The Team

Jan Breiner Frazier

Jan Breiner Frazier is the managing member of Planning Plus, LLC, and has been a consulting professional since 1988. She has designed and facilitated strategic, annual, and operational planning sessions for a multitude of organizations, often bringing together diverse philosophies, opinions, and perspectives to help groups collectively meet stated objectives. Her planning projects have often resulted in assisting with organizational design, process improvement, and customer service initiatives. Her work with non-profit boards and associations has included strategic planning, board development, and committee structure.

Jan has also designed and facilitated executive team retreats and management/supervisory training and development workshops in the areas of Corporate Culture, Managing Change, Organizational and Interpersonal Communication, Performance Based Management, and Ethics in the Workplace. Other projects have included work-flow analyses and improvement plans, customer and employee satisfaction surveys, and key executive selection.

Jan received her B.A. both in Organizational Communication and Philosophy from Indiana University, Indianapolis, graduating with highest distinction and receiving departmental honors in both departments. She received her M.S. in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and has been an Associate Faculty member for the Center of Philanthropy. In addition to her consulting and teaching, Jan is frequently asked to speak at local and statewide meetings and conferences.

Christine Shepard

Christine (Christy) Shepard is a partner with Planning Plus, LLC. Her background and skills in non-profit leadership; fundraising; and strategic, annual, and operational planning for both for-profit and non-profit organizations provides leadership to positively influence and negotiate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to advance the goals of her clients.

With an educational background in commercial print management and business administration, she understands the art of intersecting opportunity and growth. After nearly 10 years in print design, sales and customer service, Christy turned her attention towards organizations in the social service industry and began working with several non-profit organizations located throughout Indiana through her role at Planning Plus LLC. In 2012, Christy accepted the position of Executive Director with the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) working with thought leaders in building systems, deepening relationships, and developing strategic plans to help foster collective impact in the areas of homelessness prevention and intervention.

After three years and new competencies in her toolkit, she led CHIP through a leadership transition and refocused on consulting joining Planning Plus, LLC as a Partner in the firm. Combining skills in for-profit and non-profit management, Christy utilizes a holistic approach to projects and initiatives which require extensive community outreach.

Christy’s specialties also include Community Planning and Outreach, Program Design and Systems Analysis, Federal Funding Compliance, Advocacy and Public Policy, Research and Evaluation, Strategic Resource Allocation, Leadership Training and Development, Board Development, Executive Management Coaching and Training.

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