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
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.