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Jeffrey Ikler

Jeff Ikler is director of Quetico Career and Leadership Coaching, a firm dedicated to helping individuals overcome career issues and leaders develop sustained changes in their leadership practices and organizations. He received his certificate in coaching from the Coach Training Institute, a firm recognized as one of the leading coach-training organizations in the world. His approach blends data-driven coaching and consulting informed by working for more than thirty-five years in the corporate world.

Jeff holds a master’s in the teaching of history, along with a bachelor’s in history, from the University of Illinois. He taught high school history in Maywood and Batavia, Illinois, for seven years. Like Kirsten, he is a certified innovation facilitator using the SIT (systematic inventive thinking) process.

He is a former executive vice president at Pearson Learning where he directed the development of text- and technology-based products for all disciplines. He finished his career at Pearson by leading the development of its multidimensional Leadership Development program for school administrators, working closely with authors Lyle Kirtman and Michael Fullan. He currently works with Lyle Kirtman to support change in school districts and nonprofit organizations.

Jeff and Kirsten also cohost Getting Unstuck—Shift for Impact, a podcast that helps individuals and organizations identify and overcome obstacles that stand in the way of implementing changes that lead toward achieving desired results and impact.