Jackie Stevenson, MSSA, LISW

Jackie’s strength-based positive approach to coaching delivers powerful learning experiences integrating best practice coaching with horses, nature, and innovative design for leadership development, team building and personal discovery.

Jackie Stevenson is the founder and CEO of Spirit of Leadership LLC. She is a consultant, coach, therapist and educator. Jackie is an adjunct professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She is on the faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland where she teaches in the International Coaching Federation Gestalt coaching certificate program. She is a past Director of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland and of the Clinical Center of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

Jackie is a Lake Erie College Entrepreneur- in- Residence and founder and director of the Lake Erie College “Experiential Learning with Horses”: Developing Human Potential for Positive Change professional development certificate program.

She is the founder of “Wolf Creek”, a wilderness based leadership and personal development program for women. Over 100 women have participated in this year long training program exploring the teachings of nature and the power of personal presence.

Jackie teaches and lectures within the U.S. the U.K., Turkey, Israel and Mexico. She integrates Emotional Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry, embodied awareness, best coaching practices, “experiential learning with horses and nature” into her strength-based coaching services.

A Few Words from Jackie

I have been privileged to follow my professional interest and passion for engaging people in personal discovery and development for almost forty years. For the last 20 years I have fully integrated into my coaching and consulting work my personal respect and passion for nature, horses, the intelligence of our bodies and experiential learning. The service I provide is unique to each client and innovative in approach, grounded in well accepted practices and based on a positive ‘what’s working’ and ‘what needs to change’ perspective.

I bring this approach to my work and the work of my clients at a time when we struggle with the changes brought by a highly evolved technological culture and a less evolved relational culture.

My clients include a diverse population drawn from individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. I have provided leadership development with kids from the inner city, parents, family businesses, professional men and women embarking on their careers, individuals challenged with demanding leadership responsibilities, teams struggling to succeed, CEO’s questioning ‘for the sake of what do I go to work each day.’

My commitment is to provide the context and professional service to inspire and empower individuals and their organizations to achieve their best purpose and well being in service of the greater good of the whole.

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