Meet Jan Coville

Jan Coville headshot

At Makers Mill, our mission is to enrich rural lives and foster fulfilling livelihoods by bringing people together to discover, cultivate, and share their unique gifts and skills.

But that can be easier said than done.  What if you’re having a hard time putting your finger on what your unique gifts and skills are exactly?   Or maybe you know your gifts, but are unclear how to apply those gifts to providing a fulfilling livelihood.  Any one of us can find ourselves at any number of crossroads at any point in our lives.  Maybe you’re in a career transition.  Or a life transition.  Maybe you were an accountant, but decided you wanted to build birdhouses for a living.  Or vice versa.  The point is, sometimes a little support can go a long way in helping people navigate these inevitable life and career transitions.  And believe it or not, some people make a career out of just that; and Jan Coville happens to be one of those people. 

How Jan and Makers Mill connected…

Earlier this winter, Jan saw a flyer in a local cafe for Makers Mill.  It piqued her interest, so she reached out to ask how she could be a service.  Fast forward a few months and Jan now sits on the Makers Mill Program Circle with a leadership role in helping us advance our workforce development and career pathway support goals!

What Jan can offer…

“As someone who has had two satisfying careers in my life, I love helping people with all things career related. I strongly believe that people are happiest when they are fully engaged in a position that fits them and is a positive part of a well-lived life. I am a Certified Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association and I have over 20 years of experience in higher education helping people of all ages to launch, change, improve or advance purpose-driven and satisfying careers.  Some of the things I assist my clients with include goal clarification, education choices, job search techniques, resume and cover letter writing, LinkedIn profiles, retirement career planning, and career management.”

Free coaching offer…

And it gets better.  For Makers Mill Members only, Jan is offering a FREE 50-minute coaching session between 1-2 PM on Tuesdays, as well as an affiliate discount on her regular sessions. All you have to do is go to her website : (which you should do regardless, because it’s very cool), click the link to schedule a consultation, and select the Makers Mill affiliate option.

We are so glad that little flyer caught Jan’s eye at the cafe and she reached out.  Did we tell you she is also a maker? All that artwork you see on her website?  Those are not stock images; that’s Jan.  If we are lucky, maybe Jan will also host an art workshop at Makers Mill once we are open!

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