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Founder’s Bio

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With over 20 years of experience working with global Fortune 500 companies and large nonprofits, Vernice Jones creates experiential leadership programs and leadership development solutions that connect, and drive business results. Vernice has extensive experience working with C-Suite executives and other corporate leaders, providing comprehensive leadership assessments, executive coaching and experiential programming. She has conducted over 500 leadership assessments and debriefs, helping leaders learn more about their leadership strengths and impact.

Vernice is known for designing engaging leadership programs that bring forward the brilliance, insights and real world experiences of participants. She has designed and delivered numerous leadership development programs in various industries, for all levels of corporate leaders.

Companies Vernice has worked with include: Cargill, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Sikorsky Aircraft, Mitre, TASC and Girl Scouts of the USA.

Vernice recently created a two-week curriculum and trained instructors for prospective students at Duke University’s prestigious Leadership Academy in North Carolina, Shanghai and Beijing, China. Through her executive coaching business, she has been an executive and professional coach for clients in the US, China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Singapore. She has delivered virtual leadership programs for participants in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Vernice has also worked on a number of community development projects including an Origami camp for girls in South Carolina, an English language program for Chinese seniors, and a program for church elders at a church with locations in South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria.

As a certified coach, Vernice Jones has completed coaching certification programs from the Coaches Training Institute, Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching through CRR Global, and the Center for Leadership Maturity. She is a leader of the CoachMe coach certification program. She is qualified to administer The Leadership Circle 360 profile, and the Myers Briggs, MBTI. Vernice is the founder and co-leads the Co-Active Coach Training community for the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia region. She has been designated by the International Coaching Federation as a PCC (Professional Certified Coach), one step below Master Certified Coach.

Vernice graduated from the University of Maryland with an undergraduate degree in Economics. She also holds a Masters degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. She speaks English and is studying Mandarin Chinese.

Vernice is Founder and Principal of The Leadership Compass, a consulting firm that provides innovative leadership development solutions to individuals and organizations.

She can be reached via email at vernice@theleadershipcompass.org.

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