Janice Shack-Marquez

Selected Clients

  • ​U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

  • City of Alexandria, Virginia
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
  • Temple University Medical Center


Janice Shack-Marquez is a master facilitator and speaker who draws on 20 years of experience as a senior executive.  She has extensive experience leading change, developing innovative programs, dealing with challenging workplace issues, and helping clients deal effectively with interpersonal conflicts.
She has devoted herself to learning how people communicate and has substantial experience coaching leaders to improve their communication capabilities. 

She serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration of the George Washington University.

Janice's Programs

As a certified facilitator of Fierce Conversations, Janice has helped hundreds of workshop participants learn how to communicate more courageously, openly, honestly, and authentically with the goal of building positive relationships.  

The Fierce Conversations training focuses on the power each conversation has to move you toward or away from your personal and business goals.

In addition to Fierce Conversations, Janice brings her experience, humor, and common sense to customized workshops and public speaking on leadership and communications.  

Janice's Background


Janice holds a BA in psychology from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Pennsylvania.  In addition, she is a graduate of Georgetown University’s leadership coaching program, a certified internal coach through the Neuroleadership Institute, a certified coach through the School of Shadow Coaching, and a certified member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  She retired as a Deputy Director in the Division of Research and Statistics and the Division of Monetary Affairs from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC. in 2015 after 32 years of experience in the Federal Government.