Jan Terkelsen
  • NSW
  • Australia

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Jan Terkelsen has been an executive coach, consultant and facilitator in corporate Australia for more than 18 years and understands what it takes to create sustainable change in one’s life.

Jan is an experienced personality profiler and behavioral change specialist, who has a deep interest and track record in assisting people with a preference for introversion. Jan works with clients to leverage this thinking style to create opportunities and openings in their life. Personality impacts decisions, communication and relationships, and Jan shows clients how they can use their thinking preferences to support career aspirations, influence others and have a meaningful work life.

Combining her knowledge of personality and physical wellbeing through her experience as a fitness professional, she understands the link between physical, mental and emotional energies. Once you understand your main drivers and limiting beliefs you can create constructive behaviours that “stick”.

Leaders today are dealing with high change, volatile, ambiguous environments, therefore having a robust and effective decision making process is key to moving forward effectively. Jan works with clients to craft and implement a distinct process that is usable and effective, even drilling down to the number of options each individual needs to generate, and key questions to ask to unlock the best options.
How many employees in your company?
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Learning and Development, Change management and Leadership
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only

Jan Terkelsen's Blog

6 Good Coaching Habits For Managers and Leaders

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 10:31 0 Comments

As you move up the leadership chain, your role steadily changes from supervisor to manager to leader. Supervisors are very task oriented and the focus of their work is ensuring that outputs are met in a particular timeframe. Managers and leaders however are more focused on empowering their team members to take responsibility for their own outputs.

In the modern work environment, this requires managers and leaders to be coaches and mentors, usually to their team members but also…


4 Ways to Flip Feedback for Leaders and Managers

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 10:25 0 Comments

Feedback for team members in the work environment is a double edged sword. On one hand it can be constructive and useful, while on the other hand it can also cause stress and discomfort.

The stress and discomfort usually comes about because of the top-down aspect of feedback. Usually it’s a manager or leader providing feedback to a team member for the purposes of ‘course correction.’ Having the status of manager or leader poses a perceived threat to those who report to…


Top 10 Tips for Communicating with Extroverts

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 18:07 0 Comments

Depending on the nature of your workplace, chances are that half your team (give or take) is likely to be extroverted. Probably less than half if you are running a library and more than half if you are running a sales team. Either way, knowing how to communicate effectively with extroverts is a skill worth having, especially if you are more introverted yourself. That’s not to say that extroverts have special needs as such but if you want to bring out their best, communicating …


How To Use The MBTI In Your Professional Development

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 10:58 0 Comments

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a powerful non-judgmental tool for understanding the self and others. It helps us understand our similarities and differences, and how we see the world, without restricting us or putting us in a pigeon hole.

And while it is non-judgmental, it does have distinctions where characteristics may be seen as ‘well-developed’ or ‘underdeveloped.’ If those words seem a bit ‘judgy’ you could view them as ‘effective’ or ‘less effective’…


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