Jan Whalen, MASL is an award winning author and president of WhalenVoices, LLC, a training and seminar company. Whalen has created successful presentation and character building programs for authors, executives, and young professionals. Her books include: Rock Solid Confidence: Presenting Yourself with Assurance, Poise and Power, Character Safari: Remember and Write the Stories of Your Life, My Trust Journal and You are the Perfect Age. With a Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, she considers herself a “Servant-Cheerleader.” Her background is in sales, public relations, education and community service. She has a talent for assisting clients in telling their distinctive life stories with confidence.


Linda Burridge has over 30 years in leadership and talent development. For 20 years she worked with a global talent development and consulting firm and then found herself on a path in publicly held firms. She's been a manager and leader, facilitated in the classroom and coached leaders, teams and professionals here in the U.S. and globally.

It wasn’t always about performance and results!

Given today’s workplace, work and life are often inseparable. Over time, she experienced first-hand how change and transition in our organizations and communities also contribute to a loss of purpose, erode values, lead to poor health, destroy connections to family and friends and leave people in jobs they hate and unprepared for a life’s next chapter.

What matters are the lessons she learned on this path and now she can share them with you. Surrounded by leaders, mentors, coaches and professionals who were passionate about their work, their families and their communities left her with three lessons which inspired my next act as a leadership and personal transition coach.