Jeaneen Schmidt

Certified Leadership Coach and Consultant

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Jeaneen spent 15 years as an executive for the second largest financial staffing company in the US with over 100 international offices. She served as Vice President-National Sales and Area Vice President. Her responsibilities included design, strategy and implementation of the organization’s first national sales function as well as the start-up, leadership, management and growth of a multiple-office region, achieving record sales.

Jeaneen is a seasoned executive coach for HLG and serves leaders and teams committed to leading from their deepest potential.  She is skilled as a coach in global organization and relationship systems. Causing transformation from the inside out, she holds a vision that professional success, fulfillment and sustainability can co-exist. She is compassionate, courageous, clear and authentic.

She worked as a Conscious Business Facilitator for LinkedIn and currently serves on the faculty of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).  Jeaneen graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Magna Cum Laude, with a BBA.


  • Coaches Training Institute: Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and Co-Active Leadership Program Graduate
  • The Leadership Circle 360, Collective Leadership Culture Certified Consultant and Integrative Enneagram Solutions Accredited Practitioner
  • International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • CRR-Global Organization and Relationship Systems Team Coaching Training
  • University of Wisconsin, Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude
  • A former world-class sailor, having placed 17th in North America on an all female crew.
  • Practiced meditation since 1991
  • Spent four years co-creating support strategies with my parents through their final years.
  • Played my ukulele for an “open mic” night with a trio of back up singers.
  • I refrain from gardening, Nordic ski obsessively and can’t resist dark chocolate.

Jeaneen is an Executive Coach who guides individual leaders and their teams to transform and grow from the inside out to thrive in all ways. She is skilled as a consultant and team facilitator in conscious communication, self-awareness, and all facets of relationship systems coaching. She has operated on the cutting edge of her profession, bringing her expertise to those committed to leading from their deepest creative potential. She believes that professional success, fulfillment, and sustainable internal energy can powerfully coexist. Clients experience Jeaneen as a tireless advocate of their greatness: compassionate, courageous, and clear.  

She is fascinated by the reality that even caring and competent leaders can significantly damage their relationships and effectiveness when they fall back into reactive and unconscious patterns under stress. Whether working with senior executives or newly promoted leaders, Jeaneen supports all her clients in holding steady, remaining anchored, and conscious of their impact.

Jeaneen is experienced in the day-to-day reality of leadership, having spent 15 years as an executive. She brings an intuitive, whole systems lens to her refined, wise, and empathetic approach. When you work with her, rest assured she will fiercely target your blind spots and unhelpful belief systems, drawing from her years of meditation and ongoing fascination with the intersection of neuroscience and leadership development. Her everyday question to herself and those she serves is: “How do I awaken and sustain a relationship with my best Self, leading from the clarity and inspiration that arises there?”

Of her many leadership development engagements, she highlights her accomplishments as a Conscious Business Facilitator for LinkedIn, where she contributed to their remarkable culture of transformation, integrity, collaboration, humor, and results. Jeaneen coached and facilitated within a program offered to LInkedin’s global employee base spanning all leadership levels. She worked with over 800 leaders, training them in conscious attitudes, authentic communication, creative collaboration, and impeccable coordination.  

Jeaneen has also served on the Coactive Training Institute (CTI) training faculty and PWC’s Senior Associate Leadership Development Experience. 

Education & Certifications:

  • Certified in The Leadership Circle 360 Assessment, Collective Leadership Assessment
  • Certified in Integrative9 Enneagram
  • Coactive Training Institute, CPCC
  • Organizational Relational Systems Coaching (ORSC) Training, Center for Right Relationship (CRR-Global)
  • BBA, University of Wisconsin
  • International Coaching Federation – Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Examples of recent Executive Coaching and Consulting Engagements:

  • President and CEO of Charity Navigator-New Leader Assimilation Coaching:  Self-Awareness and Presence / Authentic Communication / Creative Collaboration.
  • Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Health Care-Leadership Coaching: Executive Presence and Strategic Communication across multiple levels of the organization / Developing process and people versus personal technical mastery.
  • Senior Creative Leader at Amazon-Assimilation Coaching for New Leader: Leadership Culture Alignment / Shift from managing professionals to managing leaders of professionals / Executive Presence.
  • Vice President of Revenue Cycle, Health Care-Leadership Coaching:  Self-Awareness / Conscious Communication / Leadership Presence / Emotional Mastery.
  • Delivery of  “Coaching to Engage” Training Program for Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Division:  Inquiry / Feedback / Acknowledgement / Conscious Communication in high intensity interactions.

Industry Experience:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Non-profit/Education
  • Transportation
  • Financial Services
  • Public Utilities
  • Retail





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During my childhood my Dad drove a bookmobile and parked it in our back yard every night.  Since then all my summers have been filled with reading.