I came to know Vernice Jones as one of the smartest, most honest, courageous, and caring people I have had the pleasure of working with. Vernice’s guidance and support allowed me to explore new dimensions in my leadership which significantly increased my ability to foster change and achieve results. I have no doubt that I would not be where I am today as a leader without her caring support, thoughtful insights, and skillful guidance.
Vernice believes that leaders can learn to expand their impact through presence, connection, and awareness across contexts. Vernice often works with leaders in transition to new roles, expanded roles, and with leaders in transition from one stage of development to another. Vernice leads Cultivating Leadership’s Inclusive Leadership course, a 7-session intensive experience that helps leaders navigate the complexity of leading diverse teams and fostering cultures of belonging.
Vernice has over 20 years of experience working with C-Suite executives in Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits. She is currently a director at Georgetown University’s acclaimed Leadership Coaching Program. She recently designed and delivered Duke University’s prestigious Global Leadership Program for prospective students in North Carolina and China.
Vernice graduated from the University of Maryland with an undergraduate degree in Economics. She also holds a Masters degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Vernice has completed coaching certification through the Coaches Training Institute, and ORSC (Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching). She has been designated by the International Coaching Federation as an MCC (Master Certified Coach).
Vernice has also worked on a number of community development projects including an Origami camp for girls, an English language program for Chinese seniors, and a program for church elders at a church with locations in South Africa and Zambia. She lives in Washington DC with her husband and two children.