JANICE STEPHENS

Project Manager

WHAT SHE DOES

Janice is intrigued by the unique qualities of each person she meets. That makes her a compassionate and empathic listener. As a result, others seek her guidance, especially if they need to understand the details of an elaborate process. She instinctively sets up systems to deal with repetitious tasks and is delighted when her methodical procedures are adopted. As far as she is concerned, that is the only way to avoid missing deadlines, deliver complete work, spend time on the right activities, and invest resources wisely.

WHY SHE DOES IT

She is motivated by a desire to learn and continuously improve. To her, the process is exciting, and she is determined to gain insights from her mistakes. The goal is to prove herself to herself each day. Janice is guided by a deep sense of respect and acceptance for the differences of others and honesty that brings clarity, builds trust, and inspires transparency.

HOW SHE GOT HERE

Her foundation was built as a child and granddaughter of ministers. She grew up in church in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Preschool to eighth grade was spent in private school until she persuaded her parents to enroll her in the public high school. She desperately wanted to be like everyone else but quickly learned about the benefits of quality education.

Probably one of the most impactful aspects of her childhood was watching both her parents put themselves through medical school while working full-time. At just five years old, she still remembers waiting at their jobs to be picked up by one or the other as they made their overlapping shift changes. Witnessing their determination made a mark on her that can be seen in her work ethic today. 

WHY ADAM RED?

Joining Adam Red is the realization of a dream to be part of an agency team. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing, she spent much of her career in accounting. She excelled but longed for opportunities to be more innovative and creative. She has always pushed herself to meet high standards and reach important goals. In fact, her penchant for initiating, nurturing, and sustaining the linkages between individuals and groups has made her a natural at connecting people across social media and building digital communities. Basically, she brings people together. Janice thrives when it is time to accomplish something big. She enjoys handling the details with a thorough plan of action.

WHEN SHE’S NOT WORKING

Spending time with friends and family fills her in ways she cannot explain. Laughs, love, support, and prayers are abundant, and there will surely be some dancing (with Janice as the choreographer). In her mind, it’s always time to throw a little sumthin sumthin. 

FAVORITE QUOTE

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” – Haruki Murakami

ARCHETYPES

47% Caregiver • 29% Visionary • 24% Creative

WHAT SHE’S LISTENING TO

  • MUSIC!
  • Favorite genres: neo-soul, r&b, Christian, alternative rock, and hip-hop
  • With some country squeezed in