets to step up my leadership effectiveness. Thus I say, ‘If it ain’t broke, FIX IT.’ His coaching will benefit you even if you don’t think you need it.”

Jeff BushardtJeff Bushardt — Sr. Vice President Human Resources, Comporium Communications, Rock Hill, SC

“Jathan’s program has become part of our leadership culture. The practices and tools he provided during his leadership program created excitement and helped us build a common approach to improving employee engagement.”

M. Scott Vinson — Vice President, National Council of Chain Restaurants, Washington D.C.

“Jathan’s insights into the behaviors and traits of successful association leaders have been invaluable to me and I’ve sought out his advice and counsel in charting my own career path. He’s always chock-full of information on the latest research and writings on effective human interactions and communication, which I’ve applied in both my professional and personal life.”

Sharon Moser — Senior Manager, Client Services Events, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Torrance, CA

“Jathan’s support with team building and leadership development were incredibly helpful in helping my team members understand one another as well as the significant skill sets each brought to the table. As the leader of this team, I valued Jathan’s candid and constructive feedback, which allowed me to grow as a person and more clearly understand my role. I cannot recommend him enough for any organization in need of team building.”

Don Woodward — President & CEO, Upstate Employers Network, Spartanburg, SC

“Working with Jathan is one of the highlights of my professional career. He has done three keynotes for conferences I organized, including most recently my organization’s 55th annual meeting. Each presentation was outstanding and Jathan received excellent comments from event participants.”

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Carol Bales Schnipper — (former) VP-HR, Citigroup, Cincinnati, OH

“In my thirty years as HR Director/VP, I have retained the services of a number of trainers. Jathan is at the top of that list. He communicates in a manner that will reach an audience of any level.”