Welcome! My name is Jessica Smith-Perry, and I work with people one-on-one and in small groups to support big decisions, transitions, enhance communications and leadership.
A little background… I had a thriving career in nonprofit management and fund development. Through professional opportunities I had my own impactful experiences working with business coaches both one-on-one and on small teams. I became a better leader, manager, teammate and employee. I learned to listen and apply systems thinking, especially in demanding situations. This work inspired me to attend the best education program out there for coaching to transition my career and serve others in a transformative way.
With more than ten years of progressive experience in the non-profit sector, I have built a dynamic set of skills that are a strong foundation for coaching work, including communications, team leadership, facilitation, public speaking, community building, volunteer training and management. Developing strong, trusting relationships with women and men across industries, organizational levels, educational backgrounds, and generations is the cornerstone of my work.
As a Coach… I believe in people. I hear your dreams, your concerns, your questions, and I help you process through to the life and business you most desire. Developing leaders, re-engaging teams, and supporting people to live and lead at their best is at the core of what do. My strengths are in working with clients to tap into their highest potential, vision and strategize in new ways, and develop concrete action plans for significant change. I facilitate workshops for groups on a variety of organizational engagement and values-based topics. I approach this work with confidence, humility and a strong commitment to partner with men and women for transformative change. Every person and every organization is capable of growth, and I know that coaching is the fastest, most effective, and most sustainable vehicle for change.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication (St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX) and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC). I am a member of the International Coach Federation. I am a Licensed Facilitator of Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map.
On the personal side… I am inspired by the curiosity and laughter of my son, the creativity of my husband, and the beauty of the great outdoors. I am a lifelong student (and occasional teacher!) of yoga. After several years in Edmonton, Alberta, my family and I have recently relocated to San Antonio, Texas to enjoy life with extended family and frolic in the much milder winters.