Jacobs will lead sustainable transformation at Leadership Circle as demand for leadership and organizational development grows
DRAPER, UTAH – Leadership Circle, a global leader in business leadership development, today named Jake Jacobs as practice lead for the organization’s new transformation service line. This transformation practice will focus on utilizing leadership to guide fundamental and strategic shifts in business organizations responding to today’s changing technology and customer pressures.
Executive leadership is a primary driver when companies are seeking to adapt in turbulent and competitive markets. However, Leadership Circle’s data finds that 75% of leaders globally still operate from a reactive, nonscalable mindset. As a global consultant in leadership and change management, Jacobs brings considerable expertise in leveraging the momentum that comes with business growth and evolution in industries spanning high tech and manufacturing to hospitality, entertainment, and financial services.
“Jake Jacobs is recognized around the world as an effective facilitator, helping organizations and teams tackle one of the most difficult challenges they face: implementing real, often monumental, change,” said Betsy Leatherman, global president of consulting services for Leadership Circle. “I cannot imagine someone whose work is more aligned with the mission and values of Leadership Circle or who is better suited to take the helm of our new change and transformation practice.”
The new service is one example of the growing needs expected by Leadership Circle’s clients this year. “Businesses are facing increased complexity, volatility, and uncertainty from both internal factors and external forces,” said Leatherman. “The necessity to adapt and evolve is greater than ever, and, by bringing Jake and his wealth of experience into Leadership Circle, we’re expanding to meet that need and offer our clients and partners a path to transformational change.”
“Leadership Circle has an infrastructure I have never had and offers the opportunity to do work I have never been able to do. I have always dreamed of working on multiple transformation efforts with different organizations, partnering with leaders and teams where I am most needed,” said Jacobs. “By joining Leadership Circle, this vision will become my daily way of doing business.”
Jacobs is an award-winning author, leadership and change management consultant, and founder of global consulting firm Jake Jacobs Consulting. He has assisted organizations in 61 industries, including Fortune 50 companies, national nonprofits, and branches of the Armed Forces, through transformative periods for more than three decades. This experience is an excellent addition to Leadership Circle’s existing clients, including some of the most prominent multinational corporations in the world. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Michigan and a master’s degree in organizational development from Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School.
To learn more about Leadership Circle and business transformation consulting, please visit leadershipcircle.com.
About Leadership Circle
Leadership Circle is a global leader in leadership development on a mission to evolve the conscious practice of leadership. Through its tools, methodology, and consulting approach, Leadership Circle aims to integrate the otherwise fragmented field of leadership development. With more than 10,000 certified practitioners around the globe seeking to bring the Universal Model of Leadership to leaders, Leadership Circle has worked with more than 200,000 senior leaders to actively improve their leadership. For more information on Leadership Circle’s methodology or leadership and certification solutions, visit leadershipcircle.com.