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Jan Monti

Janice (Jan) M. Monti founded The JANUS Group, LLC in 1991 to strengthen individual and organizational effectiveness.

In addition to career transition counseling, her work has expanded to include: leadership coaching, organizational change initiatives, effective team practices, project partnering, strategic planning and retreat facilitation. Jan's career accomplishments include her role as founding director of the Executive MBA Program at the University of Washington, the Northwest's first MBA Program for fast track managers. Under her leadership, this innovative, market driven program achieved a top 20 ranking in Business Week as one of the nation's leading Executive MBA Programs. Concurrently, she was elected a founding trustee of the Executive MBA Program Council, which guides development and management of Executive MBA Programs nationally.

Prior to joining the University of Washington, Jan was recruited by one of the Northwest's leading commercial banks to initiate and manage all training activities associated with its highly successful transition to retail banking. Responsibilities included developing and delivering training to 1500 managers accountable for $500 million in annual sales.

Earlier in her career, Jan led a non-profit consulting institute specializing in staff training throughout Washington state. The institute's innovative professional development programs placed in the top 10% nationally. She has also been a college counselor and faculty member.

Jan holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling from the University of Oregon. She is an active member of the community, where she has served on several non-profit boards. She is a long-standing member of the King County Junior Achievement Board of Directors and is Member of the Board for the Natioanl Academy Foundation - working with high school students to develop work skills and secure internships. Jan served as a Trustee of the University of Oregon Foundation for ten years and is a past Director of the University of Oregon Alumni Association. She is honored to be the recipient of the Jeanne Johnson Service Award as UO Alumnus of the Year. She is a past-President of the Group Theater board and was Founding Director of the Anitoch University - Seattle Graduate Management Program. She is an active sportsperson and traveler.

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