Jane Bishop is the founder and owner of Take The Next Step which emerged out of her passion and desire to help others “go for their it and find their fit.” She has over 25 years of experience in equipping individuals and groups to shift from where they are to where they want to be. Using her teaching skills, education, and experience from academic, athletic and organizational environments, her clients experience clarity, confidence and commitment that create a sustainable shift. As a business owner, Jane delivers content designed for each client’s objective. Her skill set and experience include developing and implementing training modules for team engagement, supervision and leadership; writing curriculum; providing strategy assessment with systems and processes; and planning and organizing. During her tenure with a national organization, she was consistently recognized for excellent performance and was advanced through upward levels of management. This standard of excellence continues to set her apart as a business owner and professional coach. Her coaching skills come naturally and are integrated in all aspects of services provided. Jane is active with the International Coach Federation and currently serves on the ICF GA chapter Board of Directors. She holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential, ICF (International Coaching Federation) and is part of the virtual faculty of Coaching4Todays Leaders and Coaching4Clergy. Recognized nationwide as an energetic speaker and trainer, Jane stirs her audiences with a “not to be forgotten” style, blending her teaching skills, experience and her sense of humor. Jane challenges participants with powerful messages of opportunity and action. Her background of travel and change as a military dependent has served her well as she has had the opportunity to work with diverse populations across the United States. Known as someone who lives forward, Jane’s passion for life and encouraging others is evident, whether chatting with a friend over a cup of coffee, “Janestorming” with a leadership team, or addressing hundreds of professionals from a platform. Her authenticity, her enthusiasm, and her innate desire to keep it all about the other person, provides the foundation for a captivating experience. Jane is the author of articles for numerous periodicals, a recent contributing writer for a local magazine, a contributing author for a seminary textbook, and a featured guest on blogtalkradio. She is the author of “The Bread Box, Life By the Slice” and a contributing author in the Amazon Bestseller, “Overcoming Mediocrity: Remarkable Women.” She believes when a person’s passion intersects with their purpose, they are at their best. Jane holds degrees from three institutions and several certifications and continues to be a life long learner.