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Jan Claesson

Tel: (425) 246-8817

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The Entrepreneur's Source® is the world's largest and #1 franchise coaching organization dedicated to empowering potential entrepreneurs to achieve their personal and professional goals through self-employment. The Entrepreneur's Source® is recognized as the industry leader in franchise education, coaching and knowledge of opportunities through the country.

With over 35 years of experience, The Entrepreneur's Source® pioneered the franchise coaching industry. Since then, we have been coaching and empowering tens of thousands of individuals to break free from the employment cycle and empower them to achieve their dreams and become self-sufficient through business ownership.


My motivation

A life-long passion for helping individuals and organizations to achieve directional clarity and jointly develop a path to achieve their defined goals.


Client Testimonials


When I met Jan, I was looking for a career change but I didn't know what changes would suit me best. I had become very good at planning my next project, next deliverable, next feature at work. But I had no plans for the next 1 or 5 or 10 years. All I knew is that I didn't want to keep doing what I was doing. Rather than munging my skills to fit some job description, Jan helped me find a role that suits my skills and personality. I was already thinking about opening my own business. With his help, I've done a ton of research, launched a new LLC and bought into a franchise opportunity so I can hit the ground running. I am excited to get to work now, and it's been a long time since I could say that.
Aaron Smith, Owner - Archadeck of Seattle - NW, Microsoft Alumni and IT security expert


After working with Jan and getting to know him, I found him to be knowledgeable, genuine and trustworthy! I worked with Jan for about a year and I was always sure that he truly had my best interest. His depth of knowledge about the franchise industry and overall business understanding is remarkable. I was grateful for Jan’s patience while he brought me up to speed on a variety of topics and opportunities and also answered my questions; I had a lot of them. I’ve worked with other Franchise coaches before but Jan clearly stands out. I highly recommend Jan as your Franchise coach. - Mikias, Senior Marketing Analyst, Minneapolis


Jan is a mentor, a friend and someone that I try to emulate in my approach to work and life. He has inspired me to start my own business and he has coached me on funding, structure and putting your all into what you do. I have joined Jan for all three of his inspirational talks on entrepreneurship and have gotten so much out of them. Jan communicates in a thoughtful, professional manner that provides exceptional guidance and inspiration. He has done it all from project manager in the early days of Microsoft to CEO of several companies. Jan's approach to business is so refreshing--he brings humanity, motivation and spirit to everything he does. I am so happy to count him as a mentor to my professional career and development. I recommend that you listen, engage and work with Jan on your projects and growth to get the most out of what you do and set yourself up for success.

Adam, Microsoft Alumni and entrepreneur


"After reaching an unexpected career cross-roads, I was more than a little bit skeptical about meeting Jan for the first time. My level of skepticism quickly declined as I obtained insight into Jan’s background, began to get a sense of his approach to life and his firm desire to help others. I truly appreciate Jan’s approach of asking insightful questions as well as providing tools that allow his clients to arrive at personalized answers about how to maximize career change opportunities to ensure alignment with family values and goals. It would have been very easy for Jan to provide a one size fits all solution for my situation. Instead, he took the time to understand my situation and goals to help me to arrive at a solution that fit my long-term vision best. I highly recommend Jan as a coach that is genuinely interested in helping his clients achieve their goals."

- Andrew, senior financial executive, Microsoft Alumni.


“After 25+ years in the healthcare field and raising two children, I was ready for a career change. My focus became finding a Franchise that would work for me personally and for both my husband and I as a good investment. I had been navigating the Franchise world on my own when I realized I needed help, a mentor and someone who was experienced enough to help make a good match for us. Well, I can tell you, I struck gold when I found Jan! His expertise in business and his professional track record is obvious, but what I found personally as his true strength, was his ability to bring out the best in me. The programs for discovery offered through the E-Source were spot on in making a perfect Franchise match for me. In addition, Jan’s availability to me via phone, email and face to face meetings made the whole process engaging and fun and straight to the point. He is highly organized and meetings with him were extremely productive. I highly recommend Jan! You won’t find another expert as effective, smart but also warm and encouraging with a great sense of humor as Jan!!” - Dawn, healthcare professional, Greater Seattle Area


“Working with Jan was a great experience for me. We hit it off on a personal and professional level and he was a fantastic resource for me as I explored the new world of franchising. His wise counsel and support during the time we worked together was critical in my decision-making process. With his help, I have taken the leap and I'm very excited about the future and my new career as a small business owner. I am grateful to Jan for his support and sage advice.” - Andrew, senior marketing executive, Seattle, WA


“Jan has been essential in helping me to explore new opportunities outside the traditional workforce model. He has an admirable business background, is very professional and yet thoughtfully and respectfully takes the time to understand my needs, responsibilities and lifestyle in order to guide me into options that best suit ME! While incredibly patient, he also knows how to keep me moving on my journey. I have learned so much more than I anticipated about business ownership, entrepreneurship and how to evaluate the wide variety of options. I could not have done this on my own. I highly recommend Jan to anyone interested in pursuing a new path.” - Kim, financial executive, Greater Seattle Area


"Jan was a wonderful coach to me during my search for a career change. After meeting with me individually, then with me and my wife, he displayed patience, great listening skills, and the ability to provide good counsel to help me in my career choices. Although he helped me analyze several new business opportunities, he did not steer me to any of the business in a sales approach. He stayed focused on the opportunities that best fit my circumstance. I have not purchased a business to date, but I am better prepared for my next career opportunity because of spending time with Jan Claesson. Thanks Jan. - Gasper, C-level executive and West Point graduate


"Jan was referred to me by a trusted colleague when discussing a career change and I was truly impressed with his enthusiasm, professionalism and sincere interest in helping me with my new pursuit. We had several meetings and focused on different franchise opportunities.  Jan helped me narrow my choices with personality tests and structured guidelines using E-Source programs and resources.  I felt I had someone on my side, always willing to answer questions, dig deep to find answers that were not readily available, and truly, a phone call away.  I never felt like I was in this alone…Jan was there every step of the way and I always felt like I was a priority. Truly exceptional service; I would highly recommend Jan." 

Tricia, mother and real estate professional. 


Decades of leadership experience in technology and healthcare has provided me the opportunity to work with people at startups all the way to Fortune 50 organizations. This covers many different cultures and countries requiring listening skills and interest in understanding anything from communications styles and values, to definition and achievement of goals. With responsibilities in the C-suite, board member combined with multiple operational roles, I have the experience to understand my clients and their situations.

Jan enjoys spending time with his family including his wife, three adult children and four grand-children. When he’s not running his businesses, he can be found on the tennis court, weightlifting or practicing decathlon. A natural net-worker, Jan has connections in several local and national organizations.

I look forward to helping you find the options that are right for you. Contact me at or +1-425-246-8817 for a no-obligation, no cost, conversation about your goals and needs.

Jan Eric Claesson