Jean-Marie is a master trainer, having delivered over 10,000 hours of training time. Her experience ranges from corporate marketing in the US and international markets to inter-cultural work in Canada, Holland, Africa and the Middle East. Jean founded Yellow Marker with the vision of bringing character and values to the foreground in the commercial sector. Prior to founding Yellow Marker, Jean was CEO of Culture ROI. She developed and co-authored training materials and resources for CultureROI, their corporate clients as well as several non-profit and humanitarian organizations. In 1999, Jean became a Law Enforcement Chaplain, serving nine different law enforcement agencies in Sonoma.  She graduated from Jack Hayford’s School of Pastoral Nurture in 2006 and Dallas Willard’s Spiritual Formation for Pastors in 2009.  Jean is also the Director and Founder of GAP Youth Training Services, a ministry founded in 1998 dedicated to character development training for young people around the world. In 2012 GAP Youth became GAP Community and expanded to include work with adults and families both locally and internationally.

Jean is dedicated to:

Unleashing Passion – When people come alive in their workplace, their communities and their families, they bring their creativity and enjoy vibrant, fulfilling lives.

Developing Character – The foundation of business and personal success is aligning character with vision. Inviting people into their inherent greatness synergizes relationship in every sector of life.

Creating Legacy – Each person has the opportunity to choose how they relate to their life and in doing so, create an intentional mark on their relationships, in their communities and on the environment.

Prior to her career in training, she spent 15 years in the commercial insurance industry, ranging from negotiating International Oil & Gas business at Marsh New York to Vice President of Marketing for a Northern California insurance brokerage firm specializing in construction and hospitality in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jean has trained over 100 facilitators and trainers in various organizations, developing both their skills and opening up new ways of thinking about themselves, others and their environment. Working small businesses as well as Fortune 100 companies, she has developed custom curriculum and training programs to meet the specific needs of her clients.

Jean’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in management from St. Mary’s College in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her studies included two years of liberal arts and philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and two years of marketing and international business studies at Loyola Marymount in upstate New York.


Listen to some of Jean-Marie’s sermons as Associate Pastor of Santa Rosa Christian Church by clicking on the following links:

7/19/15 | Who is that Masked Man: Listen HERE

3/8/15 | The Final Victory: Listen HERE

8/31/14 | Tempted, 1 Cor. 10:1-13: Listen HERE

7/6/14 | Walk in Your Calling: HERE

3/16/14 | You are God’s Field: Listen HERE

9/22/13 | The Gift of Good Friends: Listen HERE

9/15/13 | The Sermon on the Mount XVII: Judgment, The Boomerang of Condemnation: Listen HERE

2/17/13 | Acts Ch.15:36-41: Listen HERE

11/25/12 | Acts Ch. 14:8-18: Listen HERE

8/19/12  | Acts Ch.10:1-8, South Africa Trip: Listen HERE