“Jean Krisle is powerful!”
“Jean is magnetic, funny, and motivating. She skillfully draws in her audience, and then with no apologies, masterfully drives home the expert points that will help them meet their current challenges, improve their performance, and achieve their goals.
Before her presentation with Kroger Women’s Leadership, she worked closely with the event team to determine exactly what our goals were and what the audience needed.
I highly recommend Jean as a speaker to any organization seeking to improve communication, strengthen teams, trigger optimism, identify and empower leaders, and inspire excellence.”Amy Petersen Hill
Thought Leader & Visionary
FOUNDER & CEO
Jean strives to inspire excellence everyday.
In 2013, Jean was consulting in the addiction treatment industry and recognized an opportunity. Instead of turning away clients without resources, she communicated an idea to owners of treatment centers to provide treatment for those who could not pay: she wanted to create a nonprofit program that would provide scholarships to those in need, using the empty beds often found in treatment programs.
Since then, hundreds of treatment centers across the country have offered scholarships in collaboration with the nonprofit Jean started in 2014: 10,000 Beds, Inc. (10000beds.org). Through 10,000 Beds, those who need help are connected with those who can help.
In 2016, the first full year of operation, 10,000 Beds, Inc. awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships for addiction treatment.
As of September 2017, another $1,700,000 in scholarships have been awarded with the expectation of passing the $2.5 million dollar mark before end of year. Under Jean’s leadership and with the goal of $5,000,000 in awarded scholarships for 2018, 10,000 Beds is poised to very quickly be the largest nonprofit scholarship program in the addiction treatment industry.
Jean is an empowering speaker who masterfully delivers dynamic and relevant content as she weaves life experience, humor, corporate reality, and her audience’s current goals and challenges into her presentations.
A recent member of her audience commented, “She is entertaining, yet down to earth; optimistic, yet realistic; powerful, yet approachable. I can hardly wait to hear her speak again.”
Jean’s mission to help others find opportunity in the midst of trials or failure, comes from a deep-seated belief that success is most often discovered from mistakes and challenges of the past. She lives and breathes the desire to always look for opportunity and build on it.
In both personal and corporate roles, Jean has experienced failure, challenges, success and opportunity. As you can, she can look back on missed opportunities she failed to see or build upon, but she also recognizes the successes she has built from tiny seeds of opportunity left behind following a disappointment.
Jean has been a leader from the get go, as far back as she can remember, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes strategically, sometimes coerced. She understands the value of optimism, the reality of failure, and the potential of opportunity.
For decades Jean has motivated and empowered organizations worldwide to inspire excellence and reach their goals by providing expert training in the strategic areas of leadership, collaboration, and vision.
An entrepreneur from the get-go, Jean recognized early in her career that working behind a desk 8-5 would always be a challenge, and that her ideas often went unheard in the corporate board room.
She learned that to be successful, she had to speak up, reach out, and work with people who had strengths she did not; she had to be motivated and be able to motivate, and most importantly, she had to recognize opportunity, exemplify excellence, be committed to her goals, and ethical in her practices.
Leading 10,000 Beds, Inc. Jean is #ontheroad4recovery in 2017 and 2018 traveling the country in her 40′ 5th wheel with the ETHOS Series, an ethics program co-created with Recovery Brands. ETHOS is a nationwide one-day seminar series featuring topic experts and focused on ethical, transparent communications and business practices leading to increased transparency and efficiency in the workplace, as well as greater personal success.
Jean is available to inspire excellence in your organization.
A Global Perspective
Jean travels worldwide as a consultant and keynote speaker.
In NEPAL, she was privileged to work with a CHOICE Humanitarian team and teach basic business and marketing principles to rural villagers.
In CHILE, she was honored to participate with Atlas Network in exclusive interviews with the infamous “Chicago Boys” as part of the ongoing mission to advance the cause of liberty.
In ITALY, she conducted research for her upcoming books From Zero to CEO in 60 and If These Birks Could Talk, examining leadership, collaboration, vision, and resilience as critical for sustainable success.
In EL SALVADOR, she was shot at for crossing the border in a camper van without paying the unofficial “border fee”. (She survived to tell the story and you can still hire her!)
Likeable, Fun & Charismatic
- “When a warm personality is needed, we want Jean there.”
- WASHINGTON D.C – CEO Brad Lips of Atlas Network handcrafted this phrase for Jean’s VP of Communications job description.
- “I’ve never seen anyone with Jean’s ability to smile and put someone squarely in their place, and then get a smile back as if the person had received a compliment.”
- CALIFORNIA – Dan Corcoran, CAPRE, after repeatedly observing Jean’s negotiating skills at the board table.
- “You have to know that while there are many, many wonderful people in the world, you are in a unique class of people who shine a little more and stand out a little more. I could listen to you for hours .”
- UTAH – Janice Schwarz, Founder, Pachyonychia Congenita Project, after hearing Jean speak and feeling inspired to consider a new perspective.
- “How do you do that? You’re such a natural!”
- NORTH CAROLINA – CEO Jane Shaw, after watching Jean ramp up, ask for, and receive a six-figure contribution to the The Pope Center in a single, first-time visit to a globally-known corporate CEO.