About JFCA

The Team at JFCA

The executive coaches that I have selected and vetted are all powerfully sophisticated, highly educated, experienced at producing results, emotionally intelligent and really enjoyable to be with. We're committed to positive breakthroughs in profits, life-changing results for people and sustainability for communities and the planet.

Here are some of the folks we would choose from to find you the right fit: (and there are more in our network than those we have published here)


Jonathan Flaks, M.C.C. / C.E.O.

  • Founded JFCA in 1999
  • 30+ years consulting, communications and management experience
  • Industry Pioneer / Innovator since 1998
  • Master Certified Coach (top credential, maintained via continuous education)
  • International Coach Federation - Past Chapter President / Chapter Founder
  • Association of Corporate Growth (ACG-NY) - VP / Board Member
  • Cornell University Graduate
  • Coach University Graduate - Landmark Education Graduate
  • New York University - Adjunct Professor in Leadership and Business Planning
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Debora J. McLaughlin, PCC, CCC, CEC, CMC

  • Diverse 25 years business experience - 12 years as a Fortune 500 Executive Coach
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation.  Meets all requirements for ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC)
  • Certified Mentor Coach, Graduate of the ICF accredited Mentor Coach Program
  • Certified Executive and Career Coach, Career Coach Institute
  • Experienced corporate manager and business development leader
  • Licensed Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapist – Two Masters Degrees in Psychology
  • Member, International Coach Federation, APA, and ICF New England
  • 2013 Recognized as “Woman of the Year” by NAPW
  • Awarded Best of Business Award
  • Three time recognition as Best in Executive Coaching
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Sharon Parker, P.C.C., M.S.

  • Recognized M&A expert in global acquisitions and post-merger integration
  • Experienced executive coach for C-suite leaders in transition
  • 20 + years experience as a successful consultant in strategic organizational change and business transformation
  • Credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach by International Coach Federation
  • Certified in multiple leadership assessment methods
  • Graduate school adjunct faculty at Suffolk University, TWU, Dallas
  • Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior
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Croft Edwards, MCC

  • 20+ years coaching, consulting, leadership experience
  • Leadership coach since 2001
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Retired Officer, United States Army
  • MBA, Auburn University
  • MA, American Military University
  • BA, Finance, Michigan State University
  • Graduate of Newfield Network, Newfield Certified Ontological Coach (NCOC)
  • Graduate and CEO certified Coach, Coaching Excellence in Organizations (CEO) Program
  • Graduate, Naval War College, Army Command and Staff College
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Elisa French, PCC, CCC, CEC, CMC

  • 17 + years management experience in real estate, relocation and energy industries
  • 10+ years experience as an executive coach and a strong track record of results
  • Professional Certified Coach (P.C.C.) – International Coach Federation
  • Leads accredited coach training programs and coaches for Results Coaching Systems
  • Active on the Advisory Committee of the European Relocation Agency and Oxford Brookes University’s relocation coaching program
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Bonnie Flatt, PCC, LLB, CPCC, SPHR

  • 25+ years management consulting, coaching and executive human resources experience
  • Legally trained and business focused
  • Professional Certified Coach and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
  • Senior HR Professional Certification with the Human Resources Professional Association
  • Member of the editorial advisory board for HR Professional Magazine
  • Frequent contributor to professional magazines (e.g., Institute of Corporate Directors, HR Professional Magazine) and the press (Canadian national newspapers like the Globe and Mail and National Post)
  • Biochemistry major from University of Toronto and Law Degree from Queens University
  • Graduate of Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and CultureSync
  • Approved tribal leader (trained to create flourishing and results driven cultures)
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