JP Kantor Consulting works with diverse business sectors and professions. Engagements are unique in that they are all personalized to each organization and individual. Examples of engagements include the following:

360 Assessment

  • Goal was to understand EVP’s strengths and development areas
  • Interviewed an EVP’s direct reports, peers, bosses, internal and external clients
  • Aggregated results of interviews and on-line assessment
  • Utilized results to establish individual goals to drive the coaching engagement

Strategic Planning

  • Assisted a leadership team to clarify strategic plan
  • Identified key components of a mission statement
  • Facilitated an offsite to initiate the strategy and write plan
  • Maximized buy-in of executives as they jointly generated goals
  • Clarified role and responsibilities

Transition with New Team

  • Worked with newly promoted SVP who inherited a newly reorganized team
  • Increased SVP’s ability to solidify team that was unfamiliar to each other and to the SVP
  • Assisted with restructuring, including overlaps of functions, sub-par employees and superstars
  • Improved delegating, mentoring and integrating direct reports

Presentation Skills

  • Coached a Chief Marketing Officer to improve his ability to engage with an audience
  • Decreasing his anxiety and learned new standards of preparedness
  • Addressed commonalities and differences in dynamic informal or formal presentations
  • Utilized videotape and highly personalized feedback to improve skills
  • Helped CMO enhance leadership effectiveness at organization and get new business

Challenging Work Style

  • Improved ability of a talented, but abrasive and dismissive executive to manage team
  • Modified attitude and behaviors from condescending to supportive
  • Increased awareness of his impact upon others
  • Developed new skills to motivate team and increase productivity

Organizational Alignment

  • Coached a principal to review goals and priorities within organization
  • Helped leader explore the degree of personal alignment with firm
  • Facilitated insights and an understanding of the culture
  • Created personal and professional changes to increase productivity

Management Training

  • Conducted needs assessment for entire firm
  • Developed buy-in and roll-out process for firm-wide program
  • Trained all senior associates and partners
  • Topics: Presentation Skills, Feedback, Diversity, Effective Meetings, Time Management & Negotiation
  • End goals were to enhance individual productivity and leadership effectiveness

Building a Team & Delegation

  • Coached Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of a national magazine to build an effective team
  • Resolved conflict related to diversity issues
  • Reviewed changing priorities and modified how she spent her time
  • Moved from editing and layout to leading staff and creating on-line strategy
  • Increased ad sales and circulation

Client Interactions & Business Development

  • Helped senior associate gain self-confidence to be proactive with existing clients
  • Enhance working relationships and work itself
  • Expand business development efforts in order to obtain new work for firm

Transition from ‘Executor’ to ‘Leader’

  • Coached a newly promoted partner to modify work activities
  • Moved from tactical to strategic functioning
  • Changed from managing the work to managing, mentoring and leading others

Executive Presence

  • Coached SVP to literally and figuratively move to the front of the room
  • Identified ways to get included in higher level meetings
  • Explored to modify attitude to be commensurate with leadership level
  • Modified non-verbal communication including body language, appearance and vocal qualities
  • Improved clarity and tone of verbal communications including driving meetings and strategies

Communication Skills

  • Worked with senior associate whose communication style was verbose and unorganized
  • Coached him to streamline verbal and written communication
  • Addressed email writing and interactions with diverse people
  • Improved ability to give and receive feedback, including having difficult conversations

Reducing Staff Turnover & Client Churn

  • Worked with president of professional services firm to assess organization
  • Determined causes of turnover and churn
  • Changed organizational structure and management requirements
  • Established client service model and delivery standards that decreased client churn
  • Modified roles and responsibilities to increase morale and productivity

Women’s Leadership

  • Worked with top 10 female leaders of organization to identify leadership needs
  • Made recommendations to CEO and COO on ways to retain and develop a diverse workforce
  • Consulted with CEO and COO to develop innovative programs
  • Attracted and retained new talent based on changes in culture and practices

Organizational Redesign

  • Conducted a needs assessment of division of large professional services company
  • Helped EVP move from away from centralized structure based on service area
  • Changed to decentralized structure based on location
  • Maximized buy-in with methodical change management process
  • Conducted management training around matrix functioning