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Jane Palmer

Jane Palmer, MA, MBA, LMHC is an executive coach, organization consultant, licensed and Board certified counselor, as well as the founder of the Cascadia Group. She has served a broad array of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and high tech start-ups to countless individuals seeking business coaching and career counseling advice.
Jane specializes in consulting with organizations on all aspects of performance improvement, including building communication, problem solving, and decision-making capacity. She has unique expertise in coaching professionals on leadership development when anxiety and other emotional blockages present a particular challenge. She is an experienced team facilitator, assisting management transform into high performance teams. She has in-depth experience coaching marketing and strategic planning professionals. She is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership in all of their 360-degree feedback instruments.

After twenty years of consulting and executive experience with leading multi-national companies, Jane founded her own firm to help individuals and organizations realize their full potential. In parallel, she built a clinical psychotherapy private practice. She has successfully coached or counseled over 300 individuals.

Jane began her business career as a management consultant in New York with McKinsey & Company, Inc, advising senior executives on strategic, operating, and organizational issues. During the following twenty years, she served in executive positions with Newsweek, Time, Inc. and U S West. At U S West, she headed the marketing efforts for the company's cellular division and also served as Executive Director, Strategic Planning and Executive Director, New Product Development. Her leadership of research efforts at U S West resulted in the company's expansion into new wireless technologies.

Jane graduated cum laude from Smith College and received her MBA from Stanford University where she specialized in organizational behavior. She has an MA in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle where she specialized in adult development, career development, and consulting psychology. She is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State and is a Board Certified Professional Counselor as designated by the American Psychotherapy Association.

She has served clients across many industries, including the healthcare, telecommunications, and software categories. She has consulted with and coached individuals from the following organizations: Amazon.com, AT&T Wireless, Cable Plus, J. Walter Thompson, MediaFlex, Metapath, Microsoft, Multiple Zones International, NeoPath, PacifiCare, Premera, Physicians Insurance, Qwest, Regence BlueShield, Pabst, Safeco, 2Roam, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Vulcan NW, WIRB, Washington Mutual.

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