I asked my friend and colleague Dr. Mark Jordan to write an intro for me and this is what I got. It truly left me at a loss for words:
When Jay asked me to write an introduction for his website, I jumped at the chance. Our personalities are polar opposites. However, I see characteristics and attributes in Jay that transcend personality and drew me in as a colleague and close friend.
Jay cares. Of the tens of thousands of people I’ve encountered in my 25-year Air Force career and my 11 years as a Professor of Management, few have had the ability to: 1) make any one they are talking with feel that they are the most important person in the room; 2) be totally interested in what is being said, and 3) affirming, validating, and encouraging them with relevant questions so they are motivated to make changes related to where they are and want to be.
Jay is curious. His quest and hunger for information is never-ending. His desire for growth and learning is to be better equipped to help and encourage others.
Jay is committed. When Jay commits to something, take it to the bank. He has a keen sense of areas of improvement and aggressively seeks feedback and strategies to get better.
Jay is contagious. Attitude is contagious. Jay’s attitude in anything he commits to spreads. Whether it’s his humor, insights, ideas, wisdom, care for others, or depth of knowledge, one can’t help but be drawn in. He moves people in ways they already wanted to move, but didn’t know how or have the courage to step into. This is a gift.
Jay is a coach. When you put his professional credentials with the attributes listed above, you have a partner that cares. Jay has a good sense of who he is and the courage to step out. - Dr. Mark Jordan, Phd., USAF (ret.), Leadership Consultant, Belhaven University
Jay is a Certified (PCC, International Coach Federation) Professional Coach with proficiency and expertise in personal development, relationship building, and transitions. He also has extensive, practical experience and training in leadership development, conflict resolution and human resources. Jay mixes experience with insight and a sense of humor and together you explore and discover ways to empower you to realize your potential.
Jay is energized by building co-active relationships with individuals and groups to clarify their intentions, develop well-formed outcomes and design actions which maximize success.