Jan Phillips is a visionary thought leader, award-winning author, and dynamic speaker. She is known worldwide for her keynote speaking, workshops, and multimedia video presentations. As an artist/activist, Jan's commitment to spiritual healing and social justice resonates in her work, and her workshops are vibrant with that passion and sensibility. She creates a unique multi-sensory experience, weaving humor, storytelling, captivating imagery, and music to inspire and ignite insights for life-changing action.
Jan shows people how to access their wisdom, activate their own creative energy, and communicate with passion and power. Her own quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, her transformational presentations inspire consciousness and commitment.
Jan's photographs have been exhibited at the National Women's Hall of Fame, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Los Angeles County Museum, Tyler Art Gallery, the Children's Museum, Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, and in several international venues.
She is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Livingkindness Foundation, a global network of grassroots philanthropists transforming creative potential into compassionate action. She is also Co-Founder of Syracuse Cultural Workers, publishers and distributors of socially-conscious artwork, and was the editor of their Women Artists Datebook, In Praise of the Muse, for three years.
She has won awards for outstanding writing and photography from the New York Press Association, the National Organization for Women, the National Catholic Press Association, the National Federation of Press Women, the National Religious Press Association, the Syracuse Press Club, and Spirituality & Practice.
- A wide variety of ways to express your creativity
- Imaginative uses of art and photography to access the sacred
- Celebrations of the body as a vehicle of spiritual transformation