Dr. Jan Speaks

Who is Dr. Jan?

Dr. Janet Little

Dr. Janet Little is a family medicine doctor, coach, wife, and mother whose experience as a physician in a high-stress and demanding leadership position led her on a personal journey of discovery. This journey drastically improved her quality of thinking and inspired her to become a certified I.G.N.I.T.E Breakthrough Coach, a Lodestar Trauma-Informed Professional Coach (TIPC), a John Maxwell Team coach and DISC Method trainer, a volunteer trainer with The Art of Living Organization and owner of Optimal Vitality MD, LLC.

As a coach, she handles a wide range of human issues, but specializes in helping women in healthcare and other professions invest in their own transformation by holding space for her clients’ emotions as they emerge from their experience of unrelenting stress and burnout.  Dr. Jan works with individuals, groups, healthcare professionals and organizations to empower, inspire, and transform them to own their power.

As a result of coaching with Dr. Jan, individuals who play full out:

  • Experience greater self-awareness through reflection and introspection
  • Identify the critical areas in their life with the most growth potential
  • Achieve prosperity and peace in their professions without sacrificing their health and well-being


She is an effective advocate for the results, relationships, and life that you desire.  You will be heard, understood, and supported as you are presented with a unique perspective that can stop the patterns of fear and resistance that hold you back from living a joyful life of possibilities.

All of Dr. Jan’s speaker sessions are based on the idea of Overcoming Obstacles with P.R.A.I.S.E. – Perseverance, Resilience, Alignment, Integrity, Self-Discipline, and Excellence.  At the end of her engaging and interactive presentations, attendees have “take aways” that they can apply to their current situations immediately. 

As a speaker she empowers the audience to:

  • Take radical action
  • Embrace their transformation journey
  • Be accountable to their goals and dreams 


She is highly aware of what is needed to empower, inspire, and transform people to take responsibility for their own life.  

Core Values


Overcoming Obstacles with P.R.A.I.S.E.

Whether it’s in the workplace or personally, we all want to be praised for our efforts.  But when we think about overcoming obstacles at work or in our personal lives, it takes effort and P.R.A.I.S.E.


This message is for you if you feel like you’re stuck where you are, or even worse, moving backward, because of your challenges – personally, professionally, or both.   

You cannot simply solve an internal problem with external solutions.  When you find yourself struggling through times of uncertainty, like we are now, you have once choice to make…  

Will you be a victim of your circumstances or a gladiator for your future?

If you’d like to become unstoppable, you’ll enjoy learning these strategies.


  • 6 Common Obstacles to Your Goals and How to Navigate Through Them
  • Empathy On Empty: Refuel Your Tank from Compassion Fatigue
  • Untethered: Breaking the Anchors, Releasing the Weights to Your Greatness
  • Building Your Resilience Toolkit
  • Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals


  • Black Speakers Network’s Baltimore Biz Con
  • IDIAS Global Conferences
  • A.A.P.P.E.A.L. – Elevate Your Value Summit
  • W.O.M.E.N. in Leadership Keynote Speaker
  • Podcast Business News Network 
  • Contributing writer for SK Leading Forward – “Managing Emotions As You Return To Work”
  • Resilience Coach at Medstar Washington Hospital Center
  • Guest Coach and Speaker for The Charting Champions
  • Guest Speaker for Girlfriend Therapy Ministry with Kwanza Gipson
  • Guest Coach with Gina Brelesky Coaching and Leadership Development
  • Facilitator and Speaker on Workplace Wellness
    • Mile One Autogroup
    • BCBS of Baltimore
    • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
    • Airbus
    • Medstar – Washington Hospital Center 

Ready to Work with Dr. Jan?

Are you ready to transform your life by renewing your mind? 

If so, contact us to bring Dr. Jan in as a motivational speaker for your next event! I would love to serve as your coach and speaker on your journey to self-discovery.  I’ll meet you there!

...By the end of our sessions, I had the confidence to have uncomfortable conversations with people, stand up for myself and make obtainable goals for the near and far future. I was also able to manage my time better and prioritize what was important to me in my career and personal life. Janet has really helped me connect with my voice and capabilities in the most inspiring way.

MB ATF EAP and Wellness Program Manager

The session with Janet was different than other coaching sessions I have participated in. Without me realizing it at the moment, she awakened an old passion and ignited the motivation I previously had for a physical and healthy lifestyle... I know without a doubt, that if it were not for Coach Janet, I would not have the awareness of "how things are - what is happening - what do I need to do" and I certainly would not have made the progress I have made in such a short period of time! I am grateful and humbled!

Tina K. Coaching Client

Dr. Little led many group discussions with 4C focusing on resiliency techniques, de-stress techniques, breathing exercises and coping mechanisms. She allowed for open discussion with the team members, creating a very safe and comfortable environment. Not only did she provide techniques, but she led meditations and mindfulness moments with the team.

TW Medstar WHC - Patient Care Manager

... Dr. Little provided one on one sessions with team members who needed personal attention. She would meet in a private location on the unit with the associates who needed her. Those willing to share their experience with Dr. Little raved about how well she listened and helped in their time of need.

RW Medstar WHC - Nursing Director

Contact us to bring Dr. Jan in as a motivational speaker for your next event!