Jeannie Esti has given me the tools to do more than I knew I could and the vision to grow my company without limits.
"You are the only person I can tell this to," is something Jeannie Esti often hears from leaders at the highest levels of business, sports, entertainment and technology. She is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC), but truth be told she is so much more than a "coach." Jeannie is an indispensable mentor, educator, adviser, confidant, and "consigliere." Her work has earned the trust of Fortune 500 c-suite executives, burgeoning entrepreneurs, NFL and NBA power brokers, lifestyle influencers, and celebrity clientele.
Jeannie earns unflinching trust and confidence in challenging her clients. She foresees pitfalls and peril before you do. She understands that your business and personal life are inseparable and the two need to be skillfully calibrated. Ultimately, Jeanne is a partner, a compagna. Her success is defined by yours.
While most 16-year-olds were scooping ice cream, Jeannie Esti was occupied with the divestiture of AT&T. Her own two-decade corporate career was well-established when she chose to leap from the ladder and switch sides of the table. She has been representing high-level individuals and brands for 25 years, in a diverse range of business sectors, global regions, and political spheres. Some terms clients have used to describe Jeannie: angel on my shoulder, life-shifter, chiropractor for our business, bridge builder, widens the aperture on our business capabilities, authentic to the core.
Jill Cummings Leach
Jill and I have known each other for almost two decades. It would be an understatement to say that she is an invaluable asset who keeps our trains running on time - AND keeps me sane. Among her many gifts are loyalty, intelligence, humor, generosity and kindness. She is resourceful, independent and my "Mother Bear." Not only does Jill manage the impossible (my schedule), she also runs all of the behind the scenes operations to make me look good. There are very few people in the world like Jill and I’m blessed beyond words to have her as my friend, my trusted colleague, and our Director of Operations.
Susan Ross is constantly pushing herself to be more, learn more and do more (I try to help temper this). I'm so inspired by Susan. She shows up with her heart for her clients and for me. She excavates the diamonds within us - even the ones that have been buried by false beliefs or obscured by our preconceptions. Susan came to coaching as the Second Act in her career. She brings over a decade of experience as a senior level Human Resources executive for a Fortune 100 company. She is a certified coach and also certified in The Leadership Circle Profile, a powerful 360 Leadership Assessment. Her greatest asset to our organization is her spectacular direct work with clients who want to up their game or change their course. No one can expand a vision like our Susan Ross!
Elizabeth is a certified coach who learns where her clients want to go and then she helps them get there. She executes this by expanding their vision with rigor, intellect and her extensive experience. Liz and I were connected over a decade ago when she was first studying to become a certified coach. Where she is now in life is where she dreamt of being. Liz is the best cartographer a client can have - she’s resourceful, an incredible entrepreneurial spirit, and willing to embrace challenges. Put her in front of a room and she owns it. Liz is an incredible teacher of leadership expansion and development. She is also this amazing human that believes in the power of this work in her bones and that is extraordinarily inspiring to be around.
I met Caroline this year when we were on a virtual three-day meditation retreat. The group, as they often do, became familial fast and Caroline had an energy I was instantly drawn to. After sharing my personal struggles with Covid and the pain of on-going isolation, she asked me to do something: "Jump in the ocean!" It was end of May and only 55 degrees, but I promised her so I did it. And she was right, as she often is. Being playful, baptizing a new season and washing off stagnation was a mindset shift! I was Caroline hooked! Now part of our team, Caroline brings her vibrancy, wisdom and task-master wisdom to our clients. She keeps people accountable to what they say they are going to do (myself more than anyone), and does it in a way that always reminds us that she's holding that beautiful vision of our future. Her superpower is Tenacity. Everyone needs an accountability champion like Caroline. I'm so delighted to have mine!
I met Melissa about four years ago on Nantucket, when she had just finished her ICF certification program and I was leaving for Milan. She was in the process of starting an awareness group around civic duty, was running for public office, managing one of the island’s biggest development projects and raising her family. I'm sure I'm missing something else as well. But Melissa stands for fairness, equality, support, and involvement in a way that leaves me humbled and often feeling very, very lazy. As a coach she seeks the kindest but more effective course. She inspires teams to create a sense of unity, realizing they are better together. Her work ethic and sense of calm are beyond reproach. Melissa offers our clients many talents but mostly she lends them a safe and steadfast place to grow and stretch. This is such an extraordinary gift in a coach and a friend.
Shelby has been a long-standing member of our marketing and branding team. My favorite saying of hers is "We can do that!" She is fearless in taking on journeys without yet knowing the path, just resolute in reaching the outcome. Shelby's value of service is in everything she does and I'm so grateful to have her creativity, her support and her spirit as a part of our trajectory.
Siddiq is a man who sees promise and potential in everyone he meets. He holds himself to an extraordinarily high standard of integrity and works to inspire others to do the same. I'm quite sure that Siddiq has been a coach in one form or another since he could speak! There is no one who is going to celebrate a "win" or do the work to overcome a "loss" like our big-hearted, smart and driven teammate. Siddiq is currently in a coaching certification program and is also a Division 1 college football coach. He has found his purpose on and off the field in motivating and inspiring both athletes and younger people to reach for what they want with hard work and "heart-work."
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