“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, SIOR l COO/Manager

“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. Freed to anyone looking to inspire a group and help them identify their purpose at any stage in life.”

Brad Anderson l AARP Iowa State Director

“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 l American Enterprise, Underwriting Supervisor

“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 l CBRE

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

Hollie Tometich l 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 l Bankers Trust

“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 l American Enterprise, Customer Service Supervisor

“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 l 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 l Women Lead Change, Regional Manager

“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 l FBL Financial Group, Inc.

“Leading With Wisdom provides a valuable overview of the leadership practices that truly matter, and when applied, make us not only more effective leaders, but better human beings… living to our full potential. The eight leadership practices outlined in the book provide insight to all – both the experienced and newer leaders.”

Penny Sullivan l Meredith Corporations

“Jann is inspiring, funny, and informative. Her style encourages interaction and almost immediately puts her audience at ease. I highly recommend Jann for your next speaking engagement.”

— Craig A. Wassenaar l Wassenaar Financial Group

“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 l Baker College Online

“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 l 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 l 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 l 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 l Baker College Online

“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 l United Way

“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.”

Bob Burkhart, BSN, RN l Retired Air Force

“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 l President & COO, Unity Point Health — Des Moines Foundation

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

— Kim Colby l President, Seniors on the Move

“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 l YMCA Des Moines, CEO

“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 l 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 l Vice President, IMT Insurance