Assisting business owners and experienced career professionals, Dr. Jan Hoistad is an expert in human interaction and communication, entrepreneurship, business acumen, human development, systems, creativity, and learning styles. She’s established her unique business guiding people to accelerate and integrate their professional and personal goals as they develop and transition through choice points across their lives. She has helped numerous professionals, business owners, and teams achieve ambitious goals, joyful relationships, and a greater quality of life.
With beginnings in art, psychology and education, focusing on creativity and learning styles, Dr. Jan is a Licensed Psychologist with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Her work with career and entrepreneurial couples, as well as with business partners, led her to develop the Big Picture Partnering™ coaching approach to relationships, and to become certified as a neutral coach in Collaborative Law. She was an active professional in the Collaborative Law Institute of MN (CLI) along with participating in many trainings through the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the International Association of Women Business Coaches (IAWBC) and others. Her extensive postdoctoral work in communications, organizational advancement, and leadership development, along with training in negotiation from Harvard’s Project on Negotiation (PON), mediation through Minnesota Dispute Resolution Services (MDR) and Certification in Exit Planning (CEP) through the Exit Planning Institute (EPI) all enhance the expertise she brings to her client’s challenges.
She taught in the psychology departments of San Francisco State and Sacramento State Universities while living in the Bay Area. Upon returning to Minnesota early in her career, she served on the faculty of St. Olaf College for 3 years while starting her own business. She was an active participant and past president of Minnesota Women Psychologists (MWP) for many of the organization’s early years. Dr. Hoistad’s also the author of many books and articles for professional couples and people in career and business transition which can be found in her blog, resource page, and on her Amazon Author’s page.