Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Smith is passionate about growing leaders and helping people maximize their best talents. This passion was why Jeff started Voltage Leadership Consulting, and that is why he has influenced countless leaders.
Jeff has served as an executive coach since 2001. He draws from over 20 years worth of experience working as an executive in human resources and operations roles for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He uses a collaborative approach with his clients to help them determine their vision and then identify a plan to help them achieve their vision for their professional and personal lives. His areas of expertise in HR include: organizational development, organizational change, succession planning, executive coaching, team-building, leadership development, and recruiting.
Jeff graduated cum laude with a BBA from James Madison University (Go Dukes) in management and history. He also holds a MA from George Washington University in Human Resource Development. Additionally, Jeff graduated from Georgetown University with an Executive Coaching and Leadership Certificate and became a Fellow of the Advisory Board in 2006. He earned his Professional Coach Certification through the International Coaching Federation.
Jeff is devoted to his wife Beth and their 4 children. In his spare time, Jeff follows JMU Sports, the Atlanta Braves, and trains for and runs in marathons.
Principal, Director of Leadership and Strategy
Jennifer Owen-O’Quill is an executive coach, facilitator, organizational consultant, and leader. She has spoken at national and regional events from California to Chicago. With over 20 years of experience, she has coached leaders and their teams to execute institutional culture change through effective organizational management and leadership development. Leveraging change and conflict to deliver creative, constructive results is both a passion and talent of Jennifer’s.
Jennifer's leadership roles range from Fortune 500 companies, to the local food pantry, to organizations like Chicago’s 44th Ward. Jennifer had led both start-up and established companies and organizations in Chicago and Los Angeles; locally, she has provided coaching, training and facilitation for Carilion Clinic, Goodwill Industries, Global Metal Finishing, Crowning Touch Senior Moving Services, CMR Institute, Corvesta Inc, and Interactive Achievement.
In every case Jennifer’s passion for leaders shines through. She loves coaching leaders to thrive, and understands intimately the connection between a thriving leader and a thriving organization. Her goal is to ground leaders deeply in their core vision and values, so that they can lead with ever greater clarity, integrity, and authenticity.
Outside her work in leadership development, Jennifer has been a semi-professional ballet dancer, loves hiking, sailing and solving puzzles, and is active in ministry. Jennifer and her husband David live in Roanoke, VA with their son Daniel.
Lee draws from over 20 years of human resources and leadership development roles in healthcare, technology, financial, and energy sectors. His collaborative and engaging training style allows him to empower real transformation through management training, team building, increasing employee engagement, and conflict resolution.
Lee holds a Master's of Business Administration degree in HR Management and certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
A native of Syracuse New York, he relocated to Southwest Virginia from Milwaukee,
Wisconsin and currently resides at Smith Mountain Lake, VA with his wife Jane. His personal interests include playing guitar, golf, and exercise.
Executive Coach and Trainer
Throughout her entire career, Marissa has interviewed hundreds of leaders from the top workplaces all over the country. She has applied insights, guidance, and advice from these interviews to help other organizations become nationally recognized for their high levels of customer and employee engagement. To say that she is passionate about helping leaders achieve their engagement goals is an understatement.
Marissa consults with organizations interested in developing a strong culture. Through coaching and leadership development, Marissa delivers executive coaching and team based training to existing and rising leaders. Marissa also delivers keynote presentations on topics related to Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement, and Leadership Development.
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