Jan Nighswander

Jan Nighswander


Jan Nighswander understands through her diverse corporate experience that clear, authentic communication is critical to business and personal success. As Senior Consultant with Jeffrey Strategic she is committed to helping business professionals attain high performance through effective communication.

Jan started her career in Alberta’s energy industry as a production accountant with Home Oil in their northern operations. After returning to her hometown of Calgary she took on a new role in pension and benefits accounting that led to a successful thirty-year career in corporate human resources.

At NOVA Corporation and Alberta Natural Gas she introduced a new approach to human resources management, transforming how leaders managed change and supported their people through significant industry deregulation. Following her corporate experience, Jan changed direction to specialize in transition management. As a practice leader with leading North American consulting firms she led multi-million dollar projects in energy, regulatory, retail and health care to improve performance and restructure in uncertain times.

As Executive Vice President Human Resources and Chief Privacy Officer at LifeMark Health, Jan built a human resources function that focused on helping business leaders become strong HR practitioners. After supporting the acquisition of over fifty businesses, Jan relocated to Toronto to support the integration of LifeMark Health and Centric Health.

Now based in Calgary, Jan runs her own HR consulting practice that helps leaders and organizations find practical solutions to their business challenges. Drawing on her extensive senior leadership experience, she delivers innovative workshops and coaching for Jeffrey Strategic including the unique Communicating with Influence for Women workshop.