I am writing to thank you for being an instrumental and critical part of our forum. Finding a forum was very important to me because I wanted to find a place for personal growth, business advice and reflection. When we met the first meeting, I knew this new group would be a success. This is because of the amazing way you brought a group of strangers of different ages, sex and background together and helped us find a common purpose, structure and goal. Each meeting inspired each of us and helped us work as a group. Your ability to listen, issue spot and offer guidance is priceless. Each meeting you came well prepared with valuable anecdotes and a robust agenda that kept the meeting on track and effective. You have made this experience more than I could have imagined and I am very grateful.
I had the opportunity to work with Jay for six months, and he was generous with his knowledge, time and feedback from our very first meeting, as well as, in between our meetings. His myriad of personal and business experiences over the last three decades shines through as he coached me. He gained my trust and respect almost instantaneously, which is NOT a normal response from me, because of his high level of transparency and brutal honesty from the moment we started meeting. I wish our time working together didn’t end and I can’t wait for another opportunity to work with Jay. He’s a true professional and an, all around, amazing human!
Your discipline and attention transformed the group and drew us all together. Your fearless, but calm, entrepreneurial style gave us considerable insights and made our discussions even better. Thank you for the dedication!
Jay has the uncanny ability to quickly identify and understand the personality types of those with whom he works, allowing him to get a pulse on individual priorities and motivations and to accurately assess the group dynamic.
In my case, Jay’s ability to truly “know” the group and the individual members helped him to foster a greater level of connectedness and vulnerability within the group. Jay was also able to educate the group on various frameworks and models of human interaction/interpersonal dynamics, as well personal development tools and systems, which helped the group to analyze some of the personal and professional challenges that we’ve faced, and view them in a different light.
Jay’s coaching style stood out. When he coached me, he was able to understand the issues that I faced and connect on a human level. Jay was able to push me and challenge me while still exuding empathy. He asked the right questions, and helped me to better understand my own situation by pushing me to further examine some areas that I had previously left unexplored.
A natural leader, Jay is action-oriented and truly understands the value of moving forward, even when faced with challenges and uncertainties. Jay offers immense value as a coach, leader, and mentor. I would not hesitate to work with Jay again in the future.