Testimonials for Jonathan Brennan…
—Richard Kiefer, Senior Coaching Staff, Falling Awake
“Dr Jonathan Brennan is a superb coach. Because he brings both his academic and therapeutic expertise to his coaching, his clients are simultaneously intellectually inspired and psychologically lifted. I am a clergyperson who counsels scores of people in my work. My work with Dr. Brennan has assisted me to become measurably more effective in my professional counseling with others. He has aided me in my relationships with colleagues, my family and my community. I began working with him less than a year ago and can testify that by any measurement, my quality of life has been markedly transformed and improved by our work together. Simply put: I am a happier, more confident and more fulfilled person because of my coaching with Jonathan Brennan.”
—Rabbi Karen Bender, Los Angeles, CA
“I worked with Jackie Priestley during a challenging period of time in my organization. Priorities were changing and, as part of the management of the organization, I was trying to figure out whether (1) I would be able to influence the direction of the changes, (2) I could adapt myself to the changes if I couldn’t influence them, or (3) it was time for me to leave the organization. The process she took us through revealed clearly what I could and could not expect to change, and also strengthened my internal conviction of what my contribution to the field might be and what I needed in order to do this work. Jackie encouraged me to tap into and calmly speak my own truth, whatever it is, and to trust in it in the face of challenges. I feel she helped me personally and spiritually, as well as professionally, in her work with me. She is extremely knowledgeable, competent, and skillful, as well as immensely compassionate.”
—Susie Alldredge, Writer
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Don Fergusson on multiple occasions through YPO (Young President’s Organization) and WPO (World President’s Organization). Don was an excellent facilitator guiding a group of executives who were new to the organization through a three day long retreat designed to bring the members closer together on an emotional level, forming us into a cohesive group that could then continue to meet monthly and function as each other’s sounding boards for both professional and personal challenges. We hired Don because of his superior coaching skills and his warm and embracing style. Don’s guidance and coaching were nothing short of spectacular. He achieved what I thought was nearly impossible and pulled together this group in such a way that I felt truly closer on a deep level to people I had just barely met. The results were hailed by the group as one of the best meetings they had ever attended. I recommend Don without reservation as a facilitator, coaching resource and trainer. He brings experience, leadership, Life & Executive Coaching skills to the table with a high degree of emotional intelligence and the experience of a former seasoned CEO.
Beth Sestanovich, Founding Partner, Summit Advisors LLC, Santa Monica, CA
Jonathan has been a fantastic professional coach. He is a superb listener, and has a knack for asking the exact right question at exactly the right time to fuel perspective and help drive clarity in decision making and focus.
–Karl Siebrecht, President/COO, AdReady
Jonathan is a keen listener, heart-centered with a quick mind, and responsive to my needs, concerns and goals. He has become a true ally in creating a marvelous life!
—Don Fergusson, retired president, Rust-Oleum Corporation
The work that I have done with Jackie required courage and a willingness to feel my pain; ultimately empowering, joyous, and fun!
–Marc Rohrer, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo
The guiding principles and tools used by Jackie are solid, reliable, and proven. They function like precision instruments. Jackie is imaginative and inventive with solutions to uncommon problems.
–Jan Berman, Director of Dissemination and Marketing, Developmental Studies Center (DSC)
Jonathan Brennan is the best facilitator I have ever worked with. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
—Suzanne Goodrich, Milwaukee, WI
The workshop last week was a resounding success, and everyone appreciated Jonathan’s expertise, willingness to hear and work with varying points of view, and his great sense of humor.
—Diana Babayan, CA
The participants really appreciated the opportunity and felt the day was well worth their time. I respect your ability to be so open to all questions and comments.
—Mary Parthemer, OR
Dr. Brennan is a wonderful facilitator. He is engaging, patient, a strong listener. This workshop was not what I expected, which is good because it exceeded my expectations!
—Vel Wiley, Milwaukee, WI
What a great model Jonathan is—you are peaceful, wise and non-judgmental!
—Debbie Beall, NY
Jonathan did an outstanding job. One of my goals was to experience value…Jonathan, you got the job done!
—Hector Sanchez, CA
I enjoyed Jonathan’s manner and feel he did an excellent job role-modeling the skills. He obviously walks the talk. Thank you.
—Dave Schmaus, Canada
Thank you, Jonathan, for the most enjoyable 3 days I have had in years.
—Lawrence R. Peterson, WI
Dr Jonathan Brennan is a superb coach. His clients are simultaneously intellectually inspired and psychologically lifted. By any measurement, my quality of life has been markedly transformed and improved by our work together.
–Rabbi Karen Bender, Los Angeles, CA
Jonathan Brennan has the ability to inspire others to identify personally meaningful goals and translate them into effective actions that lead steadily to their accomplishment. Jonathan is one of those rare people with the ability to make a profound difference in the lives of others.
—Dr. Skip Downing, creator of the On Course textbook
I worked with Jackie Priestley during a challenging period of time in my organization. The process she took us through revealed clearly what I could and could not expect to change. She is extremely knowledgeable, competent, and skillful, as well as immensely compassionate. Thank you, Jackie!”
–Susie Alldredge, Writer
I find that Jackie guides me to find the right path and this allows my work to be deeply suited just for me. The answers are inside us, and Jackie helps to bring them out.
–Natalie Brookshire, Natalie Bowen Designs
I recommended a dear friend to Jackie who was having serious relationship issues with her husband. In just a few sessions with her, their relationship turned around and now is stronger than it has ever been. Due to the tools they learned from her, they were able to shift their thoughts about what was happening and are now connect on a much deeper level.
–Trecia R. Knapp, Realtor, Pacific Union International
50% of businesses fail within the first five years.
The average weak employee performance differential costs the company more than twice the employee’s annual salary.
(Dr John Sullivan, tint.com)
40% of employees report having gone into a work meeting feeling unprepared.
Low emotional intelligence in the workplace costs US businesses between $5.6 and $16.8 billion every year.
(Cherniss and Goleman, 1998)
Performance suffers when employees lack skills to manage stress from outside the workplace.
Workplace stress leads to higher litigation costs and reducing conflict reduces these costs by 50-80%.
(Ford, John (2000). "Workplace Conflict: Facts and Figures")
Companies with highly effective communication practices show 47% higher total returns to shareholders.
("Capitalizing on Effective Communication – How Courage, Innovation and Discipline Drive Business Results in Challenging Times" (2010). Towers Watson)