Jane McHale, M.A.

Career and Executive Coach

Jane’s Brand Attributes

Confidence Emitter, Truth-teller, Optimist and Spark!

Jane McHale is a leading Career, Executive & Personal Brand Coach for New England’s growing organizations that are ready to invest in developing their managers into strategic leaders with strong brands.  In her work with individuals, Jane provides deep expertise and pragmatic optimism to take her clients to new heights with clarity and focus toward professional growth and personal satisfaction.  She has successfully worked with professionals in all fields and levels of education whose interest was reaching their full potential in their work.

Known for making a significant impact on performance, Jane has served key leaders in organizations such as State Street Corporation, Bright Horizons, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, The Gillette Company, YMCA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, WGBH TV, Tufts University and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Because of her unique background as a Director of Human Resources for Marriott Corporation, her advice is highly regarded by both clients and peers.

Jane brings her authentic entrepreneurial spirit to everything she does. She is the co-founder of a Boston NPO and a committed leader in the career and professional development field. Jane also has held board leadership roles with several local organizations and schools over the last 15 years.

Awards and Distinctions

Jane was awarded the Fountain Award for Special Distinction in Career Development by Boston’s professional organizations ACPI/Boston and Career Counselors Consortium. She also was a recipient of Boston’s Unsung Hero Award as well as the John Henry Cardinal Newman Award for Outstanding Leadership. Jane is former President of Association of Career Professionals – New England and is an advisor and board member for the Harvard Education Portal – Workforce and Economic Development Committee https://edportal.harvard.edu/workforce. She, along with her husband Tim, founded Music with Heart www.MusicwithHeartBoston.org (formerly the Boston Minstrel Company), a 50-person volunteer organization that has provided interactive music at homeless shelters, senior and veteran facilities for over 30 years.

  • "Jane is the best in the field and a trusted advisor. I have hired Jane several times over the course of my career - during career transitions and a lay-off - always with great results. Her personable, direct style and depth of knowledge is a winning combination."

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Areas of Expertise

  • Career Coaching & Assessment
  • Executive Coaching & Performance Management
  • Personal Branding
  • Talent Development & Retention Programs


Jane is a certified Personal Brand Strategist with 360 Reach, an expert Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Facilitator and is certified as a Leadership Excellence Assessment™ coach and in the EQ-I 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from University of Colorado and her coaching training was with Coach Training Institute (CTI) – one of the foremost coach training programs in the country.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Bright Horizons
Tufts University
The Gillette Company
Faulkner Hospital
Dana Farber Cancer Center
Ad Club of Boston
Junior League of Boston
Town of Lexington
Harvard Law Libraries
Macom Technologies
Boston College
Commodore Builders


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