Jane Kerschner


Jane Kerschner


Jane Kerschner is a personal development coach and educator with over 35 years in the education field. She is a program coach for Newfield Network and holds an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Coach Certification (PCC) in ontological coaching. She currently serves as the ICF Metro DC Professional Development Board Director. Her continuing study of somatics with Dr. Stuart Heller enhances her ability to coach the whole person. Jane specializes in 'finding one's purpose' coaching, provides leadership coaching and training to teams, and facilitates special projects in the District of Columbia public schools. Jane is a co-creator of the JICT Image Cards with her colleagues, Irene Kelly and Carol Harris-Fike. In addition to using the images in her own work with clients, she consults with coaches, facilitators and educators in ways to use images to bring the heart and soul back to learning.


Chevy Chase, Maryland

What draws you to the STIA conference?

The opportunity to work with Carol Gorelick and Cliff Kayser on the Educating in the 21st Century strand of the conference and curiosity draws me to this conference.

What are you hoping to experience?

I am excited about discovering the ways that I contribute to this conference and how I can deepen my thinking about systems.

What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about supporting individuals and organizations in finding their passion – the shared care that motivates them to make a difference in the world. The metaphorical way I describe this is – 'to free the inner child to dance'. What is the unique dance that you and I bring to world.

What’s your bigger vision?

To have something tangible and powerful to take out of the conference that influences the direction of education.