About Jeremy Gershfeld
For fifteen years, Jeremy Gershfeld performed professionally as a classical violinist and violist; for the past dozen years he has worked professionally in Organizational Development and Executive coaching. His project experience includes facilitating performance improvement for executive teams and its members, all centered around the fundamental issues of communication, emotional intelligence, as well as the psychological and cognitive processes of problem solving. Post performing, pre-consulting, Gershfeld translated his teaching and performing expertise into a sensory based learning experience to drive insights for effective business and team building strategy called The Quartet Approach - a facilitated workshop to bring better communication to business process and operating culture. When participants begin to understand the transformative experience of how chemistry and leadership can build between rehearsing musicians, they start to apply this metaphor to their own work. His transition from professional musician to social scientist and management consultant culminated in 2015 with an advanced degree in Organizational Design and Leadership with a comprehensive certificate in Evidence Based Coaching. Gershfeld currently uses the Subject Object Interview and Immunity to Change process (curriculum originating from Robert Kegan et al, Harvard University) and consults to build Developmental Culture within organizations with his Independent Voices program.
Selected Project Highlights
Lead role in developing creative team to rebrand Endust, integrating management with marketing strategies.
Culture consultant for BBDO. Worked with the Chief Planning Officer on eliminating the silo effect between different departments of the advertising agency. Developed communication strategy between production, accounts, planning and creative departments to improve integrated service to existing clients, as well as for integrating work for new business pitches.
Individual and team coach: management consultant firm Crowe Horwath. Helped team develop individual roles, communication strategies for increased revenue, both with new and existing clients.
Organizational development consultation. Building developmental culture for the law firm goodcounsel in Chicago, IL. Coaching and consultation include coaching law firm principal, interviewing and hiring attorneys and practice manager. The consultation continued with the firm wide participation of the Immunity to Change process.