About Workshop University & the Founder

  • Guiding Leaders and their Teams to achieve high performance.

    Guiding Entrepreneurs to double their impact and income.


    In the Corporate world, Workshop University® trains and coaches your leaders and teams to communicate openly and honestly, increase productivity and team effectiveness and become powerful leaders who impact the bottom-line results.

    In the Entrepreneurial world, Workshop University® provides tools, resources and education to turn your content and expertise into high-impact workshops, webinars and online programs with confidence and ease.

  • Double your impact and income with your message

  • It's time to share your message with workshops, webinars and on-line courses

  • Who we serve


    Corporations who are looking for high impact training, coaching and/or e-learning programs that are highly experiential and lead to bottom-line results.

    Internal Corporate Trainers who want to reignite and up-level their live or virtual training programs with leading edge experiences and interactions to create lasting change for employees and bottom-line results for the company.

    Professional Speakers who want to get more business beyond the stage by turning their keynote into experiential workshops, breakouts, training session and virtual programs.

    Coaches, Authors & Entrepreneurs who have a big message to share and want to reach a larger audience, attract more clients and make a lot more money leveraging their expertise into workshops, webinars, trainings and virtual programs.


How Workshop University® came about

After moving up the corporate technical ladder in the early 1990s as one of the founders of Cambridge Technology Partners, an IT consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jean Marie DiGiovanna discovered her true passion for training.

Cambridge Technology Partners IT Consulting Firm As the first Practice Manager for the firm, she trained over 60 project teams and presented to clients around the world. Soon, she became the company’s most sought-after trainer, coach and facilitator as the start-up grew from just 90 people in Cambridge to more than 4,000 employees worldwide in nine years.

ThinkPeople Coaching & Training FirmWith her desire for more work/life balance, she left the Corporate world and started her own training, coaching and consulting firm in 1998 called ThinkPeople®.  She delivered training to high-tech companies in the areas of communication, team effectiveness and leadership. In addition, she  facilitated executive and leadership off-sites and strategic planning sessions.

Backed by her skills in training and experiential learning, and her Coaching Certificate in Life & Business Coaching in 2000, Jean Marie added public workshops on life and business strategies to her service offerings.

WU-logo-newSoon after, requests came in from Entrepreneurs who attended her workshops seeking assistance in developing their own workshops and sharpen their presentation skills. With her passion for experiential training and desire to help, she met the requests.

Jean Marie began guiding more and more colleagues to share their BIG MESSAGE through experiential workshops, webinars and virtual programs. As a result, in 2004, Workshop University® was born.

She then formalized the company in 2006 and has since integrated ThinkPeople®, her Corporate Training & Coaching business into the fold so that all of her offerings in Corporate Training, Executive Coaching and and Business Coaching to support the Corporate Market and Entrepreneurs are found in one place.

Message from the Founder

Greetings and Welcome to Workshop University®! I’m going to guess whether you are a large Corporation or a Solopreneur, you have products, services and a message to share and you want a whole lot more people to hear about them. And, you would like to impact the bottom line along the way.

Keep your audience engagedYou not only deserve to share your message – you and your organization are meant to share your unique gifts and talents with the world!

I am passionate about helping organizations and entrepreneurs uncover their message, speak their truth and change the world. I happen to do that through speaking, coaching and training and it’s the combination that brings me the most joy. I see so much brilliance and magnificence in entrepreneurs and the pulse of the organization that it aches me when that brilliance is not getting out to enough of your target market that most needs it.

Have fun while you are working - you can make your workshops and webinars and on-line courses funI am committed to creating the space for “ahas” and lightbulbs to go off in my audiences and training courses. As Emerson describes success, he states, “…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded”.

I am a big believer that learning should and absolutely can be fun. I’m committed to creating experiential learning that engages audiences and employees so much that they don’t even realize they are learning. And, YES, this can be possible in live and virtual training programs. As an in-person trainer at heart, I never thought I would enjoy delivering virtual training, but I have found ways to keep it not only engaging for my attendees, but engaging for me too. If I can get there, so can you.

When things get stressful, keep looking up!Lastly, if you are noticing your “fun” factor is low, go out and find some! I like to go find a playground and get on the swings as it brings me right back to childhood again. Getting outside is key as it takes me out of my head and into nature.  Step away from your desk and take in your surrounding no matter where you are. And, most of all, keep looking up and keep laughing. Laughter is the key to feeling alive. Laughter feeds your soul, so go on, have a chuckle on me!

Professional Bio

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Jean Marie DiGiovanna, founder of Workshop University®, is a powerful Speaker, Trainer & Coach with a unique gift for helping people find their voice, speak their truth and get their unique message and services out to the world.

With 25 years of training, consulting and instructional design experience, Jean Marie has designed and facilitated new employee training programs and ongoing development courses in the areas of communication, leadership, productivity and team effectiveness for Fortune 500 companies to small startups. She has delivered hundreds of workshops and webinars on business and life strategies and has spoken nationally and internationally, helping thousands of entrepreneurs get their message and expertise out to the world.

Jean Marie was named a Top 10 Coach of Boston by Women’s Business Boston, and her articles have been widely published. She is co-author of Success is a State of Mind alongside Mark Victor Hansen, Les Brown and Deepak Chopra and author of Wake Up To Your Life: Powerful Monthly Workouts for the Mind, Heart & Soul (at www.WakeUpToYourLife.com

A resident of Boulder, Colorado, Jean Marie loves the outdoors, enjoys skiing fast, biking leisurely and dancing to live Latin music. One of Jean Marie’s core values is creativity so to help balance her love of training and development, she also enjoys painting and designing jewelry.  If you are curious and want to take a peek, you can find her art and jewelry designs at www.FlamesofGrace.com.

“That which you set out, deliberately create and believe in will come to you.  With steady focus, a clear mind and an active spirit, anything is possible.”

~ Jean Marie DiGiovanna

 

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