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Jan Welborn-Nichols Jan Welborn-Nichols

Content Marketer, and Children's Book Author |

United States, IL, UNITED STATES

Content Marketer, Children's Book Author and Food Detective



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

Education (3)

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

Affiliations (5)

  • 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.



  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Author Appearance


500 to 2000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee