How to know when to speak up? There are absolutely risks and consequences. Getting clear on your principles and values (doing the hard work of reflection and writing them down) will inform a lot.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Ginger for many years; the impact she has had on my life, and those who she also coaches at StoneAge, has been profound.
Her coaching style is direct, useful, and life changing. She has also worked her magic in many of our strategic planning and training sessions where she has facilitated communication, planning, and visioning, leading us to solid deliverables and action plans we can all work to. Ginger is a pleasure to work with and an integral part of the StoneAge team.
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!
CEO, Tallwave Capital
“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 FitzpatrickDirector of Human Resources, StoneAge, Inc.
“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.”
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
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
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