Jennifer Gervès-Keen

Named in 2018 and again in 2019 by CEO Today Magazine as one of the top 100 outstanding consultancy experts across the globe, Jennifer Gervès-Keen is a Master Corporate Executive Coach, a designation reserved for coaches operating at mastery levels within organizational environments. A published author, Jennifer has also received rave reviews for her first book, Show Up Like A Coach, which walks the reader through how to use coaching skills to become a better communicator, both at work and at home.


After 12 years working in France to hone her communication and business skills in both languages, Jennifer moved back to Canada in 2005. Through the creation of her business JGK Consulting in 2008, Jennifer’s goal was and remains - raising the bar in executive development to develop better leaders in order to create and sustain great business.


A passionate lifelong learner, she completed her Master’s degree in Adult Learning & Development during her years in France, participating in one of the first global online learning platforms. Upon her return to Canada, Jennifer became a certified coach, and won the prestigious ICF Prism Award for excellence in organizational coaching in 2014 with one of her clients, a global professional services firm.


In order to create organizational learning experiences that actually had impact and greater skills retention, Jennifer started exploring neuroscience and its connection to leadership behaviour in 2013 and has since made it a foundational pillar of the companys program content and design. She became a Certified Mentor Coach in 2016 to expand services for clients who wished to become better leaders through learning how to be coaches.


Jen’s sweet spot is working with executive teams, moving them forward through honest and effective coaching and group facilitation. She is particularly skilled at designing internal coaching programs and working with executives to enhance their leadership through powerful coaching. Her executive coaching style is as daring as her choice in shoes and her multifaceted organizational and international experiences offer clients unique perspectives and insights.


Jennifer strongly believes that making a positive impact on organizations through good leadership is one way of successfully navigating the constant challenges people face in today’s society. To that end, she is vested in select not-for-profit organizations, offering mentoring support to associations whose mandate it is to improve the lives of those less fortunate, currently including the BC Cancer Foundation and the Minerva Foundation.


Under her tutelage, JGK Consulting has developed a broad client base which includes global organizations with over 200,000 employees and smaller businesses with anywhere from 50-20,000 employees. JGK Consulting currently has clients in most areas of the private sector, including engineering, finance, professional services, hospitality and high tech. Jen is a reputed keynote speaker, currently booked in 2019 to speak at conferences in Dublin, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.