Jennifer Gervès-Keen

Named in 2018 by CEO Today magazine as one of the top 100 outstanding consultancy experts across the globe, Jennifer is one of 20 executive coaches in North America to hold the Master Corporate Executive Coach Fellow designation. The designation is awarded through the MEECO Leadership Development Institute and is reserved for coaches operating at mastery levels within organizational environments.

After 12 years working in France to hone her communication and business skills in both languages, Jennifer moved back to Canada in 2005. In creating her business, JGK Consulting, in 2008, Jennifer’s goal was to raise the bar on executive development, helping to develop better leaders in order to sustain good business.

A passionate lifelong learner, she completed her master’s degree in adult learning and development during her years in France, participating in one of the first global online learning platforms. Upon her return to Canada, Jennifer became a certified coach, and, with one of her clients, a global professional services firm, won the prestigious ICF Prism Award for excellence in organizational coaching in 2014.

In order to create organizational learning experiences that actually had impact and greater skills retention, Jennifer started exploring neuroscience and its connection to leadership behaviour in 2013, and has since made the connection a foundational pillar of her company’s program content and design. She became a Certified Mentor Coach in 2016 to expand services for clients who wished to become better leaders through learning how to be coaches.

Jen’s sweet spot is moving disengaged or struggling groups forward through honest and effective coaching and group facilitation, achieving stronger leadership and team alignment. She is particularly skilled at working with diverse executive teams and has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by leaders within both operational and service environments. Her leadership coaching style is as daring as her choice in shoes, and her multifaceted organizational and international experiences offer clients unique perspectives and insights.