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Who We Are

Janet L. Newcomb

Janet L. Newcomb

Jan specializes in business leadership and strategy, organizational effectiveness and career transitions.

Jan is a coach and consultant with 25+ years of wide-ranging business experience. She has worked for Fortune 500 companies, founded for-profit and non-profit corporations, served on the boards of several professional organizations, and finds time to volunteer in her community.

A licensed provider of the Benziger Thinking Styles Assessment (BTSA), individuals and organizations Jan works with learn to improve personal/organizational results by clarifying and focusing on strengths, identifying blind spots, and managing weaknesses effectively. Her mediation experience makes her particularly effective working with the conflicting priorities and personalities on executive teams. An imaginative thinker who reads widely to stay connected to current market trends, she can help you identify shifting customer needs and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

A very versatile coach, her clients range from students just starting their careers to mid-career professionals and retirees repackaging their career and life experience to create the “next chapter” in their lives.  She particularly enjoys the challenge of working with fast-paced executives learning to become more productive while leading more authentic and balanced lives.

Organizational Management – University of Phoenix
J.D. – Western State University, Fullerton, CA
International Law – Downing College, Cambridge University, England
B.A. Sociology – California State University, Long Beach, CA
Certified Career Transition Coach – Chapman University, Irvine, CA
Certified Personal/Organizational Coach – The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara
Certificate in Executive Coaching – The Center for Creative Leadership @ Boeing
Certified Parenting Coach – Parent as Coach Academy
Certified Mediator – CDR Associates, Boulder, CO
Certificate in Community Leadership – Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Certificates in Diversity and Human Resources Development

Jacqueline Soares

Jacqueline Soares

Jacqueline specializes in entrepreneurship and working with attorneys in transition.  Her current focus is providing support for the following sole practitioners:

  • Experienced attorneys who wish to redesign, downsize or close out their practice.
  • Attorneys who want to operate more virtually, allowing them more flexibility and freedom.
  • Attorneys who may need assistance on a special project.
  • New attorneys who need assistance setting up the business aspect of an effective office operation.

Jacqueline has been a paralegal/document preparer in Family Law for over 15 years.  She is flexible and can work virtually from her home office, or physically in your office one/two days a week.  Her skills are well rounded regarding documents, case support, client support and designing offices to run in the most effective way.  She is an especially good strategic thinking partner when exploring options and overseeing projects.  Once she understands a project or case, she works independently and thoroughly with little supervision.

Jacqueline has founded, developed and managed a number of businesses: housekeeping services, custom lampshade design, home decor boutique, family mediation, legal document preparation, house sitting services, credit education and wedding officiant (www.Idotoday.com).  She knows what it takes to build a successful and profitable business and is a wise advisor who thoroughly understands the daily challenges entrepreneurs face.  She also finds time for contributions to non-profit organizations, teaching Life Skills classes at a number of transitional living programs in Orange County.

B.A. Sociology (pending) – California State University, Long Beach, CA
A.A. Liberal Arts – Coastline College, Fountain Valley, CA
Certified Paralegal – Coastline College, Fountain Valley, CA
Certified Parenting Coach – Parent as Coach Academy
Certified Mediator – The Mediation Center, Orange County, CA
Ordained Pastor – World Christian Ministry

Barbara J. Cooke

Barbara J. Cooke

Barbara is a research, international and hospitality expert.
Barbara is the CEO of Pacific Rim Consulting, and Broker/Owner of Pacific Rim Realty (www.brokerbarbara.com). She graduated from Golden GateUniversity‘s School of Law with an LL.M. in International Law, completing her degree at Chula Longhorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Barbara is among 1900 real estate agents worldwide who hold the prestigious Certified International Real Estate Specialist (CIPS) designation given by the National Association of Realtors. She is the Northern California President-elect of FIABCI, The International Real Estate Federation, headquartered in Paris, France. She is a member of the Bay Area World Trade Center in Oakland, California (San Francisco Bay Area) where she specializes in International Business, Trade and International Real Estate. She also serves on the Grievance Committee for the Contra Costa Association of Realtors. Barbara has in-depth management experience in the Hospitality and Restaurant industries and continues to consult in both areas where she is highly regarded as a creative problem solver.

L.L.M., International Law – Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
J.D. – Monterey College of Law, Monterey, CA
Certified Mediator – Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Certified International Real Estate Specialist, National Association of Realtors
Certified Import/Export Specialist – Bay Area World Trade Center, Oakland, CA

Jeffrey L. Hirsch

Jeffrey L. Hirsch

Jeff is a turnaround expert with 20+ years in-depth experience in all aspects of hotel development and hospitality management.  He knows that revenue management, operations management, an ongoing direct sales effort, associate satisfaction, and superior guest services are critical factors contributing to your success.

Jeff excels at opening new hotels and strengthening all types of under-performing organizations – full service, extended stay, select service, or boutique.  Experience with a number of brand standards, such as Hilton Hotels, Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express, Marriott and Best Western, in addition to privately-owned bed and breakfast establishments, brings a broad range of expertise to his consulting engagements.  Insightful analysis of your organization’s strengths and opportunities for improvement, including an assessment of your position in the current marketplace, form a basis for an action plan with recommendations for how to implement necessary improvements.  Jeff can also act as project manager or temporary general manager to help you implement these changes, including hiring appropriate staff to keep your “tune-up” on track.

B.S., Business Administration & Management, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, IL
Certified Hilton Garden Inn General Manager
Certified Holiday Inn General Manager
Certified Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel General Manager
Various training certificates appropriate to the Hospitality Industry

 

 

 

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