About

Jennifer is the founder and sole proprietor of a Leadership Coaching, Consulting, and Training business, Deep Blue Consultancy. Her programs and services combine her leadership, coaching, and human resource experience to bring a relational leadership model to leaders and teams through her energy, persistent, and passion.

She is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and a Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute with over 1,300 coaching hours. She is also a Faculty member with the American Management Association®. She custom designs and facilitates a variety of leadership workshops and seminars focusing on the development of the relational self. Additionally, she is a certified facilitator of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessments and numerous FranklinCovey programs, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, Leadership: Great Leaders. Great Teams. Great Result ®, and Leading at the Speed of Trust®. Finally, she is an adjunct professor at Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics and has also taught at Dominican University of California and Holy Names University.

Her energy and confidence are founded in over 30 years as an accomplished leader in the U.S. Coast Guard, higher education, and sole proprietorship with a demonstrated ability to manage departments and organizations and deliver exceptional results.

She has over 13 years of higher education experience, as a faculty member and administrator emphasizing leadership development, business administration, and human resources. As a small business owner, she blends executive and leadership coaching with leadership training and consulting. She is a recognized “people person” and “client success advocate” who always creates challenging and rewarding learning environments.

Before beginning her own business, she spent five years as the Director of Leadership Development at The California Maritime Academy, a campus of California State University and three years as an Assistant Professor in the Marine Transportation Department. Before entering higher education, she had a successful background in strategic planning and achieving results with over 20 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard, culminating in her assignment as ship’s Commanding Officer. She spent over four years in human resource management and policy positions at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Additionally, she spent almost eight years in operational resource management, oversight, planning, and coordination positions in response to significant national and international issues. Not only has she commanded a military ship at sea, she also held a license of Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons upon Oceans.

She was one of the first women to graduate from a military academy after graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science. She then earned a Masters of Business Administration degree with Honors from Barry University of Miami, Florida.

Coaching, Consulting, and Training Specialties

  • Improve leadership development;
  • Establish and maintain values and beliefs and their impact;
  • Set motivating goals, take action, and achieve better results
  • Effective time and organization management
  • Transition to a more fulfilling career

  • Enhance interpersonal effectiveness
  • Improve communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Increase confidence and effectiveness in work and life;
  • Inspire self and others
  • Accelerate professional and personal growth;