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About Janine MacLachlan

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I help C-level executives and rising leaders master their message using techniques from journalism, neuroscience and design thinking. Together we'll boost effectiveness through authentic, persuasive communications. 

If you're seeking to get your ideas heard, you've come to the right place. My knack for zeroing in on the right problem to solve and building an actionable message strategy is built on deep experience with iconic brands that include Procter & Gamble, Quaker, Sargento and the American Dental Association. My workshops on creativity, storytelling and leadership communications help organizations drive innovation, nurture emerging leaders, and essentially get out of their own way. 


I contribute to Forbes on leadership strategy, and coach at Chicago's tech hub 1871, the #1 private business incubator in the US. As an advocate for women at work, I am an activator for SheEO and served as president Ellevate Network Chicago, a global network of professional women. 

Intensely curious and a lifelong learner, I geek out over urban architecture and animal welfare, and literally wrote the book on farmers' markets, Farmers' Markets of the Heartland, published by University of Illinois Press.


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Creative, curious, and a master at relationships, Janine not only has high expectations, but also knows how to get the whole team to success. And she's a lot of fun to work with!

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