Testimonials

I enjoy working with leaders and organizations across the globe in different industries and at different stages of development.  I  always take the time to get to know you, your challenges and help to leverage the best of you, your team and/or your organization.

Here are a few testimonials of what it is like to work with me.

The transition to President and CEO of NewBridge represented a new opportunity for me, but also a serious responsibility to the organization and the Board. Jill helped me make the transition into thinking more deeply about a role I had not had before and she challenged me to develop new ways of leading people and being accountable to both the staff and the Board. Over a six month period, Jill engaged me to discuss the organization and its staff in depth, and guided me to a point where I was more comfortable and able to think about how to share my thoughts and strategies with my partners, my Board and the staff. In addition, Jill helped my personal development and pushed me to review all of my workplace interactions, and make substantive changes in how I engage with the staff and then provide them the clear feedback and guidance they wanted from me.

But perhaps the real benefits are:

  • Jill is an independent advisor who can provide frank and neutral advice that may be difficult to find inside your own workplace
  • Jill allows you to talk about how to run an accountable successful organization.
  • Jill will be your conscience and mentor to keep you on track
  • Jill is just a great individual!

-- Bethany Friedlander, President & CEO, NewBridge Cleveland

Jill developed and implemented an outstanding customized professional development day for the team at NewBridge.  She provided the space and the activities that allowed us all to get to know each other in a much more substantive way, and encouraged us to define the qualities of a high performing team together, and make the commitment to become one.  The retreat was fun and well-paced, serious but also allowed for levity and time for every employee to express questions or concerns. The team is well poised to tackle the 2017-2018 strategic plan for the organization and clearly understands that every employee has an opportunity to assist the organization in its growth and success.

-- Bethany Friedlander, President & CEO, NewBridge Cleveland

Jill's unique ability to connect with our team and really showcase our combined talents is helping us become more coordinated, effective and results oriented.  Her experience working with a variety of diverse organizations allows Jill to quickly assess the current state of any size team, and identify areas where we can focus to extract the greatest potential going forward.

---Mandar Dighe, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company

I had the opportunity to work with Jill in different groups & locations, in all instances, Jill’s ability to relate well with people at all levels of the organization, promoting diverse points of view, and create inclusive environments to bring the best of all of us, was Jill's strength.  Jill’s knowledge and expertise makes her a great HR professional & business partner that will assess our the team’s strength & weaknesses to bring the best of us.
----Jorge Zedillo, Director of Manufacturing Operations, Hydraulics America’s, Eaton Corporation

It has been particularly fulfilling to work with Jill during her tenure at Eaton.  Not only is she a very experienced talent leader but she's also able to identify and then help address the weaknesses that each one of us has.  Jill is one of those HR professionals that understands the real world and makes things happen.

---Carlo Ghirardo, Vice President & General Manager - Engine Air Management Worldwide at Eaton Corporation

Jill uses her deep experience in talent management to target strategies for the organization. Over the (nearly 10) years that I worked with Jill, we used industry best tools as well as some that Jill custom developed. Examples range from individual leadership assessments, team effectiveness, organizational strategy and design, retention planning, and diversity strategies. If Jill did not already have a solution in her toolkit, she developed one. I particularly appreciated how Jill could customize leadership training for our top talent using a combination of leading tools, industry thought leaders, and internal expertise. And as a 360 coach to members of my leadership team, Jill provided direct and impactful feedback which had a notable impact on performance.

---Staci Kroon, Executive Vice President - Eaton Corporation

Jill is a poised professional who brings state of the art practices to her client base, through Jill's facilitation and coaching,  teams work more collaboratively and are able to meet critical stretch goals

---Patricia Stackhouse, VP, Human Resources