LEARNER. TEACHER. ALCHEMIST.
Learning, change, and personal transformation are in everything I do. Over time, I have persistently discovered new ways of helping people be their best selves.
This path/worldview/these passions first led me to the world of academia, where I became a teacher for students with special education needs in New York City, then a principal and administrator. My bachelor’s and master’s degrees in child psychology and bilingual special education, respectively, and doctorate in curriculum development from Teachers College, Columbia University, formed the foundation for this work.
After our daughter was born, with a desire for a more flexible work schedule and a decade long commitment to the anti-violence movement, I shifted from the world of education to nonprofit work. Over the next nine years, as the director of two rape crisis programs in New Jersey, I stepped into the roles of administrator, public speaker, trainer of volunteers, after hours hotline counselor and coalition builder. I broadened and deepened my commitment to individual and large scale understanding and change around issues of interpersonal violence.
For the past twenty years, I have grown my instructional design, speaking, and coaching firm. My passion is integrating my academic skills with my desire for perpetual learning—from CoachU and Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness Coaching Program, Points of You, mindfulness, EFT, and nonviolent communication. I create bespoke sessions for people in corporate, government, nonprofit and education environments.
All of my projects are designed through a visualizing process that includes deep listening of the needs to be met, understanding the environment in which people work, learning about who is to be served, and the criteria for success/transformation.
THE CLIENTS I SERVE
My clients in corporate, nonprofit, government, and educational settings have included
American Management Association
Englewood, NJ School District
Ford Motor Company
Neighborhood House of Tasmania
New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission
Rutgers University, Office of Sexual Harassment
Turner Broadcasting Sales, Inc.
What Clients Are Saying
“Excellent job! Good pacing, content was well presented. Jill responded to questions from the class very well.”
“Jill was awesome! She made it fun and not scary, and gave great encouragement and tips for improvement.”
“The day goes by so quickly—and you manage to handle all personality types and I hope to be able to practice your example.”