Jan Yager, Ph.D

“The only professional activity I enjoy more than researching and writing a book, or consulting one-on-one, is speaking before a group,” says energetic and upbeat Jan Yager, Ph.D. Jan, who has been writing since she was ten years old and started studying speaking during her junior year of college, has been conducting original research on business, relationship, and criminal justice topics for more than three decades. The issues Jan has researched, written about, and delivered speeches or workshops on, include work relationships, how to have a happier workplace, business protocol, time management, and friendship, as well as crime victimization. 


Dr. Jan Yager is the author of more than 40 award-winning books, translated into 33 languages, including Productive Relationships; 365 Daily Affirmations for Happiness; Who’s That Sitting at My Desk?, Business Protocol,  Making Your Office Work for You, Work Less, Do More; Creative Time Management for the New Millennium, Friendshifts®: The Power of Friendship and How It Shapes Our Lives, When Friendship Hurts; Effective Business and Nonfiction Writing; Victims; The Help Book; 365 Daily Affirmations for Healthy and Nurturing Relationships; and Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Training Manual, among other titles.


This workplace, relationship, business/time management, and crime victim consultant and expert is interviewed by broadcast and print media including the Today Show, Good Morning, America, CBS This Morning, The View,  Oprah, ABC Nightline, WOR radio, CBS News’ Sunday Morning, BBC radio, National Public Radio (NPR), the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gannett News Service, Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post, Fortune.com, Red, The Independent on Sunday, the Guardian, the Scotsman, the Daily Mail, Sante, and numerous other publications and TV and radio shows.


Dr. Yager has a Ph.D. in sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center, where she had a National Science Foundation pre-doctoral fellowship in medical sociology, a masters in criminal justice from Goddard College Graduate Program, and she did graduate work in art therapy at Hahnemann Medical College.


She has taught at the university level since her mid-twenties, beginning at The New School. Dr. Yager was a full-time assistant professor at New York Institute of Technology and a visiting assistant professor at Penn State. She has been an adjunct at the University of Connecticut, Stamford campus (1999-2006) and, since August 2014, Jan has taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY. In 2016, the Department of Sociology awarded Jan the Mentoring Excellent Award. In 2017, Jan was awarded the 2016-2017 Teaching Excellence Award. At John Jay, Jan has taught Victimology; Penology; International Criminology; Race and Ethnic Relations.


Jan delivers keynote addresses as well as half-day or all-day workshops and seminars throughout the United States and internationally before a variety of corporate, association, and government agencies as well as at public seminars, related to her areas of expertise.


Wanted to let you know that this was the highest rating in all categories since Gene started having his all employee [quarterly] meetings. CONGRATULATIONS!

—Linda C., Executive Assistant (NSTAR Electric Gas), ISD (Information Systems Department), Boston, MA [Re: Presentation on time management as well as the value of work relationships]


Everyone in the group [Helene Curtis and J. Walter Thompson account managers] very much enjoyed hearing what you had to say and found your speech [on “How to Make Friends and Keep Them for Life”] both informative and entertaining.

—Lucy T., J. Walter Thompson, New York City, NY


Thank you for the inspiring day of training [“How to Do More in Less Time with Less Stress”]. I found the information very useful and to the point…

—Jim P. [former] VACO Education Service Representative, Employee Education System, U.S. Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C.


Your energy and articulate observations about the role of relationships in our lives were useful and thought-provoking for our audience of employees and managers.

—Dr. Marilynn J. S., [former] head of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department Library, Yokosuka, Japan


Jan Yager presented an entertaining and enlightening breakout session on writing and publishing to our audience of new and seasoned professional speakers from the New York Chapter of the National Speakers Association. They wanted to know the inside story of what it takes to succeed as an author and publisher, and Jan did not disappoint them.  Our audience loved her, and so will yours!

—Don Gabor, author, speaker, and Past President of NYC-NSA


For booking information contact:


Stacy Anderson

(949) 544-1410