Jane Shure, PhD, LCSW, is nationally recognized as an expert on bolstering resilience and self-confidence. Named a “Top Doc for Women” by Philadelphia Magazine, Jane is known for her ability to help people develop the key cornerstones in leadership development – identify their strengths, recognize and manage emotions, overcome resistance to change, bolster self-confidence, and mobilize forward movement. In her work as an executive coach with corporate, non-profit and academic organizations, she brings a talent for engaging people to look at themselves as leaders and learn practical strategies for how to encourage trust, increase morale, boost productivity, and promote job satisfaction. Jane empowers her clients to understand relational dynamics, recognize the difference between intention and actual impact, and encourage actions that are beneficial to themselves and those reliant upon them.
Jane is an executive coach at the University of Pennsylvania Healthcare System and is on the faculty of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, NYC and the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA. She writes for the Huffington Post and is a widely-cited expert featured in several publications including: O, The Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and has appeared on live broadcasts for National Public Radio and CBS television.
Jane founded and directed the Inside/Outside Self-Discovery Program, helping to develop a self-esteem and resilience-boosting curriculum published in book form as Inside/Outside Self-Discovery for Teens: Strategies to Promote Resilience, Relationships, & Positive Body Image (with Helene Feinberg-Walker & Sarah Barrett). She is co-editor of the book Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Heart of the Matter (with Margo Maine & Bill Davis), and co-author of the book chapter “Shame, Compassion, and the Journey Toward Health,” (with Beth Weinstock).
As a founding board member of A Chance to Heal Foundation, Jane initiated and co-chaired the Professional Advisory Council, bringing together world experts to advance the recognition of eating disorders as a public health issue. Working on the executive team with a diverse group — ranging from business owners to physicians — she co-developed ParentTalk, a program helping parents to raise children with healthy attitudes towards food and body image.
Jane received her PhD from Temple University in Group Psychology and Organizational Dynamics, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University and has been certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Family Therapy for many years.
Jane is the mother of two adult daughters and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and golden retriever.
Beth Weinstock, PhD, is a clinical psychologist known for her powerful ability to communicate practical wisdom. As an executive coach and organizational consultant, she helps clients to create clear vision, clarify roles, set goals, establish values, map strategy, build high performance teams, manage conflict, teach communication skills, and facilitate multiple forms of leadership development. Her coaching work is always tailored to the nuances of the client’s particular situation, its historical evolution, current context, stated needs, and financial realities.
Most recently, Beth’s coaching has focused on supporting leaders who are in transition to roles with increased responsibility. Their challenges have involved creating clear boundaries, establishing priorities when faced with new and diverse tasks, increasing assertiveness, advocating for their team, gaining confidence in speaking up in meetings, and creating a strong leadership voice and presence.
When consulting with work groups, Beth creates a delicate balance between tightly choreographed interventions and room for the client, or work system, to find its own way. Creative facilitation, whether a one-hour meeting or a five-day retreat, needs a beginning, middle and end, all guided by clear goals and desired outcomes. Under her guidance, the coaching and consulting process is spiced with fun, and clients feel rejuvenated and able to acknowledge and appreciate their progress.
Believing that assessment tools can yield important feedback and/or nuance to leadership development, Beth uses them in the coaching/consulting process to provide clear perspective on the clients’ strengths and the leadership skills in need of enhancement. She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, the most widely used and most reliable personality inventory, and also the “Tilt 365″ Leadership Predictor. The latter is a strength-based character assessment that measures a leader’s core strengths and identifies the ways those strengths both influence and impact their work community. In addition, she works with an ancient feedback instrument adapted from Native American and other indigenous cultures, “The Leadership Wheel.” This tool identifies how individual work styles are different, their impact on the group, and ways in which group behaviors change under stress.
Beth is a licensed clinical psychologist, is on the faculty of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, NYC and the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA. She has taught at universities on both coasts and founded Women’s LeadershipWorks, a non-profit organization committed to fostering young women’s success in the work place. She has a PhD in Group Psychology and Organizational Dynamics from Temple University, a Masters in Counseling Psychology from California State University at Hayward, a Masters in American History from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin. She is co-author of the book chapters, “Executive Coaching to Support Doctoral Role Transitions and Promote Leadership Consciousness” in Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice, and “Shame, Compassion, and the Journey Toward Health” (with Jane Shure) in Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Heart of the Matter. She coauthored the journal articles, “The Benefits of a Leadership Program and Executive Coaching for New Nursing Academic Administrators: One College’s Experience.” and “The Hidden Challenges in Role Transitions and How Leadership Coaching Can Help New Leaders Find Solid Ground.” Beth also writes for the Huffington Post.
Born and raised in New York City, Beth lived in Berkeley, California for a chapter of her adult life and now resides in Narberth, Pa.