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.

Coaching Testimonials

“Great listener, responsive to questions, creates an open, comfortable environment for communication. Very knowledgeable and current about the research and experts in the field which is very helpful in gaining perspective.” Andrea Peck, Executive Coaching Client

Anne Scottlin, Life Management Coach“Lynn is great. She is a real asset to anyone or any organization ready to take their game to the next level!”  Anne Scottlin, Life Management Coach,  https://www.annescottlincoaching.com/

barbara-kline“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/

p-r-kannan“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

sigrid-wright“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, www.cecsb.org/

allison-griffin“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

kim-bierwolf“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

taylor-reaume“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/

deborah-gallant“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

talia-ziv“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

brady-knight“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 

“Lynn has such a calm presence about her. That along with her wisdom and insight makes for a winning combination.” ~Wendy Turner-Larsen, President, Intersect Turner-Larsen Consulting, www.turnerlarsen.com

“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

“Lynn is the best! She identifies the main issue quickly and moves you along on your path to addressing your goals. I highly recommend her services! ” ~Carol Tieso, Ph.D.  Professor, Gifted Education, College of William & Mary

“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

CEO, Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners and Launderers

“I have been working with Dr Lynn for quite some time. She has also been working with my management team for the last two years. It has been a joy to watch my managers blossom into leaders. My managers brought what she taught to our entire staff. The change and personal growth that we have experienced has gone beyond just work. All our lives have been improved, both professionally and personally with her coaching. I recommend her services to anyone that is considering it.” ~Sasha Ablitt, CEO Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners & Launderers, ablitts.com

“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

Executive Coaching Client“Dr. Jones did an amazing job.  Her depth of knowledge and expertise is what stands out the most.” ~Travis Schneider, Executive Coaching Client


ken Lange Testimonial“Truly a Mojo Maven, Dr. Lynn’s coaching is precise and productive. She helped me identify and build on existing resources and set my sights higher than I would have done alone. I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Lynn as a coach.” ~Ken Lange, Radio Host and Organizational Consultant

Breakthrough Training and Retreat Testimonials

“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

lorrie-thomas-ross“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

deborah-gallant“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

david-deutsch“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

shersy-benson“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

“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

Mind Shift Consulting

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

The Get your MOJO Teleclass Testimonials

★★★★★ 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.