An executive leadership coach, Jo llfeld PhD works with C-suite leaders, executives and high potential managers to create more impact and influence in their organizations. She works with individuals. teams and organizations on 4 core areas of leadership development:

Lead with Clarity of Vision

Jo has successfully coached executives and managers. including CEOs. CFOs. Directors and Senior Managers. especially in the field of technology. Her coaching process includes identifying key strengths. creating a clear vision and strategic plan. engaging others in your vision. and key learning through action-taking, with Jo's ongoing feedback. troubleshooting and accountability.

Master the Art of Results

Jo works with leaders to shift how they manage time. tasks and people for maximum impact and effectiveness. This may include increasing personal productivity, training staff to make their own decisions. building a culture of motivation and loyalty, and/or learning how to delegate effectively.

Develop Your Influence

Individual leaders and leadership groups need to get things done. Jo helps fast-track the habits. communication skills and interpersonal fluency required to move others to action and get great work done.

Deepen Your Executive Presence

Leadership presence and powerful body language communicate a strong message. Jo's focus is on helping leaders effectively communicate with others. both verbally and without saying a word.



Jo's clients have come from leading Bay Area companies including EBay, Cisco, Intel. Genentech. PayPal. and Kaiser Permanente as well as many small to medium-sized companies and non-profit organizations.


Jo worked as a management consultant in a boutique marketing wing of PriceWaterhouseCoopers; her Fortune 500 clients included companies like Johnson&Johnson. General Motors. Bayer and Monsanto. She then left corporate to pursue her PhD in Business. After growing her first start-up from a hobby to a million-dollar company, Jo successfully sold it (with 4 offers on the table) in a recession. She is currently the founder and CEO of Success Reboot. LLC.


Education and Training

  • PhD in Business from U.C. Berkeley
  • Prestigious PCC accreditation from International
  • Coaching Federation
  • Certified Integral Coach from New Ventures West
  • Certified practitioner in The Grove's Team Performance Model Certified practitioner in The Grove's Strategic Visioning Model Certified in the DISC, NBI and the Enneagram leadership assessments Adjunct at New Ventures West coaching training school.
  • Bachelor's in Applied Mathematics from Yale

On a Personal Note

Jo currently resides in Berkeley, California with her husband. 3 kids and Havanese dog, Jasmine. In her "me" time. Jo loves to hike in the Berkeley hills with Jasmine and read a mixture of cutting-edge leadership research and fun fiction.

executive leadership coach, Jo Ilfeld PhD

Jo llfeld, PhD
Executive Leadership Coach and Consultant Founder and CEO, Incite to Leadership. LLC

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