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Business Success Begins with Us

Our Focus






At JR&A, we like to think of ourselves as the antidote to common flaws in business consultation and executive search: redundant meetings; repetition without results; thick power point decks. Not here!  Instead, we work to understand you, your context, and your pain points.


We specialize in three industries, bringing a wealth of hands-on leadership experience to bear on each assignment:

  • Financial Services

  • Data Science and Technology

  • Nonprofits


Advisory Services / Business Coaching

Successfully coached Boards and CEOs through key business stages

  • Advisor to Board Chair/Board members through sensitive change management issues

  • Strategic/Operational Planning, linked to Budget Process

  • New Business Models for Equity Partnerships

  • C-Suite Coaching and Support

  • Business coach and advisor to leaders in high-growth stage environments

Succession Planning

Achieved 2 to 1 ratio of successors to incumbents for business critical roles​

  • Identifying 'bench' employees as successors for critical roles

  • Assessing talent to understand levels of performance and potential across staff

  • Shaping development plans for successors

Talent Management 

Led HR transformation to establish best-practice models 

  • Designing business-driven strategies and goals

  • Implementing workforce analytics, using data to make predictions/decisions

  • Advising CEOs/C-Suite/CHRO and HR Team on organizational design structures 

  • Designing and facilitating offsite business retreats to strengthen teams 

  • Implementing 'toolkits' for smart and compassionate workplace practices in pandemic environment

Change Management

Led revenue-generating OD initiatives that drove measurable change 

  • Aligning a change management strategy with the overall business direction

  • Supporting managers/ leaders through transformation initiatives 

  • Creating a blueprint for effective and 'sticky' change

Our diagnostic approach is used to shape customized recommendations and actionable strategies.

The best way to learn what JR&A can do for you and/or your business is to schedule time with us. During this 45-minute complimentary initial consultation, we will work to quickly identify your most pressing needs, key priorities and longer-term objectives. These initial consultations are focused, probing and enlightening.

Once we agree to work together, we are confident that you'll see measurable results - and that the journey itself will be rewarding.


Examples of Our Work

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal:

It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill


Joanne is a seasoned and savvy leader who has been a tremendous asset to me and to the business I serve. She has a wonderful ability to assess an issue, diagnose root causes and surface an array of solutions from her deep toolkit. She’s a great listener, teacher and a strong role model of a business leader. 

CHRO, Financial Services Firm



At our Legal Team Retreat, Joanne worked skillfully and strategically to lead my team in defining our core work, articulating our mission and developing a better understanding of our styles. Thanks to her expertise, the day proved to be rich with learning and important takeaways, and pivotal to the team’s growth and development.

 General Counsel, Workspace/Real Estate Industry Leader



WGNinHR Consulting, LLC just completed a search for our Vice President of People through a robust search process—i.e. support in defining the role, compensation analysis, creative sourcing strategies, etc. They turned over the market and surfaced stellar prospects, identifying our selected candidate after only 8 weeks!

CEO, High Growth SaaS Company

 Clients (Partial List)

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