September 24, 2017

Jo Ilfeld PhD~Exec Leadership Coach

JI-023_smallerInspirational. Insightful. Refreshingly human.

Your audience will thank you for Jo Ilfeld.

As a speaker, Jo Ilfeld, PhD has a message for business professionals: Success used to be about your own hard work — but now, it’s all about knowing how to connect, inspire and move other people. Jo is an expert on the topics of Leadership Development, Team Building, and Business Communication.

Even though her popular talks are based on the latest discoveries in neuroscience, effective collaboration, and high performance teamwork, Jo captivates audiences with her stories, approachability and humor. Your audience will be engaged, inspired and energized by what they learn! Jo is available for short presentations to half-day workshops for business professionals throughout the Bay Area. Topics can be adapted to fit your program, and customized for the specific needs or issues of your organization.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD is an executive leadership coach who works with rising and established leaders throughout the Bay Area to catapult their careers. She helps her clients build competency as confident, effective leaders. On a mission to cultivate wise and successful leaders in the business sector, Jo offers one-to-one and group coaching both privately and within organizations, team workshops, and on-site trainings. Jo has worked with executives and entrepreneurs for companies throughout the Bay Area and beyond including eBay, Paypal and Kaiser. Prior to starting Success Reboot, Jo grew her first company from a hobby into a million dollar business. She is a graduate of Yale College and holds a PhD in Business from UC Berkeley.


3 Essential Skills Every Leader Needs to Create High-Performing Teams and Drive Results: There’s one skill that gets talked about in corporate circles more than anything else.
A skill that separates individual contributors from the influencers and impact players. And that skill is leadership. But the truth is, there’s no such thing as leadership — it’s actually a collection of skills, relationships, and abilities a person needs to rise up the ranks in their organization. With her highly interactive style and engaging story-telling, Jo will educate and inspire emerging and rising leaders to develop the skills they need to increase their personal power and influence at work.

Fast-Track Your Career Advancement: How to Not Let Your Fear of Failure Hold You Back – Starting Today
You’re ready to take on new workplace challenges, but you may be focused on the wrong things. It’s easy to find yourself stuck in a cycle of taking small risks, reaping little rewards, and then blaming yourself for not achieving your goals. In this presentation, you’ll discover the habits and perspectives that are holding you back from career success and come away with practical actions you can use immediately to achieve your career goals. This talk is perfect for career professionals looking for their next opportunity or ready to springboard themselves to greater heights in their organization.

Moving Up the Career Ladder: 3 Essential Skills Every Leader Needs to Drive Results, Create Influence, and Exude Executive Presence 
Join Jo Ilfeld, PhD for a refreshing and frank workshop about the leadership skills you need to use to get ahead- it’s the skills they never teach you in business school! You’ll walk away from this workshop with practical strategies to use right away to shift the way colleagues, managers and direct reports respond to you. You’ll understand how to quickly build influence and master the subtle signals of executive presence. You’ll leave with how-to strategies for creating and standing-out on strong, high-performing teams.


Connect*Work*Thrive Conference
Haas School of Business
CSIX Connect Saratoga
Yale Alumni School of Management
Rotary Clubs of Fremont, Mission San Rafael, Ignacio, Vallejo, Rancho Cotati
General Assembly San Francisco
Experience Unlimited San Francisco
MDBW – Mount Diablo Business Women
ABWA – American Business Women’s Association
NAWBO – National Association of Women Business Owners


“The audience was eagerly engaged throughout the workshop – a large group of participants surrounded her after she spoke, and attendees sought her out throughout the day. Attendees rated her workshop 9.7/10! We definitely want to bring Jo back to speak at our next event.”
~ Johanna Wise, Founder Refresh Your Career: Connect•Work•Thrive Conferences

“During the presentation, Jo was warm, engaging and highly relatable, allowing everyone to listen intently and participate in the exercises and discussions. Jo brought a special blend of humor and insight to a topic that can hold back many working professionals. I received wonderful feedback after the talk about how much people had enjoyed the session and how much practical knowledge they were taking away to start using immediately. Thank you for an inspiring and practical talk that resonated with so many.”
~ A.Hua, eBay Women In Technology Lead Organizer

“Jo gave immediately actionable advice that resonated with and inspired the audience. She has a wonderful ease about her that was very inviting to the attendees, and upon finishing, she had a lineup of ladies wanting to speak with her – and she spoke to each one! We would love Jo to return and speak at our conference next year.”
~ Jennifer Visscher, INC President and Women in Business Conference Organizer

“Interest in Jo’s topic was high and the attendees were very engaged. They commented on how much they enjoyed Jo’s talk and gave uniformly high ratings on our post-meeting survey.”
~ Jodie Israel, NAWBO–SFBay Meeting Facilitator

“Jo conducted an excellent training and team building day-long workshop for my full leadership team… My team said that it was the most helpful workshop they’ve had and we are already putting her strategies into action to make tough decisions and accelerate our product launch. Thank you again Jo!”
~ Michal Wroczynski CEO and founder at Fido Labs

“Jo’s talk on fear struck a prevalent chord with our job-seeking membership. Her presentation was clear, concise and well received. She was flexible with her schedule to spend time with the group after the talk for Q&A, which is always a plus. Her friendly personality added to the entire presentation and we would definitely like to invite her back.”
~ Hilary Toyryla, Job Connections