Meet Our Team

Janet J. Harszlak, Ph.D.

Janet HarszlakBusiness Communication Consultant
Career Coach / Writer


Jan has 20 years experience in higher education as an administrator, adjunct professor, and consultant in the fields of communication and medical education.

Jan joined Inspire Careers in 2006, offering management consulting services to area businesses, and providing resume writing and career coaching services to professionals and executives in all career fields. She is a highly skilled and experienced interview coach.

Career Highlights

As an adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), Jan has designed curriculum and taught many courses ranging from Business & Professional Communication, to Persuasion, Ethics, Public Speaking, Promotional Writing, and Interpersonal Communication. She has also presented numerous workshops and seminars on Management Skills, Team Building, Interviewing Skills, Resume and CV Writing, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Influences in Health Care, Doctor-Patient Communication, and other topics.

Jan received the Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award and the Carl Naish Award for her outstanding teaching and mentoring abilities. She has served as a guest lecturer and presenter for local colleges, professional groups, and not-for-profit organizations, and has authored and presented papers and publications in the medical and communication fields.

She served as deputy director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Medicine from 1996 – 2004. In this administrative role, Jan oversaw the education curriculum, supervised recruitment and credentialing, and advised medical residents and students.

Jan holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Communication from the University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a B.S. in Liberal Studies, magna cum laude, from Medialle College. Active in community service, she is currently serving as a vice president on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of the Tonawandas.

Inspire! Illuminate! Ignite!

The mission of Inspire Careers is to “inspire new hope and confidence in your unique abilities, illuminate the path toward fulfillment of your goals, and ignite personal commitment, determination, and persistence in all that you do.” Jan lives this mission daily with her clients.

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