Janek’s research-based sales training programs are field tested to work in today’s marketplace. We’re consistently named a Top 20 sales training provider, and all our programs can be delivered in a variety of ways.
Critical Selling Skills is a value-focused sales training program that enables sales professionals with the skills and strategies to stimulate interest, build trust, and improve their sales effectiveness.
Critical Teleselling Skills equips sales professionals with the skills to master the nuances of selling over the phone by learning how to create trust and connections that are traditionally more difficult without face-to-face interaction.
Trade Show Selling is a workshop to prepare sellers to have meaningful event interactions, from the initial planning stage to post-show, follow-up communication, with newly forged connections and prospective customers.
To increase retention of selling skills from sales training, Janek offers a digital reinforcement technology that your sellers want to use. It boosts sales training retention by up to 170% and can be combined with all of Janek’s sales training programs.
Our Sales Consulting services, powered by our proprietary Sales Performance Blueprint model, will help diagnose and fix problems related to all facets of your sales organization, processes, and strategies.
Janek’s sales performance solutions are offered to a global clientele. With offices on three continents and certified facilitators based around the globe, we’re well positioned to help clients of all shapes and sizes.
Janek’s thought leadership library is a hub of research, guidance, best practices, and tips for sales professionals that offers a wide range of media, including case studies, blogs, white papers, and videos.
Nick Kane serves as managing partner at Janek Performance Group. Prior to taking his role as managing partner, Nick served as senior vice-president of Sales & Marketing at Janek, overseeing sales across all Janek offerings, including corporate sales training, nationwide sales seminars, and sales strategy consulting. In that position, he was responsible for working with corporate clients to develop sales strategies and implement sales training programs. He also led efforts to expand Janek’s training offerings, enhance service levels and client satisfaction, and cultivate a more client-focused environment, all of which are part of his current focus as well.
Previously, Nick served as director of national sales for the largest privately held telecommunications company in North America. In that role, he managed sales and marketing initiatives for business clients in the United States. In addition, he was involved in the development and implementation of sales training and performance improvement initiatives within the organization, which included cold-call outbound sales, inbound sales, large account management, customer service, and customer retention departments.
A member of the Association for Talent Development, Nick has trained more than fifteen thousand sales professionals worldwide during the course of his career, and he is passionate about helping sales professionals improve their selling careers—and, as a result, their lives.
A self-professed die-hard Lakers fan, Nick also enjoys a variety of other sports, as well as travel and automobiles. He is very involved in his community of Henderson, Nevada, where he has lived for more than twenty years.
Justin Zappulla’s career has been highlighted by remarkable performance in sales, sales management and sales operations. Along the way, he has made a rapid climb from sales to corporate leadership positions and into sales performance consulting roles. Today Justin, Managing Partner at Janek Performance Group, is considered one of the top authorities and thought leaders in corporate sales strategy and sales performance improvement.
Justin began his work at Janek Performance Group working face-to-face with a global clientele across a variety of industries and business segments including technology, finance, insurance, healthcare, consumer goods and manufacturing. With extensive sales consulting, training and coaching expertise, he has worked with hundreds of companies to develop and implement strategic sales performance solutions and has trained and coached over 15,000 sales and sales management professionals worldwide.
Justin is an active member and supporter of several sales and learning communities such as the Association for Talent Development and participates in both the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence and Human Capital Executive Research Boards. Justin was a key contributor to the popular sales book, Mastering the World of Selling and as an often-quoted authority on sales and sales management practices, Justin has widely been recognized as one of the biggest names in sales.
Previously, Justin served as the International, Director of Sales for the largest, privately held Telecommunications Company in North America. In that role, he was responsible for B2B and B2C sales efforts and was a key player in launching and supporting the company’s two international telesales centers in Egypt and the Philippines.
Justin brings a drive and focus to everything he does, whether he’s in the boardroom or on the golf course. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Justin lives with his two daughters, Alaina and Aubrey. Justin has deep connections to his community, which he has seen grow into one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
Nathan is a Regional Vice President of Sales at Janek. He is a trusted advisor who helps clients identify and recommend solutions that will improve their sales performance long-term. His experience and business acumen have helped many clients transform their sales organization and sales staff for the better since he joined Janek in 2018.
Prior to this current role, Nathan served as SMB Sales Performance Consultant and also as Business Development Representative for Janek. Previous sales experiences include medical sales to provide OSHA/CDC compliance solutions to local healthcare providers and selling Cutco knives. Nathan was also a sports editor and radio host/personality at the local ESPN affiliate station in Reno, NV.
In his free time, Nathan hosts a weekly award-winning Nevada sports podcast with his brother (‘The Reno Slant’), is an avid non-fiction reader of psychology books, and enjoys life with his fiancé, Tara, here in sunny Las Vegas.
Nathan earned a BA in Journalism from Pacific Lutheran University.
Laura is a tenured sales professional with over 20 years of consultative sales experience, who is passionate about enabling every sales team she works with to achieve its full potential. Using her strong communication and consultative skills, Laura connects with an organization’s stakeholders to understand where the company is today, and where it needs to be in order to grow and thrive into the future. Her sales effectiveness expertise allows her to connect the dots for clients, creating a customized sales solution that incorporates training, coaching, reinforcement and long term sustainment that will drive ROI. Laura’s extensive sales and project management experience gives her insight and understanding of what it takes to deliver an effective training solution for each of her clients. Her strength in relationship building allows her to connect with her clients and their organizations on a personal level and give her full commitment to the success of the partnerships.
Industry experience includes Biotechnology, Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Healthcare, Heavy Equipment, Insurance, Manufacturing/Industrial, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, and Software.
Laura earned her BA at Elon University, a private liberal arts university in Elon, NC.
Amy serves as one of Janek Performance Group’s Regional Vice President of Sales. She dedicates her time to understanding her client’s business challenges and recommending solutions to drive behavioral change and performance improvement.
Amy has more than 25 years of expertise in sales working with Fortune 500 companies. Dedicatedly working in Illinois, she also worked as an Account Executive for other well-regarded sales training corporations before joining Janek.
Amy received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Illinois State University.
Chris serves as one of Janek’s Sales Performance Consultants for SMB. He specializes in selling in high-volume cold calling environments as well as longer sales cycles for various industries. His experience helps sales teams win more often and maximize their return on interest.
Chris’ experience in selling began long before he started with Janek. He has served as an Account Manager for the advertising, technology, software, and sales training industry. His versatility allows him to gain insights quickly for all of his clients.
Chris studied at Arizona State University, where he received his Bachelor’s in Communication.
Phill serves as one of Janek’s SMB Sales Performance Consultants. Through this position, he helps prepare sellers to take on an evolving buyer landscape and take companies to the next level. His in-depth sales experience helps him evaluate the challenges and processes of his clients and implement solutions and methodologies to improve their performance.
Phill has over 20 years of sales experience and brings that knowledge to his clients. Before joining Janek, Phill also served in multiple sales roles where he increased customer satisfaction and productivity.
He resides with his wife and their two dogs in Hamilton, Ohio. Phill received his Bachelor’s from the University of Cincinnati in History.
Melanie is the Administrative Assistant and Coordinator for the Sales and Marketing Department. In this critical role, she supports both teams with many administrative, organizational, and creative tasks. She is always looking to improve and streamline workflows and processes and is extremely creative, detail-oriented, and reliable.
A native of Colorado, Melanie’s professional background and passion is in Theater, Musicals, and Stage Performance. She’s also an on-call Assistant Stage Manager for various productions in Las Vegas, including for Cirque du Soleil and Jabbawockeez.
She earned her Bachelor of Theatre Arts in Technology, Stage Management from Pepperdine University and her Masters in Stage and Event Management from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff.
Jon is a Senior Copywriter at Janek and is responsible for much of the thought leadership content that is published weekly on Janek.com. He writes and edits blogs, white papers, case studies, and much more.
Jon’s professional background is in academics. He’s a part-time instructor at Nevada State College and previously taught at the College of Southern Nevada, UNLV, and College of Staten Island.
A native New Yorker, Jon now calls Las Vegas home and enjoys fine whiskey, pipe smoking, and his cats.
Jon holds a Master of Arts in English from the College of Staten Island and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Luke works as a Graphic Designer for Janek Performance Group. In his role, he supports the Marketing as well as Learning & Development departments through creative design and develops digital and physical assets for both internal and external use.
Luke is a skilled designer and illustrator with experience in many verticals, including computer hardware and food hospitality industries.
Luke majored in Graphic Design and Marketing and received his BA from California State University, San Bernardino.
Rudy serves as the Digital Marketing Manager for the Marketing Department. He also oversees the other marketing personnel in the department and makes sure that the team is running smoothly. Since 2014, Rudy has been an essential piece in creating and implementing marketing campaigns and strategies with a focus on demand and lead generation.
Rudy has been in marketing roles for over a decade. Previously, he served as the Marketing Manager for a software company and a large retail chain.
Allyce is a Project Manager at Janek. In this role, she works as the liaison between customers and internal staff. She ensures a smooth, productive training experience with all her clients. Her relationships with Janek clients have led to many successful training outcomes.
Prior to becoming a Project Manager, Allyce also served as a Digital Production Assistant with Janek. Her prior experience also includes working in the hospitality industry with MGM Resorts International, The Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, and Motage Hotels where she helped amplify guest experiences and encouraged repeat business.
Allyce earned her BS in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University as well as an Associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts.
Mary is a Senior Project Manager in Janek’s Client Services department. She’s instrumental in managing all the the moving parts required to stage successful and memorable training events for our clients. Mary is the main point of contact for all stakeholders involved in training rollout, including on the client’s side as well as within Janek where she closely collaborates with Sales, Training Facilitators, and the Learning & Development Teams.
Mary has more than 5 years of project management experience and also spent more than a decade as Treasurer for the Guilford County School District in North Carolina.
A native of North Carolina, she’s happily married and enjoys spending time with her three kids and one grandson.
Ligia “Li” is a Client Services Administrator for Janek’s Client Services department. In this role, she is responsible for many of the administrative and organizational tasks related to sales training rollouts and deliveries. In addition, she is the point person for clients utilizing Janek’s LMS system.
Before joining the Janek team, Li worked in various management and operations positions in the hospitality, software, and financial industries.
Li graduated with a BBA in International Business from Oral Roberts University.
Brooke serves as the Client Services Administrator with Janek. She works tirelessly with our clients to guarantee a smooth and problem-free training experience. Brooke helps Janek clients increase their ROI by managing digital reinforcement tools and virtual coaching calls.
Brooke received her BFA from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Brooke loves to watch Star Wars and other sci-fi movies in her free time.
Dana Peck has devoted her entire career to talent learning and development and organizational development. Her past experience includes serving as Training and Development Manager for Sprint Communications for five years, Principal of Vantage Point Inc. for eighteen years, and Senior Leadership Learning Consultant for Cox Communications before coming to Janek Performance Group as Learning and Development Manager. Dana has designed and delivered a full spectrum of customized learning and organizational development solutions, performance coaching, and executive consultation to organizations desiring a competitive advantage and organizational effectiveness. Areas of focus included sales, customer service, virtual and cross-functional team development, communication, change management and leadership development.
Dana was born and grew up in Arizona, graduated cumma sum laude from ASU with an emphasis in Organizational Communication, and received her Executive Coaching Certification from Columbia University’s School of Business in 2007. She is a certified Birkman consultant and obtained her Performance Consulting Certification in 2012. Her areas of interest and expertise include facilitation, coaching, customized curriculum design and development, OD and team development. Dana actively continues her career doing what she most values—contributing to individual and organizational growth and success.
With more than 25 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and L&D, Christian has a long record of success in transforming learning experiences and sales enablement processes. He has mastery level expertise in Design Thinking, Training, Instructional Design, eLearning Development, Learning Technology, Project Management, Implementation, Sustainment, Performance Enablement, and Business Process Optimization.
His experience includes working with customer-facing organizations from many verticals, with deep experience in the consumer packaged goods, financial, healthcare, and service industries. Christian’s most recent experience with Janek clients in healthcare include Almac, Medline, Natera, New England BioLabs, and Scimitar.
Prior to his career with Janek Performance Group, Christian held leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, Training, and IT at Fortune 100 Companies like Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, and Johnson & Johnson. Over the past several years, he operated a small training consultancy serving a wide variety of small and midsize businesses.
What makes Christian a fantastic design strategist is his passion for excellence and his energetic drive to enable performance that achieves business outcomes. Christian is happiest when he is learning something new and engaged in strategic initiatives with high impact on the business.
Christian earned a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Florida. Additionally, Christian has certifications in Six Sigma (Black Belt), Lean, and various sales methodologies.
Akiko Hayasaka is a Sr. Sales Trainer at Janek Performance Group with 16 years’ experience as a sales consultant and trainer. In that time, she has worked with many high-profile clients to facilitate effective training engagements that create measurable behavior change and boost sales.
After beginning her career as a licensed pharmacist, she has been a medical representative for Glaxo Sankyo and worked in pharmaceutical affairs application at Iryo Sangyo. In the years since, she has expanded her expertise into other industries including retail, manufacturing, banking, and technology. Akiko knows the key to successful engagements is communication, and she prides herself on connecting with sales teams because of a genuine desire to see them succeed. She has consulted with and facilitated trainings for many large, international companies such as Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, Bayar, McDonald’s, Uniqlo, KITZ, Hitachi, Toshiba, Sony, and IBM.
In addition to a Bachelor of Pharmacology degree from Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Akiko holds a MBA from Nihon University. She currently resides in Tokyo, Japan, and in her free time enjoys exercise, cooking, reading, and travel.
For over 15 years Brandon has trained, coached and helped shape the career of thousands of inside and outside sales professionals. In his role as a Sr. Sales Trainer, Brandon has worked with a wide variety of sales and service professionals and helped them reach new levels of performance through targeted training and coaching engagements with real world relevancy. Brandon is dedicated to each and every client he has the privilege to work with and his devotion is shown through the time and attention he gives when immersing himself in the company culture and way of thinking. Working as a true people person, Brandon has an amazing ability to engage with people and build connections in every training opportunity creating a safe and professional learning environment.
His experience includes working within a variety of industries including; medical, healthcare, insurance & financial services, manufacturing, technology, and consumer goods to name a few.
Prior to his role here at Janek Performance Group, Brandon embarked on a successful sales careers with companies such as Alpine Access and CompUSA. Within his training career, Brandon has had the opportunity to coach both young professionals and tenured sales executives alike. His opportunities span the farthest stretches of the US and Germany in a variety of both public and private sessions, Brandon brings an air of professionalism that transcends both company and world cultures.
With a strong record of experience, Brandon is an energetic speaker and trainer who specializes in personal growth, sales coaching, leadership development, customer service, and communications.
His upbeat, empowering training style has earned him respect as an exceptional presenter and trainer.
Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University and earned an MBA in Healthcare Management from WGU.
Corey McKizzie is a Senior Sales Trainer with Janek Performance Group and has extensive experience in performance improvement, learning development, and sales training. Bringing 20 years’ experience in sales management, coaching, consulting, and facilitation to each training, she has worked in such industries as Aerospace, Defense, Education, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Legal Services, and Transportation.
With a high-energy and inspiring delivery, she has a way of capturing attention and gaining engagement by encouraging curiosity and diversity of thought. As a former collegiate athlete, she thinks in terms of the X’s and O’s of sales training, preparing each team member for the big game. As a sales leader and trainer, Corey has partnered with several Fortune 500 organizations, such as Apple, American Airlines, ConocoPhillips, and Walmart, and she prides herself on reviving underperforming teams and territories.
A native Texan residing in North Texas, Corey believes investing in education and professional development is critical to success. She has earned an MBA from LeTourneau University, a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and a BBA in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management from the University of North Texas, where she currently serves as the Women’s Basketball Representative on the Letter Winner’s Board. When she’s not coaching or spending time with family, she is researching and planning her next international excursion.
Elizabeth Dusch is a Senior Sales Trainer with Janek Performance Group and has 13-years’ experience in sales, which includes strategy, operations, negotiation, team management, and training. As a proven entrepreneur with world-wide experience, Elizabeth utilizes a globally minded, practical approach when training that considers the client’s unique sales environment.
Drawing on her experience cofounding an international media sales organization, Elizabeth has lived and worked in the following countries: the US, UK, China, Switzerland, South Korea, Norway, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, Canada, Sweden, South Africa, and Australia. She has worked with multiple industries including Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Shipping, Logistics, Manufacturing, Technology, and Education.
Elizabeth’s experience consists of working with Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, and world-leading universities. As a proven global sales leader, Elizabeth’s vast experience enables her to understand and navigate the unique situations sales professionals face.
Holding a Business degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and a post-graduate certificate in International Business Practice accredited by the University of Cambridge in the UK, Elizabeth is a member of Ernst & Young Toastmasters in Cape Town, South Africa, where she currently resides.
Jonelle Gilden is a Senior Sales Trainer with Janek Performance Group and has over 25 years’ experience in the sales training industry. Energetic and collaborative, she has an exceptional record of success facilitating, designing, and sustaining sales transformations, and she has partnered with organizations in Enterprise, SMB, Direct and Channel accounts for both field and inside sales teams to accelerate sales growth and customer success.
Her experience also includes working with global organizations in Europe, South Africa, and Asia for facilitation and design of custom solutions in the following industries: Financial Services, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Medical Products, Life Sciences, Consumer Products, Retail, Hospitality, Techology, Utilities, Transportation, Chemicals, Nonprofits, Government, Dealer/Distributor Networks, and Manufacturing.
With more than 14 years in the consumer products industry, Jonelle has been an Account Executive for such companies as Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Company, and Reebok. Her accounts included independent retailers, large department stores, and national key accounts.
This experience has given Jonelle a unique perspective on customer service and taught her that sales training is about engaging with clients and forming connections, which is why she takes a consultative approach and gets to know her clients, earning their loyalty as she helps them achieve success.
In her free time, Jonelle enjoys home renovation projects, cooking, gardening, and international travel, and she has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Gunny Bruhn has more than 20 years of experience in the facilitation of sales training and sales coaching skills.
Before joining the team at Janek Performance Group, Gunny spent nearly two decades in learning and development positions in the electrical industrial and distribution verticals – chiefly by serving over 18 years with Schneider Electric as an Organizational Development Specialist and Master Sales Trainer. At Schneider Electric, Gunny worked with the company’s employees across the spectrum – ranging from training new hires to accelerating the development of sales leaders both internationally and across the United States.
Gunny’s training philosophy is built around a powerful educational experience that establishes a consistent global sales language, regardless of learner background. He utilizes a variety of training styles to reach all types of learners. Kim also has experience in a wide variety of training delivery methodologies – including classroom, e-learning, and blended learning that encapsulates multiple delivery systems in one.
Gunny holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a veteran and former recruiter for the United States Marine Corps.
Larry Comp serves Janek’s customers as an expert in the development of all compensation strategies. Larry is a widely recognized authority in the field, having led hundreds of related initiatives with over 450 organizations across 50+ industry segments. These include the design, development, and implementation of:
Larry’s passion is leveraging pay-for- performance relationships, to create healthy, “high performance” cultures.
Client organizations frequently report increased productivity and profitability, as well as improved teamwork and ownership.
Previously, Larry held progressively responsible leadership roles with Baxter Healthcare and Nissan. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, has been accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is recognized as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). In addition, Larry has co-authored over 50 publications and taught undergraduate/ graduate coursework for several universities.
He has been a member of several Boards and currently serves on the Compensation Committee of a major private corporation. He is the co-author of the book: “Executive Compensation for Private Company CEOs and Business Owners.” Larry resides in sunny Southern California.
Lisa-Marie is Senior Sales Strategist at Janek and a nationally recognized leader in the change management, coaching, instructional design, facilitation, and sales enablement world. She has worked with hundreds of clients to show immediate and quantifiable improvements in both change management and sales. Dedicated to building trusted relationships, her combination of passion and more than a decade of experience have helped organizations and individuals succeed at their highest level while achieving results that exceed expectations.
With a track record of success, her experience includes working within a variety of industries including insurance, financial services, energy/gas, manufacturing, technology, and consumer goods to name a few.
Putting people first, Lisa-Marie understands the challenges and opportunities of today’s business world. She has effectively run sales teams, call centers (inside and outside), customer service teams, marketing teams, and training organizations, getting the most out of individuals to achieve team success. Her diverse experience allows for a unique perspective that looks at all aspects of a business to help cater her approach to their specific needs. Lisa-Marie quickly adapts to her clients for an effective, immediate impact on their bottom line.
Lisa-Marie holds a Bachelor of Science from Kings College.
Martin Maglia is a Sr. Sales Trainer for Janek Performance Group with more than 25 years’ experience in sales, consulting, leadership, and training. In that time, he has delivered training to more than 23,000 participants in 50 countries.
Beginning his career as a sales representative for a large German firm in his native Austria, Martin quickly rose through several consulting and management positions throughout Europe. Since 1994, he has devoted himself to tailor-made sales training events, large-scale programs, and coaching. Understanding results speak for themselves, Martin knows every client is unique, and he approaches organizations and individuals with a vision to inspire change and growth to reach their fullest potential. His numerous international clients include Abbott, Microsoft, IBM, General Motors, Magna International, Philip Morris International, Fiat, Nielsen, and Adidas, among many others.
He completed a technical education in engineering and machinery building in Vienna and studied Industrial Management with a specialization in Leadership and Organization at the Vienna Institute of Economics and Business Administration. Father to a daughter and a son, Martin resides in Vienna and has a passion for his family, sports, and reading.
Roger Singh is a Sr. Sales Trainer at Janek Performance Group with 20-plus years’ experience as a development specialist and trainer. In that time, he has facilitated more than 400 in-person and virtual programs to more than 6,000 participants, including many high-profile clients, bringing his passion and extensive business acumen to each engagement.
Starting his career in customer service, Roger soon discovered his true interest went beyond helping others to providing them with the knowledge and skills to succeed on their own. As such, his wide-ranging portfolio includes the telecommunications, retail, transportation, construction, manufacturing, and energy industries. Knowing long-term behavior change and successful outcomes are products of collaboration, he has partnered with key stakeholders in many large and international companies, including Bell Canada Enterprises, Samsung, Blackberry, and Cisco.
Roger attended the University of Toronto, focusing on adult training and development, and he holds numerous professional certifications. In his free time, he enjoys exploring outdoor trails and travel, and he has visited 17 countries on four continents. In addition, he is an avid weightlifter, who has competed in local competitions.
Rogerio Soares is a Senior Sales Trainer at Janek Performance Group and has extensive experience in sales performance improvement and consulting, sales coaching, and sales training facilitation. Rogerio has a long and successful track record in the automotive, heavy equipment, consumer products, and manufacturing industries, and he has vast experience in office and sales automation processes and implementations.
Effective sales training starts with communication, and Rogerio brings his personable and vigorous style to each training engagement, getting to know participants and guiding them to achieve the connections that drive more sales. Rogerio has worked as an account manager, CRM project leader, sales process and quality control consultant, and sales trainer and coach for organizations such as Ford, Electrolux, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover, in addition to many other B2B companies.
Rogerio is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English and graduated with a degree in Social Communications from Universidade Católica do Paraná. He has completed his post graduate work in marketing and business management from Universidade Regional de Blumenau. He is also certified in business coaching and DISC Trimetrix. He lives with his wife and two children in Florianópolis, Brazil, where he enjoys ocean sports.
Tara Stewart is a Senior Sales Trainer at Janek Performance Group. Tara has a friendly and personable character, and her relatable style allows her to adapt to any audience and make authentic connections with training participants. Her high level of enthusiasm and passion keeps her audience engaged and ensures that training material is applied and used consistently outside of the classroom.
Tara combines her in-depth experience in the Training and Development field with her attention to detail and project management skills to efficiently implement and deliver training presentations and programs that achieve results for her clients.
Dedicated to her client’s success, Tara knows that engagement is key to a successful training, and as a trusted partner, she believes that helping others achieve their goals is ultimately how she achieves her own. To date, Tara has facilitated more than 100 virtual trainings to over 1,500 participants and more than 250 live trainings to over 5,000 participants.
Tara received her diploma in Pharmaceutical Technologies in Alberta, Canada. Throughout her career, she has accumulated 20 plus years of sales experience in a variety of roles, giving her a thorough understanding of the sales and business process, from start to finish. Tara’s extensive experience collaborating with senior leadership and organizational stakeholders allows her to identify strategic goals and deliver training programs that meet and exceed her clients’ expectations and create the long-term behavior changes that achieve success.
With a diverse and wide-ranging portfolio, Tara has expertise and experience in both the public and private sectors, including the Energy/Oil & Gas industries, Transportation, Telecommunications, Construction, Healthcare, Senior Care and Placement, Retail, Municipalities & Government, Manufacturing, Health & Wellness, Consumer Goods, and IT & Technology. In addition, Tara holds numerous professional certifications, including Advanced Instructional Techniques Certification (Langevin), Advanced Instructional Design Certification (Langevin), Training Needs Analysis Certification (Langevin), ATD Member, DISC TriMetrix Certified, and she is EQ-I 2.0 & EQ360 Certified.
Kimberly “Kim” serves as Janek’s Operations Manager. As Janek continues to expand, Kim oversees employee onboarding, operational logistics, and helps maintain Janek’s fun company culture through happy hours and company outings.
Prior to joining Janek, Kim also oversaw business logistics and companies such as Capital One and Hertz. She also finds time to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Houses and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission when she isn’t corralling her multitude of children.
Kim attended Western Oregon University where she majored in History.
Valerie serves as Janek’s main Accountant, overseeing client payments, employee payroll, and other financial needs. She has often been described as a wizard with numbers, a guru of bookkeeping, and a ninja of payroll.
Valerie’s financial experience extends way past Janek. For the past 20 years, she has served as a self-employed or freelance accountant.
Valerie received her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Woodbury University and her MBA in Business Administration and Management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Alyssa is an Executive Assistant for Janek HQ. In this role, she supports the Managing Partners as well as overseeing day-to-day business needs in the home office. She is instrumental for creating a warm environment when clients first walk through the door.