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, helping them to bring their full leadership potential to their role and increasing their capacity to lead.
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. She is a Mentor Coach with Cultivating Leadership.
Companies Vernice has worked with include: Summer Academy for high school students of Duke University and Georgetown University School of continuing studies, Cargill, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Sikorsky Aircraft, Mitre, TASC, Girl Scouts of the USA and United Nations.
Vernice has designed numerous experiential leadership programs that bring forward the brilliance, insights and real-world experiences of participants, and contribute to career-changing outcomes. Many of her clients have been promoted and/or discover how to better integrate their leadership strengths while being closely aligned to their own personal values and purpose. Recognizing the necessity of convenience as well as development for executives in today’s business landscape, Vernice provides virtual leadership development and coaching courses and has designed webinars and workshops to this end. She has also successfully designed and led several workshops for organizations and universities, including a leadership program for prospective students at Duke University’s Global Leadership program. Vernice is currently on staff at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership at the School for Continuing Studies. She has conducted over 500 leadership assessments and debriefs, helping leaders learn more about their leadership strengths and impact.
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 and Master Mentor Coach of the CoachMe coach certification program.
She is qualified to administer The Leadership Circle 360 profile, and the Myers Briggs, MBTI. She is an experienced facilitator of DISC® assessments. She has been designated by the International Coaching Federation as an MCC (Master Certified Coach) and a mentor coach.
She is currently studying Mandarin Chinese and is translating the Tao te Ching. 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.
Vernice is Founder and Principal of The Leadership Compass, a consulting firm that provides innovative leadership development solutions to individuals and organizations.