Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, is an experienced executive coach, having helped empower CEOs, presidents, executive vice presidents and senior vice presidents to achieve their goals since 2007.
He is the principal of Jacobs Executive Coaching, which serves corporate communications, corporate public relations, advertising and marketing leaders, executives, and managers.
Jacobs holds Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF), and is accredited as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).
Jacobs is also the principal of Jacobs Communications Consulting LLC, which helps communications agencies grow and manage business, improve client service and relationships, and enhance staff performance, communications, and leadership skills. It does so via coaching, training, and consulting.
He has led training workshops for and/or provided executive coaching services to such respected organizations as Catalyst, Cooney Waters Group, Coyne Public Relations, CRT/tanaka (now Padilla/CRT), DBC Public Relations + New Media, Ink & Roses, MSLGroup, Peppercomm, Portavoce Public Relations, PowerStation Communications, R&J Strategic Communications, Reputation Architects, Reputation Partners, Ruder Finn, Stern+Associates, Taylor, and Troncossi Public Relations, among others.
Prior to launching his companies, Jacobs spent 25 years in management and leadership positions with a number of public relations agencies. At each of these firms Jacobs served on senior management committees responsible for staff development, training, morale, recruitment, and retention.
Jacobs founded and led “MMC Masters,” the training program at Marina Maher Communications, which was cited for excellence by PR industry magazine The Holmes Report.
He writes “Taking The Lead,” the monthly leadership column for the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Public Relations Tactics, and has written on professional development for PR News. Jacobs’ articles on leadership have appeared in PRSA’s The Public Relations Strategist.
Jacobs is an active member of the International Coach Federation, and its New Jersey Chapter. He serves on the Mentoring Committee of PRSA’s New York chapter, is an active member of its Counselors Academy, and is on the board of PRSA’s New Jersey chapter. He is the recipient of the chapter’s 2014 Pyramid Award for Chapter Service.
Jacobs graduated with honors from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, with a dual B.S. in public relations and speech communications. He has been an adjunct instructor in the Marketing and Public Relations Department of New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and an adjunct professor in the Advertising & Marketing Communications Department of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.
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