Jane Murphy has been principal and co-founder of two publishing ventures. The first, KIDVIDZ, won numerous awards for its special-interest videos for children, including Parents’ Choice and American Film & Video Festival. Jane is currently a partner in Giraffe Business Publishing LLC and Giraffe LLC, a consulting firm that designs custom solutions to help organizations improve the management capabilities of their people. She has authored and co-authored several books, including:

• STAY TUNED! Raising Media Savvy Kids in the Age of the Channel-Surfing Couch Potato (Doubleday)
• The Great Big Burger Book (The Harvard Common Press)
• “What could happen if you do nothing?” A manager’s handbook for coaching conversations (Giraffe Business Publishing LLC); Axiom Best Business Book Award—see www.coachingmojoformanagers.com
• Pipper’s Secret Ingredient see www.snoutzadventures.com Represented by Suppertime Entertainment
• Zurich Fresh (a greenmarket food and flower book)
• Mashup (a novel in draft)
• Details (under consideration)
• The House of Many Stories (a novel in draft)
• AnonyMouse, a children’s book in early draft

Jane is a certified corporate and executive coach, and a certified culinary professional. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation National Video Resources. She speaks and writes regularly about writing, children and media, coaching in the workplace, and special-interest marketing.

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