create, GROW & LEAd on the fly                                                                                                                                              GROWTH consulting, EXECUTIVE & SYSTEMIC TEAM COACHING and TRANSFORMATIONAL FACILITATION

about Jen & flying Labs

FLYING LABORATORIES®
"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." – Amelia Earhart
Jennifer Daniels is a bold and inspiring strategic growth adviser, transformational facilitator and ICF Professional Certified Coach (CPCC, PCC) who partners with business leaders to accelerate growth and maximize value creation by infusing lean entrepreneurial principles into leadership development, executive team performance & impact, strategic planning, operational excellence, outcomes selling & marketing, and change management. She leads Flying Laboratories®, a strategic consulting and leadership growth company serving organizations in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, financial, non-profit and services sectors. The firm's name was inspired by Amelia Earhart’s plane, dubbed "The Flying Laboratory," which she commissioned to advance aeronautical innovation. That same commitment to experimentation, continuous learning and entrepreneurial growth is what fuels Jen's passion for empowering and ennobling leaders and teams to create, grow and lead on the fly.

Jen is also a Professor in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in entrepreneurship and marketing. She serves on the Mission Advancement and Strategic Planning Committees as a Board Member with Catholic Charities Atlanta, and leads the Strategic Planning Committee as a Board Trustee at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, MD. In addition, Jen is the Executive Board Chair for Lax4Community, a 501(c)(3) organization which aims to help more players and their families experience the game of lacrosse by reducing economic barriers and supporting the growth of local youth and high school lacrosse programs.

For over 20 years, Jen held progressive leadership roles with GE in technology, process improvement, sales, marketing and innovation acceleration, which included her serving as a commercial organization executive for an intrapreneurial startup that provided management consulting services to GE's most strategic customers. Jen also held sales and marketing executive leadership positions at ChoicePoint, USIS, and LexisNexis, and was co-founder of Slimpressions® with a patented line of women’s shapewear.

Jen earned her B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland and MBA from Georgia State University. She and her husband, Frank, live in the Greater Atlanta Area where they create, grow and lead on the fly together as the blessed parents of 3 adult sons and 2 dogs.

STRATEGIC CONSULTING, EXECUTIVE AND SYSTEMIC TEAM COACHING & TRANSFORMATIONAL FACILITATION TAILORED TO deliver outcomes that matter most to you

  1. Accelerate Business Growth

    Strategic Consulting and Transformational Facilitation in the Areas of...

    • Strategic Planning, Execution + Accountability
    • Change Management
    • Organizational Clarity + Communication... Vision, Mission + Values
    • Lean Startup Principles + Business Model Innovation
    • Outcomes Selling & Marketing
    • Customer Experience
    • New Market and New Product Development
    • Operational Excellence, Process Optimization + Lean Six Sigma
  2. Build High Value Creating Leadership Teams

    Systemic Team Coaching & Transformational Facilitation Designed to...

    Increase Value Creation for Stakeholders with Five Core Disciplines:

    • Commissioning Stakeholder Expectations
    • Clarifying Team Purpose, Mission and Objectives
    • Co-Creating to Build Team Trust, Collaboration and Cohesion
    • Connecting through Effective Stakeholder Communication
    • Continuous Learning

     

    Strengthen Team Cohesion & Effectiveness with The Five Behaviors®:

    • Building Trust
    • Master Productive Conflict
    • Achieving Commitment
    • Embracing Accountability
    • Focusing on Collective Results

     

    Understand and Optimize Diverse Working Styles, Priorities + Strengths:

    • Everything DiSC® Profiles + Group Culture Reports (Management, Work of Leaders, Productive Conflict, WorkPlace, Agile EQ, Sales)
    • CliftonStrengths® Assessments
    • LMAP Leader 360 Assessments
  3. Inspire + Grow Leaders

    Executive Leadership and Systemic Team Coaching Augmented with...

    • Everything DiSC® Profiles (Management, Work of Leaders, Productive Conflict, WorkPlace, Agile EQ, Sales)
    • CliftonStrengths® Assessments
    • LMAP Leader 360 Assessments
    • The Five Behaviors® of Effective Leadership

     

core DIFFERENTIATING VALUES

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit...
    to accelerate your innovation, growth & transformation by infusing agility, simplicity & speed
  • Authenticity & Courage...
    to challenge assumptions that may be holding you back from achieving your full growth potential
  • Curiosity & Passion For Learning...
    to discover & appreciate what's most important to you & why
  • Creativity & Resourcefulness...
    to help you tap into your core talents & resources so that transformation has lasting impact

outcomes & impact

  • 300+
    consulting engagements delivered
  • 200+
    leaders coached
  • 2000+
    Hours of leadership coaching experience
  • $30MM
    financial impact

certifications

  • ICF Professional Certified Coach
    ICF Professional Certified Coach
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
    Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
  • Certified Change Practitioner
    Certified Change Practitioner
  • Certified Facilitator
    Certified Facilitator
  • Authorized Partner
    Authorized Partner
  • Authorized Partner
    Authorized Partner

Lean in to entrepreneurial growth

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A love for experimenting and trying new things

She gave us a big clue when she named her plane the “Flying Laboratory” but Amelia Earhart was also pretty outspoken about her love for experimenting so she could always be trying new things. I, too, had a similar passion but as I got older and became more ingrained in Corporate America, I started to bring out those qualities less and less. My career was all about strategizing, planning, executing and hitting the numbers… there wasn’t a lot of room for experimenting and trying new things....

Location

Greater Atlanta Area, Georgia, USA