Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, an experienced consultant and certified coach, is the principal of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching.
For 10 years, his firm has helped agencies grow and manage business, improve client service and relationships, and enhance staff performance. It does so via consulting and training.
In addition, through his executive coaching, he has helped leaders from C-suite executives to managers, achieve and surpass their goals.
Jacobs holds Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF), and is accredited as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner and a COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist (CLDS) by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).
Over the past decade, Jacobs has worked with such respected communications organizations as Catalyst, Cooney Waters Group, Coyne Public Relations, CRT/Tanaka (now Padilla), D&A Communications, Multiply (formerly DBC Public Relations & New Media), DJH Marketing Communications, Idea Grove, Ink & Roses, Jones PR, M Booth, MSLGroup, MWW, Peppercomm, Portavoce PR, PRecise Communications, R&J Strategic Communications, Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, Reputation Architects, Reputation Partners, Ruder Finn, Saxum, SCG Advertising & Public Relations, SPI Group, Stern Strategies, Taylor, Thompson & Co. PR, Violet PR, and Xenophon Strategies, among others.
Prior to launching his companies, Jacobs spent 25 years in management and leadership positions with a number of public relations agencies, including Ogilvy & Mather PR; Ogilvy; Adams & Rinehart; Marina Maher Communications; and Maloney & Fox. At each of these firms, Ken served on senior management and leadership committees responsible for staff development, training, morale, recruitment, and retention.
While at Marina Maher Communications, Jacobs founded and led “MMC Masters,” the agency’s training program, which was cited for excellence by PR industry magazine The Holmes Report.
In addition to his work with clients, Jacobs shares his knowledge through “Taking The Lead,” his monthly leadership column for the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Public Relations Tactics. He has also written on leadership development, executive coaching and agency management for PR News and PRSA’s The Public Relations Strategist.
Jacobs is a Senior Counselor to Prosper Group, which advises communications agencies.
He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) , and served in 2017 as Secretary/Director of Communications on the Board of ICF-NJ.
He serves on the Mentoring Committee of PRSA’s New York chapter, is an active member of its Counselors Academy, and is on the board of PRSA’s New Jersey chapter. He is the recipient of the chapter’s 2014 Pyramid Award for Chapter Service.
Ken graduated with honors from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, with a dual B.S. in public relations and speech communications.
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