Jerilyn Willin is a Chicago native with over twenty years experience in the field of performance/organization development and coaching. Transitioning from a career as a psychotherapist, Jerilyn worked as an internal consultant for more than ten years before following the call of her entrepreneurial spirit and founding JWillin Consulting in 1996.
She has partnered with a variety of organizations, from not-for-profit agencies to Fortune 50 companies. Her clients include individuals and organizations in the industries of banking, retail sales, manufacturing, healthcare, quick service restaurants, and nuclear power. Her work has taken her all over the United States as well as to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Jerilyn’s practice focuses in the areas of team effectiveness, career strategies coaching, group process consultation, and leadership development program design. She custom designs and facilitates team interventions as well as skill-building workshops in leadership development, presentation skills, and behavioral interviewing.
Personal experience with career transition, company acquisition and lay-off, as well as the challenges of starting a small business, bring a mix of business sense, realism and immediacy to her Career Strategies Coaching relationships. She’s been in the midst of it, not simply a witness on the sidelines.
In 2009 she became a published author (with Wendy M. Warden) upon the release of “Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still”, a guided journey for people who journal and those who wish they did. The journal, with over 100 quotes and guided questions on personal growth, career, relationships and spirituality may be purchased from this website.
Jerilyn holds Master of Science degrees in Counseling Psychology (George Williams College) and in Human Resources/Industrial Relations (Loyola University of Chicago). A life-long learner, Jerilyn stays current through professional associations, certifications and professional development work.