As President and owner of The Center for Leadership Excellence a training, research, and consulting firm focused on advancing women and minorities in the workplace. Jessica brings over 15 years of experience in leadership development and coaching, human resource consulting, and business leadership. In her former role as CEO of a young start-up, she had success growing the company, turning it into a thriving family of businesses focused on education, research, and technology. Jessica is sought out as a speaker, having addressed numerous organizations across the country and host of the series Ladies Leading. She has spent most of her career coaching women and individuals to grow and thrive professionally. Jessica received a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University and a M.S. in Education from Indiana University – Bloomington.