About Janelle Bruland

CBSE, Co-Founder, Legacy Leader, President and CEO, MSNW Janelle Bruland is an entrepreneur, business leader and performance coach who inspires others to live highly engaged, impactful and successful lives. Janelle is Chief Executive Officer of MSNW, a company she launched from her living room with a handful of employees. Today, MSNW has grown under Janelle’s leadership into a successful regional facility management company, named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies by both Inc. magazine and the Puget Sound Business Journal. MSNW’s tremendous success and exponential growth over the last several years, including the challenges of the recession, make Janelle uniquely qualified to help other business leaders evaluate their leadership, teams and systems for better outcomes. With her leadership experience and business acumen, Janelle is a sought after speaker and business consultant to groups of all sizes.
21 02, 2018

Do you love your work?

2018-02-25T18:24:56-08:00February 21st, 2018|

February is the month of love, and so I have to ask:  Do you love your work? As we spend the majority of our lives in a career, shouldn’t our work be something we love?   A recent survey sponsored by Monster.com and conducted by market research firm GFK found 22% of workers in the U.S. said they loved their jobs so much they would do it for free, 15% of  Read more »

30 11, 2017

Leadership Lessons —The Courage of a Leader

2017-12-15T21:54:04-08:00November 30th, 2017|

Winter is coming. Summer seemed to end like a light switch going off, and the crisp Fall days are getting shorter and shorter. In the Northwest we got a glimpse of the coming season with the earliest snowfall since 1973. After a busy work week television is a great way to give my mind a break. I know I am not the only one who’s gotten caught up in the  Read more »

30 11, 2017

Leadership Lessons – Stop and Smell the Roses

2018-02-12T15:58:29-08:00November 30th, 2017|

It’s a beautiful summer morning in the Northwest and I am about to embark on one of my favorite weekly activities—tending to my flower garden and picking a colorful, fragrant bouquet for my dining table. Last Spring my Mother’s Day gift was the flowers to plant my own garden, and now I am harvesting the fruits of those labors with stunning roses and other delightful perennials to enjoy. I look  Read more »

17 06, 2017

Take the First Step

2017-12-15T21:54:18-08:00June 17th, 2017|

The end of the school year brings excitement for many—a time of graduation. This year we celebrated two graduates in our home with one daughter completing High School and another completing University. I had the privilege of being the Commencement Speaker at my daughter Paige’s High School graduation. I asked the students, “What are you going to do after High School?” This is one of the most asked questions of  Read more »

25 04, 2017

Time for a Spring Clean Up

2018-02-22T15:16:39-08:00April 25th, 2017|

The season is changing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and our teams at MSNW are preparing for Spring cleanups at our client businesses and properties. Spring is the rebirth of creation and it is a delight to see bulbs poking their heads out of the ground, colorful buds appearing on the trees, and waking to the music of happy birds. One of the gifts of Spring is that it seems  Read more »

14 03, 2017

Leadership Lessons – The Power of TEAM

2018-02-22T14:58:00-08:00March 14th, 2017|

Every year we choose a new theme at Management Services Northwest, and in 2017 our Corporate Theme is “T.E.A.M. - Together Everyone Accomplishes More." This year we want to work together to be a high functioning, highly effective team with a laser focus on our mission to be the company of highest reliability. This season I have been observing what makes teams successful from watching young high schoolers play basketball.   Read more »

16 02, 2017

How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions?

2018-02-22T14:45:54-08:00February 16th, 2017|

Just two months into the New Year and approximately 75% of us, according to a recent health poll, have already given up on those New Year's Resolutions we made for 2017. Individuals make resolutions as they desire change.  However, when it comes down to the commitment and hard work required to accomplish them, most people don't have the bandwidth and consequently drop out in a matter of weeks. Below are  Read more »

19 01, 2017

Leadership Lessons: Make 2017 Your Best Year

2018-02-22T14:52:42-08:00January 19th, 2017|

I always enjoy entering a New Year. It is a time of beginning, a fresh start. Our management team has a ritual of coming together at the beginning of each year to reflect on the positive and growing experiences of the last year, and to set a theme and goals for the coming year.  We do something similar at home, however my teenager rolls her eyes and says, “Mom, I  Read more »

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