All successful performers want to avoid burnout and career plateaus.

But sometimes its difficult to know how you are perceived by others…

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Is your communication style unappreciated or misunderstood?

Communication is a leader’s most important tool. When it comes to communicating, style matters.

A Safe Discovery Process

Using a variety of methods and tools, assessment helps the coach understand your strengths, opportunities for growth, and how others perceive you. It’s an important phase of discovery and trust building.

stressed-out man

Can you self-regulate under stress?

Even the most talented person is marginalized when stress is not regulated. All leaders experience times of high stress. Great leaders learn how to effectively manage stressful moments.

Goal Setting & Accountability

Whether your career is in focus or needs exploration, developing clear and attainable goals is key to achieving results. Staying connected and tracking progress with a coach can be an inspirational and nonthreatening way to create change.

business presentation

How are you doing at managing your own brand?

The most difficult person you will ever lead is yourself. Taking responsibility for your own career means you have to understand and care about how people see you and experience your behavior.

Mature as a Leader

The goal of coaching is ultimately focused on developing habits of self-awareness and self-regulation (emotional intelligence). Over time, these habits create well-being and resilience to help you navigate the complexities of being a professional.


We offer a wide array of services to help you and your organization achieve your highest potential.

  • Organizational Consulting

    Navigate change with confidence. Operate at your best.

    Support with fully customized coaching, leadership development and strategic human resources.
  • Family Enterprise

    Your family can face the future with confidence.

    Learning programs, coaching, and meeting facilitation for family enterprises. We offer the guidance and support to ensure your family business thrives for generations.
  • I have known Jeff for over a decade, first in his capacity as head of HR at SMU, then in his work at Tolleson. Jeff is a great listener and has provided me with sound advice and encouragement in the numerous roles I have held at SMU. He understands what it takes to be an effective leader having been one himself and he knows how to get the best out of others. As head of HR he led significant change initiatives in which his calm approach was critical to their success.

    Peter Moore, PhD

    Associate Provost, Southern Methodist University

  • It is my great pleasure to be in close collaboration with Jeff in the gifted wonderful work he does to help families’ learn, thrive and seek to flourish

    James (Jay) E. Hughes Jr., Esq.

    Author & Founder of Families of Affinity

  • Meeting and working with Jeff Strese has been a profound lesson in the value of human capital. His focus on talent development and organizational design is a graduate course in how to turn a business from one dependent on an individual to one driven by a team. Jeff is not just an effective consultant, but a brilliant teacher that would help any organization become an organization where motivated people can flourish.

    Mark Tibergien

    Retired CEO, Pershing Advisor Solutions, a BNY Mellon Company

  • I have had the privilege of collaborating with Jeff over the past few years as we worked to address a variety of issues for a ultra-high-net-worth multigenerational client. Jeff brings a highly valuable perspective to this work, a keen ability to listen and a gift for creatively addressing issues and challenges that help guide the family to successful outcomes.

    Nathan Dungan

    Founder and President, Share Save Spend®, LLC.

  • Jeff analyzes an organization's ability to execute on its mission, both where it may be inadequate or where there is simply an opportunity to do better or at a larger scale and then provides leaders a map for improved business outcomes. He excels at executive coaching and at guiding teams through the kind of change management that leads to improved--and sometimes transformational--results.

    Jeanne Whitman Bobbitt

    Founder, Jeanne P. Whitman Bobbitt Consulting

  • Jeff and I have worked together for more than 7 years on a variety of projects related to family governance, education, and leadership. Jeff’s skills as a facilitator, teacher, and guide are invaluable to the families he serves. I always look forward to collaborating with Jeff on other families.

    J. Richard Joyner

    President, Tolleson Wealth Management