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About Janine MacLachlan


I help leaders boost their mojo through authentic, effective, persuasive communications. 

My knack for zeroing in on the right problem to solve and creating actionable tests is built on deep experience with iconic brands that include P&G, Quaker, Sargento and the American Dental Association. I coach at Chicago's tech hub 1871, the #1 private business incubator in the US, and serve on the Chicago leadership team of Ellevate, 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.


Accelerate innovation, thought leadership & more

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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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