About Us

We are a team of dedicated and experienced facilitators and certified coaches who provide tools and training to help leaders become more effective, successful, courageous, powerful and ultimately more influential.

Jeanne Westervelt Rice — Founding Partner & Practice Leader

Drawing on her background in corporate communication and broadcast journalism, Jeanne is an experienced coach and facilitator who works with business professionals in three critical areas of development: leadership communication, presentation skills and executive presence.

Jeanne has helped hundreds of leaders from some of the world’s largest companies create powerful messages, speak with confidence, and enhance their executive presence in the targeted areas of character, substance and style. With her guidance, Jeanne’s clients identify, refine and polish their unique leadership qualities, especially those that inspire others, move people to action and impact business outcomes.

Jeanne began her career in the financial services industry, where she arranged speaking engagements and media tours for executives. She later worked as a field producer for CNN Business News in the Chicago
bureau, and served as an adjunct professor in the School of Communication at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Jeanne holds a master’s degree in business journalism from Northwestern University. She also serves as a trustee for several environmentally focused nonprofit boards in New Jersey. She is the co-author of Brave Leaders: Finding the Guts to Make Meaningful & Lasting Change. (Advantage, 2020)

Client Industries
• Pharmaceuticals
• Biotech
• Healthcare
• Financial & Business Services
• Manufacturing
• Advertising & Media
• Food Services
• National Sports Organizations

Awards & Accreditations
• Certified Bates Executive Presence Index™ Coach, 2017
• Named Top 25 Leading Women Brand Builders, 2017
• Certified Reflective Writing for Business Coach, TWI, 2014
• Certified ProComm, Ltd. Present With Confidence™ Facilitator, 2004

• Rice, J. and Barchan, M. Brave Leaders: Finding the Guts to Make Meaningful & Lasting Change.
(Advantage, 2020)

• Rice, J. and Barchan, M. New Eyes: The Human Side of Change Leadership.
(UK: The Change Leaders, 2013)

• Rice, J. & Barchan, M. The Road to Redemption: How to Reclaim a Corporate Culture of Integrity.
(First Print Publishing, 2013)

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Jeanne Jones — Communication Specialist & Executive Coach

Jeanne Jones brings over 25 years of experience in business, education and theatre to her work as a communication specialist and executive coach. She started her career as a Broadway actress and eventually transferred her performance skills to the business world. Jeanne has worked as a corporate spokesperson appearing at industry events, in training films and in commercials for Fortune 500 companies.

Jeanne has served on faculties at the University of Northern Iowa, Dean College and Houston Baptist University. In addition, she has held management positions with event planning, theatrical and large nonprofit organizations in the NYC area.

Over the course of her career, Jeanne has coached thousands of business leaders. Her unique background provides her with a dynamic blend of humor, empathy and energy that she uses to motivate others to realize their full potential. Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education with honors from University of Illinois. She earned her Master’s degree in Music Education from University of Northern Iowa.

Client Industries
• Finance
• Law
• Healthcare
• Pharmaceuticals
• Technology
• Professional Services

Awards & Accreditations
• Mind Gym Academy, Coach of Distinction
• Certified ProComm, Ltd. Presentation Skills Coach
• Exec|Comm Meeting Skills Trainer and Coach

Additional Credentials
• Union member of Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

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