Janika (Jan) LeMaitre is a consultant, coach, speaker, and board member. She is also the host of 'Polish Your Persona' and co-host of 'The Unimportance of being Ernie' podcasts.
Jan's experience spans over 20 years, working and managing in multiple luxury industries, including five-star hotels & resorts, airlines, fashion retail, and fine jewelry such as the Four Seasons Hotels, Emirates Airlines, and most recently, with Long's Fine Jewelers. Her love of travel has enabled her to take positions in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.
Through her journey, Jan learned the importance of adapting to your surroundings and industry through branding, professionalism, civility, and the acceptance of different cultures. Reinventing herself, she followed her instincts and became an expert in business and personal brand building, establishing The Better Professional® consultancy in Boston. She resides with her husband and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
"You have what it takes. I lead the way."
Jan is a certified protocol and etiquette specialist with the Protocol School of Washington® and The British School of Excellence™. Through her accreditation, she is also recognized by the Institute of Leadership & Management. Jan holds certification in hospitality and supervision from Alexander College based in Australia. In addition, Jan is a member of the Protocol & Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association and currently serves as a board member for the Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland, and is President of Women's Business Group Connects.
WHERE HER HEART LIES
As an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) she has placed her efforts towards gender awareness and acceptance, guest speaking on "How to Handle Gender-Neutral Pronouns with Style." She's also a supporter of cancer prevention research, serving as a co-chair on the UnMask Cancer Gala fundraising committee from 2016-2019; Charitable giving is on the top of her "must-do" list. In May 2022, Jan is chairing the Pooch Parade & Festival, a fundraiser for canine-related non-profit organizations in Massachusetts.
Contact her now if you'd like to see how The Better Professional® can be of service to you and/or your organization. You may also subscribe to her Polish Your Persona podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Google, or follow her on the social media channels below to stay in the know.