About Jan

I founded Inspiration Point Coaching in 2007 and provide life coaching, art and a variety of inspirational options to support fulfilling, vital, creative living.


I’ve come to this work fifteen years into my family’s journey with my Mom living with Alzheimer’s. We’ve learned through creative processes, trial and error, and great wisdom from each other, the community and caregivers.


As a practicing visual artist, as an administrator and educator for 20 plus years, as the eldest daughter, I believe this situation provides an extensive growth opportunity for each of us. 


This work is informed by lessons learned through research, vibrant arts programs, sources of inspiration, creativity, and our deep personal experience.  You’ll gain new methods and develop a personalized approach to caregiving.  Life coaching with me transforms your experience through self-reflection, experimenting with new methods, and rediscovering your sense of humor.  Letting go of old thoughts and beliefs works wonders to free up your energy to pay attention to what matters.  Did I mention the group laughs? A lot!  Because each person is different, each group contributes to our collective knowledge.  That excites me to no end.  Groups invent and leverage their skills and capacities to invigorate and nourish their lives and the lives of others.



University of Minnesota:  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts; Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education, Art Education

University of Northern Colorado:  Study Abroad

Certified Martha Beck Life Coach

Recent, Profound Professional Development Experiences:  Appreciative Inquiry and Coaching, Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) Summer Intensive, The Art of Hosting: Conversations that Matter




Certified Martha Beck Life Coach



"Jan Marie Erickson is an ideal coach for creative people who need faith in themselves to live their best lives.  She's smart, artistic, gifted, and deeply committed to her clients.  Both on the content side, (where invention, psychological freedom, and technical mastery are essential) and on the delivery side (where business skills and long-term planning must prevail), she has the vision and skill to support and inspire those who work with her.  If you know you have something great to achieve, but you need that extra bit of encouragement from a solid supporter, give yourself the gift of hiring Jan."


Martha Beck, Author, Life Coach, Contributor to O Magazine