Principal & Creativity Leader, Strategic Toolbox
Janese is a marketing and creativity professional who has a talent for turning things around, approaching problems in a different way and generally opening up possibilities that her clients had never considered. She brings a unique skill set that combines the disciplines of creativity, strategic thinking and data insight. She founded Strategic Toolbox in 2000 as a distinctive resource providing results-oriented ideation, meeting facilitation and marketing research. Strategic Toolbox helps agencies and organizations move forward, uncover solutions and tap into the best strategic and creative thinking. As principal of Strategic Toolbox, she’s done work in 45 countries and 22 languages for a mix of high tech, consumer, industrial, service, governmental and educational clients. She has held leadership positions at Custom Research, Rapp Collins Communications, Hawkeye Consulting Group, BI Worldwide and The Schwan Food Company. She holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from St. Cloud State University and an M.S. in Creativity and Change Leadership from Buffalo State University.