Janet F. Williams began her career as a graphic artist in the Detroit area where she was born. She started an overnight graphics service with her partner that grew to three locations and 22 employees. She was named Art Department Manager at CREEM, a national music magazine, and later became Art Department Supervisor at Prakken, an educational materials publishing firm.
After moving to San Diego, she was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, followed by a master’s degree in Health Education. As a health consultant, she incorporated a holistic view for her clients’ needs, serving individuals and businesses, including Sharp Memorial Hospital and the Golden Door Spa. In other creative endeavors, she was Assistant Director on the video “Less Stress in Five Easy Steps” starring Ed Asner; performed as co-host on “More Than Jazz” at KBNN 101.1FM; and curated a gallery exhibit, “Luann, Scenes From Life” featuring the cartoon art of Greg Evans at the California Center for the Arts, Museum.
In 1999, she took a turn toward automotive sales. Within six months, she became the top producer at Saturn of Escondido and was appointed EV-1 area representative. During a short stint at Escondido Motors (now Mercedes Benz of Escondido) she was recruited as an F&I manager and served a year at Bob Baker Cadillac Subaru, raising the F&I department yearly average by 275%. She was asked to join Harloff BMW where she became the top F&I manager, increasing back end revenue by 150% per unit. During her tenure (2001-2005), she brought efficiency and organization to the department. She vetted vendors, improved inter-departmental relations, provided sales training and coaching to the sales staff, and overall raised the level of department performance.
In 2006, Janet joined Rite Buy Corporation, d.b.a., College of Automotive Management and Dynamic Sales Careers. She opened a Carlsbad location where she recruited, sold and enrolled F&I students, and interviewed and placed automotive salespeople for San Diego and Orange County dealerships. She wrote and edited sales materials for print and web, performed in sales videos, and contributed to marketing strategies. From 2007 to 2013, Janet applied her sales skills at Ben Bridge Jewelers, where she became a top producer.
Janet’s book, “You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get: Proven Techniques to Get More Out of Life” was named “Best Specialized Instruction Book of 2010” by premier reviewer Kirkus Indie, a Top 10 pick of the year. She was a Finalist in the San Diego Book Awards and the Eric Hoffer Excellence in Independent Book Publishing Awards, both in the self-help category. She established Good Day Media, a company created to handle her publishing, marketing, and consulting needs. As a consultant, she provides personal and professional development, sales training, and coaching. She speaks to businesses, non-profits, networking groups and book clubs on how to ask for what you want, motivation, communication, and inspirational topics.
- IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association)
- Publishers & Writers of San Diego
- Read Local San Diego
- Southern California Cartoonists Society, Publicist, Past-President and Treasurer
- State of CA: Small Business/Micro Business
ACCOLADES For “You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get”
Self-Help Category – Finalist
~2012 Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing
Best Specialized Instruction Book of 2010, a Top 10 Pick of the Year
~Kirkus Indie Reviews
Certificate of Excellence – Finalist
~San Diego Book Awards
Named Best Book of the Month – August
~Barnes and Noble