(Formerly) Career Pathways/Vocational Navigator
YWCA – Eliminating Racism & Empowering Women, St. Paul College,
St. Paul, MN
I've been working in the social service industry as an Employment Counselor for the past 18 years and have collaborated with Jana Fischer of Fischer ReEntry Consulting and have used her services. I have observed Jana leading the workshops and her engagement with clients/participants; Jana is able to meet the clients where they are emotionally and combined with her mission statement receives buy-in from the clients and helps them develop an enthusiasm for self-improvement. I would recommend partnering/collaborating with Fischer ReEntry Consulting, LLC.
(Formerly) OWDS, GCDF, VP of Career & Educational Pathways AccessAbility, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Fischer ReEntry Consulting services are among our valued programming partners. They are providing AccessAbility clients with a professional and technically sound experience as they prepare to enter the work world – many for the first time ever. Jana’s understanding of the diverse and unique needs of our correctional clientele makes her a valuable member of the AccessAbility team. We look forward to working with her well into the future.
Customized Training Specialist
Workforce Training & Continuing Education - St. Paul College, St. Paul, MN
Jana Fischer has been a great instructor here at Saint Paul College. She is well regarded by both students, workforce partners, and our community-based partners. Jana is always exceptionally well prepared for class and has obviously “done her homework” before each class begins. Students find Jana fair, firm, and approachable. Jana is enthusiastic, informative, and engaging. I am grateful for Jana’s partnership that allows us to help change people’s lives for the better.
MN DOC Case Manager
Women's Correctional Facility – Shakopee, MN
Jana was a great person and staff to work with. She always kept me in the know about my offenders that she was working with. She was a team player. I was able to see Jana work with the offenders at times. She knew her job and she was great at it. She held the offenders accountable and would give them feedback so they could ponder their thoughts and comments. Jana’s shoes will be hard to fill.
I was able to attend a training on self-care and boundaries presented by Jana last fall. A short time into the presentation I found myself becoming angry and really identifying with the burnout symptoms that Jana was describing. I spoke with Jana on the break and she was so extremely supportive, asking questions that really got me thinking about my career and the family time I was missing out on while weaving in the idea that even Jesus needed time away to reflect and rest. It was really Jana's presentation that led me down a road of intentionally slowing down and eventually quitting my career in upper management and returning to the type of work that was truly satisfying to me. Jana is a wonderfully personable presenter whose warmth and kindness is truly appreciated.
“I thought working as a team was most helpful.”
“I enjoyed orientation! Good practice portion and very well presented.”
“You helped me think differently.”
“Jana helped me learn.”
“It was fun and we learned, all the time it was kept on track.”
“I thought you gave me some valuable tools to leave with and use.”
"Jana helped me take a big step forward."
“What it takes to keep a job and how to explain my felony conviction.”