I have been working with Jan Maples and The Connecting Point as resources for our various companies since 1996. Jan has been an integral and valuable part of our Companies growth and success over the years in many different ways. First and foremost, Jan has become a trusted consultant and friend who is truly committed to excellence and the best outcome for our company and employees. Her expertise and insight in so many of our company needs and challenges has been invaluable – from big picture strategic initiatives including partnership strategic planning, mediation and companywide team building, to the finer details of developing procedures and policies for our human resources needs and employee hand books.
Since October of 2007, my team and I have had the pleasure of working with Jan Maples. The transformation our group is evident in the progress we have made toward building an enduring framework of collaboration out of a group of talented but less than effective management personnel. I realized I needed some help with my team after reading, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. I contacted Jan because a colleague, who had some similar issues, recommended her. Since the initial meeting with Jan, we conducted seven offsite meetings including a two-day initial retreat to get the process started. In addition, Jan has facilitated numerous one-to-ones with staff having difficulty with other team members or understanding the process.
I have worked with Jan on and off in my various capacities as company COO or non-profit Board Member since 1994. Each time I have needed help in recruiting, advice on general HR issues, or as a sounding board to help me think through challenging times,
I’ve been working with Jan Maples and the Connecting Point for almost ten years. Jan didn’t just teach us how to hire; she taught us how to build a team. Her many contributions include behavioral interviewing techniques, regular team-building exercises and, of course, dealing with personnel issues.
“The program [Values-Based Leadership] is a deep dive, a real introspective into your ability to lead and how you can improve.”Drew Dolan
This class [Values-Based Leadership] provided an excellent opportunity to investigate ways to improve my management skills. The energy and humor made the class enjoyable, while still providing a thought provoking learning environment. Overall, an outstanding experience.Bill Broome
Jan Maples, and her company The Connecting Point, has played an important part in the success and growth of MVD Express. As a consultant working with our company for more than a decade, Jan has been an important resource, assisting us with coaching, and leadership growth. Most importantly, she is a trusted and respected voice. Utilizing her many years of experience, we have been able to swim quickly though the sometime choppy waters of change. When I really need to get something done well, I call The Connecting Point.Melissa Stock
I’ve known Jan Maples for over 18 years and have seen firsthand the results of her work with clients and their organizations. In my role as chairperson of private advisory boards of New Mexico business leaders for Vistage, the world’s leading CEO organization, probably half of the members have relied on Jan for a wide variety of services. In a business group where everything is openly discussed, I have only heard great reports about her and many members recommend Jan to others.