Bachelor of Science, Advertising, University of Texas-Austin
Masters of Science, Organizational Leadership - Leader Development, Columbus State University
Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
DINFOS Public Affairs School, Fort Meade, MD
Jessica Ferriter is a passionate learning and development consultant and coach with extensive experience working for corporate, government and military sectors. Her previous roles include Learning Advisor at Aflac Worldwide Headquarters, Chief of Staff to the U.S. Ambassador of Australia with the U.S. Department of State, Executive Officer to a 2-Star Army Commanding General and Public Affairs Officer at the Pentagon.
As a consultant, coach and trainer, Ferriter draws on the principles of organizational development, human resources and leadership development to serve as a catalyst for transformation for clients who are ready to excel in their business lives. With more than 10 years in employee development, she has an aptitude for preparing individuals for the next step in their professional journey through career coaching and planning, resume reviews and interview preparation.
Additionally, Ferriter has facilitated hundreds of hours of workshops, training sessions and leadership development courses. Her areas of expertise include emotional intelligence, DISC communication styles, organizational trust, presentation skills, strategic storytelling, personal branding and manager development.
Ferriter is an energetic and skilled public speaker who holds multiple designations and awards from Toastmasters International. She has served as Toastmasters Vice President of Education, club mentor and club sponsor. Committed to the growth of all levels of speakers, she helped charter an Executive Toastmasters club for Aflac’s senior leadership and established a youth Toastmaster leadership program at a local high school.
An ardent world traveler, her personal, academic and professional assignments have taken her to Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, South America and across North America.
She serves on the Columbus State Alumni Association Board of Directors, is a member of Young Professionals, and regularly volunteers to support community events in Columbus.
Credentials and Assessments
ICF Associate Coach Credential (ACC, pending)
Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
Predictive Index (P.I.) Practitioner
Prosci Change Management Practitioner
DISC Communication Style Trainer
Toastmasters Designations: Competent Communicator, Advance Leader Bronze, Vice President of Education
360 Assessments (Echospan)
Areas of Expertise
Executive and Senior Leader Development
Coaching for Managers and Executives
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
Facilitation: Strategic Planning, Meetings, Workshops
Leadership & Development Training
Career Services: Resume Review, Interview Preparation, Career Coaching
Performance Consulting for Managers