Training Series – Lead from the Inside Out

Do you want to increase your leadership skills? Are you having challenges managing change in our changing world? Do you want to be true to your personal values and beliefs while leading others?

Our Lead From the Inside Out Training program helps emerging leaders lead under pressure, see themselves clearly and motivate others in a changing world. As a result of participating in the sessions, leaders will be equipped to quickly move to the next level and excel in a changing world.


Leading others begins with leading yourself first. Dr. Jessica has studied theories from positive psychology, neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Based on this research, Dr. Jessica has created a program to help emerging leaders increase self-awareness, resilience and influence.

Dr. Jessica helps leaders step into their power as confident and influential leaders by:

  • providing assessments to identify strengths, areas of growth and barriers
  • helping them create a leadership purpose
  • helping them implement mindfulness practices throughout the day
  • providing tools and resources to help them master active listening and communication skills
  • helping them connect with others
  • building their level of influence

What’s Included

The training helps leaders in their careers, business, health, and relationships. Our leaders revealed: 

  • increased confidence and self-awareness
  • improved communication skills
  • improved coaching and feedback skills
  • improved ability to influence others
  • increased alignment with organizational goals
  • increased ability to focus and have less stress
  • improved quality of life
  • job promotions or lateral moves

Here is a summary of what is included in the training program.

Online Group sessions
for 2 hours

13-week productivity
Videos before each session

Articles, downloadable resources and tools
Online group to report weekly progress

Here are more details about the program.

How long are the sessions?

Zoom session are 2 hours. There are 8 zoom sessions.

Who qualifies?

  • Non-profit or corporate professional, coaches and trainers who want to:
    • improve communication skills, team building, leadership and influencing skills
    • position themselves as a top talent
    • help others achieve their goals
    • build more confidence and personal satisfaction.

What are the outcomes?

As a result of completing the “Lead from the Inside Out” training program, leaders will be able to:

  • discover what they naturally do best and learn how to use these talents to activate their natural potential
  • determine their strengths, areas of growth and barriers that may inhibit them from success
  • become more confident and influential in their abilities to be successful
  • learn how to connect better with people who are different
  • increase confidence and inner peace

Specific changes that may occur are:

  • job promotion/change or increased sales in business
  • increased revenue
  • client successes
  • improved relationships and communication skills
  • increased executive presence
  • improved team building skills
  • increased awareness of strengths, developmental areas and hidden biases
  • improved connection with others


Pre-work: Needs Assessment

Session 1: Review Assessments

  • Participants will review the results of the assessments and personal profile. Dr. Jessica will review the results with each participant individually
    • Emotional Intelligence Appraisal
    • Strengths Finder
    • Personal Profile
    • My Purpose Statement

Session 2: Tune in and Turn on – Relaxation of the Mind

  • Gain knowledge on 3 keys to implementing mindfulness and breathing strategies to help leaders live with more ease and deal with unexpected changes or obstacles
  • Review principles of managing change
  • Discuss next steps

Session 3: Clarifying My Purpose

  • Review participant stories, draft purpose statements and visions (created in review meeting)
  • Discuss next steps

Session 4: Managing Emotions

  • Review 3 techniques to help participants identify and accept themselves as they are now and release limiting thoughts
  • Understand one’s emotions and how to handle interpersonal relationships with empathy
  • Use emotional intelligence to build trust and grow influence
  • Learn how to activate your strengths and strengths of others
  • Discuss next steps

Session 5: Active Listening

  • Understand keys to listening and building trust
  • Discover active listening techniques that will help participants become a more impactful leader
  • Discuss next steps

Session 6: Communicating with Clarity and Purpose

  • Uncover strategies to help participants communicate their message assertively
  • Participants will learn their communication style and the communication style of others
  • Learn and activate strategies to improve coaching and feedback skills
  • Learn strategies to influence others
  • Review change management principles
  • Discuss next steps

Session 7: Learn 3 keys to executive presence 

  • Review strategies to build, maintain and leverage relationships
  • Review keys to improve leadership abilities in a changing world
  • Discuss next steps

Final Session: Review Sessions and create goals

Additional Information

Dr. Jessica’s productivity journal will be given to each participant after payment has been received. It will take 7 to 10 business days for participants to receive the journal.

How much does this cost?

Leading from the Inside Out Group Our certification is priced at $130.00 per participant. Usually, there are up to 20 participants in each group; after the 8 week sessions, you will be invited to attend our weekly goal setting classes each week for 6 months.

Are you looking to customize your package or do you want additional information about our services?

Contact us for more information.


My only regret is, I wish I had found Jessica earlier in my career! Jessica came highly recommended and has become one of the best recommendations I have ever received. Jessica’s partnership creates a progressive balance between coaching, mentoring, informing and challenging that has helped develop my leadership capability, credibility and results. Jessica is supportive, insightful, practical and results oriented. Our work together has enabled me to be a more effective executive and leader and I could not be more pleased with the relationship and the demonstrable results. LaTonya Washington, Cox Communications

I have had the pleasure of working with Jessica and admire her passion and rigorous pursuits as an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and Learning & Development professional. Jessica focuses her coaching, writing and workshops on improving the quality of thoughts and actions. She is effective at equipping leaders and human services professionals with the tools they need for coaching, goal setting, behavior change and communications. Jessica focuses her efforts on scaling impact through training community leaders to be teachers and coaches. She is sensitive to customer needs and is very approachable which makes her very effective as a coach, adviser and teacher. James Sila, The Coca Cola Company 

Out team has worked with Dr. Jessica for several years her innovative approach to personal transformation has greatly empowered me personally as well as the members of our organization and our community empowerment program. Discovery Yourself is a journey that will transform your lifeMakeda Johnson Director Sisters Action Team- Neighborhood Planning Unit L Chair

My group coaching experience was very beneficial, it gave me an opportunity for self discovery; to examine myself closer, and set realistic goals for myself. Also, I realize just how important my attitude and body language is (the two should coincide). Thank you, and much success!!!  Treavius

At first I was a little resistant. I’m a private person and don’t do well with someone prying into the who, what, when and why. But……I came to look forward to the sessions. I found them to be informative, and relaxing. (You did offer so well founded suggestions). You also brought out some things in me that I had long forgotten. I’m using them now and its working for my betterment. Diana

I enjoyed the group coaching sessions that you provided and found that they were very informative and enlightening. I was particularly impressed with the leadership profile which indicated that I am a visionary, as perceived by others, and that I project a style that is steady, decisive, organized and logical. For lessons learned and my next steps, I will foster a habit of developing more than one possible solution for a problem and focus more on the value of delegating so others will learn to develop pride and ownership in their work. As a result of your sessions, I feel that I have obtained more confidence in knowing that my leadership style is one that is perceived in a positive light by others and the developmental strategies for improvement that I obtained during our sessions are ones that I will utilize in the future.  Norma Jenkins, Ph.D.

I believe that my coaching session was a tremendous help to me with learning how to relax which allowed me to be more productive and the work flow was smoother. I also learned that in my own way I am a leader and that by being a leader doesn’t mean that you always have to be seen but by delegating to others is leading them as well, so basically in being a leader you can be behind the scene and not out front. Also, I was given tips on how to deal with situations when they arise so as not to panic and get frustrated which would cause my pressure to elevate. Thank you for your help and if I need your assistance in the future, I will call you. Valerie 

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