Dr. Jan Byars
Conscious, Entrepreneurial, Visionary, Values-Based Leader
My work for the last 20 years has been to Hold the Environment for transformational change. I have integrated multitude fields of study into a distinctly innovative approach of Conscious Leadership and transformational change. My work is phenomenological in nature (grounded in my own development), as I was quickly taught in graduate school, “You can’t help people grow beyond your own level of development.”
I have a deep understanding of values-based leadership, and leading change from systems theory, psychological and physiological perspectives. This has allowed me to work with clients at their current stage of readiness (Prochaska) and guide them in a manner consistent with their learning style and level of psychological development (Kegan, Wilber).
I have helped my clients remove obstacles and align with their Purpose. I have worked with people who knew their leadership and their lives could be better and accepted the challenge to learn and grow, creating a conscious, engaged culture.
I have seen my clients lost in overwhelm, the onslaught of information, and the list of things to do. I have helped them see more clearly, and to place their energy and attention on critical points of leverage; to shift their leadership, and transforming thier organizations.
I am the founder and president of LeadSync, LLC. My education, research, and practice has made it clear to me that the leader’s internal state is critical to leadership capacity, abilities and ultimately the effects on the organization. The philosophy that Leadership is Being and then Doing (Bennis) drives my unique approach to leadership development.
Conscious Leadership increases capacity in individual leaders and leadership teams through the development of strong intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, strong critical thinking, respectful problem solving and cohesive teamwork aligned with company performance and productivity goals.
Education and Training:
I have a PhD in Leadership and Organizational Change from Antioch University; a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the University of Kansas. I have also been trained in mediation and am professional certified HeartMath® coach.
I have experience working with public and privately held organizations as well as nonprofits, Nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government organizations in industries such as manufacturing, communications, construction, health services and food service.
I am active member of the International Leadership Association. I created and am the current Chair of the Conscious Leadership Community. I have been Chair for Leadership Development Member Interest Group. Created Ethics Forum Learning Community and Co-Chaired this group for 5 years. I have been selected to present (peer-reviewed presentations) in Chicago 2006, Los Angeles 2008, Prague 2009, Boston 2010, Montreal 2013, San Diego 2014 and Barcelona 2015. My most recent presentation was entitled: Whole Systems & Whole Self: Transcending Boundaries and Borders.
I would love to have the opportunity to work with you, if you are ready to grow strong and hold steady, sustainable change for your organization and the world.