Jan Welborn-Nichols was born in Peculiar, Missouri. Now that she lives in Bloomington Illinois she is near to Normal, the town next door. Jan was a chubby kid who survived a trying adolescence of bad skin, ugly glasses, and plus-size clothes. She has been an opera singer, a cubicle drudge and is a black belt in the Japanese martial art of AikiBukido. Jan is the entrepreneur owner of Market Arts Creative, a business-to-business content strategy firm, is the author of the children’s book, Henrietta Sharp and the Magic Lunch Box and a believer in healthy eating, the real source of all super powers.
Industry Expertise (3)
Writing and Editing
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (3)
Personal Narrative as Marketing Strategy
Warrior Thinking for Women Entrepreneurs
Storytelling Model for Business Presentations
University of Missouri: Masters, Music, Voice Performance 1980
University of Missouri-Kansas City: Masters in Voice Performance, Music, German, Writing 1982
More time in a practice room than a first-class felon spends in lock-up.
University of Missouri-Kansas City: Masters in Music, Voice Performance 1980
- Online Marketing Association
- Public Relations Society of America
- Professional Women's Network of McLean County
- Blo-No Entrepreneurs Facebook Group
- American Women in Communications
Event Appearances (1)
Ready for Anything: Warrior Training for Women Entrepreneurs
National Association of Women Business Owners Ann Arbor, MI
Sample Talks (1)
Your Story is the Marketing Strategy
I never thought that growing up chubby would inspire me to write a book and launch a new business. But it did. In this talk, I reveal how I crafted my own life story into the marketing strategy that drives my business. Using the story structure of three acts and five main points, I'll demonstrate how narrative is a powerful tool for marketing a business and living a life with authenticity and joy.
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