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Jana Markowitz is the Founder and Principal Consultant of The Collective Mind, a boutique consulting firm focused on helping technology and engineering organizations, people and projects achieve success. She has broad experience in IT management consulting and coaching, specializing in organizational change, communications and management development.
Her areas of expertise include IT organization assessments, development of interpersonal skills in IT and engineering professionals and organizations, stakeholder communications, psychometrics and business relationship management. Jana has taught vendor relationship management to clients including Hilton Worldwide and Sears.
Jana’s clients include major corporations, institutions and government agencies. Representative clients are Hilton Worldwide, Thomas & Betts, Maybelline, Bellsouth, Sears, the ACH Food Companies, the US Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, Intuit and Nuveen.
Jana began her career with 15 years at IBM as a systems engineer and technology consultant where she held positions of advancing responsibility starting with technical support and systems implementation for Fortune 500 companies and ultimately involving project/program management, IT strategic planning, and electronic meeting facilitation. Jana was IBM’s Lead Systems Engineer for Holiday Corporation for six years.
She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and a M.S. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Memphis. Jana is co-author of Shifting Sands: The People Side of Project Management (2013) and is a contributing author for the Jossey-Bass book Rewiring Organizations for the Networked Economy (2002.)
Jana holds certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Emotional Intelligence psychometric instruments EQ-i 2.0 and EQ360.
She is a member of the following professional organizations:
- Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD)
- Organization Development Network (ODNetwork)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Society for Information Management (SIM)
- Jana served on the SIM Memphis Board 2001 – 2011 and has been the Director for STEM Outreach for the national SIM organizationsince 2012.
To book technology and leadership development speaker Jana Markowitz call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.
The People-side of Project Management: What makes projects fail
Organizational Change - guiding people through difficult times
Credibility and Influencing - the starting place for a successful career
STEM Outreach - what your organization can do to help fill the STEM Pipeline
Women in Technology - careers, barriers, opportunities
Emotional Intelligence: What is it and why should you care?
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