Working with organizations & leaders to stimulate CONVERSATION, CONNECTION, & COLLABORATION: the three most underused communication skills critical to sustainable success.



“Great ideas often grow from simple conversation. A magical thing happens when people connect to freely share thoughts and concepts: GREAT IDEAS are born.” 

– Jean Krisle


“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, and develop effective leaders.”

Amy Petersen Hill

Division Manager, Kroger | Smith's Food & Drug

Thought Leader & Visionary


For decades Jean has motivated and empowered organizations worldwide to reach their goals and improve morale and performance by providing expert training in the strategic areas of leadership, communication, marketing and optimism.

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.

Representing 10,000 Beds, Inc. and in collaboration with her company Strategically Square™, Jean will spend 2017 criss-crossing the country with her signature program LET’S TALK!, a nationwide one-day seminar series focused on ethical, transparent communications leading to increased transparency and efficiency in the workplace, as well as greater personal success.



Jean is an empowering motivational speaker who masterfully weaves life experience, humor, current data, and her audience’s interests into her presentations. She is entertaining, yet down to earth; optimistic, yet realistic, and powerful, yet approachable.

Better speaking to an audience than having a personal 1:1 conversation, Jean understands the challenges of communicating. Her goal is to break down the fears that can prevent us from speaking our truth, joining the conversation, asking for help, and sharing ideas. The success of her nonprofit and her for-profit businesses can be linked directly with the connections and collaboration required to not only launch, but continue on a path to success.

A professional speaker for more than half of her life, she leaves everything on the stage. She cares, she emotes, she inspires, she challenges. Jean brings it. Every single time.



Jean walks the talk. 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: she wanted to create a nonprofit program that would provide scholarships to those in need, using the empty beds. 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. ( Through 10,000 Beds, Jean connected those who need help 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. 

10,000 Beds will more than double this achievement in 2017, thanks to the generous sponsors and partners who contribute scholarships, support and encouragement. #onebedonelife


 A Global Perspective

Jean travels worldwide as an advocate, coach, 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 AhHa! Moment #147 and Let’s Talk!, examining connection, collaboration, optimism, and creativity 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; 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 .”
  • “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.

A Few of Jean’s Clients