The most compelling message that Dr. Jann delivers is to think about what you want your legacy to be – not at your job but after your job. Over 70% of those team members who attended one of Dr. Jann’s sessions wanted more information, so we’ve scheduled some more in depth sessions later this year.

Joyce E. McDanel
VP of Human Resources and Education, Unity Point

The session was very well attended with positive feedback from all participants. The employees appreciated the investment the company made in their journey after retirement. We will definitely hold more sessions!

Marsha Aldridge
Vice President, IMT Insurance

Dr. Freed did an excellent job presenting at our AARP volunteer recognition ceremony on ‘Why Purpose is Powerful.’ Her presentation was insightful, and she wove in personal anecdotes making it entertaining as well. I would recommend Dr. Feed to anyone looking to inspire a group and help them identify their purpose at any stage in life.

Brad Anderson
AARP Iowa State Director

For companies that care about their employees and want to support them at every stage of their career, I encourage you to offer Jann Freed’s Beyond the Money course.  We introduced an early retirement program and wanted to fully prepare our team members to make an informed decision in preparation for retirement.  Jann’s Beyond The Money course helped our team members think about their retirement from the lens of finding a purpose and leaving a legacy.  During the course, Jann provides participants practical tools and resources. Our team members departed encouraged and excited about their future retirement.

Jim Plagge
CEO Bank Iowa

With gratitude and excitement, I recommend Dr. Jann Freed as a speaker.  Jann gave the most inspiring message about becoming a sage, mentoring, and keeping relevance to senior careers at the Legacy Members meeting at SIOR (Society of Office and Industrial Realtors). Jann helped our group focus on what goals and objectives will be long into our group’s future.

Kevin Crowley
COO/Manager, SIOR

Every organization experiences change in order to grow and be successful.  This series of workshops is a great opportunity for leaders at all levels to better understand and develop the skills necessary to effectively understand and deal with this change.

John Scheffler
Underwriting Supervisor, American Enterprise

As a new Leader, Jann’s workshops were very timely for me.   She included helpful suggestions and ways to think about leadership that I had not considered.  I enjoyed the discussions with other leaders to gain insight on how to deal with constant change in the workplace environment.

Beth Wahlstrom
Customer Service Supervisor, American Enterprise

Dr. Freed’s presentation to our Legacy Group at SIOR’s recent Fall World Conference was dynamic, thought-provoking, and inspiring. She provided us with helpful questions to consider, and possible roadmaps to follow, as we begin the next chapter in our personal and professional lives.

Virginia Antevil
Director of Administration, Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS (SIOR), Washington, DC

Jann recently presented a highly informative, well received workshop for our Metro Women Connect group entitled Disrupting HR: Thinking Beyond the Money! Jann is an insightful and engaging presenter who enthusiastically shares her knowledge with any group.

Bobbi Segura
Women Lead Change, Regional Manager

Jann’s high energy and enthusiasm are outshined only by the depth of her research and command of the topic.  She has a passion for learning, so she brings you the most up-to-date and insightful information that you can put immediately into action.

Leisha Barcus
CEO, YMCA Des Moines

Jann Freed is a dynamic speaker and teacher who effectively educates and inspires her audiences and clients– from college kids to C-level executives in corporate and not-for-profit organizations – to think strategically and make purposeful change.  Jann’s impressive academic background coupled with her “real-world” strategy experience make her a valuable leader, consultant and speaker.

Suzanna de Bacca
President and Publisher Business Publications, Inc.

Jann Freed is a dynamic speaker and teacher who effectively educates and inspires her audiences and clients– from college kids to C-level executives in corporate and not-for-profit organizations – to think strategically and make purposeful change. Jann’s impressive academic background coupled with her “real-world” strategy experience make her a valuable leader, consultant and speaker. Jann’s Beyond the Money workshop is an absolute must for everyone who wants to be successful in their next phase of life.

Bob Burkhart
BSN, RN, Retired Airforce

Dr. Freed offers powerful ways for people to discover and connect with what is most important in their lives. She gave us great examples of how to use this new way of thinking at work and in our own personal lives. I’ve adopted several of her suggestions and feel better about how I can impact our community in ways I hadn’t considered.

Denny Linderbaum
President & COO, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Foundation

Dr. Freed delivered the perfect keynote address for our group… Inspiring, Encouraging and Insightful!

Kim Colby
President, Seniors on the Move

Jann is an excellent speaker and opened the floor to related questions, providing in-depth answers to all. Many attendees complimented Jann on her presentation and knowledge on the subject matter.

Kim DeFily
CBRE

Dr. Freed provided our keynote address as well as a break-out session…she provided an informative and relatable presentation.

Hollie Tometich
Ottumwa Leadership Academy

Jann is friendly, approachable, extremely knowledgeable, and best of all quite likeable. I would, without hesitation, and with enthusiasm attend one of her presentations. She continues to inspire me!

Kevin A. King
Market President, Ohnward Bank & Trust

Jann’s integrity and expertise quickly engaged the audience; she connected in a very conversational style while challenging us to think deeply about our individual and collective legacies. Jann’s humorous yet profound stories established her as a lifelong learner, teacher, seeker and mentor. She repeatedly credited others for their roles in her journey, especially in writing her several books. The employees’ warm response, fresh ideas and positive feedback capped off the entire experience.

Kate Milligan
FBL Financial Group, Inc.

Dr. Jann Freed has spoken to our emerging leaders several times, and on each occasion, she brings wisdom, insight, new perspective, and enthusiasm to the concept of leadership.   Her approach is informative and engaging, and attendees always leave the classes feeling inspired and confident to take on new opportunities.

Penny Sullivan
General Manager Mittera Iowa

I highly recommend Jann Freed’s book, Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts. This book clearly identifies eight practices of great leaders, provides clear examples of the practices in action, and includes activities to implement the practices into daily life. This work is truly inspirational.

Craig A. Wassenaar
Wassenaar Financial Group

Jann’s executive development coaching has been one of the most valuable experiences in my career. She helped me to recognize the importance of making connections and networking in the community to broaden my horizons and identify opportunities to develop myself. Her work with me on identifying my values and creating a vision was especially helpful.

Shannon Bieliski
De Lage Landen (DLL)

Jann was more than a great guide, she was amazing. Her own openness made the process meaningful and productive. I found myself with the tools to create a better work environment for myself and co-workers, as well as the resources to continue growing long after the process.

Joy Talmon
United Way

Jann was easy to communicate with, flexible, and professional. Jann delivered a keynote speach as well as a working session on developing your leadership legacy. The participants of the forum found Jann to be thorough, engaging and an expert at the topic of developing a leadership legacy.

Mickey Hauber Pliakos
John Deere Global SAP Services

I highly recommend Jann Freed’s book, Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts. This book clearly identifies eight practices of great leaders, provides clear examples of the practices in action, and includes activities to implement the practices into daily life. This work is truly inspirational.

Dr. Julia A. Teahen
Baker College Online

Jann spoke with deep knowledge of her research and practices in a concise and thoughtful flow. An energetic speaker with strong ownership of her valued wisdom and advice…not to be missed.

Priscilla Dickinson Sayeed
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley