People often ask me about my work, so I'd like to answer some of your questions here and get more acquainted. You'll also find a formal bio down below, along with lists of professions and companies I have worked with over the years. Read on and take a look around the website. If you have any more questions or if you think there's a "fit" and you're eager to find out how we might work together, please reach out. The fastest way to connect is via my great staff at TeamSuccess@BigPictureConnections.com.
I look forward to helping YOU create the Work+Life you desire!
Coaching for Individuals, Professional/Entrepreneurial Partners, Business Partners, Teams & Organizations
Who are your clients? Who do you work with best?
Over the years I've worked with thousands of people of all ages and stages of personal, professional and business development. Down below you will find some long lists of the professionals and the companies I have worked with over the years. What these professionals and business owners all have in common are two things:
- They are experiencing a dissatisfaction in their current career, profession or in their small business growth. They're seeking to be more effective in their work and personal life. They want to do something about it and know they will succeed and get the results they want more quickly and efficiently if they work with an expert.
Even more importantly,
- Deep inside they have a desire to live a bigger, fuller, richer life. They have expertise and gifts to share and they want to express this through their work life. They want their work to not only be satisfying and pay the bills, but they also want it to be meaningful. They want to contribute in a BIG way. Though they may not always feel it in the moment—because passionate, heart-centered professionals and creative entrepreneurial spirits experience self-doubts too—they are a highly-motivated, conscious and courageous bunch!
My clients are passionate, heart-centered entrepreneurial spirits who are highly motivated to create the life and business they dream of.
Sometimes they come to me knowing exactly what they want to accomplish are are ready to grow or leverage their business.
Sometimes all they are sure of is they want something more, and they have a history of expertise and work that is no longer satisfying. They may work for a company or be their own boss. They may feel "stuck" in their current job or overwhelmed in growing their business. They often feel slightly out of sync with those around them because they are such entrepreneurial spirits (even in a company) or they think outside the box. Sometimes they feel like late-bloomers or wonder if there is more to life. They wonder if it is possible.
What my clients all have in common is a deep spiritual sense of purpose and desire to serve others through their work. They want to live a Big life. They have expertise connected to their values and a burning need to share. They are Conscious, Creative and Courageous—willing to get coaching to focus on their vision, fill in the system/strategy gaps and overcome mindset stumbling blocks on the way to achieving their goals.
Who should not work with you? Or who is not ready to work with you?
Coaching at this level is an investment in yourself and your vision. It is also a time, energy and financial commitment. On the website or by contacting my TeamSuccess@BigPictureConnections.com. you will find there are different packages and programs to suit many time and financial commitments. Or a program can be customized for your needs.
Anyone who needs a lot of hand holding or who is not ready for growth, feedback or who is not open to new ideas to reach your goals should not apply. This is not a place for whiners or victims.
And, if my style does not seem right for you, no worries. Keep looking til you find the coach whose style matches your needs.
If , on the other hand you feel you are growing toward such a coaching relationship, do as much self-study as possible by downloading all the F.R.E.E. resources on the website, sign up for the weekly ezine delivered to your in-box every Wednesday morning, and sign up for any of the less expensive or free teleseminars or group events. Stay in touch on Facebook and through Comments on the blog posts and you will receive some free support and coaching from me from time to time—I do read and respond to the Comments!
Then when you are ready let us help you choose the right coaching program just for you!
Together, you and I will assess your strengths and capabilities, connect them to your passionate work and life themes, clarify your Big Picture Vision, then develop a step-by-step action plan for creating your individualized, authentic, custom-made career in which you will make money doing what you are passionate about. Using my time-tested, results-driven Big Picture Signature Systems we will connect you to the RESULTS you desire.
What professions have you worked with?
Over the years I've worked with people from almost every profession. You will probably find your profession or a related field represented here:
- Builders & Developers
- Divorce Attorneys & Specialists
- Mediators & Negotiators
- Communication Specialists
- Real Estate Agents
- Interior Designers
- Moving Specialists
- Diversity Trainers
- Elearning Developers
- Virtual Assistants
- Chefs & Caterers
- Quality Control Consultants
- Manufacturing Specialists
- Nutrition & Health Consultants
- Professional Fundraisers
- Green Building Consultants
- Insurance Specialists
- Public Relations Consultants
- Travel Agents
- Retail Specialists
- Marketing Specialists
- Creative Directors
- Project Managers
- Administrative Office Specialists
- Software Consultants/Developers
- Advertising Leaders
- Registered Nurses
- Massage Therapists
- Body & Energy Workers
- Parent Educators
- Educators at all levels
- Physical Therapists
- Financial Advisors & Analysts
- Stock Brokers
- Philanthropic Specialists
- Fund Raisers
- Non-Profit Leaders
- Board Leaders
- Government Leaders
- Gerontology Specialists
- Hospice Workers
- Care Givers
- Brain Injury Specialists
Many of my clients are entrepreneurs, solopreneurs or private practitioners. However, many of my clients also work in companies and even large corporations.
These people may be sorting out if they stay or go. Some of them want to start their own business and some want to grow in leadership or within their company. If their current company is a good match we grow their leadership capabilities and help them find the right position elsewhere. They often lead a team or run a business within the larger business, bringing their entrepreneurial spirit and expressing their creativity through the organization.
What companies have you worked with?
I have consulted directly with the following companies or coached people who have work within them, just to name a few:
- Korn Ferry International
- Blue Dot
- The Loft
- Guthrie Theatre
- Dept 56
- State of Minnesota
- Anderson and Dahlen
- NC Dept of Human Services
- Ryan Companies US Inc
- United Health Group
- Shapiro Medical Group
- US Bank
- General Mills
- The Federal Executive Institute
- Fredrickson Commmunications
- Loring Partnership
- Natural Resource Group
- Vavricka Juntti
- New Music Theatre Ensemble
- Fallon Worldwide
- Oakland Children's Hospital
- Burnsville Junior High School
- American Express
- Minnetonka Animal Hospital
- City of MinneapolisDeptartments
- Sense of Design
- Estate Resources, Inc.
- WeMentor, Inc.
- Northland Foods
- Signmakers, Inc.
- Camden Pet Hospital
- Northwest Airlines
- Cities Management
- Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services Board
Dr. Jan Hoistad has 30+ years’ experience as a career coach, educator and mentor for individuals and couples (in both business collaborations, partnerships and personal partnership and teams). A seasoned veteran of personal and professional development as well as leadership training, business growth and organizational systems, Dr. Hoistad specializes in small business mentoring, individualized career planning and passion-driven entrepreneurial coaching.
She is much more than just a business-savvy motivator with a PhD. Using a heart-centered, success driven Inside-Outside coaching approach, she assesses her clients’ work-life needs, uncovers their passions and partners with them to develop specific action steps to achieve both financial and emotional success, never compromising the ardor that drives her clients. She also applies her rich background of coaching couples and business partners/teams. An extremely experienced entrepreneur herself, Dr. Hoistad applies her ability to teach do-it-yourself systems, with kick-butt guidance and compassionate enlightenment in her coaching. She’s aimed at holding your Big Picture Vision when you get overwhelmed. She forges a partnering relationship with her clients—many of whom are highly motivated, unconventional creatives and visionaries seeking authentic, fulfilling ways of expressing and deepening themselves in their careers.
In addition to serving as an individual coach and mentor, Dr. Hoistad conducts workshops, live events and teleseminars. She has appeared on numerous radio shows and television programs and in newspapers and national magazines. An authority on personal and business conflict resolution, she has also trained as a Neutral Coach in Collaborative and Cooperative Family Law, and functions as a reconciliation specialist working with other Alternative Dispute Resolution professionals. Dr. Hoistad received her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology and did post-doctoral work in Organizational and Leadership Development through Productive Design Inc. She attended the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and trained in Mediation through the Dispute Resolution Services Minnesota. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Dr. Hoistad was coaching long before coaching became a recognized field and is a proud member of the International Association of Women Business Coaches. Along with creating numerous trademarked signature systems and success strategies, she has authored several published books, in addition to writing hundreds of articles, enewsletters and seminar programs. Dr. Hoistad lives in Minneapolis.
Now that you've read about me, I hope you will take a look around the website. If you think there's a "fit" and want to connect for specifics on how we might work together, contact me via TeamSuccess@BigPictureConnections.com.
I look forward to seeing how I might assist you.
Here's to your success!