Jean Bonifas, MA, CLYL
As Springboard NW owner and principal guide, Jean Bonifas draws upon her extensive experience in sales, customer service, education, and workplace communication. She is equally a performance artist and businessperson with a unique ability to foster confidence and empower others to communicate with clarity and compassion.
Jean holds a bachelor of arts degree in children’s theatre from the University of Washington and a master’s in speech communication from Western Washington University. She has worked in sales, marketing, customer service, and education for 30+ years; successfully building and managing the customer base of two local businesses. She received Lee Enterprises’ prestigious President’s Award for retail advertising.
She brings a lively spirit and sense of wonder to her training. For twelve years, she served as an adjunct faculty member teaching public speaking and interpersonal communication at Linn-Benton Community College (in Corvallis and Albany, Oregon) where she was awarded an Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award.
Springboard NW (formerly Springboard Productions) has hosted and led communication skills workshops for businesses and institutions in Western Washington and Oregon since 2001.