Janet Schliefert, Senior Consultant

Janet Schliefert is a Senior Consultant with Vector Group, Inc. and a key member of our firm since 1989.

Janet has over 25 years experience in training design and delivery systems, specializing in management and sales development, performance improvement interventions, and performance management systems development.  She provided a range of consulting services for industries representing insurance, banking, manufacturing, financial services, airlines, and health care.

Much of her work has been in the areas of quality, managing change, leadership and building effective teams.  Janet has implemented a Total Quality process in two Fortune 500 manufacturing firms, an international airline and an insurance company.

Throughout her career, Janet has delivered measurable results while implementing significant organizational change. She has established effective and credible HRD departments, designed performance management systems that increased alignment of organizational goals with individuals’ goals, created and implemented training curriculums that achieved the targeted organizational results, and identified and coached leadership successors. Her work with the Forum Corporation began in 1984 as a client, joining Forum’s Resource Network in 1990.

Janet’s consulting and facilitation work has included international clients as well as domestic; for example: Deloitte, British Airways, ConAgra, Prudential Retail UK, Union Pacific Railroad, Johns Manville, Farm Credit, BC/BS of NE, Swift & Co. and LandAmerica Financial Group. Her training participants range from the CEO and top Senior Managers to newly hired staff members. One of her latest projects was developing two supervisory training programs for use in US facilities as well as in the UK, Germany and Sweden. Janet has also worked extensively with 360° feedback-based leadership and sales training and coaching.

An honors graduate of the University of Nebraska, Janet is a past-President of the ISPI-Front Range Chapter, served three years on the Governor-appointed Colorado State Advisory Council for Community Colleges (one year as Chair), and was Membership Chair for Denver CO ASTD Chapter. Janet has been recognized for her contributions by awards from the Forum Corporation, National Association of Banking Women, ASTD and ISPI.

Janet is well received by all levels of employees and is known for bringing energy and humor to her interactions.