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AJO’s Coach’s Corner blog series this month highlights Brian Szepkouski, a leading authority on the language of leadership, international executive development and strategic planning for business expansion. With a passion for inspiring individuals to reach their highest potential, Brian is an expert in evolving leaders who role model consistent influence to empower teams who want […]

HR Consulting and Leadership Coaching Firm Names Joyce Heckman, Vice President, Talent Development and Neal Wendel, Practice Leader, Career Transition Services PARSIPPANY, N.J., September 15, 2022 – A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO), the company known for helping organizations succeed by helping people succeed, today announced that it has extended its leadership team to prepare for further […]

A recent poll by Culture Partners confirms that when employees are happier at work 85% take more initiative, 73% say they are better at collaborating and 48% care more about their work. So how should leaders promote this “happiness” in the workplace so the collective culture can flourish? This is a topic that we’ve been […]

Nearly two and a half years into the pandemic, we’re still talking about the impact of COVID-19 on employees. And despite the focus with which Human Resources departments are tackling this issue, we still do not have a playbook to solve for this issue or clear movement to make it better. From the “Great Resignation” […]

This month in the AJO Coach’s Corner blog series we are honored to feature Denise Yosafat, an expert in executive coaching, change management and leadership development. With years of experience working with top leadership for companies including Eli Lilly and Procter & Gamble, Denise specializes in helping leaders understand, build and develop the organizations and […]

In the AJO Coach’s Corner blog series this month, we are pleased to have a conversation with AJO’s Career Transition Services Practice Leader, Neal Wendel. With more than 25 years of experience as a global Human Resources executive, Neal has amassed numerous best practices and insights for individuals seeking to create and execute career plans […]

This month, in the AJO Coach’s Corner blog series, we are delighted to present some inspiring thoughts and leadership advice from executive coach, communications expert and author Jeanne Westervelt Rice. As an executive coach, Jeanne has helped hundreds of business leaders refine their communication, public speaking and executive presence. Her expertise in these areas runs […]

Great leaders regularly ask, “What are my intentions and how are my choices, behaviors, and the resulting outcomes aligned with my intentions?” Much like how the early voyagers used the North Star to navigate their vessels, so must the leader declare his or her intentions as the destination and examine the choices, behaviors, and resulting […]

Welcome to the AJO Coach’s Corner blog series. Monthly, we’ll hear some valuable insights from our coaches. There’s such a breadth of experience and knowledge among these partners, and we are excited to learn more from them about leadership development, coaching and their thoughts on the modern workplace. First off in this program, we will […]

In the time of the Great Resignation, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep employees engaged and to retain them. There’s no shortage of think pieces as to what is driving this change – toxic culture, job insecurity, burnout, pandemic stressors – just to name a few. Now more than ever, businesses are concerned with increasing […]