Clients are our life-blood, so we care a great deal about what they think about our performance. We highly value feedback and always reflect and act on the slightest criticism.
"Within seconds of talking with Jean, I knew I wanted her to be my coach. She kept me on track in and out of schooling with a variety of interesting and fun approaches! I felt as if she was genuinely interested in my mental and emotional progression. She always knew exactly what to say for me to learn something new and end our phone call sessions on a positive note. Jean has helped me establish and accomplish goals that appeared out of reach prior to working with her. I would recommend Jean as a coach, teacher, or friend because she has been absolutely amazing in guiding me through my semesters and prepping me for anything the world may bring!"
"Trust me, you will quickly realize your return on investment with Jean is very high. Jean's experience, expertise, and creativity is packaged with understanding and care and delivered by effective facilitation and communication. "
Stephen Meador, PE, CCE, PMP
“Jean tailored the activities specifically for our organization and assembled a team of highly qualified facilitators to coordinate the involvement and participation by each member of the nine L-3 teams …The design of the exercises was highly effective and the execution of the daunting logistics was virtually flawless…Our meeting objectives were fully realized…”
Robert “Ron” Kunz, VP Project Management Office, L-3 Communications
“Jean combines a deep expertise of MBTI with enthusiasm, energy and warmth. Whether working one-on-one with a client or with a large group, she is a genuine "people person" who makes learning easy, and challenge a positive experience.”
Trish Perdue, Talent Development Manager, Navy Federal Credit Union
“Jean is an amazingly creative and resourceful educator, coach and problem solver. I have worked with her over a number of years and am constantly awed by her keen insights in solving complex and seemingly intractable organizational problems. If I ever encounter a difficult organizational situation in the future, Jean will be one of the first with whom I will consult. She will see the way through!”
Phil Irish, Professor of Psychology, National Defense University
“Jean is a subject-matter expert who will be totally tuned in to her clients needs; she has skills and experience to help build teams, develop leadership skills and optimize interpersonal relationships in any organizational setting.”
Peter Zeranski, Owner, Marketing Directors of Northern Virginia LLC
"Jean Porto has facilitated team building and leadership off sites for new civil service and Foreign Service employees of the U.S. Department of State for more than 5 years. Her expertise in experiential training and MBTI has helped employees transfer the learnings from doing the initiatives to the work and relationships experienced in the workplace. Although participants are not intact teams, they return to the formal classroom setting enthusiastic and energized with a greater appreciation for how others approach tasks, leadership, and team work."
Marilyn Holt, Education Specialist, U.S. Department of State
"Jean really cared about us and our event. She spent much time up front getting to know our organization and what would be most beneficial for us to do to help the Carol Jean Cancer Foundation. I felt like she was part of our team. Jean…lead the team building exercises in a way that was enjoyable and educational. I took many of the team-building lessons I learned that day back with me to the workplace."
Anna Szmajda, Berlin Ramos & Company, P.A.
“Jean Porto brought energy to our planning meeting that enable us to consider our organization and its vision in new ways. She was able to give us a much needed outsider’s view regarding the clarity of our vision and mission statements but her greatest gift was in helping us to work together to define what we are trying to accomplish and what goals we need to establish to get there. She was flexible in her agenda, keeping us on task while allowing us the freedom to extend conversations that were fruitful. Jean held us accountable to our stated goals and encouraged us not to waste time when we were tempted to get off track. Her organizational skills, vitality, and humor were key components of a very successful planning retreat that is opening a new chapter in our organization’s life.”
Tom Berlin, Lead Pastor of Floris United Methodist Church
Board Member of Helping Children Worldwide
"Our small but growing non-profit Board of Directors chose Jean Porto as the facilitator for our weekend strategic planning retreat. She was a key to what I and the other Board members felt was a terrific retreat. She did her homework in advance of the retreat on both the issues facing our organization and the dynamics of the Board. Jean utilized a wide variety of techniques to keep the Board engaged and to continually bring our focus back to the goals we set for the retreat. We tend to set very large goals, but Jean helped keep an eye on concrete steps. While we did not complete all our work that weekend, Jean's detailed post-retreat summaries have been invaluable to the drafting of a new Strategic Plan for the next 5-10 years, plus the Action Items for the next two years. I would recommend Jean to any non-profit or for profit Board seeking similar assistance."
Robert Duston, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP, Washington D.C.
Secretary, Helping Children Worldwide
"The wonderful thing about having Jean as your ADHD coach is that she really understands ADHD and she is always encouraging and positive. What I love about working with her is that she doesn't just tell you that you need to try harder to reach your goals but instead she brainstorms strategies with you that work to help you accomplish what you are trying to do. She is a great listener, personal cheerleader for when you are struggling along the way and a wonderful resource of information and ideas about how to live successfully with ADHD."
Therese M. , ADHD Coachee
"Jean provided a vibrant training session for the Commuter Connections Employer Services representatives in June 2010 using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator reports. The reports assisted the team to identify tools for locating their talents and reinforcing their strengths. The results were fantastic and have proved to be effective."
Nicholas W. Ramfos, Director, Alternative Commute Programs
National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments