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Jennifer Frigault
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ICF certified coach providing coaching services to business professionals at all stages of their careers. Executive leader with over 20 years of extensive experience in leading complex data teams and projects at large scale digital companies.

ICF certified coach providing coaching services to business professionals at all stages of their careers. Executive leader with over 20 years of extensive experience in leading complex data teams and projects at large scale digital companies.

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Jen Frigault is an ICF-certified coach helping business professionals and executive leaders advance in their careers by magnifying their communication, confidence, management impact, and executive presence. Jen has also been an executive leader with over 20 years of experience in leading complex data teams and projects at large-scale digital companies, most recently serving as SVP of Data Strategy & Analytics for Gannett | USA TODAY Network.

Jen holds a professional certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being, which she used to build an employee-based coaching program at USA TODAY, and coach business leaders at all levels on key skills such as assertiveness, active listening, delegation, trust, and emotion management. Jen brings her own experience and coaching techniques to work with leaders to address the common struggles and complex challenges they face in building high-performing teams, work-life balance, transitions, and business transformation.

Jen has coached leaders in the private sector, nonprofits, and government in various industries including Education, Civic and Social Organizations, Publishing, Media, Travel, and Technology. She recently worked with Kaplan Education, providing career coaching to upcoming graduate students, and 2Gether International, an organization that supports entrepreneurs with disabilities. In this role, she worked with the women’s cohort Accelerator Program, to develop twelve entrepreneurs and their start-up companies in key areas of business, including Operations, Management, Sales, and Marketing.


Noteable Client Achievements

  • Provided 1:1 business coaching for 2Gether International, an organization that supports entrepreneurs with disabilities.

  • Launched a pro-bono employee-based coaching program within the USA TODAY Newsroom and Employee ERG group that had over 25 internal clients.

  • Provide group coaching services to college students as part of Kaplan’s Career Core program, which partners with institutions, helping them expand their ability to prepare students for their first jobs and ongoing career successes.

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WORK HISTORY
Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK
  • SVP, Data Strategy and Analytics
  • VP, Business Intelligence
  • Director, Business Intelligence
USA TODAY
Sr. Manager, Customer Behavior & Analysis
VeriSign
Manager, Research
CREDENTIALS
  • ICF Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well Being certification / George Mason University
  • 20+ years of experience in large media organizations
  • 100+ hours of coaching
INDUSTRIES
Entertainment
Media
Professional Services
Publishing
Travel
Advertising
EXPERIENCE WITH
Data Science
Marketing
Project Management
Business Analysis
Consulting
EXPERTISE
New Grad
Early Career
Mid Career
New People Manager
Experienced People Manager
Executive
Discover Skills And Strengths
Goal Clarification
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Q&A

Describe your coaching style.

I partner with each client to focus on their goals and challenges. Getting to the heart of what is holding the leader back from getting to the next level, either professionally or in their personal life. Every leader has great potential, but they often are lost in the "stories" they are telling themselves ("I am not qualified enough," "I can't handle the pressure", etc.). I love breaking through the stories and having the light bulb moment with each leader when they start to see their blind spots and work through them.

Who is your ideal client and why?

My ideal clients are leaders of any kind. New or emerging leaders have big goals and uncertainty and are fun to work with to build confidence. Senior leaders often have imposter syndrome or are struggling with personal/work balance that brings a different set of coaching work that is interesting and rewarding to work with!

How do you measure success with a client?

When a client is able to move past their internal walls and take that next step, I know that they are on their way. Success doesn't always equate to whether they have reached their exact goal - to me, success is when they realize they have the potential to move ahead (make that decision, take that risk, etc.). Having a client that believes in themselves, and has the confidence to forge ahead is what success is for me as a coach.

What is your coaching superpower?

My superpower is getting people to see the stories they are telling themselves. Almost every client has some kind of running narrative in their head of why they aren't qualified, liked, or capable. Peeling that back with them and getting them to that ah-ha moment that THEY are the ones writing that story and THEY have the control to write a new/different one is my superpower.

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