Keynote Speaker

Jan Carley

Jan Carley

Inner Coach of Barbershop

Jan Carley

Since 2007, in her role as Inner Coach of Barbershop, Jan has been instrumental in inspiring thousands of Sweet Adelines worldwide to access and value their power within. Jan has had life-changing positive impact on dozens of directors, leadership teams, and choruses from as small as 12 members to as large as 130 globally inspiring them to create more joyous chorus cultures and personal experiences of excellence and possibility.

Jan is a long time barbershopper, singing lead with the award-winning Lions Gate Chorus in Vancouver, BC Canada since 1994 and with her holiday performance quartet, Fandango, since 1999. She is also Artistic Director of Lions Gate Chorus’ popular International Finals entertainment packages: The Urban Jungle, The Grinch Who Stole Contest and most recently, The Impossible Dream. An internationally-credentialed professional executive coach by training, Jan is also Associate Faculty of Royal Roads University’s esteemed executive coaching program teaching the foundations and personal mastery components of the program.

She is author of the popular books, Harmony from the Inside Out, and The Overtone Effect, using musical metaphors and her vast coaching and performance experience to help individuals, leaders and chorus cultures work from the inside out to maximize their potential. Both books are are available at your favourite online bookstore AND also through Sweet Adeline International Sales (paperback version). More info and reviews at and


Jan Carley Books