"Jeana combines an understanding of the science of bias with world-class facilitation prowess and a deep commitment to social justice to create powerful learning experiences. As a coach, teacher, and consultant, Jeana is a master at helping people brave discomfort in order to truly grow into the people they mean to be."
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND AUTHOR, NYU STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
"Jeana led a national Influencer project and was responsible for the successes we had from top to bottom. She is the kind of person I would put in front of any team at any level. She is a remarkable listener who attends to the unstated concerns that often underlie what people are saying. Jeana commands respect from senior leaders; she listens, and attends to the concerns underlying people’s comments; she knows how to read the relationships in a room, and build support."
AUTHOR AND VP OF RESEARCH, VITALSMARTS
"Working with Jeana was an incredible opportunity for myself and my aspiring school leaders. She is a gem who has a wealth of knowledge. Her sessions were always the highest rated and most impactful for our school leaders. I am looking forward to working with Jeana for many years to come."
DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL AND SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP, TEACH FOR AMERICA
"Jeana has the rare ability to understand and connect the micro and the macro, the individual and the team, the team and the organization. With boundless curiosity and without judgment, she assesses and guides her clients to recognize their strengths and grow into their potential. She has a ripple effect. When people see her coach or facilitate, they immediately feel an impact themselves and walk away seeing the potential to bring her work to their entire team or organization."
DIRECTOR, SAMBERG INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL
“An effective coach has to know where the proverbial box is to think outside of it. A superlative coach has to have a seasoned imagination so she can see around corners and live in possibilities. The rare coach sees colors, hears poetry, envisions a bigger, higher version of her clients than they might have of themselves. She knows how to hold the space so clients can bring their full selves to the conversation — warts, wins, and wildest dreams. While listening, she’s canvassing her vast skills and tools to help leaders solve their own problems. Or offer suggestions when they need a jump start. Or have 10 minutes to prepare for that gnarly conversation they have to have with a colleague. The rare coach meets each collaborative coaching session as another opportunity to learn something new – about the client, about The Work, and about herself. Jeana Marinelli is all that.”
ARCHITECT, STATES OF BEING: THE WHY WHAT AND HOW OF COACHING LEADERS
“What makes Jeana's workshops so powerful is her ability to create a safe space for diverse leaders to be vulnerable and lean fully into themselves as leaders and participants. From this vulnerable space participants are able to authentically share and grow together through a delicate balance of individual written reflection, story, empathic listening, and affirming feedback. The result is each leader contributing to, and benefitting from, an environment where glimpses of the highest self are examined and celebrated. As a participant of multiple Jeana-led adult learning experiences, I have found each to be very beneficial to my personal and professional leadership journey.”