Testimonials by real people are the way to find out the true value of a professional. Some of Dr. Jones’ students and clients have offered their insights about how she has helped them to make positive, measureable changes in their lives, organizations and teams.
“I had an opportunity to do a short session with Dr. Jones on one of my biggest challenges – allocating time to work on MY business. She provided some great insights and also helped me put together a plan that is already showing results.”–Barbara Kline, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO and Founder of the Breakthru Center http://www.breakthrucenter.com/
“I love your blog in addition to your phone life coaching sessions. They make me excited about living. You are a great Certified Life Coach. Your blog and articles give us so much food for thought AND ideas for action.” — PR Kannan
“Lynn Jones guided me through a 6-month process based on the StrengthsFinder management system. It was one of the most valuable professional development exercises I have gone through, primarily because of Lynn’s experience and guidance.” –Sigrid Wright, Assistant Director, Community Environmental Council
“I hired Lynn to work with me as a career coach and greatly benefited from her expertise. She is an excellent listener, supporter and advisor and extremely passionate about her work and helping others live to their full potential. I look forward to working more with Lynn as my career continues to evolve.” –Allison (Sunny) Griffin, Senior Facilities and Construction Project Manager
“Lynn has inspired and motivated me toward long overdue career changes, and helped me build the self-confidence and courage to make them happen.” –Kim Bierwolf
“Dr. Lynn K. Jones offers her clients unique expertise in business management and coaching within the realm of organizational culture. Are your employees motivated and operating at their full potential? How much money would you save next year from an optimized employee mindset? Dr. Lynn K. Jones brings to the table over 25 years of leadership experience in organizations and can help both companies and people to achieve amazing breakthroughs with attitude and focus in the workplace. Highly recommended!” — Taylor Reaume, Owner of Fortune 500 SEO Consultancy http://www.taylorreaume.com/
“Lynn K. Jones embodies all the qualities you could possibly want in a professional coach: thoughtful, good listener, clear communicator. Her use of the appreciative inquiry approach keeps the focus squarely on how to find your best self, your strengths, talents and passions. I’ve watched her inspire people in small and large groups and seen the impact she has in one-on-one coaching. She will help you get your MOJO.” – Deborah Gallant, Owner of Bold Business Works www.boldbusinessworks.com
“Dr. Jones was my coach when I first started my coaching business. She assisted me throughout the process in being able to define, create and implement my business vision. Her commitment to my success and satisfaction was evident throughout the process. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Jones to anyone seeking a coach who has high integrity, who cares and who is committed to the success and satisfaction of her clients.”- Talia Ziv, Ph.D., Quality of Life Coaching, www.drtaliaziv.com
“Dr. Jones is nothing short of exceptional when it comes to serious career advice and coaching. It was affordable and the Dr. never seemed to have a lack of valuable insight and positive/constructive criticism. She also had a very welcoming ability to personalize the conversations that we had, she recommends targeted items to read based on my needs. She was very flexible with setting up times for our sessions. She never seemed rushed, like many consultants can when they move from job to job. We constantly covered a wide range of topics, including the non-profit world, executive coaching, how to build networks and what goes with that, etc etc. etc. It may seem like many topics to cover but Dr. Jones always gave me things to take away and considering how often we talked, that should go down as a testament to her excellent style and professional ability as a coach.” — Brady Knight, Associate, Biz World Foundation, www.bizworld.org
“With her supportive focus on my agenda, Dr. Jones helped me to attain a powerful clarity for my business vision. We then developed very solid goals and a momentum to reach those goals. She’s been a source of support, information, and advice. At the same time, she’s held my feet to the fire. My goals are in sight and I attribute that to the coaching process with Dr. Jones.” — Nonprofit executive and small business entrepreneur
“I was extremely satisfied with the quality of help and advice, the relevance of the coaching to my needs and its long term usefulness. I am still using the concepts I learned during the sessions years later.” — Manager of a government organization
“During our scheduled coaching sessions, I very much appreciated her individual approach to my specific needs. I made great progress because of her ability to ask the questions that helped me to determine focus over time. I found that entering this professional field was not as easy as I thought it might be. Dr. Jones inspired motivation in me to do my best. I would highly recommend her for her wonderful empathy and her expertise in helping me to determine my goals, and then helping me make valuable progress with these goals.” – Coaching client in transition
“In this (coaching) process, I accepted my fear of the change PDAP needed to make, envisioned the end results of that change and made it real by sharing it with my staff the Board. I felt energized to move forward with forming a Management Team and fully involving our staff and Board in ongoing change.” ~Ginny Connell, Executive Director, Palmer Drug Abuse Program of Ventura County
“Thank you so much for facilitating such a wonderful staff retreat on positivity. Myself and the staff really enjoyed every minute of it. I’m receiving such good feedback…POSITIVITY is the new word!!! Thank you :)” – Sharmelle Parker, Program Director, PROTOTYPES, www.prototypes.org
“I had the pleasure of taking a course with Lynn Jones when I was in graduate school at Antioch University. Lynn’s educational style was distinct, powerful andwhat I gained from being her student will last my professional career. She is a natural born leader. There is a saying that “those who cannot do teach” Lynn PROVES THIS WRONG. She walks the talk, brings amazing professional perspective to her work and practices what she preaches. A lot of educators teach but never practice, I loved learning from Lynn because she really knew her profession. I have tremendous respect for Lynn Jones. Like Lynn, I am an educator, committed to my profession and have embraced the social web to share my expertise. I love having her as a colleague. She is a wonderful wealth of information and anyone fortunate enough to have her as a coach or instructor will get their money’s worth and more!”–Lorrie Thomas, CEO Lorrie Thomas Web Marketing, www.lorriethomas.com
“What I liked the best positivity retreat was watching my co-workers be engaged in something that seemed to be interesting to them and that seemed toinspire some as well. I also loved the cactus analogy and the beautiful pics, too! The next couple of days at work I have overheard several co-workers saying things like ‘proof positive’ ‘think positive’, etc! And, I noticed several of us trying to do the positive things we said we were going to come back to work and try, like smiling more and greeting one another. So, I think it was a success!! Stephanie Armbruster, www.prototypes.org
“Lynn K. Jones embodies all the qualities you could possibly want in a professional coach: thoughtful, good listener, clear communicator. Her use of the appreciative inquiry approach keeps the focus squarely on finding your best self, your strengths, talents and passions. I’ve watched her inspire people in small and large groups and seen the impact she has in one-on-one coaching. She will help you get your MOJO.” – Deborah Gallant, Owner of Bold Business Works www.boldbusinessworks.com
As an instructor, Lynn helps others to become better leaders. She has a unique ability to do this in such an authentic way — allowing her students to be more open to change and to view themselves differently than they had before. I highly recommend Lynn.” – Cassandra Loch, President & Chief Executive Officer, PROTOTYPES, Centers for Innovation in Health, Mental Health and Social Services, www.prototypes.org
“When I first joined this class, I was in burned out and feeling that we were working very hard but losing ground. By the time I graduated, we were renewed, focused and excited about our work. We increased our bottom line by $10,000 in two months. I truly believe that this class saved my career!!” ~Brenda Davison, Executive Director
“During this course, Lynn presented creative and dynamic ideas that were new to me. She also used what I term “creative positivism” to inspire us to see that our goals can be achieved. I learned how to apply my strengths to develop a new program for my agency. I now feel more confident in my abilities to begin new projects and I feel validation that I am on a good path. I believe that my agency has benefited from my involvement in this course because I now bring more tools to bear on the work that we engage in.” ~David Deutsch, Lutheran Social Services of Southern California
“One of the best courses in the Master of Organizational Management Program was taught by Lynn, due largely to her teaching style, experience, and energy. I appreciated hearing her point of view and learned from her experience in thenon-profit world.” — Rebecca Anderson, Director of Development, Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara www.sbscholarship.org
“Dr. Jones taught me to take large amounts of information and break them down into digestible bits of knowledge that have stuck with me. I am now able to look at organizations as a whole and see how they function. I am also able to develop viable strategies and apply them to numerous business decisions. Dr. Jones showed me a new perspective on organizations and helped give me the confidence to speak up and give my opinions.” – Kaili Hawley, Account Manager, Web Marketing Therapy www.webmarketingtherapy.com
“Dr. Lynn is a great teacher, able to convey complicated subjects in a simple manner while giving in-depth and real world advice. She requires a lot of work and concentration in her classes, but keeps it upbeat and very relevant. I feel that she has prepared me quite well for the business and non-profit sectorwith superior education, dedication, and on-going communication with her pupils.” — Shersy Benson, COO, Self Enquiry Life Fellowship,www.swamahiman.org
“Dr. Jones was one of my most respected teachers at Antioch University Santa Barbara when I obtained my Master’s in Org. Mgmt. Her excellent teaching style spurred meaningful discussion and encouraged myself and other students to actively participate and dig deeper into the subject matter creating a truly satisfying educational experience. She obviously knew her subject matter well and made us feel that it was her mission for us to successfully complete her class.” – Mark Soler, Engineer, http://linkd.in/a9xOKW
“I have changed as a professional by learning to maximize my strengths. The tools Lynn taught allow room for personal growth that seems to have a ripple effect. Our organization has benefited from participation by coming closer together as a team and getting a reachable goal that we plan on carrying on and hopefully continuing though out the years. The support and motivation provided by Lynn was great.” ~Angela Tinoco, VCHC-Casa Latina
In starting a social media action group, I chose Dr. Lynn K. Jones to help me form it. She’d helped me to articulate my goals and aims with this group. She became the co-founder. Her quietly strong leadership talents and positive attitude are great assets in our group. She brings neat organizational skills to keep us on track and nicely acknowledges us, demonstrating the value of her philosophy of finding our strong points and maximizing our use of them.– Calla Gold, www.callagoldjewelry.com
“Lynn has an amazing ability to inspire and bring out the best in people. She helps them to create their own solutions and implement them in a way that creates meaningful and lasting change. People who work with Lynn take ownership over their positions and are empowered to make innovative change. In many ways, she “works herself out of a job” by creating that next level of management.” – Cassandra Loch, President & Chief Executive Officer, PROTOTYPES, Centers for Innovation in Health, Mental Health and Social Services, www.prototypes.org
“I had the honor of working with Dr. Lynn K. Jones when she worked as a subject matter expert (SME) in developing several master’s and doctoral level human services and public health courses at Capella University. Her exemplary leadership and collaborative skills enabled us to work in an idea-generating environment whereby a very strong, comprehensive, creative, and competency-based course was developed for Capella learners. I found Dr. Jones to knowledgeable in her areas of expertise, as well as in addition to being confident, focused, and results-oriented. She is a total pleasure to work with and I look forward to collaborating with Dr. Jones in the near future. She is an asset to any team or organization for which she leads or collaborates.” – Christine Yates, Instructional Designer/Course Developer, Capella University,www.capella.edu
★★★★★ Lynn K. Jones’ Mojo Class Review by Susan S.
I needed to look at myself outside of the box following what we now call the Great Recession layoff. I was desperate for insight because I hadn’t found a job in six months and had no self-esteem left. If anybody needed to get her mojo back, it was me.
1. We took a strengths assessment test devised and administered directly by the Gallup organization. As an amateur statistician, I know that means that the results can be greatly relied upon. When I got the results, I recognized my own strengths but I hadn’t organized them in my head that way before, the personal traits I knew I could rely on in myself. I felt validated.
When my friend took the test, he got strengths back which we didn’t recognize. I know he competes on tests to prove how smart he is. He forgot the part of himself which is hospitable, enthusiastic about shared projects, willing to volunteer, etc. He wasn’t thinking about his whole self. He just thought about his intellect. My advice to test takers is to think of their entire self individual, parent, sibling, child when you answer the questions. Then you will get more meaningful answers. The test asks the same questions using different words numerous times so try on your different selves when you answer to triangulate on your strengths in all your varied roles.
CONCRETE RESULT: I now have a personal inventory of my highest strengths with a whole book to explain the results. The book is included in the Mojo Class fees. My personal printed inventory of strengths continues to be a source of inspiration when my self-esteem threatens to deteriorate.
2. There was a lot of homework. I got a lot out of doing the assignments as requested because Lynn challenged us to do some tasks which I found emotionally aggressive. CONCRETE RESULT: I reaped the rewards of accepting the challenge. I got positive results (as Lynn assured me I would) and can take it to the bank.
3. Not everybody in our class thrived. Being a Mojo student is no different than being any other kind of a student if you don’t do the homework you cannot understand what the teacher talked about in theory in class.
CONCRETE RESULT: I verified that my learning skills were intact. I verified that the effort was worth the results.
3. The people in our telephone class applied their new knowledge in ways I could not have foreseen. To be able to hear their stories and watching them grow was something I truly appreciated. We all stumbled speaking about ourselves in a positive way but that just proved how our common cultural norms prevented us from being able to focus on the whole self. CONCRETE RESULT: I have a new appreciation for positive articulateness and expect it from myself.
4. Lynn’s lectures were a highlight of the program. She’s a savvy teacher, very organized in her thoughts, she simplifys concepts to make them understandable at any level. She speaks with lofty goals in mind. She was ambitious for us. She worked off-line with certain students to ensure that they got the most out of their experience. CONCRETE RESULT: My confidence in Lynn’s abilities are strong.
CONCLUSION: I highly recommend Lynn K. Jones Mojo class.
★★★★★ Lynn K. Jones’ Mojo Class Review by Brian H.
I took Dr. Jones’ Get Your Mojo 12-week tele-class, which was aimed at improving the students’ knowledge and how to understand their character strengths. At my age and educational level, I didn’t think I had much to learn about self-improvement ‘technology,’ but the class taught me that in fact I do. The length of the class enabled her to introduce us to a half-dozen easy-to-remember techniques in order to identify our deep-seated skills and values, and to coach us in how to use the techniques to improve our effectiveness and pleasure in pretty much all our daily activities. I’m pretty skeptical of self-help platitudes, and I tend to pinch pennies, but I consider the money I paid for these services to be well-spent because almost a year later I remember and constantly use the basic tools she taught us. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a life coach.