I am a firm believer that every individual has greater potential than they may be aware of and – if given the opportunity – I vow to help them see their greater potential. By bringing myself authentically to every interaction, and providing honest, open communication, I build tremendous relationships with my clients and help them achieve – and often exceed – their goals. As a leader in the executive coaching and consulting arena I have learned to pivot quickly in order to address needs as they arise, and display integrity in everything I do.
Janet Blum is an Executive Consultant with The Kaleidoscope Group and has been affiliated with the firm in various capacities since its inception. She has a passion for helping individuals and teams gain greater clarity about how they see themselves in the world around them, and how to navigate some of the challenges that go along with that. Janet is a strong professional skilled in executive coaching, leadership and team development, training, and DEI. She is recognized for her expertise in creating partnerships with her clients based on trust, openness, honest feedback, and integrity. She emphasizes helping individuals and teams reach their business objectives by assisting them in identifying goals, recognizing and addressing strengths and weaknesses, and developing clear processes and strong relationships.
Janet’s experience is broad-based, and she has successfully served clients at all levels of organizations. Her client list, which reflects her extensive multi-industry knowledge, includes engagements at Allstate, DeVry Institute, Federal Home Loan Bank, The Museum of Science and Industry, Discover Card Services, Kemper Corporation, Gateway Foundation, Kraft Foods. Some of the work Janet is most recognized for is in the area of Executive Coaching, DEI Coaching and Consulting, Leadership Development, 360 Degree Feedback, Team Coaching and Development, Conflict Resolution and Team Intervention,
Meeting/Program Facilitation, and Change Management.
Janet received an MBA from The University of Chicago with a concentration in Behavioral Science and received a MA from the University of Chicago at the same time, concentrating in social polity and administration. She used the two degrees to focus on leader/employee behaviors in organizations, and how to help individuals and teams achieve greater success in every aspect of their business lives. Janet also received an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan in social psychology. She has several professional certifications for assessments which she uses with clients where appropriate. These include Benchmarks (from The Center for Creative Leadership), IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory), Korn/Ferry’s VOICES 360 assessment, DiSC Personality Profile, StrengthsFinder.
When not working, Janet enjoys walking, writing, and spending time with her husband and 3 young-adult children who fill her with tremendous pride. She is a constant “observer” of the world and recognizes that each of us may have a different lens that we look through, but hopefully, we can appreciate what each of us sees through our own lens.