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It’s Game Time! Leadership Lessons from a Former Pro Female Football Player
Words have profound power; they can lift someone up or tear someone down. Jan Spence shares how pursuing her life-long dream of playing professional football led to the unexpected opportunity to affect change through encouraging words and simple actions. Applying her  “Cheer Leadership™” approach in the workplace builds stronger connections, increases employee engagement and loyalty, and fosters collaboration and innovation. These invaluable lessons transform employee and customer relations and create more synergy amongst leadership and the people they manage.

After this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Implement practical ways to encourage others.

  2. Discover and use their unique gifts in the workplace and with customers and prospects.

  3. Create a plan to connect with employees, colleagues, and clients in a distinctive way to increase engagement.


Dare to be Different! 3 Keys for Goal-setting Success
Research shows that only 4% of people meet their goals each year. Part of the issue may be that using an old, traditional approach to goal-setting often leads to mounting frustration and undue stress. In this interactive, high-energy session, Jan Spence will provide participants with a fresh, innovative perspective on how to develop a game plan and maintain momentum to achieve their goals and objectives. Attendees will learn and implement her easy step-by-step process right away and also share these techniques with others to promote further success. Participants will learn new ways to empower themselves and others to get rid of unnecessary roadblocks, focus on what makes them successful, and then capitalize on these new methods. Based on Jan’s extensive experience helping organizations, associations, and individuals explore their full potential, she will expose attendees to a different approach to goal-achieving.

Through this presentation, attendees will:
1. Identify core values to set new benchmarks for their own personal and professional growth and development.
2. Apply Jan’s proprietary “Target ABC” method of goal-setting.
3. Set at least one goal using new methods by the end of the session.

My Background

Jan Spence is an international speaker, author, and consultant.  With contagious charisma and a zest for life which make her an excellent motivator and leader, this TEDx speaker has used her vast knowledge in sales, communications, finances, and employee engagement to help numerous clients including Pillsbury, Walmart, and Frito-Lay.

Jan and her husband, Mitch, launched the second FiltaFry franchise in the US in 2003.  As CEO, Jan built such a successful operation that they were awarded the “2005 Franchisee of the Year” by the International Franchise Association.  Meeting their four-year plan, they sold the business in 2007 at 300% ROI.   Since then, Jan has circled the globe as a trainer, consultant, and speaker for franchisees, organizations, and companies.

Having been interviewed by Entrepreneur magazine and the Big Dog Morning Show in Jesup, Ga, Jan shares her story of fulfilling her lifelong dream of playing women’s professional full-tackle football. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Jan combines the lessons she learned through that experience with her business experience to inspire people to make a difference through “Cheer Leadership.” Known for her highly interactive, entertaining, and inspirational style, she recently taught in Panama, Romania, Switzerland, Uganda, Australia, and Bahrain. 

Jan serves on the boards of Meeting Professionals International – North Florida and Compass Finances God’s Way – Florida. She is active with the local Association of Talent Development chapter and the Beach Church in Jacksonville, Florida.  She and her husband of nineteen years enjoy traveling the world when not at home attending Jaguars football games and cultural events.


Jan was a pleasure to work with. She was on time, very detailed and organized. Her energy during the presentation kept the crowd extremely engaged. Jan also did an excellent job working the room and interacting with groups at all tables. Everything was great!
Nicole Alley, MPI Orlando

Jan Spence was a phenomenal speaker, and really drove home the importance of encouragement. The mind is so powerful that we forget that it can do amazing feats, if only provided the mental support. I was very excited to hear her stories and gold nuggets that I can use in everyday life.
Colleen Flage, SGMP Central Florida

?Jan's story is amazing and she shares it in a captivating way. We sold out our New Smyrna REALTORS®  lunch program with the highest attendance in a long time! She connected her experience of playing women's tackle football directly with ways that the REALTOR® can take action and apply "Cheer Leadership" in their everyday work life. I highly recommend her as a speaker for your event.
Cora Baker, CEO, New Smyrna Beach Board of REALTORS®

Jan’s presentation was informative, inspiring and exactly what we needed to hear! She allowed for a ton of laughter and engagement while reminding us to get back to our core and prioritize what it truly important to us. Her goal setting templates are easy and helpful. They allow for you to focus in on what is important but with options and in our profession, we need options. Jan was a pleasure to have at our 80th Annual Florida Public Relations Conference, and I am looking forward to instilling her ideas when I return home as well as bringing them back to my work.
Nicole Stacey, Florida Public Relations Association

Jan delivered a positive and thoughtful message to our audience of workforce professionals.  She was the opening speaker, so she helped get our audience inspired and eager for more learning at the beginning of the day. She spoke of personal experiences and overcoming challenges which helped emphasize important parts of her presentation.
Steve Bent, IAWP


Jacksonville, Florida


$5,000 - 7,000


leadership development, sales and marketing, employee engagement, communications and teamwork

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