Jesse Lyn Stoner
is a business consultant, coach, former executive, and bestselling author who has worked closely with leaders for over 25 years, helping them create collaborative, engaged workplaces that make a powerful and positive impact on the world. Her clients range from international corporations to small business, government and non-profits, and include Edelman, Marriott, SAP, Stanley, Skanska, The Hartford, and Yale University to name a few.
Ms. Stoner supports leaders in clarifying their vision and the strategies to achieve it, developing collaborative leadership skills and building high performance teams. She has facilitated collaborative change efforts in companies such as Honda, Jackson Hole Ski Resort, Stop and Shop, and TJX (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls), and T. K. Maxx (Europe).
As the executive director of Guest House Retreat and Conference Center, she oversaw its opening and was responsible for hiring staff, setting up operations and financial systems, and developing the marketing plan.
Ms. Stoner is co-author, with Ken Blanchard, of the international bestseller "Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision," which has been translated into 21 languages, She is also co-author with Ken Blanchard et.al. of "Leading at a Higher Level." Additionally, she created many of the Blanchard Company's training materials in team leadership and organization development, and she has authored several team and organizational assessments, including the popular "Benchmarks of Team Excellence" (published by HRDQ).
Ms. Stoner holds advanced degrees in psychology and a doctorate in organizational development. She serves on the board of several organizations, including the Berrett-Koehler Author's Cooperative. Her weekly blog is ranked as one of the top 100 leadership blogs and can be found at www.jessestoner.com