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coaching client

Jane from The New Exec has been absolutely wonderful as a business coach.

She’s brought so much clarity and guidance as my business grows from a single freelancer to a design studio of 3.

I feel refreshed after every call and have an action plan to ensure we are moving forward and addressing any hangups. She’s reliable, trustworthy, and generally an awesome person to have around.

I highly recommend The New Exec!

Giselle Field, CEO & Founder @ Wander Design Co, Sedona, AZ

coaching client

Jane is an excellent coach. She is able to both follow a well-structured approach to coaching, and have an intuitive sense of areas to double-click. By asking the right questions in a safe manner, she has helped me go deeper to better understand myself. Overall Jane has helped me chart out the path as the CEO of my company, work towards becoming a Thought Leader and feel confident in becoming a good father.”

Sharad L., CEO, Singapore

coaching client

Working with Jane was the best investment I made in my business and myself last year.

I went in with low confidence in my decision making as a business owner, hating sales calls, and afraid to even set an income goal for myself.

After working with Jane I feel empowered to follow my instincts, I actually look FORWARD to sales calls now (what?), and I hit my income goal out of the park and now am so much more comfortable with goal setting.

Jane is amongst the biggest reasons that my business grew so much last year, and I owe her so much!

Jen Davis, Founder Hello June, Killeen, TX

coaching client

Jane’s persistence and awareness during a range of conversations and topics helped me understand more about myself and what I needed to focus on. Her professional, energetic attitude, and direct powerful questions, complimented her sense of humor and ability to encourage my own growth personally and professionally. 

I’m looking forward to working with Jane again soon!

Josh P., Coach & Musician, Milwaukee, WI

corporate training partner

“My company has worked with Jane on multiple occasions from Negotiation Strategies workshops to Personal Narrative writing.

Jane has an extremely approachable yet sophisticated form of communicating. She is patient and ensures that all attendees are getting the most of the course while moving along for those that want more.

Jane comes highly recommend for any and all business workshops!”

Taylor Sommers, Event Producer @ Rise & Set,

Chicago, IL

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 S., Human Capital & Development @ LinkedIn, New York, NY

coaching client

How do you put a price tag on clarity and hope?

Thanks to Jane Scudder I now have a much better understanding of where I had been going in circles with my new career pursuits.

Her ability to articulate a complex equation was a breath of fresh air! And because of her amazing gift– which brought me desperately needed hope – I’ve already signed up for additional classes in other areas of business.

Jane is truly one of a kind.

Marie Anderson, CEO & Founder, Chicago, IL

coaching client

“Jane was beyond helpful. I have been feeling stuck in regards to whether to stick with a business I’ve started or find a full-time job. I had talked to so many friends and family members and thought about the decision so much that I was in decision paralysis.

Jane helped me clear up my thoughts and feelings about it so that I can move onto the next step without regret. I finally found clarity, and she gave me confidence that I can go out and do amazing things.

….One thing I took away from our [last] conversation is not to worry so much about what others will think and also not to be too hard on myself. I knew for several months that I didn’t want to continue in my business, but I worried that getting a full-time job meant I was a failure.

Looking back, I think one of the biggest struggles was that my personality doesn’t mesh with being a solopreneur. Also, there’s no reason to care so much about what others might think—it’s an eternal struggle, right? I feel like I’ve been able to get out of my bubble a bit more now that I’m not working for myself, and I’ve realized that everyone else is just making it up as they go along, too.

It’s funny how getting your outside perspective finally helped me move on to this next phase in my life. Thank you for asking the right questions. Thank you for listening.

I really think what made our conversation so powerful was not that you gave me advice, but that you asked me the right questions so that I could hear myself say out loud what I truly wanted deep down.”

Emily C., Health & Wellness Professional, San Francisco, CA

corporate training partner

“Jane Scudder is hands down one of my best instructors at General Assembly Chicago. She has gone above and beyond in developing workshop curriculum that is engaging, relevant, and that helps our students get results in today’s ever changing job market.

She is an excellent communicator and her experience with professional development and coaching [is] highly evident from the positive reviews written by her students.

One of Jane’s greatest strengths is the ease in which she is able to develop personal connections with those she is working with.

I have the [utmost] confidence in Jane’s ability to lead development workshops and professional trainings.”

Teresa Sandoval, Education Programs Producer @ General Assembly Chicago, Chicago, IL

coaching client

“I’ve been working with Jane Scudder for six months now and have been really happy with the growth she’s helped me achieve.

Jane challenges me, in a highly supportive way, to see things from a new perspective. She helped me discover effective and creative ways to focus on what really mattered and recognize my accomplishments as I was juggling a long-distance move, a new profession, and moving away from my sons. In addition, knowing I have to report what I’ve accomplished between sessions helps me focus and turn good ideas into solid action.

I highly recommend Jane Scudder as a coach!”

Lisa B., Business Owner, Santa Fe, New Mexico

corporate training partner

“Jane was a leadership educator at our Future Female Founders event for teen girls. While it can be quite difficult to find facilitators with professional experience in the field who are also adept at working with teens, Jane managed to execute the perfect tone, keep the material relevant and engage our teens throughout her session.  

Jane is an exceptional facilitator and a joy to work with!”

Debra Giunta, Executive Director @ Prismatic,

Chicago, IL

coaching client

Working with Jane has been transformational. She gave me the support, coaching, and resources I needed to be able to quit my corporate job and launch my own company.

She is so skilled at helping people through life transitions and offers clarity when you are feeling lost and confused.

Ultimately, Jane helps you become the best version of yourself.

Elise Gelwicks, Founder @ Eleveview, Chicago, IL

corporate event partner

Jane Scudder was a panelist at an annual event of the French American Chamber of Commerce in Spring 2019 on the topic of Personal Branding and she did a fabulous job. She was fun, very knowledgeable and candid about the topic.

I highly recommend her…. Merci Jane!”

Mariam Huss, The French American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL

coaching client

“Jane was always very positive, supportive and encouraging while also not afraid to ask the right questions to dig into the heart of the topics I brought to the coaching sessions.

An excellent coach whom I would thoroughly recommend!”

Jon W., Coach & CEO Advisor, Cambridge, UK

coaching client

“Jane is a different kind of coach. Sure she can help you advance in your career but Jane also goes beyond that. She helps you understand what motivates you in life and how to use that motivation to improve all areas of your life, not just your job.

If you’re looking for a coach with a holistic approach, Jane should be at the top of your list!”

Saki R., Design Professional, Chicago, IL

coaching client

Jane asked powerful questions that help bring to light some of the obstacles that were standing in my way and keeping me stuck. Working with her helped to plant seeds that continued to flourish in transformational ways.

Nicole P., Hartford, CT

political coaching client

“I was struggling with the standard advice of the training programs to tell stories to connect with voters. Working with Jane has helped me to frame my thoughts in a way that is more authentic to who I am.

I have learned how I can emphasize my platform with personal examples and humor that make me feel more connected to my audience.”

Gail Young, Candidate for NC State House of Representatives, District 83

coaching client

Jane was an absolute pleasure to work with! I’m so happy to have met Jane when I did, she’s helped grow in so many ways.

Jane always made me feel comfortable even when we were in the heavy uncomfortable stuff.

She always made me feel supported and authentically listened to, and she always held me accountable in the most non annoying and non aggressive way.

I still have a lot more growing to do but now I feel prepped to do so with a few more tools on my belt. Thank you for a wonderful coaching experience, Jane!

Crystal M., Chicago, IL

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coaching client

It was well worth the investment to work with Jane!

As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get stuck in the same thought and habit loops that are sometimes holding me back from what I know I can accomplish with my business and career.

Jane asked such thoughtful questions and brought fresh perspective to challenges I faced in my work that I’d been dealing with for so long. She did a great job at “zooming out” to help me identify values and do mindset work, then “zooming in” to see how those could connect to practical steps and goals.

I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to level up in their life or career!”

McKenna R., Business Owner, Olympia, WA

coaching client

“I had a long-time dream of moving to Europe but was unsure of how to navigate a new job market where I lacked a network. Not only was I looking for a visa, but I was also wanted to move out of operations.

Jane helped me get clear about what I wanted and tell my story in a confident, compelling way. She was also the best motivator during (many) times of insecurity and doubt.

Four short months later, I am moving to Berlin to work in strategic partnerships!

Jane has a gift for breaking down complex goals into manageable, achievable steps. She helped me realize how much I have to offer and has empowered me to build a life I love.

Danke, Jane!”

Nicole K., Startup Operations, Berlin, Germany

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Based on clients looking for new opportunities, who express interviews as an objective, and share results. Based on client and student surveys given and returned. Data of November 1, 2020.