Here are a few of the organizations I have had the privilege of working with in some capacity—
- Aspen Daily News
- Aspen Entrepreneurs
- Chicago Bar Association
- Career Challenges Podcast
- Empyrean Benefit Solutions
- Fidelity Investments
- Gould Construction
- Professional Development Institute
- Roaring Fork Leadership
- Roaring Fork Weekly Journal
I had a great experience working with Jeff. We started with the issues I identified as priorities, and made good progress on those through regular discussion, gentle challenging, and insightful “homework” assignments. I had more than one significant shift in perspective, which have absolutely helped me to be a more effective leader in my job.
Perhaps even more valuable was when we used our time to work through specific issues that arose at work, which may or may not have been directly related to the primary goal we were pursuing at the time. For example, there was one reaction I often noticed I had in response to a frequent scenario at work, but despite years of self-reflection, I had never been able to identify what was triggering the response. I had been unable to develop any strategies to help me respond effectively in the moment, rather than reacting emotionally.
During one of those situations, I reached out to Jeff for some spot coaching and we were able to talk the next day. He helped me uncover the specific issue that was the trigger, to see how that pattern had played out over and over in my life, to reality check the assumptions and fears that were behind my response, and to develop a new, healthier narrative. This was an issue that I had been working with for most of my professional life, and, thanks to my work with Jeff, I can now see the pattern when it’s happening, I have tools to respond with self-compassion, and I am able to remain in the driver’s seat rather than unconsciously making a choice simply to calm that fear. It’s amazing to finally be able to see that issue with clarity! I’m certain I would still be tripping over it but for Jeff’s willingness to come into that difficult place with me as I was going through it, and to apply love and compassion to help me figure out what was happening.
In our society today, it doesn’t always feel socially acceptable to think about personal, emotional issues as business issues. But make no mistake, they drive business decisions, because business decisions are made by people. We’ve all seen situations where a colleague is clearly making a decision based on their emotional response in the moment, rather than thinking through the problem with calm logic. I believe the primary antidote is self-awareness. Jeff’s coaching helped me increase my self-awareness and to grow my toolbox of strategies that help me make the best decisions possible for my company. I would recommend his services without reservation.
—Susan Relland, CAO, Financial Services Firm
Jeff empowers leaders to execute on the positive, and often times challenging, changes that drive real personal—and business—results. If you are a leader who is self-aware and, more importantly, willing to self-manage then he is an excellent choice to accelerate your successes. Jeff very quickly made me feel at ease while asking relevant, probing, open-ended question that inspired me to think of my challenges, hurdles, even obstacles, in an entirely different way. I walked away from each session with a new perspective on how to approach my work and with a very clear plan of attack. I would happily recommend Jeff to anyone considering an executive coach. He has helped me increase my ability to successfully engage others with amplified respect and influence. His coaching has delivered tangible results that have positively impacted my company’s bottom line. Thank you Jeff…
—Val Yaw, Founder, The Human Shift
Jeff is both generous with his time and rigorous in his approach. The insights that I had when speaking with him helped me fundamentally recast my life’s priorities. Jeff exhibits a kind of fierce love that we all could use more of. I highly recommend him.
—Michael Showalter, CEO, Health e(fx) Corporation
I highly recommend Jeff as a leadership coach. Stepping away for an hour a week was one of the most valuable investments I could have made in my personal and professional life. Through our weekly coaching call Jeff really helped me to uncover the real blocks to moving forward and set action steps to create new habits and ways of reacting. He asks the tough questions and helped me focus, plus it was important to have someone I was accountable to for observations and progress. Though my work with him I was able to create a new role that allowed me to pursue personal goals around sustainability and climate change, at an organization in which I could make an impact. Feel free to reach out to me for any additional questions on working with Jeff.
—Abby Neary, Senior Vice President, Aon Corporation
Coaches tend to fall into one of two camps. Some are more emotionally attuned and some are more intellectually rigorous. Jeff Munn is one of those rare coaches who is equally strong in both realms. That makes for a balanced, complete, and engaged coaching experience. And it sets the stage for lasting change.
As someone who founded and continues to evolve my own business, I cannot recommend him more highly.
—Mark Rovner, Founding Principal, Sea Change Strategies LLC
Jeff created a day-long workshop for the account leaders and managers who report to our COO. He could not have had a more profound impact on our organization. Since the workshop the group has taken on a level of ownership and leadership that was beyond the wildest expectations of both the COO and myself. I would be happy to serve as a reference for the work that Jeff does. Truly outstanding.
—CHRO, Benefits Outsourcing Firm