Jonni’s Women in Leadership workshop opened my eyes to not only my long-standing habits that might be holding me back, but, as importantly, she helped me understand and enhance my natural strengths. As an engineering firm Team Leader, the skills I used to rise to the position I’m in now, may no longer work to help me go even higher. Realizing and then accepting that fact was one of the biggest eye openers for me during this workshop. These realizations have made me aware for both my own growth and for the members of my team who I’m leading into managing roles.
I left this 12-week workshop with a healthy list of focus points to help me achieve my new vision. The list includes habits I need to add to my everyday awareness and also habits I need to leave behind. Leading an engineering team and being a project engineer fresh out of school are quite different. But thanks to this workshop, I have a collection of tools to help me transition my strengths from being the new engineer bent on perfecting each task to finding that executive presence I need for my mission ahead.
Erin Janacek, Associate Principal
LA Fuess Partners
Before participating in this workshop, I was unsure of my next career steps at my firm, but I knew I needed to move forward. I knew where I needed to end up, but not how to get there.
Participating in this workshop with Jonni helped me create actionable steps to help me move forward as a leader, answered questions I didn’t even know I had, and provided me with new confidence in my abilities. I have a much better understanding of where my strengths lay, what areas of my leadership style and professional presentation need further development, and how to develop my own professional goals.
Associate, LA Fuess Partners
I’ve been in the construction industry for nearly 40 years and in that time exposed to many training programs across a broad range of topics. Jonni’s approach to the training she provides for strategic business development has been both helpful and enjoyable. She has a very refreshing insight based on her own experiences. The processes she went through to gain a genuine perspective on how to develop meaningful relationships through which sales are more likely to occur provide an instant level of credibility.
Her effervescent personality facilitates engagement and interaction with fellow attendees; this captures a group dynamic of relevant information sharing which capitalizes on a spirit of collaboration and enhances the training environment. I strongly suggest this training for anyone in your organization at any level to turn prospecting into sales.
VP Housing & Senior Living, Cadence McShane Construction Company
Jonni worked with some of our future leaders to develop skills in business development. Attendees ranged from early careerists to Associate Principals, with various sectors represented. She gave our team the confidence, clarity and tools to develop relationships, expand their network and reach out to clients. With a unique approach and effective coaching style, she connected easily with our team, developed their trust, and inspired a culture of empowerment.
During the workshop, our team was actively reaching out to clients, prospects, and their network, finding out about opportunities, landing new client meetings, and gaining exposure in the marketplace. We are seeing results already. Her workshop format allowed for a great learning environment that encouraged meaningful discussions and tangible results.
Jonni did a great job and truly delivered. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Managing Director, Principal, Perkins&Will
Jonni changed the way we pursued work. She implemented a new strategy that prequalified clients that best aligned with our strengths and offered new work opportunities for our sector. As a result, our business grew exponentially, which helped position RTKL as a powerful player in the market. She enjoys coaching and mentoring others - helping them identify their strengths and achieve advancement. I consider her a great friend and a respected colleague.
EVP Global Practice Leader, CallisonRTKL (Retired)
Jonni's presentation coaching helped our team win a key project for our office. She helped us create content through story boarding, developing our message, and setting the tone in our delivery style. Her superpower is her ability to pull ideas from the team that they may not have thought of or would have taken for granted. She builds better teams and is genuine in her desire to prepare others for success. The team was more relaxed and confident due to our work together.
I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again.
Jonni served on a core group of three that included the CEO & Director of HR to launch a women’s leadership group focused on improving outcomes for women and diversity in architecture. She worked to influence stakeholders on the business case for increasing opportunities for women and diversity at the firm and engaged employees to develop relevant programming along with an organization that works with Fortune 500 companies to increase equity in the workplace.
Jonni is an enjoyable person to work with and is supportive to employees at all levels who want to improve their professional skills. She encouraged and coached employees to take risks and demonstrate their value to the firm. The 4wrd initiative – For Women, Resolve and Diversity is stronger due to Jonni’s efforts.
Director HR, E4H
I have known Jonni for over a decade. I have always found her to be professional, knowledgeable and tenacious. She genuinely cares about her clients, knowing their success is paramount. She thinks innovatively and strategically always pushing for improvement. We served on a board together where she led and reinvented our sponsorship program - due to her efforts, she was the most successful "friend raiser" we've had.
Pamela Stoyanoff, MBA, CPA
President & COO, Methodist Health System
Jonni is an insightful strategic thinker. She knows how to look ahead to advance a firm and it's clients to the next level. She was instrumental in refocusing how we pursued work and put structure and systems in place to keep us aligned in our goals for growth. She is a dedicated professional who has a depth of knowledge, vast connections and is a team organizer that drives an overall pursuit. She is a valuable asset to any organization.
Gary Owens. FAIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Jonni’s ability to see the big picture helped us to get clear on the trajectory of our organization and to implement the necessary action steps needed to obtain our desired outcomes. The immediate benefit was the momentum we gained after she helped us think on a larger scale and plan further out. Her support encouraged us all to dream bigger, play bigger and succeed. She has a unique ability to hear your highest values and what is most important to you and your company. Her skill set has empowered us to take the necessary steps to scale up for success. I highly recommend Jonni if you choose to expand your vision, inspire your organization and grow your company.
Founder/Director of Honor School
Director of Public Relations, Eveolution Retreats
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With 20+ years in business developing leadership, growth strategies and relationships, our record speaks for itself. Our focus is to establish long term friendships with clients that are serious about positive growth and are passionate about achieving results that put them at their peak.
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The systems we put in place are replicable for success so that your team will consistently achieve peak performance. Our targeted approach to focus, to reinvent and facilitate revenue stream creation will propel you to the top of your summit and ahead of the pack.
Through an Implementation Lab framework your team will learn key skills, tools, processes, and strategies to use immediately for success. These skills fulfill a rainmaking strategy, succession strategy, as well as a retention strategy for your firm while inspiring and motivating your team as you invest in them. Highly customized individual coaching is available upon request.
Tools such as Marketplace Needs & Market Gap Analyses, Client Perception Surveys, Competitive and/or SWOT Analyses will give you an understanding of what your clients want and what is missing in the marketplace. Internal Gap Analyses and Culture Valuations give an edge in retention and recruitment. Looking to grow geographically? We provide the insight needed. These tools will provide market awareness that will take your firm to the next level.