What Our Clients Say
"We at the American Red Cross serving Central and South Texas, believe firmly in the professional development of our employees and volunteers. We were incredibly fortunate to partner with the team at JBL Strategies to deliver a great interactive session in which all of our team members felt better prepared to lead and navigate through our organization. We are grateful for their support and willingness to work within our limited resources.”
- Marty McKellips, Regional CEO, American Red Cross
"In only a few short meetings, JBL Strategies helped me see my strengths more clearly, create a vision for the next phase of my career, and start acting on my desires. Jane's warmth and encouragement, along with her strategic insights, stoked my enthusiasm and excitement about the future, and helped me to get unstuck."
- Amy McGeady, Career Coaching Client
"As Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council Central Texas-Balcones Chapter, which I chaired, Jane steered the Chapter through some of its most challenging times. She brought clarity, focus, and enthusiasm to the organization."
- James Andrews, Principal, Overland Partners
"Over several months Jane worked with us to clearly define the Board’s role, bring together the tourism-related businesses into a collaborating group, and encourage us to think outside of the box. She helped us to develop creative strategic partnerships and marketing materials that are getting rave reviews. In short, Jane focused our efforts and took us to a whole new level."
- Sue Singer, Mayor Pro-tem, City of Auburn, WA
"JBL Strategies worked with us over the course of several months to clearly define the city's Tourism Board’s role, brought together the tourism-related businesses into a collaborating group, and encouraged us to think outside of the box. Jane helped us develop creative strategic partnerships and marketing materials that are getting rave reviews. In short, JBL focused our efforts and took us to a whole new level."
- Sue Singer, Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Auburn, WA
"JBL Strategies was instrumental in leading Family Eldercare through a strategic direction process. Their knowledge and experience in the nonprofit sector provided us with a foundation to bring our vision and mission and put it to work for our clients. They were able to bring our community partners, our Board of Directors, the leadership staff and employees of Family Eldercare together to produce a strategic direction for our organization."
- Kent Herring, CEO, Family Eldercare
"Easter Seals worked with JBL Strategies on a customized training for our staff that was followed with a 1:1 coaching session for each participant. The training was amazing and staff unanimously stated it was one of the best trainings they have had."
- Tami Andres, VP, HR & Organizational Devt., Easter Seals Central Texas
"JBL Strategy has had a profound effect on my leadership. I now have a strong handle for the direction we are headed because of your class & individual coaching sessions! I’m excited to use what I’ve learned and put it into real action! I’m thrilled about the future of Austin Angels! Thank you for your generous leadership and business road map! I’m going to send others from my team to your OCT class. I think everyone should benefit from your class. "
-Susan Ramirez, President and Founder, Austin Angels
“The whole course was great. I think knowing the importance of and having strategies to think more visionary and strategic in the midst of being in the day-to-day weeds was really helpful to me. It benefits management, director, and executive levels. Great skills to use in your career!”
- Marie Felan, Executive Director, Avance Austin
"What an incredible experience! The Strategic Leadership Essentials program surpassed all my expectations. As the leader of a small nonprofit, I found that the material had immediate application for our strategic growth and development.”
- Maria Hernandez, Founder and President, VELA
"The experience I had with the three of you has by far impacted my position as a leader within Dance Another World. I was able to walk away with tangible information and put it to use immediately. I hosted our regular Monday morning meeting and was pleased to observe myself using some of the skills I learned at the workshop over the weekend. I look forward to working with you more, referring other nonprofit partners your way and most importantly, focusing, focusing, focusing and then taking a step back."
- Dawn Mann, Executive Director, Dance Another World
"Everyone has something to learn at the SLE workshop, whether you are new to leadership or quite seasoned, this program will stimulate thoughtful evaluation of what you could and should be doing better."
- Kim Updegrove, Executive Director, Mothers' Milk Bank
"For me, the follow-up coaching sessions for the [SLE] program were invaluable and are really what makes this program stand out. Jane helped me work through real-world, real-time professional challenges and offered perspectives I wouldn't have gotten elsewhere."
- Wendy Taylor Wampler, Director of Literacy Support Services, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
"In all my years of management development, none has been as useful as the Strategic Leadership Essentials Class. The information was not only informative, but I will use the binder as training opportunities, a resource to reflect upon and a tool to engage stakeholders."
- Juanita Budd, Executive Director, Austin Free-Net
"Jane builds leaders, grows organizations, and increases a group's reach and influence. She does all this while being immensely personable, approachable, and filled with genuine care....She is a true professional."
- Edgar Farrera, Director of Sustainability, Circuit of the Americas
"I would highly recommend the Strategic Leadership Essentials program to anyone who would like to sharpen their skills in dealing with other leaders."
- Christian Fletcher, Economic Development Council, Marble Falls, TX
"Wow, this is timely and spot on. This [integrated model] is an inspired suggestion - it makes sense and can be implemented immediately. The individual follow up sessions were invaluable."
- Melissa Morrow, Executive Director, West Austin Youth Association (WAYA)
"The SLE program surpassed all my expectations. As the leader of a small nonprofit, I found that the material had immediate application for our strategic growth and development. The one-on-one coaching sessions took this learning a step further and allowed me to look at my organization's specific strengths and needs with the help of supportive expertise. I would highly recommend this program."
- Maria Hernandez, Founder & President, VELA (previously Growing Roots)
"The peer to peer exercises at the Strategic Leadership Essentials workshop were extremely helpful as I gained an outsider's position on my organization. To learn from other people's failures and successes in a safe environment was helpful, encouraging, and fun."
- Carol Collins, Director of Development and Marketing, Leadership Austin