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About Jay...

As a leadership coach Jay is known for creating a psychologically safe environment to learn and put experiments in place with a direct and energetic approach. There's nothing he enjoys more than watching clients grow and thrive. Jay doesn’t answer your questions, he questions your answers and plays the provocateur and sounding board in order to provide the secret weapon every leader needs; a partner that tells it how he sees it and cuts to the chase. Through intensive 1:1 sessions or using 360 degree feedback tools, Jay helps his clients get to their learning edge to find areas of growth and shift behaviors to become an even greater leader. 'Self As Coach' is the principle that Jay brings to coaching with his unique perspective and thoughtful, challenging questions as only he can deliver.

 

Prior to coaching full time, Jay spent 35 years in leadership roles across broadcast and digital platforms at Google, Cox Enterprises, ABC/ Disney and iHeartMedia leading with a bias to action, growth mindset and a people first approach. While he hasn't seen it all, he's seen a lot; tough clients, tough bosses, huge re-ors, large contract negotiations and easily over 5,000 client and partner meetings. He enjoys sharing that accumulated wisdom with anyone that wants to benefit from it. 

While at Google for over 16 years he volunteered with a number of mentorship programs including the Sage and Thrive programs for African American and Latinx employees. He's an impassioned advocate for DEI work and ensuring an equal opportunity for success to everyone.He also sat on the GTM Advisory board at CapitalG, Alphabet’s Independent Growth Fund where he advised entrepreneurs on how to overcome the challenges of scaling their GTM strategy including sales operations and marketing, plus product and market fit. 

In 2021 he earned his ACTP coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching out of Santa Barbara, CA, and is currently expanding his coaching work, enjoying every minute of it, and living his best professional life. Jay grew up in the South and has spent time in Atlanta, Ga, and the Palo Alto area of Silicon Valley raising three amazing kids and now spends his free time with his two Australian Shepherds, surfing, playing golf and tennis, and being outdoors.

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