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Jane Fischer

Creative Education Foundation
Creativity Trainer/CPSI Emcee

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Jane has always drawn on three things: a love of humor and performing, her imagination and ideas, and the desire to help others. Her professional life began with a focus on “helping others." She has two decades of experience and leadership in health education and human services, including 15 years working with peer educators and student-based services in college health.

The other side to Jane’s professional life calls on her love of humor, performing, imagination, and ideas. An improv comedy performer for 20 years, she recognizes the value of taking the skillset and mindset of improv off the stage and into other aspects of work and life. In response, she began her work as a Creative Change Facilitator, offering training, facilitation, and coaching built on the principles and practices of applied improvisation, creativity, and play. She believes that work and play are complements, not opposites. Her work is highly interactive, allowing individuals and groups to experience ways to enhance collaboration, adaptability, communication, resilience, and other elements that bring the best out of people and teams. She has a special interest in working with nonprofit organizations, seeking to support the well-being, spirit, and capacity of those who work to help others. She was thrilled to join the Creative Education Foundation as a Creativity Trainer in 2022.

Jane holds a B.A. in Sociology from Ithaca College, a Master of Arts in Health Arts and Sciences from Goddard College, and a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Creativity and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State. Jane has been as a session leader and faculty member at CPSI since 2014, and has served as Emcee for past three CPSI Conferences (virtual and live-action). She loves coffee, chocolate, and silly, simple joys. Did she mention that she loves coffee? She does. She really does.