25 Years Experience

Jill Kennedy

Coach Message

In coaching, the focus is on you. Your goals. Your agenda. My role, as your career coach, is to help you move beyond what you currently see, think, know and do, so that you can achieve even better results than you are getting right now. I partner with professionals seeking enhanced career success, particularly those navigating career transitions. As a career coach and consultant, I foster learning and dialogue to assist clients in making meaningful connections with themselves and others within the context and systems in which they lead and live.

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Career Coaching: confidential, one-on-one sessions designed to help professionals define their career goals and execute a clear strategy to achieve them. I specialize in highly actionable strategies that have helped placed hundreds of my clients in their dream jobs.

Organization Development Consulting: strategic planning, meeting facilitation, needs assessment, data collection and analysis, curriculum development and evaluation, employee surveys/focus groups, and change management.

These consulting and coaching services are founded on the integration of numerous disciplines and methods acquired from the fields of adult learning, leadership and organization development, executive and team coaching, systems thinking, movement psychology, and neuroscience.

Career Coaching


Prepare for what’s next

  • Managing transitions
  • Find your passion
  • Know your strengths
  • Discuss career options
  • Change industries/job functions

Build Your Skills

Be the best at what you do

  • Leadership skills
  • Communications
  • What it takes to get promoted
  • Managing large teams
  • First time manager
  • Presentation skills
  • How to run a meeting

Jill Kennedy is a learning strategist, facilitator, strategic thinking partner, and an ICF- certified professional coach with more than 25 years of experience in workplace learning and development. She brings the perspective of having served as a manager and consultant in higher education, government, non-profit associations, and private industry. As an association executive, she championed and oversaw the design, delivery and evaluation of more than 200 skill-building courses and leadership institutes. She has also taught sessions on "Action Planning for Change" at two universities.

A graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program, Jill has a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Development. She is certified to debrief a variety of assessment instruments including: Lominger’s competency-based Leadership Architect and VOICES 360 assessment; MBTI; Sterling Institute’s 360 Management Practices Survey; Hay Group’s Emotional & Social Competency Inventory; Hogan assessments; Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument; FIRO-B, and the Leadership Practices Inventory.

Originally from New York City, Jill now lives in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Case Study 1: GOAL: Client wanted to strengthen his communications to get more buy-in for change. He recognized that he tended to take things personally and lose his composure in meetings. Feedback from a 360-degree report reinforced that this was an important area for development.

ACTION: We looked at his language patterns, self-limiting beliefs, and nonverbal habits. In addition to using breathing and centering practices, he asked more questions, and worked on making his, and others, thinking process more transparent. Learning to come from a place of inquiry as well as advocacy brought more balance to his communications.

RESULTS: His colleagues and employees reported that he was a better listener and he started to get invited to more meetings. Eventually he was asked to take a larger, more influential role in meetings. He, in turn, reported a greater sense of calm, less frustration and more choice in his responses.

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Excellent Trainer.

Anne Cowan, Vice President, Communications, CTAM

“Prior to my career change to the communications discipline, I had more than 15 years of experience in executive development, consulting, training and academia. During that time I collaborated with numerous project directors and learning strategists, few of whom were as well versed in the processes of training adults, needs assessment and implementation of learning solutions as Jill.”


Barbara Waggoner, Waggoner and Associates

“I have collaborated on a variety of training programs with Jill and observed her coaching style. She has exceptionally high inner work standards, by which I mean she has exemplary integrity, a commitment to learning, and excellent professional judgment. Jill has an extraordinary ability to listen, acknowledge and empathize, thus creating a powerful bridge for assisting and coaching another. She promotes changes in attitude and behavior in a very effective way.”

Unique perspective.

Dr. Timothy Weber, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

“After decades of leadership experience and training in military, law enforcement and security fields, I was delighted to discover that the coaching provided by Mrs. Kennedy was insightful, engaging and highly valuable. Her intelligent, thought- provoking inquiries provided me with a unique perspective on my leadership strengths and weaknesses. Due to budget constraints, this agency will have to perform better than ever before, requiring the absolute best from our leaders. The type of coaching provided by Mrs. Kennedy may make the difference between future mission success and mission failure.”