Jan Phillips

Jan Phillips is a visionary thought leader, award-winning author and dynamic speaker. She is co-founder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation.
Jan is known worldwide for her keynote speaking, workshops and multimedia video presentations. She creates a unique multi-sensory experience, weaving humor, storytelling, captivating imagery, and music to inspire and ignite insights for life-changing action. Jan shows people how to access their wisdom, activate their own creative energy and communicate with passion and power.

Her own quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Jan’s transformational presentations inspire consciousness and commitment.

© 2006 Jan Phillips
Jan is the author of:
Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path,

Finding Ourselves on Sacred Ground

No Ordinary Time—The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Creativity

The Art of Original Thinking—The Making of a Thought Leader

Divining the Body

God Is at Eye Level—Photography as a Healing Art

Marry Your Muse— Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity

Making Peace: One Woman's Journey Around the World

and editor of A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind.

She has taught in over 23 countries and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Ms., Newsday, People, Christian Science Monitor, New Age Journal, National Catholic Reporter and Utne Reader. Jan leads retreats and workshops throughout the US and Canada.

No Ordinary Time won the Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence;
The Art of Original Thinking won the Book of the Year Award from ForeWord Magazine, the  Editor’s Choice Award from Allbooks Review, and the Best Books Finalist Award from USA Book News;

Divining the Body and God is at Eye Level were both named Best Spiritual Books for 2000 by Spirituality and Health Magazine and Body and Soul Magazine;

Marry Your Muse
won the 1998 Ben Franklin Award presented by the Publishers Marketing Association and the 1998 Athena Award presented by Mentor/Protégé Magazine.

Making Peace
was placed on the recommended reading list for United Methodist Women.

As a performing artist, Jan has three CDs of original music, and several DVDs to inspire creativity, all available in her gift shop. Click here to preview Jan’s youtube channel

Her photographs have been exhibited at the National Women's Hall of Frame,
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,
Los Angeles County Museum,
Tyler Art Gallery,
the Children's Museum,
Sarah Lawrence College Gallery and in several international venues.
She is a co-founder of Syracuse Cultural Workers publishers and distributors of socially-conscious artwork, and was the editor of their Women Artists Datebook, In Praise of the Muse, for three years. She has won awards for outstanding writing and photography from the New York Press Association, the National Organization for Women, the National Catholic Press Association, the National Federation of Press Women, the National Religious Press Association and the Syracuse Press Club.
As an artist/activist, Jan's commitment to spiritual healing and social justice resonates in her work and her workshops are vibrant with that passion and sensibility.


No matter what our attempts to inform, it is our ability to inspire that will turn the tides.

from Marry Your Muse