Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
My name is Kermit Jones, Jr.
I am often asked, “What do you do?”
My response varies, but the simplest: “It depends. What do you need?”
I help others grow, leaders engage, and people be better human beings.
Sort of like a “people architect” (but not HR).
Maybe a “people developer?” (perhaps akin to workforce development but far more specific)
I’ve been a Naval Officer for nearly two and a half decades, both Active and Reserve.
Prior to becoming a Chaplain, I was a Surface Warfare Officer on some of the world’s most powerful warships.
I have expertise in strategic planning and in solving massive problems and I’ve coached high-impact leaders in a variety of industries: Healthcare, High Tech, Logistics, Seafood, and the Non-profit.
As an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), I’ve proven myself. As a Master Trainer and Facilitator for dozens of workshops you’d likely recognize, I’ve proven myself.
That pales in comparison to sitting down with a leader and helping them solve their biggest problem. Sometimes it’s helping them increase their impact, engage with their people, or simply slow down enough to see things they couldn’t otherwise.
I have an expertise as a Chaplain in helping people who are going through difficult situations, ranging from leaders making organizational decisions to people who lack confidence or courage to deal with challenges.
I am able to be with with them. I can sit with people in grief or in really challenging moments. I often serve as a strategic thinking partner or sounding board.
I have skills as a coach because I can mess with your thinking.
That’s who I am.
Professional or personal. Leadership or relationship. Faith-based or secular.
These are just semantics with one common thread … you.
This isn’t simply “transformational coaching” but rather “high-flame, super-intense, sometimes-you’re-the-hammer-sometimes-your-the-anvil iron-sharpening-iron coaching.”
There is no script to follow. It’s not a step-by-step program. There is no magic formula.
You speak. I listen. We explore. Questions deepen. Insight gives way to possibilities.
This is where transformation begins. This is where insight inspires growth.
My specialty is that I can help you discover who you are and exactly who God is calling you to be.
I only work by invitation and referral. If that’s something of interest to you, I invite you to reach out and let’s connect.
Insights for Impact
I have no desire to be a blogger. My desire is help others grow, to help leaders lead, and to help people be better human beings.
Every so often, I come across an insight worth sharing, a thought for thinking, or perhaps a quote or snippet.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”