Client Testimonials

Ginger – You rocked! We got a lot out of your facilitation and approach. Your energy and thoughtfulness matched what was needed in Bravo Forum on this retreat.

Thanks for making what you do feel effortless on our journey to becoming bad ass.

We will continue the conversations!

Jeff Pruitt
YPO Phoenix
CEO, Tallwave Capital

 

Ginger Jenks is a talented resource with compelling insights garnered through years of experience. She not only manages to provide thoughtful take-home value, but does so with a refreshing touch of humor and practical wisdom.

Her expert curation of the session enabled our group to renew its focus, clarify our vision, and consider strategic ideas we never would have contemplated before….”

J. Randall Waterfield
Chairman, The Waterfield Group
New York, NY

 

In 2008 Ginger Jenks came to the rescue at our retreat and instantly connected and impressed each and every of one us. She impressed me so much that I – and at least one other member of our Forum – hired her as a personal coach. Ginger has been working with me for 10 years. She is part coach, part strategist, part friend. She is an immensely thoughtful and perceptive person who is at expert at keeping me focused (to the extent possible) and spending my time in the right places. Most notably, whenever I had what I considered to be a really sticky business issue with a client, Ginger has always been willing and able to get on a call – weekends included – listen to my challenge and work out a solution with me. And they have all been good solutions. We often hear in business today from outside providers that they want to be our “partner”. Well, Ginger is that partner – and a great one.

Andrew Sacks
President, Agency Sacks
New York, NY

 

Ginger provided really fantastic and well received coaching training for our management team:  we laughed, we cried, and we learned a lot.  Ginger provoked us to take a deeper look at our own values and preconceptions.  Her ability to deliver effective coaching skills in a concise and direct manner — coupled with fun but meaningful hands-on exercises to underscore the teaching—provided us with a great set of tools to aid in our quest for improving our high-performance culture.”

Betsy Fitzpatrick
Director of Human Resources
StoneAge, Inc.

 

I worked with Ginger for a number of years for goal setting and focus for my company and personal life. She has the ability of getting to the heart of what a CEO should be focusing on and keeping that focus in the right place. The things she has pushed me to do have created some of the most significant results in my life and business. Ginger Makes it Happen!”

Nick Jekogian
CEO, NWJ Companies and Signature Investment Group
New York, NY

 

Prior to working with Ginger I was chronically frustrated with my inability to accomplish my objectives as effectively as I knew I could. Just as frustrating was the fact that – when exploring where the breakdowns occurred – I realized that it was ME (not a dearth of time or a shortage of good options or ideas) getting in the way of my own effectiveness. Stepping back myself and exploring these breakdowns only became more frustrating because of how vexing even (seemingly) simple changes proved to be when implementing. “Dr. Heal Thyself” is far easier to say than to do. While hopeful that a coach would prove helpful, my skepticism toward coaching lay just below the surface, nevertheless I endeavored to give it a shot. At exactly the time I engaged Ginger, I found myself dealing with the most significant professional challenge I have faced over the past decade. Having Ginger as a sounding board proved to be invaluable throughout. Rather than peaking there, over the past two years we have established a relationship which is so important to me that I don’t make a major decision without consulting her on the “how” and almost always on the “what”. The issues we work on run the gamut…from personal to professional, and I have utilized Ginger’s team exercises, practices and cadences as an important part of running my own firm, in helping the companies I advise, in optimizing the boards I serve on and in refining my own YPO Forum and small groups that I lead.”

Brett Keith
Managing Partner
Rockwood Equity Partners
New York, NY

 

Working with our group was very insightful – I highly recommend it!!”

Lynne O’Brien
Director of Real Estate, Coca Cola
Atlanta, GA

 

Ginger has been my executive coach for more than 7 years and she has (literally) transformed my life. Thanks to her, I found the courage to dream really big dreams and to do what was required to make those dreams come true, including the difficult work of changing myself. Ginger is a “master” master coach and it doesn’t get any better than that.”

Janis Harwell
Entrepreneur
Former SR VP of Strategy and General Counsel at Intermec
Seattle, WA

 

I like to win, and coaching helps me to win even more. Coaching helps me deal with my insecurities – I really want to be the very best I can. By working with my coach Ginger Jenks, I know I am doing everything I can to elevate my game, year after year. The accountability factor is big, as is having a safe, objective sounding board. I’ve improved my systems to work more efficiently so I can find more time to create a better balance in my life.”

David Fitzgerald
Executive Vice President and Partner
CB Richard Ellis
Boston, MA

 

When I was ready to transform my life, I had several coaches recommended to me or whom I knew personally.

Why did I select Ginger Jenks? Because I met Ginger nearly 20 years ago in her capacity as the highly successful asset manager of a legal client of mine. Much to my admiration, Ginger knew she wanted change for herself and went about effecting that change.

Part sounding board, part strategist, Ginger has partnered with me to keep the evolution of my own career on track. In just a few short months, Ginger has listened, challenged, offered approaches I wouldn’t have thought of, and kept me focused on the end goal. Conclusion? You cannot afford NOT to hire Ginger.”

Barbara Smith-Bacon
Sr. Vice President
Berkeley Investments
Boston, MA

 

Ginger is the present you want to open first!”

Jeff Sweeney,
Sr. Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Orlando, FL

 

Ginger’s Time Management workshop was fun, interactive, and applicable. I think everyone who attended, both faculty and staff, came away with goals and strategies for personal management of their time. Ginger made everyone understand that they could identify and CHOOSE to redistribute their efforts toward the things that matter to them and away from the miniscule details that consume most of their time.”

Sherell Byrd
Professor and Chair of Fort Lewis College Teaching Support Committee
Durango, CO

 

Ginger is an excellent coach, getting the big picture as well as the details. She worked effectively to help me define what I need to do next in my career to accomplish my personal goals. She is very intuitive and helped me understand the positive and negative messages conveyed by communication style, including aspects of my tone of voice and even the energy levels of my expressions. Ginger understands the politics of working in a large organization and the rewards and challenges of going out on your own. I would not hesitate to recommend Ginger as an executive coach.”

Jim Kuiken
Sr. Vice President, MWH Global
Broomfield, CO

 

We brought Magellan Enterprises in to coach a leadership team in a very challenging situation. A year and a half later, I was amazed to see the transformation that had occurred – the team was laughing, communicating and challenging each other in ways that hadn’t seemed possible before. They share what they’ve learned in a cascading way through their organization. Our investment in the group and individual coaching was a definite win for us!”

Peter Moore
Executive Director
Kinark Child and Family Services
Markham, Ontario
Canada