Jan McCarthy is a working artist and a coach/consultant for entrepreneurs, helping them to successfully develop their passions and grow their business. As a multi-faceted creative and business minded individual, she believes in blending the left and right brain to achieve the most comprehensive result, and has taught many workshops, classes and events that pair art, business and pleasure together. With experience as an entrepreneur, an artist, co-owner of several business with her husband and a CRAVE Los Angeles partner, Jan McCarthy has established herself as a trusted advisor for entrepreneurs in all stages of development. These three roles are only the tip of the iceberg for Jan, however, as her prowess in the business world extends to her work as a professor, television host, author, radio host, blogger, and featured speaker. Her mission is to support and empower entrepreneurs, by providing resources, community and inspiration.
Jan draws upon a family heritage of entrepreneurs and inventors, including a great-great grandmother who held the distinction of being the first woman doctor in the state of Georgia and valedictorian of her medical graduating class. Inspired by the fearlessness of her genealogy, Jan set foot on an entrepreneurial path at an early age. While still in her teens, she began building a career in real estate. She earned a marketing degree from the University of Colorado, and added to her business acumen through management positions in the corporate world and by developing several start-ups of her own.
Jan is able to give the entrepreneur tools and confidence to find their voice, master their entrepreneurial spirit and make their vision become a successful reality. Using an innovative approach and creative style, she helps the small business owner with the development, launch and growth of their company through workshops, classes, seminars, coaching and consulting. She also believes that creating art develops creative problem solving skills, relieves stress, provides a positive, memorable experience, enhances your perceptions, heightens your senses, and allows you to unearth hidden abilities, talents, and skills as well as a mindset that will foster growth and development for success.
Jan is married to an entrepreneur, and mother to two grown entrepreneurial daughters. She enjoys travel, reading, painting, writing, developing new projects, dining out, planning social activities for her building, volunteering, and spending time with her family and friends. Jan embraces a dual lifestyle, splitting her time between her loft in downtown L.A. and her ranch in Boulder, Colorado.