Jan Carley

Inner Coach

Known as the Inner Coach of Barbershop, Jan Carley excels at inspiring barbershoppers to live into their peak performance potential by leveraging their "inside edge" as they continue to hone their mastery of technical skills. Jan's Inner Coaching programs open up powerful possibilities for groups and individuals and help create a positive barbershop experience, joyous group culture and high-performance impact. Exploring the benefits of mental mastery while working toward musical and visual mastery creates a true "triple threat" performance experience for barbershoppers

Jan's Inner Coach of Barbershop work started in 2007 with Lions Gate Chorus. Ranked 12th in the world, they embarked on a holistic inner coaching program before the International chorus competition in Calgary. Working with their Inner Coach, Jan Carley, over a period of several months, they transformed their thinking , set the stage ablaze and after several standing ovations, emerged as the new 3rd place International Bronze Medalists!

Jan captured her experiential inner coaching work in her popular book, Harmony from the Inside Out, which details the principles she has tested on thousands of barbershoppers, and then expands them for easy application to create lasting change for individuals and groups both on and off stage.

Since that time, besides being the in-house Inner Coach for Lions Gate, Jan has expanded her Inner coaching programs worldwide. She has successfully coached dozens of choruses of different sizes and levels, run powerful musical, management and regional leadership retreats, transformed directors with one-on-one coaching through her innovative "Coach on Call" program and enrolled thousands of singers in her life-changing programs of personal mastery.

Jan is a Professional Certified Executive Coach credentialed with the International Coach Federation and brings over 25 years of experience working in the performing arts to her coaching approach. Jan is also an avid barbershopper, singing lead with Lions Gate Chorus since 1994, and Fandango Quartet since 1999.

Contact Jan Carley: email or 604 873-1763


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Rehearsal Address
Salvation Army Building
3403 East 49th Avenue (entrance through gym on East 48th)
Vancouver, BC V5S 1M1  Canada
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We rehearse Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm