I am Jennifer Takagi, an Executive Leadership + Communication Coach who teaches leaders how to play well at work so they can drive better performance from people they lead, increase profitability and create a purposeful workplace where people want to come and play—productively.

For 30 years, I’ve traveled to conference rooms across the country training and teaching.  I’ve covered a lot of miles, but more importantly, I’ve talked to a lot of people.  Frustrated people.  And while their organizational cultures and landscapes differed, the challenges they all faced were strikingly similar.  Managers felt stagnant and ineffective.  Employees felt disconnected, devalued and overworked.   There was no sharing.  There was no working together to achieve measurable results.  Performance and productivity suffered.  On the surface, there was a breakdown in skills.

But really? There was a breakdown between people.

That's where I come in.

Having trained over 7,000 new leaders,

my work ties the intrinsic motivators and emotional-social intelligence the inner stuff- to behavior, employee engagement and performance. Through in-depth assessments and coaching, I help management professionals to understand how their personality types and personal strengths play a role in their leadership style, and how to translate that data into a toolkit that brings the best out of themselves and their employees.

I'll teach you how to

  • put people first.
  • to lead from the inside out.
  • to become the inspirational, influential and impactful leader you were destined to be.
  • create a workplace where your employees work with you and not just for you.


playing well together is so much better.

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