Lessons from the Show
Jane talked to us about her life and career decisions and offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- Play should not be an afterthought; play will take us to problem solving and creativity. We all need to intentionally set time aside for play;
- Results are important, but if that’s all we consider there’s no room for the “other things”…and we all know, in our heart, that the “other things” are really important!;
- In small theater there is a sense of being on the edge; the risks are enormous but the rewards are also enormous. This kind of situation is not for all of us – at least not for all of us to jump right into! – but if we look carefully at the kinds of reward we really want, then there is room for us to move into different risks and move towards where we want to be. Which will almost certainly have more room for exploring openly and without restrictions.
About Jane Turner
Jane Turner has held the position of Executive Director at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta since September 2004. During that time she has led the work of the museum to become an important educational resource in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Since opening in 2003, the Museum has welcomed over 2.5 million visitors and additionally reaches thousands of children, families, and schools each year through extensive outreach programs throughout the community. Under her leadership, the Museum has recently completed an $8.2M capital campaign and has renovated and reimagined the entire museum and exhibits.
Prior to joining Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Jane worked for fifteen years in the health care technology industry in Washington, D.C. Jane moved to Atlanta with her family in 1992 and became immersed in its vibrant arts and culture, volunteering and engaging in board membership in the theater community.
Jane graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She and her husband, David, have raised two children in Atlanta and are happily rooted in a city that has brought a rich life, many friendships, and unparalleled opportunity.
You can contact Jane by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at and you can find out more about her businesses at The Children’s Museum.
This is episode # 158