CEO Today Management Consulting Awards

35 www.ceotodaymagazine.com CEO Today Management Consulting Awards 2018 canada JENNIFER GERVÈS-KEEN Founder of JGK Consulting ABOUT JENNIFER GERVÈS-KEEN After 12 years working in France to hone her communication and business skills in both languages, Jennifer Gervès-Keen moved back to Canada in 2005. In creating her business, JGK Consulting in 2008, Jennifer’s goal was to raise the bar on executive development in order to help develop better leaders in order to sustain good business. A passionate lifelong learner, she completed her Master’s degree in Adult Learning & Development during her years in France, participating in one of the first global online learning platforms. Upon her return to Canada, Jennifer became a certified coach, and won the prestigious ICF Prism Award for excellence in organizational coaching in 2014 with one of her clients, a global professional services firm. She is only one of 20 coaches in North America to hold the Master Corporate Executive Coach Fellowdesignation, awarded through theMEECO Leadership Development Institute and reserved for coaches operating at mastery levels within organizational environments. In order to create organizational learning experiences that actually had impact and greater skills retention, Jennifer started exploring neuroscience and its connection to leadership behaviour in 2013, and has since made it a foundational pillar of the company’s program content and design. She became a Certified Mentor Coach in 2016 to expand services for clients who wished to become better leaders through learning how to be coaches. Jen’s sweet spot is moving disengaged or struggling groups forward through honest and effective coaching and group facilitation, achieving stronger leadership and team alignment. She is particularly skilled at working with diverse executive teams and has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by leaders within both operational and service environments. Her leadership coaching style is as daring as her choice in shoes and her multifaceted organizational and international experiences offer clients unique perspectives and insights. Jennifer strongly believes that making a positive impact on organizations through good leadership is one way of successfully navigating the constant challenges people face in today’s society. To that end, she is vested in select not-for-profit organizations offering mentoring support to associations whose mandate it is to improve the lives of those less fortunate. Under her tutelage, JGK Consulting has developed a broad client base which includes global organizations with over 200,000 employees and smaller businesses with anywhere from 50-20,000 employees. JGK Consulting currently has clients in most areas of the private sector, including engineering, finance, professional services, hospitality and high tech. FIRM PROFILE JGK Consulting is synonymous for ‘instantaneous value’ as described by our clients. Founded by Jennifer Gervès- Keen in 2008, Jen’s vision was to be a true business enterprise partner, delivering uncompromising results with quality of service in leadership skill development and executive coaching. Today JGK Consulting is causing a ruckus at top leadership levels around the globe in growth minded SME and large corporates. With clients primarily situated across Canada, North America and Europe, Jen and her associates are coaching leaders and their teams to higher productivity and optimized performance applying best practices of neuroscience. The key to measurable success is a partnership-based approach to understanding your business anddeveloping customized, innovative coaching and leadership skill training for leaders and emerging leaders. We have a rigorous onboarding process for establishing client relationships with integrity to the desired outcomes. Together, we openly assess what’s truly needed to move the leadership forward, and the resulting commitment that is needed for change. Clients must honour the obligatory investment required, whether it’s an investment of time, budget or the ability to do the requisite work. A willingness to collaborate in a long-term partnership is when we do our best work as we get to do a deep dive into the business and its’ culture. In 2018 alone, JGK Consulting will be training and empowering over 1000 managers in a variety of verticals to becomemore effective leaders through increased self-awareness and professional-level coaching skills. You can learn more about JGK Consulting at www.jgkonline.com . www.jgkonline.com

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