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 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. 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
(recently promoted to Principal)
LA Fuess Partners
I’ve been involved in a variety of professional training programs in various roles throughout my career in the construction industry. Jonni’s program hands down has been the most beneficial. Her energetic delivery is contagious and really draws you in to the subject matter and encourages collaboration within the group. Her real world examples mixed in with a little science and psychology really defines the mechanics of business development. The assignments were extremely useful and actually resulted in a win for my team on a project pursuit during the program. Growing up in sports, the best coaches were always the ones that made you feel like you weren’t being coached. That’s Jonni.
Wade Wimbish, Dir of Education
Cadence McShane Construction Co
Just half way through Jonni's “Reach Your Peak” coaching program, and I’ve already grown more confident as a studio leader. I am better armed with a leadership compass and know how to get where I desire to go in my career. I’ve found her strengths-based coaching style to be particularly effective. By identifying what I’m naturally good at and flexing those muscles on a regular basis, I feel more empowered and have quickly developed a stronger executive presence. Jonni’s coaching on conflict resolution has completely changed the way I approach difficult conversations.
I’ve been so impressed with Jonni’s coaching style and my subsequent growth as a leader that I’ve asked her to facilitate a team coaching session at our upcoming regional marketing retreat.
Laura Crawford, Associate Principal
Jonni 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.
Tom Reisenbichler, Managing Director / Principal, Perkins&Will
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.
Ashley Nickerson, 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.
Dave Tague, VP Housing & Senior Living
Cadence McShane Construction Co
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 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
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.
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
By partnering with us, we will focus you and/or your team on strengthening your/their leadership style, building authentic relationships, achieving increased revenue, building your brand, and driving strategic efficiency. We will put in place an effective path to achieve your goals.
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.
Day to day operations can pull you and your team in multiple directions. Let us assist you with key strategic growth issues that get put on the back burner too often. Call us to achieve extraordinary results together today.
Reaching your peak takes focus and appreciation. Highly customized strengths-based coaching is a deep passion. Offerings include 4, 6 or 12 month packages for individual coaching. Assessments, various activities and tasking will be a part of the package.
Team Based StrengthsCoaching is based on needs and designed accordingly. This can be done at a retreat, as ongoing conversations, or included as a team based coaching package.
Through an Implementation Lab framework you and/or your team will learn key skills, tools, processes, and strategies to use immediately for success. These skills fulfill a client engagement strategy, succession plan strategy, as well as a retention and employee wellness strategy for your firm while inspiring and motivating your team as you invest in them. Highly customized individual coaching is available upon request.
The systems we put in place are replicable for success so that you and/or your team will consistently achieve peak performance. Our targeted approach to focus, reinvent and facilitate growth will propel you to the top of your summit and ahead of the pack.