Ardently curious and unwaveringly grounded,Jan Wencel.
Spark Productivity founder Jan Wencel brings clarity to others through her passion for organization and teaching.
Ardently curious and unwaveringly grounded, she
combines an intuitive understanding of time management with a zest for living in the moment.
brings those gifts to others through dynamic workshops that help employees become more focused and productive.
A 12-year veteran of the Chicago advertising world, Jan
well understands the stresses inherent in corporate life.
In 2002, Jan
took a year-long travel sabbatical from corporate life to explore the world.
After living out of a backpack for 12 months, she
returned home with a profound appreciation for the depth of focus and productivity that can be achieved through organization.
Determined to empower others with that skill, she
began a productivity training company to develop customized solutions to the challenges faced by companies of all shapes and sizes.
Jan's affiliations reflect her
passion for knowledge that improves people's lives.
She is a Certified Professional Organizer® and an active member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and NAPO-Chicago, as well as a member of the Chicagoland chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
also participates in National Speakers Association
(NSA) training programs.
Jan is a member of the Network for Productivity Excellence (NPEX), where she helps develop quality standards for the organizing profession.
is a co-author of Insights on Productivity, a collection of essays about getting more done in the workplace.
When not conducting time management training in Chicago, Jan lives in the Chicago suburbs with her
husband in a rescued bungalow.
not traveling, she's
biking, walking, watching movies, listening to music, dining, singing, or practicing yoga.
sincere, but not preachy;centered, but not self-congratulatory;original, but not eccentric;creativewithout being avant-garde.
In early 2013, founder Jan Wencel renamed her company to better reflect the essence of her work: empowering executives to direct their energy in purposeful ways.