Advisory Services Testimonials
"JBL Strategies was instrumental in helping Texas Exes with its strategic planning. They were thorough in gathering relevant information prior to our session enabling them to better understand both our organization and its specific needs. As a group, we found the activities very insightful."
- Chuck Harris, Executive Director, TexasExes
"Jane masterminded and chaired the successful execution of our U.S. Green Building Council Texas merger; (4) chapters with their own 501C3's into one statewide Texas Chapter. Her leadership and facilitating skills were critical to this process which involved many different stakeholder groups and our National organization. Jane has unique skill sets and a wonderful interpersonal dynamic for organizing and accomplishing difficult tasks!"
- Scott Gerhardt, Chair, U.S. Green Building Council Texas
"Jane recently helped us develop an education strategic plan for the South Central Region. Her guidance and thoughtfulness throughout the process was invaluable. She is gifted at synthesizing large quantities of information and presenting information in an accessible way. Together, we have developed a plan of which I am proud and that is going to be enormously helpful as we navigate the next 4 years and more."-Marya Fowler, Director of Education, National Wildlife Federation, South Central Region
"Austin Parks Foundation worked with Jane in 2017 to create a new, 3-year strategic plan. From the strategic plan, we were able to create a very actionable 2018 operational plan and will do the same for the next two years, thanks to the foundation Jane helped us build. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jane and her strategic planning services to any non-profit looking to complete this type of work - not only will you have a wonderful facilitator but your organization will gain a passionate adviser and partner for years to come."
- Allison Watkins, Chief Strategy Officer, Austin Parks Foundation
"Jane has quite a reputation as an insightful, strategic mentor. She is incredibly perceptive, assessing people and situations very quickly. I know Jane best as a mentor and coach. Jane's warmth and encouragement, along with her strategic insights, stoked my enthusiasm and excitement about the future, and helped me to get unstuck. In only a few short meetings, she helped me see my strengths more clearly, create a vision for the next phase of my career, and start acting on my desires."
- Amy McGeady, Vice President, IT'S TIME TEXAS
"Jane builds leaders, grows organizations, and increases a group's reach and influence. She does all this while being immensely personable, approachable, and filled with genuine care....She is a true professional."
- Edgar Farrera, Director of Sustainability, Circuit of the Americas
"Having gone through a series of recent and significant changes to our organization, including becoming a 501c3 and the addition of several new board members and staff, we recognized the need to hire an outside expert to help the GME Sun Club to revisit our mission, values and long-term plan. Jane and JBL Strategies came highly recommended and helped the leadership team to develop consensus around a vision, apply a framework to translate that vision into a comprehensive, working plan, and capture that plan into a concise document. Jane offers a fresh, knowledgeable perspective and is a pleasure to work with."
- Jason Sears, CEO, Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
"JBL Strategies was instrumental in leading Family Eldercare through a strategic direction process. Their knowledge and experience in the nonprofit sector provided us with a foundation to bring our vision and mission and put it to work for our clients. They were able to bring our community partners, our Board of Directors, the leadership staff and employees of Family Eldercare together to produce a strategic direction for our organization."
- Kent Herring, CEO, Family Eldercare
"Our nonprofit selected Jane as our strategic advisor based upon her experience with nonprofit mergers, strategic planning and strong communications background. We also appreciated her perspective as having been both an Executive Director and a nonprofit board member. Jane's broad expertise and candid advice helped us successfully combine three 501c3's into one entity over the past 12 months. During this period of significant change, Jane has proven to be an invaluable resource in guiding our steps and holding us accountable. Jane's advice and assistance has helped us transform our organization into a more sustainable and impactful nonprofit with a board focused on governance, oversight and development."
- Mary Sue Butler Clyne, Drive A Senior Central Texas, Board Chair
“Jane is a highly skilled strategic communications consultant with in depth understanding of international communications. She successfully provided Expedia with valuable management consulting and advice regarding structuring of European and Asian communications operations.”
- Wendy Rebmann, Chief Communications Officer/ Advisory Board Member, Brighter Ventures/VP Corporate Communications
"JBL Strategies worked with us over the course of several months to clearly define the city's Tourism Board’s role, brought together the tourism-related businesses into a collaborating group, and encouraged us to think outside of the box. Jane helped us to develop creative strategic partnerships and marketing materials that are getting rave reviews. In short, Jane focused our efforts and took us to a whole new level. It is not easy to turn the big ship of government around and point it in a new direction. Jane was undaunted by the task.”
- Sue Singer, Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Auburn, WA
"Jane was brought on board at Budget Rent a Car by our Senior VP of Marketing to counsel and groom me to take on new public relations and external communications responsibilities. She has extensive global PR and media relations’ expertise and played an important role in helping evaluate and improve our external communications function and strategy."
-Kimberly Mulcahy, Budget Rent a Car
"As Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council Central Texas-Balcones Chapter, which I chaired, Jane steered the Chapter through some of its most challenging times. She brought clarity, focus, and enthusiasm to the organization."
- James Andrews, Principal, Overland Partners