Testimonials

  • "Ken's sage guidance helped us develop our business development plan and execute every element over a six-month period of regular coaching activities. The data says that the time we spent with Ken more than paid for itself!"
    Melanie Wilt, APR
    Melanie Wilt, APROwner of Shift•ology Communication & Clark County Commissioner
  • "Ken's valuable insight, knowledge and encouragement set us off on the right path with a new sales and marketing plan, right as the world's pandemic was breaking. This instilled us with the much-needed confidence required to continuing growing our business amid a monumental crisis. Our bi-monthly Zoom sessions with Ken were always helpful and encouraging as he is very nonjudgemental but still provides mentorship and suggestions. I never walked away feeling bad, as sometimes you do with coaches who don't understand your other time-constraints. It is also very helpful that Ken has past leadership experience at top PR firms, so we could pick up important advice in other areas, beyond sales and marketing, such as hiring and client management. As leader of a company, it is important to keep people like Ken close, otherwise it can be a lonely job!"
    Amy Rosenberg
    Amy RosenbergPresident and Founder of Veracity
  • "Ken has provided excellent value to our executive team in the areas of business development and marketing. He is a pleasure to work with, provides strategic and thoughtful counsel and coaching, and he has helped us to advance many of our business goals. I would recommend him to any agency, and would be happy to speak with anyone about our experience with him."
    Maureen Juniper
    Maureen JuniperPartner at Praxis
  • "I invited Ken to present at the Richmond PRSA monthly luncheon. He did an amazing job presenting on, “Things to Start Doing NOW To More Effectively Lead Your Team”. His insight made our April virtual lunch program a huge hit! Ken Jacobs is a terrific speaker, counselor and coach to communications professionals everywhere. Many of our members gave us great feedback in our post-event online survey. He's a wealth of knowledge and resources. He was able to pivot well and change his presentation to fit our COVID-19 reality. The initial presentation was scheduled in-person. He adapted and hosted a webinar for over 100 professionals in the area. He was able to connect with everyone. Well done, Ken!"
    Taya Jarman, MS, APR
    Taya Jarman, MS, APRCommunications Director and Social Media Strategist
  • "I can't say enough good things about Ken! He's worked with us on so many critical things, consulting on business development and marketing as well as ways to increase profitability. We've implemented much of his counsel over the years. Because of his valuable guidance, Ken was also asked to join and has participated in regular agency leadership meetings. He has also successfully coached a number of senior leaders and executives, increasing performance. We've been fortunate to work with Ken for the last four years - and he's always been a valuable partner."
    Heather Norian
    Heather NorianChief Operating Officer at The SPI Group LLC
  • "I was lucky to hear Ken deliver a presentation in the fall of 2019 on leadership and tips for leading concerning our roles as board members with the Public Relations Society of America(PRSA) many points from the talk stuck with me. As 2020 as driven us in many different directions with the turn of events, I reached out to Ken and asked him to speak to the PRSA, Philadelphia chapter. He delivered, “Things to Start Doing NOW To More Effectively Lead Your Team.” We received great feedback from our attendees, including the fact that Ken really held my attention after back-to-back video calls. I echo that, Ken’s calm delivery is welcoming and informing. Thank you, Ken, it was a pleasure working with you."
    Stephanie Byrwa
    Stephanie ByrwaPresident, PRSA Philadelphia
  • "I always enjoyed Ken’s insightful columns in PRSA’s Tactics. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with Ken as a speaker twice in my role as Programs Chair for PRSA’s Independent Practitioners Alliance: his presentations on Growing Your Indie Practice (June 2018) and Enhancing Leadership for Indies (May 2020) were both rated highly by our members for the value he brought to the programs. He is a favorite speaker among our group. In addition to his leadership expertise and timely content, his presentation style is so warm and engaging, you forget you are on a webinar – it feels more like you are in a one-on-one conversation with him. If you are looking for a speaker who brings timely topics, engaging content, and infectious enthusiasm to the stage/screen, Ken is a must-have for your next event. Your audience will love him as much as ours has!"
    Wendy Kurtz, MBA, APR, CPRC
    Wendy Kurtz, MBA, APR, CPRCAccredited PR and Marketing Professional
  • "Ken provided executive training and workshops on more than one occasion in previous roles I've had. His workshops were thought-provoking and come with the high-energy personality that havemade Ken a friend to so many in the communications industry. I hold Ken, and his work, in great regard."
    Kurt Culbert
    Kurt CulbertFormer Vice President, Taylor
  • "Ken Jacobs conducted two valuable leadership development sessions with mid-career students in the Syracuse University Newhouse School's Executive Master's Program in Communications Management, which I direct. He truly engaged with the attendees to get them to think strategically about leadership, while also offering practical insights they can (and did) bring back to their organizations. To a person, these professionals were grateful to Ken for the value and personal commitment he brought to their leadership journeys, and I strongly recommend him as a trusted source for providing leadership development and communications counsel in any sector--agency, corporate or not-for-profit."
    Anthony D'Angelo
    Anthony D'AngeloPublic Relations Professor; Director, Executive Master's Program, Communications Management
  • "Simply put, Ken can make you, your team and your agency better. At least that's what he did for us at The SPI Group. Working with Ken, you quickly realize that no matter how good you are or how strong your business may be, there's always room for improvement. And, it's always great to have Ken available as a sounding board when planning or facing a difficult situation. I give Ken my highest recommendation!"
    Steve Goodman
    Steve GoodmanFounder & Chief Product Officer, Inkbench and Founder of The SPI Group

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