As an executive coach, Beverly Jones assists leaders to bring new productivity to their teams, and helps professionals to enhance their performance, address career challenges and transitions, and continue to grow and flourish.
Bev is a former attorney, and her coaching clients include lawyers in companies, law firms, trade associations, universities, government agencies, Congress, and NGOs. She also works with many other professionals, from recent college graduates to senior leaders, and from solopreneurs to people building careers within complex organizations.
As a life-long believer in career reinvention, Bev’s varied path has included roles in public affairs, university administration, law firms, and corporate leadership. Now she runs her own business and often partners with other entrepreneurs. She also is a Visiting Executive at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.
Bev and her husband, former Washington Post Ombudsman Andy Alexander, love mentoring young people. For years, including when she was a prominent lawyer-lobbyist and he ran the Cox Newspapers Washington and international bureaus, they have been mentoring countless young journalists, Congressional staffers, and other bright stars working hard to find their place in the nation’s Capitol. Their shared love of mentoring has helped them create an expansive network reaching into organizations around the country and across the world.
Bev writes and speaks about many issues related to career management and success, well-being, and finding joy and meaning at work. She is author of, Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO. Her podcast, Jazzed About Work, is heard on NPR.org.
She is vice chair and co-founder of a non-profit journalism foundation, Foothills Forum. It is located in beautiful Rappahannock County, Virginia, where Bev and Andy often work from their farmhouse, which has a view of the mountains of Shenandoah National Park.
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