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Jared Dickinson

Founder and CEO

Jared is passionate about 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

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

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Jared Dickinson

Founder and CEO

Key Training Areas:
Executive & Leadership Coaching and Development,

Presentation Skills, The Art of Productive Conflict, Inclusive Communication

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Uli Billington

Business Manager

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


Jessica Loman

Strategy & Operations

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Jordan Omar

Sales & Business Development


Oscar Gomez
DEIB, Contributing Partner
from SoJoGo

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Tiffany Groode



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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.

Coaching Credentials

  • Professional acumen that establishes credibility with senior leaders

  • 8-10 years business management experience

  • Minimum of six years of experience in professional coaching and/or consulting

  • Highly competent in feedback, facilitation, and other tools

  • Extensive experience and expertise in organizational leadership and development



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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.

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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. 

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Brett Gajda

Dozens of organizations use Brett to challenge norms and outputs and help them advance leaps and bounds. His style is creative & and interactive, flexing where needed; and using stories to drive concepts into reality, and increase participant retention and application.


Brett’s focus is inspiring people and driving business performance through strong leadership, self-awareness, mindfulness, communication, and care.  As a corporate facilitator, Brett’s success is fueled by an uncommon combination of dynamism and entrepreneurial accomplishments; with an ability to reveal insights and inspire people to change.

In over 25 years in business, he has worked his way through an organization, built his own businesses, and sat in the executive’s chair. These experiences provide him with empathy for individuals at each level of a business; and a unique ability to build rapport and instigate change through self-awareness and development.


Bethany Hart

Bethany is an experienced communications coach known for fostering fast growth in the individuals and teams she works with by always striking a balance between radical candor and heartfelt encouragement. She has found a lot of success and ongoing work working with both corporate and nonprofit clients, drawing on her many years of experience leading and scaling teams of all sizes, while also running her own nonprofit that serves the cancer community.

Bethany's core values as a communications coach have always been transparency, authenticity and humility. A cancer survivor herself, she brings a unique silver lining perspective to all the work she does and every client she serves. She specializes in 1:1 coaching, public speaking workshops, keynote preparation and presentation preparation. 

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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. 

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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 launched her book "Launch, Lead, Lift" in 2021.


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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.

Key Training Areas:

Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Action Learning, Team Cohesiveness, Interpersonal Communication, Having Effective Feedback Conversations, Managing a Hybrid
Team, Conflict Management/Having Difficult Conversations

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 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.

Gail has 20+ years of experience as an executive coach, consultant, and facilitator. Gail’s first career was in the field of Psychology and she brings deep expertise in interpersonal dynamics, how communication gets stuck, and the psychology of change to all of her engagements.
Gail is known for helping organizations develop the critical thinking skills of their individual contributors, the management skills of their managers, and the leadership competencies of the
executives charged with getting results for the organization. Her style has been described as “compassionately direct.”
Gail’s learning and leadership development programs are engaging and experiential. She is brought back to deliver programs to her client organizations year after year because her clients observe the mindset and behavior change in program participants. She has worked with clients in both the private and public sectors including Federal and State government, Fortune 500 companies, Start-ups, and Non-profit organizations. Gail works with all levels from individual contributors to the C-Suite.


Gail holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport.

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