Cohen Leadership Consulting
"Janice Cohen has an extraordinary commitment to, and knowledge of, effective leadership development. She personifies facilitative and collaborative leadership."
Ellen Grant,
Executive Director, Institute for Civic Leadership
  Janice Cohen
Summary of Qualifications
Fifteen years experience as a leadership program developer, coach and consultant. Twenty years of experience as a leader in private, public and non-profit organizations. Designed and implemented nationally recognized civic leadership program. Certified mediator, coach, facilitator, 360 assessments, MBTI.

Professional Experience
Cohen Leadership Consulting
Consulting company specializing in leadership coaching, development and consulting. Designed and delivered an 18 day leadership program for health system professionals. Provides leadership coaching to mid and senior leaders in a regional health system.

MaineGeneral Health
Organizational Development Specialist – evaluated, designed and delivered organizational strategies to support the development of a patient centered healthcare system that included acute care, physician practices, nursing homes, home health, and community based programs.

Collaboration Works
Principal in a business that provided consulting services to organizations and communities desiring to create a more collaborative environment. Provided leadership for the first two years of implementation of the Institute for Civic Leadership. Provided facilitation and mediation for systems engaged in complex public issues.

Unum Provident
Director of Corporate Public Involvement – Designed and managed the corporate foundation and relationships with corporate communities. Led Unum Provident’s effort to reform public education at the State and national level. Created the Institute for Civic Leadership for the greater Portland, ME region.

Manager of Maine State Relations – represented insurance and business interest in the Maine State Legislature.

Manager of Flexible Benefits Services – managed services for health, disability and life insurance product in three regions of the country. Represented the Health Insurance Association of America in Maine.

Maine State Government
Director Employment Training Programs – assessed employment training needs for the State and developed and funded programs to meet those needs.

Director Community Development – Managed $10 million program to assist communities address housing, public works and economic development needs.

Other - Executive Director of Non-profit agency, Social Worker, Educator

B.S and MEd in education; accepted Harvard mid-career in public administration
Certifications: Mediation Training International – workplace mediation, LEA (Leadership Effectiveness Assessment) – 360 assessments, Coach – NLP, ACC-ICF, personality type - MBTI

Designed and implemented the Institute for Civic Leadership, Chairman’s award Unum-Provident, Conference Board’s Best in Class Award for education, U.S. Dept of Labor Private Initiatives Award, US Dept of Emergency Preparedness Flood Plain Management Award