Areas of expertise
Executive coaching, team effectiveness, organizational effectiveness
Jeff Stone has more than 25 years of management and consulting experience focused on helping clients achieve personal, team and organizational effectiveness. Jeff's clients span a broad range of industries. In recent years he has worked extensively in Life Sciences.
For 7 years, prior to co-founding Potentia, Jeff was a consultant and Director of the Charter Oak Consulting Group, an organization consulting firm based in Hartford CT. Prior to this he spent 5 years as Program Manager for Outward Bound's Professional Development Program at Thompson Island in Boston, MA. Jeff spent the first 10 years of his professional career in internal Human Resource Management and Organization Development roles for two Fortune 50 corporations. At GTE he supported four operating companies in both telephone operations and products. At Johnson & Johnson, he worked in the Worldwide Headquarters and at the Orthopedics Company.
He has a real passion for helping leaders and teams navigate through periods of growth and change, and in particular, the tricky cultural transition from an entrepreneurial to more professionally managed organization. He frequently works with first time C-Suite executives who have risen quickly and are needing to hone their executive leadership skills. As one client described him: "Jeff helps brilliant scientists become intelligent leaders".
Jeff has an M.S. in Organization Development, with distinction from the American University/National Training Laboratories, and a B.S. in Managerial Psychology, University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School.
A typical engagement lasts 6-8 months & includes:
-Stakeholder Data Gathering and Feedback
-Implementation & Coaching
-Close-out and/or Extension
Jeff has coached senior managers and worked with groups at numerous Life Science and Technology companies, from early development stage to more mature commercially active enterprises, including:
• Applied Materials
• BP Chemicals
• Carrier Corporation
• EPIX Pharmaceuticals
• Eisai Research Institute
• Geltex Pharmaceuticals
• Martinair - The Americas
• Rhodia Pharma Solutions
• Smith & Nephew
• Vertex Pharmaceuticals