Category: Success Stories

A Journey Toward Success with ANA
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A Journey Toward Success with ANA

With a vacancy in the vice president of human resources position, the American Nurses Association (ANA) leadership recognized they needed to fill more than a position. “We had experienced a rapid succession and turnover in the human resources team,” says Marla Weston, ANA CEO. “Basic operations were weak, and employees lacked confidence in the human...

Client Spotlight: Virginia Retirement System
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Client Spotlight: Virginia Retirement System

Every time I meet with Jan, she inspires me to be a better leader. – Ken Robertson Human Resources Director Virginia Retirement System   Fortis Leadership has provided executive coaching to the Virginia Retirement System, helped teams navigate through personnel challenges and hosted VRS staff in the Evolving Leaders Program. “Jan is a wonderfully talented trainer and coach,” Ken...

Laurie’s ELP Experience
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Laurie’s ELP Experience

Laurie shared her thoughts on the Emerging Leaders Program experience: “The Emerging Leaders Program had a perspective on leadership that I found renewing. It stressed the importance of knowing your values, connecting authentically with those you are leading and how vital is to be “present” at all times. In order to connect and be present,...

Success Stories: Kelly O’Brien
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Success Stories: Kelly O’Brien

“Jan helped me realized how much more there was to being a leader.” ​After completing a comprehensive leadership development program where Jan facilitated and coached me and others, I have to say, it was truly the most amazing eye opening course I had experienced in my professional career. Jan helped me realized how much more...

Success Stories: Gary Laverdiere
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Success Stories: Gary Laverdiere

“She truly believes in what she teaches.” I have been part of various programs over the years, however a program that I attended where Jan facilitated stood out as one that provided the greatest depth in content and interaction with the participants. I would have to say that I was a reluctant learner and, by...

Success Stories: Chuck Bartlett
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Success Stories: Chuck Bartlett

“She has a gift of making the complex simple.” Jan Bazow has the unique talent to get to the heart of the matter. In dealing with those she serves, Jan brings an optimistic light and impact to the life of individuals and businesses. I have seen first-hand her impact. Whether it was developing a program...

Success Story: Matt Wilkes
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Success Story: Matt Wilkes

“Leadership is consequential. Authentic people, with clear values and a compelling vision, are not only good for business, they changes lives.” I first met Jan as a participant in 9 month-long leadership workshop. It was clear from the beginning that leadership was much more than just lip service. She expertly facilitated a group of very...