BECAUZ Accelerators

A Comprehensive Approach to Change

The BECAUZ Accelerator program utilizes proprietary Processes, Tools and Systems to install transformational change in Leaders, Teams and Organization. This process accelerates change because of our proven processes, dynamic facilitation and an integrated, systemic approach.

How do we maximize our impact as a World Class IT Organization and embrace the challenges presented by global economic and IT events and trends?

Walter PuschnerVP - Worldwide Field ITMicrosoft

How can we create a leadership team to transform our firm?

Mike PongonCOOPoint B

How can we most effectively communicate our Real Estate Repositioning offering to add value for our clients?

Tony StewartVice PresidentMcKinstry

How do we maximize our impact as a World Class IT Organization and embrace the challenges presented by global economic and IT events and trends?

Walter PuschnerVP - Worldwide Field ITMicrosoft

BECAUZ tailors the programs they offer us to closely align to our business needs. Each and every interaction has its own dynamic, and they are able to adjust what they do, live in the moment, to maximize results and value. That kind of adaptability and dynamism is a core skill you don’t often find.

Walter PuschnerVice President, User ExperienceMicrosoft

BECAUZ are savvy social architects who create environments that lead to extraordinary learning and results. With your help, our 80-person extended leadership team has moved from a “command and control” focus to an “inspire and involve” culture, with alignment and ownership embedded into the leadership ecosystem.

Jacky WrightVPMicrosoft SESIT

With BECAUZ we have consistently generated breakthrough results and have been able to align our teams around transformational strategy. We have built an adaptive organization that flourishes in the midst of uncertainty and innovates to create solutions that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

B.J. MooreVice PreidentMicrosoft - Enterprise Commerce IT

How can we engage our entire organization and partners as leaders to realize our vision?

Senior Director of a field readiness group

How do we get our engineering leads and their teams to perform at even higher levels as we grow and scale our business?

Brett HelselSr. VP EngineeringIsilon Systems, Inc.

What would be possible across teams if we collaborated?

Andrew ClaphamSenior DirectorDesign & Construction

How can we drive team performance, build client relationships and generate a better bottom line?

Erika SchmidtPresident & COOFrause

How can we build a global innovation engine without adding people or additional dollars?

Tyson HartmanChief Technology OfficerAvanade

Jan Gelman

Jan Gelman

Facilitator and Coach

Email: jan@becauz.com

jan-gelman-actionJan Gelman is a coach, facilitator and leadership development professional known for her ability to combine curiosity and directness to help leaders get to the heart of their challenges quickly. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience as a senior leader in business, media and technology with companies such as Capital Cities/ABC, Sierra On-Line and GiftCertificates.com, she has unique insight into the complex demands that her clients face.

Jan has been an internal leadership consultant at Washington State Labor & Industries and an external consultant with organizations such as Microsoft, Expedia, Point B, and Peer 1. She works with leaders, teams and organizations around the world and is deeply interested in how cultural differences and rank impact relationships and performance. She is passionate about seeing her clients succeed and focuses on helping them make healthy choices, move past self-imposed limitations, and take initiative to drive business results.

Jan has also written numerous business and lifestyle articles for New York Magazine, Selling magazine, MSN and MSNBC; and published books for young adults with Alfred A. Knopf and Simon & Schuster. She holds a Master of Arts degree in applied behavioral science from the Leadership Institute of Seattle and a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is certified in Emotional Intelligence assessments and works with the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).

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