Jan Burnes is a dynamic Trainer and Corporate Facilitator with over 25 years experience in the area of Leadership and Management. Previously the managing director of a top performing company employing over 1,000 people, Jan now uses her real-life experience in developing people at all levels to achieve higher standards of performance and productivity.
Her areas of expertise include Interpersonal Communication, Coaching & Mentoring, Dealing With Difficult People, True Colors Communication Styles (Internationally accredited facilitator), and Facilitation Skills for Managers and Team Leaders.
After selling her last company in 1993, Jan was appointed National Training & Development Manager by Business in the Community. Her position was funded by AusIndustry and the Dept. of Industrial Relations, Education & Further Training (DIRETFE) in response to the Karpin Report (Report of the Industry Task Force on Leadership and Management Skills), “Enterprising Nation” – reviewing Australia’s managers to meet the challenges of the Asia-Pacific century.
Jan developed training packages that were subsequently accredited by the NSW Vocational Education & Training Board (VETAB), and gained reciprocal recognition from the official accrediting bodies in other States and Territories. Her training programs were widely acknowledged as representing International Best Practice in training principals. During this period she trained over 2,000 business professionals including Business Enterprise Centre staff and management, bankers, accountants, lawyers and financial advisers.
Jan is now the Managing Director of her own company, a highly successful consultancy providing tailored learning solutions for many of the top one hundred industries in Australia. She believes that effective learning has to be participative and interactive – her learning events are built around practical exercises, role play and real life case studies. Her training style focuses not only on explaining new ideas or developing new skills, but also on motivating people to use them and develop themselves as individuals.
She has a MBA majoring in Business Communication; she is a Nationally Accredited Trainer and Workplace Assessor, a certified NLP Practitioner, a Member of the Australian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators, the Australian Institute of Training and Development, the Australian Institute of Management and the Institute of Personnel & Development (London).. She is on the board of a major enterprise as advisor for learning and development and in the late 90’s Jan won a Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award as one of Australia’s most successful business women.
Jan receives rave reviews from her many clients including Revlon, McDonalds, Oporto, Commonwealth Bank, Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Boeing Aerospace, Australian Physiotherapy Ass., Telstra, Amadeus, Apple Computers, Siebel Asia Pacific, IDT, Meadowlea, Macquarie State Bank, First Data, Security Mail, 3M, Sydney Fish markets, Office of State Revenue, Dept. of Tourism, Governor General’s Office., AON Consulting, Swiss Re Health & Life, Ralf Marine Services.
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- Jan was a breath of fresh air, on a really age-old topic.
Sane Event Management
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Conflict Resolution
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Facilitation Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
- Leadership & Management
- Presentation Skills
- Professional Selling Skills
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