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Amy is amazing. She has an unusual combination of personal attributes, education and work experience that makes her so effective and inspired as a career coach. She is warm, intuitive, engenders trust and confidence, and makes inspired connections. She’s intelligent and street-smart. She has an MBA and a counseling degree. I loved this combination and felt they informed her work in a really effective way, along with her broad and varied work experience. She’s also studied positive psychology – how wonderful is that! Get thee to Amy! She’s simply the best!”

— CL, Marketing Professional

My Biography — Amy Jaller Gleklen

Amy is a business-savvy leadership coach with experience coaching senior and emerging global leaders and teams in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors and a track record of helping clients move to the next level of leadership. Her coaching approach builds on twenty-five years of leadership experience in the corporate, professional services, small business, and nonprofit sectors and top-tier training with an MBA, MS in Counseling, and leadership coaching certification.

Before becoming a coach Amy served in a variety of management, finance, sales and operations roles, including positions with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Biden for President, and Compass, a DC-based nonprofit. Her coaching clients include companies/organizations such as PwC, AOL, PBS, the Wharton School, Sodexo, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Transit Administration, Newtower Trust Company, MDICS, FDA, and the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.

Highlights of Amy’s coaching assignments include serving as visiting faculty and coaching participants for Genesis Park, PwC’s global leadership development program, and coaching students in the University of Virginia’s Darden Executive MBA Program and the Wharton School’s MBA program. She also has led corporate leadership trainings for PwC consultants across the country focused on communication, relationship building and presentation skills. She has developed, spoken on, and led a variety of trainings and webinars on leadership development, emotional intelligence, and communications. Amy is one of a select group of external coaches selected by the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School to serve their alumni.

Amy also has extensive experience coaching clients on career development. She is experienced at creating and leading both in-person and virtual workshops for corporate, nonprofit, and federal clients on career management and career development, and has led webinars and spoken widely on leadership and career management issues. She designs and leads career development trainings for iRelaunch, where she coaches professionals who have taken a career break and want to return to work. She also works with clients on designing their post-retirement game plan.

Amy received both her MBA and a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and combines her business education with a Masters degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins and leadership coaching certification through Georgetown University. She is a PCC ICF-certified coach and is certified and/or trained in a variety of assessments including Leadership Circle 360, Myers-Briggs, EQ-I, DiSC, and Strong Interest Inventory. She completed a continuing education program on Positive Psychology through the University of Pennsylvania.

Amy is married and has four children. Outside of her coaching practice, Amy has been actively involved in her community. She is the former chair of the Seven Locks Civic Association, a former PTA vice president, and is a member of the Congregation B’Nai Tzedek sisterhood board. She previously served for two years as the Chair of the Maryland Children’s Trust Fund, appointed by Maryland’s Governor to lead a board charged with funding programs for at-risk children.