Jared Dickinson

Founder and CEO

Jared’s professional passion is in providing opportunities that support individuals to apply effective communication, be inclusive, make a change, and ultimately be more successful in their personal and professional lives.

Dedicated to positive social change, he volunteers and provides services to organizations that provide professional mentoring, education, and employment to marginalized groups.

In 2016, Jared spent 6 weeks in India, volunteering for Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV). FFLV educates poor girls in Vrindavan, empowering them to transform their lives and communities, through a service oriented approach, committed to integrity and excellence. Read more...

Jared has more than a decade of experience in leading and managing successful sales and operations teams within the technology industry.

Before starting JDCS, he was with Robert Half International, the largest specialized staffing firm in the world, as a division director of their IT consulting services group. His career took him to Japan and Italy, where he became proficient in both languages.

 

Jared holds a Bachelor's Degree in History and Italian Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He also studied for two years at the University of Trento (Università degli Studi di Trento) in Italy.
 

JD Communication Strategies

Based in Oakland, California,
JD Communication Strategies specializes in providing customized, hands-on coaching and programs for public speaking, technical and sales presentation, conflict resolution, dynamic business communication, employee and leadership development, time management and project management.

Meet The Team

Jared Dickinson

Founder and CEO

Key Training Areas:
Executive & Leadership Training,

Public Relations & Media, Presentation Skills,

The Art of Productive Conflict.

Uli Billington

Business Manager

Leading JDCS's operations and marketing strategy. Ensuring productivity and efficiency including implementing business strategies.

Jordan Omar

Sales & Business Development

Jessica Loman

Strategy & Operations

Tiffany Groode

CFO

Marina Washburn

Accounting

MEET OUR BUSINESS COACHES
 

Our trainers each bring an in-depth experience in facilitating and coaching managers, executives and their direct reports.  We come from a vast horizon of business and coaching experience and specialize in helping drive real business results.

 

 

Peter Rosselli

Key Training Areas:

Executive & Leadership Coaching,

Spokesperson Training, Public Relations & Media, Presentation Skills, The Art of Productive Conflict.

Peter has been an innovator in Business Communications for over 25 years. As a course designer and coach he has worked directly with over 15,000 individuals, and conducted hundreds of skills development programs. Previously, Peter co-founded Core Communications LLC, specializing in Diversity training.

He developed the curricula for Decker Communications Inc., managing programs in Presentation Skills, Press and Media, Message Development, Conflict, and Customer Service. He has guest lectured at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, IEEE, and the National Technological University.

Teri Reuter

Key Training Areas:

Communication and Language, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Relationships, Managing Change, and Well-being.

Teri energizes her clients to level up as innovators, motivators, and team builders. She coaches leaders in business, manufacturing, technology, and social impact organizations to approach their work with empathy, curiosity, and a sense of joy. Combining her experience in psychological counseling with an understanding of communication, Teri developed The Real Lead as a framework for her clients to deepen their personal and professional relationships as the foundation for increasing performance and enabling a sense of purpose for their teams. 

Orna Drawas

Key Training Areas:

Marketing and Strategic Planning, Management and Communication Coaching, Attaining Peak Performance & Personal Productivity, Turning Managers into Leaders, Influencing & Exceeding with others, Managing Change, Persuasive Presentations.

Orna is a speaker, trainer and coach focused on achieving priority goals and helping business professionals attain measurable results on a daily basis. With over 25 years of corporate sales, marketing and strategic planning experience, Orna brings her unique perspective to the immediate needs of professionals facing management and communication challenges daily. Orna’s recently published book: “Perform Like A Rockstar and Still Have Time for Lunch” was an Amazon.com Top 10 Book for Business Success and was promoted on a billboard in New York’s Times Square in 2014. Orna has an MBA in Marketing & Finance from Northeastern University and a BS in Communication from Boston University. Orna is an active volunteer with Dress for Success, was recognized as a Make-A-Wish Champion in 2015 and received the Rising Star Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2013.

Jim Delia

Key Training Areas:

Time Management, New & Advancing Leader Training, Managing Change, Intercultural  Communication, Value-Added Feedback, Goal Setting, and Performance Review.

Jim has more than 20 years of hands-on experience helping companies, government organizations, and non-profit agencies plan and implement strategic, organizational and personal changes. Jim is a versatile, creative and flexible organization development consultant and human resources professional who guides leaders, teams, and individuals to improve performance and achieve better results. Jim uses a variety of approaches, techniques and assessment tools, including the Strength Deployment Inventory® and Myers Briggs Type Indicator®. He is also a faculty member of the Graduate School USA, the continuing education provider for the federal government.

Carson Johns

Key Training Areas:

Inclusion, Change Management, Developing Leaders, Attitude Adjustments, Powerful Communication, Building Exceptional Teams, Emotional Intelligence, Influencing with Integrity and Communicating Persuasively across all Outlets.

Carson excels in identifying and drawing out the unique talents and strengths of individuals and teams.  He helps leaders create working environments where people can thrive.

With over 17 years of experience in leadership development, management, training and coaching, he has worked and studied with thought leaders and business coaches all over the world.  As a facilitator and coach, he specializes in transformation through engaging and interactive experiences.

Carson’s unique life experiences have offered him the opportunity to work with all levels of executives in many different fields.  He is versatile and able to engage with multiple personality styles.  His delivery method is fun, engaging and allows participants to fully immerse themselves in the programs he delivers.  He is known to be personable and professional and adapts to the audience he is working with so that the participants create maximum value and learning. He has the practiced ability to connect and understand people’s challenges and obstacles in the workplace and overcome them through empowerment, awareness and personal responsibility.

Carson studied psychology and business at The University of California, San Diego. 

Wendy Ryan

Key Training Areas:

Executive Coaching , Change Management, Leadership Development, Public Speaking, Team Building, Corporate Training,  Diversity & Inclusion,  Nonprofit Consulting, Strategic Planning

With over 25 years of combined experience in human resources, general management, organizational development, non-profit leadership and leadership development Wendy has partnered with hundreds of individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. helping front-line through C-suite leaders and board members achieve new levels of success as individuals and in teams.

Wendy’s outstanding ability to build trust and rapport with her clients, and her agility in assessing and engaging individuals and teams from “where they are at,” facilitates breakthroughs and business results.  She is a trusted advisor to CEO’s and an expert in organizational and individual assessments, leadership development, strategic visioning and implementing organizational change from start-ups through the Fortune 500.

Wendy holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco in addition to a post-graduate Certificate in Management and Innovation from Bentley College and dual Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Spanish from the University of California at Davis.

Wendy is currently working on her first book about leadership with an anticipated release date early 2021.

Contact US:

JD Communication Strategies

SF - Bay Area, California, USA

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Office: 415-857-1407
Mobile: 831-254-9222

​Email: info@jdcommunicationstrategies.com

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