About Jan Elsner
- Top Teams / C-Suite
- Boards and Getting to Board
- Working Women / Senior Women / High Potential Women
- Medical Professionals / Specialists / Health professionals
- Professionals including Financial and Professional Services
- Design and Creative Professionals
- Sports and Arts professionals / elite performance individuals
- Indigenous Corporations and associated staff
- Tertiary students
- Early career professionals seeking direction
- Clients in career transition
Jan Elsner is a Registered Psychologist, specialising in wellbeing, career and performance coaching and executive coaching and counselling. After a 30 year career in Melbourne, working nationally and internationally, Jan returned in 2019 to live in Perth and provides services in Nedlands and mostly online.
Jan has specialised in working with professionals at any career stage, including professional services, executive women, medical specialists and various sports and arts performance professionals. Jan's clients are spread around Australia and as far as London.
Jan integrates Strengths, Neurobiology, and Positive Psychology based approaches to enable clients to find confidence, clarity, calm and direction with purpose.
Jan has served on a number of company coaching panels and enjoys collaborating with a variety of colleagues.
Jan works with anyone who wants to be at their best.
In the corporate world, as an executive coach, Jan works with senior and future leaders on performance, transition, change and challenge, with a focus on individualised approaches to performance, thriving, success and satisfaction, across the career life-cycle.
In private counselling and coaching practice, Jan assists people to make positive decisions and transitions in life and career, plus works with people who know they want to tackle some mental habits that are getting in the way of being at their best, including stress, motivation, anxiety, focus (ADD/ ADHD) and depression. Jan has special interests in professional specialists (eg medical specialists, accountants, lawyers, engineers, architects, design professionals, academics); working women; and women and cancer and IVF.
Jan has a 15-year career background in senior level roles including Big 4 management consulting, ASX top 50 Group HR, and digital start-ups, and is a fully Registered Psychologist (since 1986) who has worked as an executive, performance and wellbeing coach and advisor for another 20 years across government, listed, private and start-up companies as well as with private clients.
Jan’s corporate career focused on leadership, talent and individual and organisational performance.
Jan’s background is originally as a Psychologist in Health Management and Behavioural Medicine before shifting to business strategy, organisational culture change and performance improvement management consulting with Coopers & Lybrand Consultants (prior to becoming PWC) and at Ernst & Young, where she developed the foundation design and case-study work for the Organizational Culture and Organizational Change methodologies. Jan established the Group HR executive role for Village Roadshow establishing organisational operations for international expansion, and then held a Group HR specialist succession management role at ANZ Bank, where she designed and managed the top 100 leadership talent strategy for the globalisation of the ANZ Group.
After a career in consulting firms and Group HR, Leadership,Talent and Succession Planning roles, Jan has coached and consulted independently since 1997 and has pioneered the application and teaching of evidence-based Coaching, Strengths, Positive Organisational Scholarship, Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry in Australia, specifically with application to women's leadership, career progression and career transition, and global leadership development. She was introduced to the first Australian Positive Psychology Conference as the 'midwife of Positive Psychology in Australia."
Jan's work has delved continuously deeper into the science of leadership and mental performance, establishing global connections and relationships with academic thought leaders, and her curiosity has led to her studies in neurobiology and neuroscience.
Jan has a special blend of knowledge, skill and experience, plus a warm, engaging style, to work with individuals, groups and teams to enhance their mental potential as leaders. Jan’s extensive business and leadership experience plus her strategic capability enables her to deeply understand complex business and commercial contexts and help clients to specifically apply and make their learning relevant in a global and local context. She has worked with clients in Australia, UK, and China, and with leaders with Asia-Pacific and Global roles and reporting relationships. In recent years her consulting work has focused on alignment of leaders and organisations for Asian and Global growth markets.
With a personal background in the health sector plus professional and financial services and partnerships, many of Jan's clients are Professionals, Partners and Senior Executives in these industries. Consulting and coaching clients have included major international and Australian professional services firms, mining, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and property companies, and federal and state government departments. Jan also works directly with high achievement and high potential individuals in corporate, sports and arts professions. Increasingly, Jan is working with medical professionals across broad specialties, who are dealing with challenges in their private practices and in the public health system.
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