Janice Neitzel, Senior Manager
has the innate ability to lead others without their realizing they have been led, producing a true group victory.
has an excellent ability to think analytically, to look at situations in different ways and to brainstorm ideas on effective approaches.
Janice Neitzel, a senior manager, core facilitator, and trainer with Leadership Strategies, brings fourteen years group facilitation experience to our team.
With an MBA, Janice leads businesses and non-profits in strategic planning, scenario analysis, stakeholder engagement, focus groups, process reengineering, value-chain analysis, requirements gathering, and database design initiatives across a broad range of industries.
utilizes a comprehensive facilitated workshop technique integrating methodology with group dynamics in order to achieve consensus.
Trained by both MG Rush and Leadership Strategies, she
has the ability to hear a client's needs to prepare a customized approach from her
toolbox of methods and best practices.
Janice combines professionalism with her enthusiastic demeanor and has shown the ability to lead a group to analyze and simplify complex issues in order to develop commitment to practical solutions.
As a management consultant, Janice has facilitated:
Strategic Planning Retreats using the Global Business Network's
Trained in consulting and project management while at IBM, Janice is President and Founder of Sustainable Solutions Group (formerly Business Technology Experts) and is facilitating innovative solutions for multinationals such as BP, CNA Insurance, Discover Card, Baxter, Household International, Solo Cup, McDonalds, Sears, and Unilever and for growing firms such as CIMCO and Cars.com.
In collaborating with non-profits, Janice
has developed a keen insight into understanding their culture, operations, and motivations, and has facilitated for non-profits such as The Art Connection and the Illinois Stewardship Alliance
has published "Facilitating Sustainability Strategy" on GreenBiz.com and blogs on environmental, social, and animal-related business practices in Janice's Corner on TriplePundit.com
Janice graduated Summa cum Laude with an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio School of Management in San Francisco under graduate advisor L. Hunter Lovins, author of Natural Capitalism.
Janice has a B.S. in Computer Science, graduating Magna cum Laude and with University Honors from Northern Illinois University.
was named NIU Woman Student Leader and earned the Dean's Award for the Department of Computer Science.