meet jane scudder



I help people and groups become more effective.

01. Certified professional coach

I hold my Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF is the only globally recognized governing body of the coaching industry; the PCC is the second highest credential awarded by the ICF.

I’m also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), with over 200+ hours of training on the Co-Active Model, one of the most highly used coaching frameworks across the world.

I also use applied neuroscience, narrative coaching, and positive psychology in my work.

02. BUSINESS anthropologist

I studied Anthropology and Sociology academically, My studies focused heavily on the macro behavior of groups in the corporate western world and the impacts of shared belief systems on individuals – especially when going against cultural norms. My final thesis was on reciprocity in the workplace.

I use this background to tune into cultural cues and social nuances across workplaces and teams.

03. corporate leader

Prior to running The New Exec full time I worked at Fortune List companies and startups in marketing management and culture building. I understand both the nuances of matrix organizations and lean, scrappy teams.

I was also Adjunct Faculty at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago nearly 2 years.


Proven Success

What people say about working with me

Nearly all of my clients say working with me is different. (Good different!)

I customize all culture building work, coaching programs, training, and speaking engagements are based on unique needs.

I pride myself on creating a safe and open space for people and teams to really explore what’s going on at work and help them make sense of it.




corporate partners recommending my work

coaching client

Jane was my coach in 2018 and part of 2019. During our time together, Jane was an amazing resource for me. She gave me space to discover more about myself and make decisions that made sense for my business and personal goals.

Jane was both supportive and challenging. She had compassion for me that allowed me to be honest with myself. And ultimately I felt more empowered to accomplish what is important.

I’d highly recommend Jane as a coach! 

Leah Smart, LinkedIn

New York, NY

behind the new exec

My story

Jane Scudder

Founder & Coach

Hi I’m Jane. I’ve been coaching and a leading voice in the leadership and career development space for over a decade.

I’ve coached, trained, and partnered with hundreds of individuals from young leaders and founders to senior executives and managers to recent grads and politicians – and frankly everyone in between. 


What i do

My work drives actionable, sustainable, positive growth and change. I help people enhance leadership, build executive presence and emotional intelligence, improve communications, and drive overall effectiveness. I do this through 1:1 and team coaching as well as original training and workshop programs.

The team

My team includes a group of hand-selected certified coaches, expert trainers, and master facilitators. I engage with 100% of my clients – individual and corporate – but I pull from my vetted network for large and ongoing projects.

We have representation across the globe and all continental US time zones, and regularly travel for engagements.


The story of the new exec

I studied Anthropology and Sociology for 4 years and have always been fascinated by macro cultural trends, how social norms develop, and what happens to individuals when the abide by – and don’t abide by – these norms. 

I noticed a gap in the leadership development space a few years ago. There are countless  business consultants who advise companies on how their employees “tick,” tons of career counselors who offer online programs that lack personalization, and and endless supply of life coaches and executive coaches who are either too far into the personal development space or too ingrained in the “executive space” to really grasp the needs and nuances of the modern  leader.

There’s a lack of true understanding of the experiences and needs of rising leaders, senior leaders navigating new territory at work, and groups overall.

Companies work hard to attract top talent but often struggle to really connect with them. Meaningful management and growth paths are lacking for these young, top-performers, all resulting in high attrition rates and billions of dollars lost annually.

I had a vision to solve this with true, human-centered coaching, facilitated conversations, and instructional programs grounded in social science and understanding the true needs of a group by ethnography. This is all the core of Business Anthropology and The New Exec.


Who THE NEW EXEC workS with

The New Exec works with individuals on virtually any topic related to professional and personal development, and partner with industry leading organizations to create and deliver outcome-focused coaching and employee programs. 

I have partnerships with practitioners across the globe who I bring in for various engagements as needed.

When I work 1:1 with an individual or company, I’m told I bring a unique style to my coaching and facilitation. My distinct energy, attitude, and charisma fuels conversations in a way that challenges clients while creating a deep openness. Clients tell me all the time I’m unlike any coach they’ve every met.

I have coached leaders at well-known corporations including IBM, Accenture, Amazon, Dollar Shave Club, Capital One, SkyScanner, The Knot, and more. Prior to running The New Exec full-time I spent 10+ years in the corporate world as a marketing and culture leader. Working at both Fortune list companies and startups, I launched major products and campaigns, led a cross-functional team in support of a $9 billion banking acquisition (with direct responsibility of a $1 billion budget), and founded and led a global Culture organization. I bring comprehensive industry knowledge and business acumen to all my work.


I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF is the only globally recognized coach credentialing organization; the PCC is the second highest coaching credential it awards. 

I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and graduate of the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). CTI is the oldest in-person coach training program in the world and birthplace of the Co-Active Model, one of the most widely used coaching methods around the world, informed by positive psychology, human behavior, and neuroscience.

I hold a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Virginia.

All coaches that work with clients through The New Exec hold a minimum of an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential. 


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