I have worked with Jenna since 2005. She facilitates team discussions with firmness and flexibility, supporting the team´s effectiveness and, more importantly, its sense of cohesion and emotional commitment to each other. As a coach, she combines a brilliant mind with a kind heart. Every time I have heard a client speak about her it has been with the highest praise. She is one of the best coach/consultants I know.
Jenna has been a cultural beacon for us at Headspace. I have worked with her on a personal 1-1 level, as well as bringing her in to help the whole company. Every single person at Headspace attends her Human Dimensions of Business course and it’s been a game changer for us. I couldn’t think of a better person to partner with when it comes to the human side of creating high performing cultures.
Jenna was recommended to me by a number of HR professionals I highly respect and I was not disappointed. Sonos has a very strong culture and we were most proud of our transparency and openness. However, we wanted to ensure that our candor and directness was balanced with a strong sense of curiosity, enabling an environment where all perspectives could be heard. The program that Jenna facilitated, opened our eyes to our unique perspectives and biases. We learned how to turn from advocate to enquirer and how to have very direct and often uncomfortable conversations in a way that promoted respect and positive intent. Jenna’s unique facilitation style balanced warmth and vulnerability with real grit and directness.
Jenna is an incredibly warm, thoughtful, compassionate leader who can at once activate and listen to a group. She is an expert at facilitating group discussions, and she does so with an easy-going communication style that makes everyone feel relaxed. She was able to establish instant trust with our team, and created a forum where co-workers felt comfortable sharing intimate thoughts and feelings with each other. She is able to ask evocative questions and get the group talking and sharing. What impressed me most about Jenna was her ability to listen. She responded so compassionately that you felt she deeply understood you. Meanwhile she accomplished this all over video conference! With regard to the Conscious Business curriculum, Jenna is an expert on the principles and tactics, and helped our team work through examples of how we could apply them to our daily work life in order to create a more safe and productive work environment. I could not be more of an advocate for bringing Conscious Business into the workplace with Jenna as your leader.
Jenna is one of the most intelligent and powerful facilitators I’ve worked with. We are having all Breitlings go through her course, The Human Dimension of Business. The content is meaningful, gets the tough stuff on the table, and creates a collective sigh of relief as people realize they can be totally honest and totally kind at the same time. To align one’s values with one’s words is priceless, and it’s helping Breitlings by the day.
As the facilitator of our Staff Summit, Jenna helped us to integrate and align as team. Her style is graceful, effective, and to the point, and as a result whole new pathways of productivity, creativity and innovation opened up to us. As a coach, she is masterful. A real ninja.
Thanks again for a really amazing couple of days. The future is uncertain for us, but I believe everyone walked away with a new perspective, renewed appreciation for each other and some new skills. You did an amazing job facilitating – keeping everyone focused and consistently engaged with one another and keeping the session productive. Not easy!! I hope our paths cross again.
Calm, curious, warm, fiery, patient, present, and a little mischievous are all words I’d use to describe Jenna as a facilitator and coach. I’ve seen her create and hold a comfortable space for 30-40 people to expand their knowledge and energy, and seen her quietly acknowledge someone one-on-one for their most authentic self. As a speaker/ facilitator, you’ll find her to be funny, engaging, powerful, and confident. Her background is so varied and interesting, audiences can’t help but be drawn in to see her as an expert. As a coach, you’ll find her to be present, nonjudgmental, interested, intuitive, challenging, and like a guide that helps you find the path for yourself. I always get the idea that she knows where I’m going before I do, and it’s easy to trust her lead.
Jenna, I really appreciate all your help. The team loved the session and thinks you are terrific, as do I! Our sessions have made such a difference to all of us.