Jill Alban is a Coach and VP of Business Development for Handel Group®. She joined HG as Marketing Director in 2017, leading the team to implement marketing initiatives and partnerships for the company. Simultaneously, Jill became certified in The Handel Method® and began coaching in 2018. As a hard working full-time perfectionist, Jill’s biggest “ah-ha” in coaching came with the realization that only by telling the truth and opening up about her own shortcomings and mistakes could she find lasting, meaningful freedom, and self-confidence.
Jill started her career in public relations first in the NFL and then at American University in Washington, D.C. She moved to Missoula, Montana in 2004 where she deepened her skills in marketing and communications through two long-held positions over the course of a decade: firstly for a regional environmental nonprofit and second for a private foundation dedicated to mindfulness.
Jill holds a BA in English from The University of Virginia and an MA and MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Montana. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit and wellness sectors, and is a dynamic public speaker and natural leader. She lives with her husband Grant on four acres outside of Missoula and enjoys long-distance trail running, mountain biking, and fly-fishing.