Our Story

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” el_class=”inner-banner” css=”.vc_custom_1619349886865{background-image: url(https://www.whalenvoices.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/our-story.jpg?id=175) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:26|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:1.5″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”banner-text”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”About WhalenVoices” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1624105612440{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1619350000821{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”24″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1624105638278{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1624105664640{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”]The evolution of Whalen Voices is a story wrapped in serving clients with their communication needs. The company’s début was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa over two decades ago as Personal JAZ, a seminar and presentation coaching firm.

Founder Jan M. Whalen, MASL delivered powerful, intriguing seminars to a multitude of organizations—from corporations like General Mills, Rockwell International and AT&T to local Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way volunteers and church leadership groups.

Over the last 25 years, Jan has coached hundreds of speakers—including CEO’s, politicians, engineers and sales people. So to capitalize on this expertise, she wrote her first book: Rock Solid Confidence: Presenting Yourself with Assurance, Poise and Power, which was chosen as the 2012 Global Ebook Award winner in the category of Communications. That’s when she began to coach aspiring authors to reach their publishing dreams.

Her next publications were: Character Safari: Remember and Write the Stories of Your Life; My Trust Journal; You are the Perfect Age: Enjoy your Life; and Well Seasoned: The Beauty of Age. These books are tools for information, self-appreciation and self-trust.

In 2019 she launched an upscale line of uplifting greeting cards, The Perfect Age®, for women to send to their friends who might feel a bit anxious about their new age. Each cards is designed with intention featuring amazing art and meaningful lyrics. As you’ll see in Jan's Boutique on this website, the line continues to grow with these categories: Birthday, Care, Gratitude, Sympathy and Angel Thank You cards.

Now located in the Phoenix area and still in love with life, Jan lives with her husband, Ross, and is always ready to visit her grandchildren who live nearby. The business continues to evolve as her coaching and workshops serve aspiring authors and others who want to capture their stories to use in conversations or business settings. She continues to speak at seminars, conferences, and women’s groups on rock solid confidence, develops new workshops centered around writing your stories (many on Zoom) and helps you express your feelings through greeting cards.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Stay tuned for ways new ways we can assist you in reaching out to others through new cards we develop, new workshops and ways we can assist you by receiving our monthly.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_class=”our-stry”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”text-center news-letter” width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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