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Jan Carley


Associate Faculty


Executive Education


Jan Carley is a Professional Certified Executive Coach and CEO of Creative Coaching Group based in Vancouver, B.C. She is a high-performance coach specializing in inspiring executives and teams to clarify their vision, leverage their signature strengths to maximize their performance potential and create and follow-through on business strategies to achieve remarkable and sustainable results. Challenging her clients to smash limiting paradigms that are barriers to their success and supporting them as they create transformative new possibilities in their businesses has made Carley a sought after business coach globally. Her book, Harmony from the Inside Out – Creating and Living your Performance Potential, has been critically acclaimed worldwide and is now in its third printing.


With more than 25 years’ experience working in senior management in the professional non-profit world of the performing arts, Carley brings a progressive whole-brained approach to her executive coaching programs. Besides her one-on-one coaching work with executives and her coaching and facilitation of their leadership teams, she has established an important niche globally as the “Inner Coach of Barbershop.” In that role she has coached dozens of internationally competitive a cappella choruses, their leadership teams and thousands of singers worldwide to shift and expand their operating cultures and mindsets to ones of positivity, possibility and excellence as they prepare for the pressured demands of international singing competitions. 


Carley holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation. She completed the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching at Royal Roads University in 2006 and also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Queen’s University. She is a certified facilitator of the Strength Deployment Inventory ®, a tool for improving communication and relationship effectiveness and managing and reducing the costs of conflict.