“We’re a big organization, with big hearts, big ideas and big goals. Given this, it takes someone compassionate, thoughtful and patient to help us sort out our organizational priorities and resolve inner tensions. Jennifer is that person. She spent 9 months leading a strategic planning team through an arduous process that included many talks about our programmatic goals, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the effectiveness of our current programs. Jennifer is an extremely skilled facilitator who helped us manage an organization wide process, develop our vision, and build camaraderie and unity.”
“We love working with Jen! She very quickly understood our organization and our needs. She created the environment and activities to get us out of our comfort zone in a really positive way. Most importantly, she is masterful at asking questions and making observations that allow you to come to your own strategies and solutions. She clearly cares about her clients and has a kindness and compassion that guide her work.”
“Our team worked with Jen on a major change process at the Sierra Club. With Jen’s skillful facilitation, I enjoyed working on this team more than almost any I’ve ever joined. She created an atmosphere for absolute trust leading to honest and tough conversations. As a result, we did stronger and more creative work than we might have otherwise. We were also able, each one of us, to discover our unique strengths and blend those together in service of our shared purpose. She encouraged us to live our values, including transparency and collaboration, fully. I turned to Jen for counsel and advice on multiple occasions, and she helped me think through good solutions that would allow me to lead with integrity and compassion. I recommend her highly to anyone wanting to bring about real and principled change for your organization, through collective leadership.”
“Working with Jennifer Wilson as my coach has been a very valuable experience. In the relatively short amount of time we spent working together, I was able to clarify my personal strengths and values, gain a much better appreciation of my abilities, strengths, challenges, and help reinforce my core values. Jennifer does a masterful job of establishing trust and intimacy. She created a safe space for sharing. She encouraged my own self-discovery and created an opportunity for me to ‘think out loud.’ Jennifer was a resourceful sounding board. Through the use of simple, easy-to-use tools and techniques, I was able to uncover what was most important in my life. The most valuable lesson I learned through this coaching process was that transformation lies not in changing who I am, but in recognizing all that I am and my values. I would highly recommended New Leaf Coaching & Consulting.”
“Our board and staff needed help clarifying and articulating the fundamental reasons why we do our work of permanently protecting land. For some of us, it can a challenge to drill down to core values. Jen was the right person to facilitate our discussion. It turned out to be an invigorating and productive process that has put us on a shared path for success over the next several years. ”
“My organization has had the privilege of Jen’s expertise to help us update and clarify our mission, vision and values and to create our latest strategic plan. Her work was no less than transformative: she helped our board and staff streamline how we talk about our impact in the world and her process was inclusive yet incredibly efficient. In one long afternoon/evening meeting, Jen led our herd of cats through deep, focused and inclusive work and we came out the other end about 97% at our final new mission and vision. And everyone felt energized, committed and invested. I can’t recommend Jen enough, she is a master in her field and deeply committed to bettering communities and people.”
“Jen is a highly skilled facilitator who grounds her work in a centered and reflective approach. She is deeply versed in a multiplicity of skills which she seemingly uses effortlessly – so one knows it comes from experience, practice, and active learning. I’ve both experienced her facilitation and recommended her services to others. The feedback is universally glowing in her ability to engage a group, read the room, build a team, clarify and achieve goals, and create opportunities for learning – and fun! If you have a chance to hire Jen to work with you or your organization, jump on it. She’s in high demand for great reasons.”
New Leaf Coaching & Consulting is an Organizational Development Consultancy. We help people in values-based organizations work well together so they can do amazing work in the world. We create customized solutions, focused on your goals, so your organization can achieve extraordinary results.