Janis Allen

In 1990, Janis Allen established Performance Leadership Consulting to help organizations of all sizes improve performance and develop people.

Michael McCarthy joined the firm in 1999 to bring his experience in performance improvement, process improvement, and sustaining Lean/Six Sigma.

Performance Leadership Consulting stands on the shoulders of their successful consulting careers with manufacturing, service, financial, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Janis has held the positions of:

  • Vice President and Performance Consultant for Aubrey Daniels International
  • Corporate Management Trainer and Performance Consultant for Milliken & Company
  • Plant Personnel Manager, Milliken & Company

Janis was keynote speaker at the National Conference of the Association for Employee Recognition.
Drawing on three decades of experience, Janis Allen helps organizations:

  • Develop newly promoted supervisors and team leaders
  • Equip supervisors and managers with skills to improve their teams’ performance
  • Define authority and responsibility
  • Set goals, develop plans for productive behaviors, and give feedback and coaching
  • Create a positive recognition system to motivate teams and individuals
  • Create a positive culture of trust, teamwork, and performance excellence


Janis is co author of the book You Made My Day: Creating Co-worker Recognition & Relationships. Her other books are Performance Teams, I Saw What You Did & I Know Who You Are, and Team Up!

In her audio program Dos & Don’ts for Delivering Recognition, Janis offers methods to give positive recognition without spending a dime.

Contact Janis at janisallen@janisallen.com to arrange a free 30-minute phone consultation to discuss your organization’s goals.