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Jill Kirson & The Kirson Group

Jill Kirson

MA, Ed.S., ACG, PCC in process

A Certified Coach with doctoral-level education in counseling and diverse experience in all aspects of career management, executive coaching and leadership development with a caring heart and a professionally trained ear. A diverse career that has spanned industries and countries (USA and Canada primarily) with one common lifelong tenet: always encourage clients to live outside their comfort zone, embrace imperfect action and accept failure as a growth opportunity. 

Taking people through a process to truly know and appreciate their strengths, clearly articulate their talents, identify and live their values while blasting through their fears and doubts is what working with me is all about. Holding people’s dreams and aspirations, I coach them to achieve and move themselves forward so they can live a fully engaged life both professionally and personally. My practice embodies a customized and holistic approach to career counseling, focusing on work/life balance, finding meaning in our lives and creating our own vision and path. I am known to be extremely caring and supportive while at the same time extremely knowledgeable of current work trends and very pragmatic. 

The formal roles I have filled include: coaching, counseling, recruiting, hiring, succession planning, developing high potential employees, program and people management and most recently entrepreneurship. A lifelong learner, I completed a certified coaching program with an expertise in coaching clients living with ADHD in 2016. My formal education includes an Ed.S. and M.A. in Community Counselling; MA in International Development and; a BA in Political Science. I have lived, studied and/or worked in four different countries and have traveled in both Africa and the Middle East.

Leadership Coaching
Executive Coaching
High Potential Employees
ADHD Coaching 
Career Management 
Talent Management
Succession Planning
Innovation and Strategic Planning

“The process allowed me to recognize aspects and aptitudes about myself that I wasn’t fully aware of and brought it all together in a broader perspective for me. I found collaborating with a coach very beneficial. Jill presented so many valuable points for me to consider. I found the Highlands Ability Assessment to be very helpful and has given me a bigger, overall picture to how I approach things in general. Whether it be in life or at work. The program has given me valuable information about my personality and abilities. How to utilize those traits and the tools given, to begin the process of making a choice about the career direction I wish to follow.”


“It was all great. I know myself better thanks to the Highland Battery. I am better prepared for interviews. My resume is polished.”


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