Jean is a great marketer, with excellence in the area of branding. She masterminded the development of the Magnum ice cream at Unilever, laying the foundations for what is now a more than one billion euro brand. She has an ability to gain people for her views and is a very nice person to work with.
I have worked with Jean Callanan over many projects; over many years. It is an extremely positive and productive experience. The project outcomes and results are always excellent and importantly it is Jean’s very engaging style that makes working with her so great. A considered, strategic approach, quietly confident that, together, we would deliver a great result. Without complexity or consulting “drama” Jean undersells and over delivers with her clear thinking and hard work for her clients. I really look forward to working with Jean again in the future.
Jean is one of the most thoughtful, intelligent and perceptive people I have worked with. She has an extraordinary breadth of experience both nationally and internationally and can adapt her skills to all kinds of marketing and management challenges.
Jean is an absolute professional with a dedicated passion for her field of expertise. She is an excellent project manager, relentless in her pursuit of perfection. She is also a strong people manager with endless patience and she enjoyed a great rapport with our team.
I have had the pleasure of working with Jean on projects that involved creating change in organisations. She has the special capacity and experience to identify and resolve complex issues and does so with rigour and a practical turn of mind. Her personality is one that can straddle the competing interests within organisations and bring people to a point of change and an agreed strategic plan. Underlying Jean’s basket of skills of strategic analysis, writing reports, personal engagement and chairing meetings, is a deep professional integrity.
My experience of working with Jean Callanan has been of her driving a series of books to number one in the bestseller charts. At a time when markets are morphing so fast it is sometimes hard to stay clear, she always had a very clear marketing vision and strategy and she follows this up with a clear and uniquely energetic plan of action. Jean is unstoppable!