I was the somber, all-knowing physician. Then one day my dear friend and leadership practitioner, Jen Grace Baron castigated me for "not bringing more cowbell." In homage to the classic Will Ferrell SNL sketch, she meant that I needed to bring more of my character strengths to everything I was doing. She let me know in no uncertain terms that she appreciates me because she can have fun with me, through laughing and learning. I'm eternally grateful to her because once I gave myself permission to follow my passion, to be who I am and let go of the safe, but boring persona of the stuffy, stoic doctor, life was a better leader in all areas.

Dr. Jason PowersHuffington Post

The InspireCorps webinars provide actionable content on topics that are the most relevant to today’s leadership challenges. Led by experts in the field who apply the latest research to real-world examples, the webinars are convenient, fun, and leave participants with the support and tools to practice and improve their leadership, communication, and emotional intelligence skills.

Charissa Shaughnessy Senior Manager, Human Resources West Coast Biopharma Firm

The InspireCorps team gave a particularly remarkable session on leadership at the Officer Women's Leadership Symposium (OWLS) this year. Besides being an incredibly relevant and engaging session, their content stood out because it was rooted in empirical data and then translated seamlessly into practical application. I strongly recommend you consider this organization for experiential leadership sessions or keynote addresses.

Stefanie GoebelDirector, eMentor Leadership Program

My experience working with Inspirecorps has been extremely professional, thorough and exceeding of expectations. The InspireCorps team graciously provided several advanced meetings to assure our comfortability and their understanding of our organizational needs. In our session, each member of our Management team walked away with a greater understanding and appreciation for their strengths and the strengths of their colleagues. We experienced emotional breakthroughs and commitments to improvements all within one day! We are very pleased with the Inspirecorps team and look forward to future partnerships!

Dannika AventYale Hospitality Training & Development

The language InspireCorp teaches enables you to communicate better with everyone around you. I feel I have real tools to help me not only see the best in others, but to give better feedback. Jen & Allison are a fantastic team together, and teach the course in a clear, concise way.

Michele MillerProduct Design, Peach

One of the most beautiful and subtle transformations has been in how I manage people: I am comfortable leading, asking my team to step up, and now can find the joy in everyday work.

Melina Shannon-DiPietroDirector Friends of High Line


We have been partnering with InspireCorps to train our surgical residents and chiefs to be exceptional leaders both in and out of the operating room. Since working with InspireCorps, our residents more readily identify themselves as leaders and take action with greater confidence and agility.

Brian Shames, M.D.,
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Working with InspireCorps has been incredibly worthwhile. They provide a contemporary, research-based, and compelling framework within which to understand one’s current practices, and, most importantly, ways to adapt one’s thinking and behaviors to maximize effectiveness and impact.
Sacred Heart University
Executive coaching has been a life changing experience for me that has had a positive ripple effect throughout my work. Through the coaching process, I experienced a notable shift in how I view my strengths and impacts as a leader. As a result, I feel more inspired and confident while communicating with greater empathy, curiosity and optimism. In addition, I pursue organizational goals with greater focus and intention than ever before, all while building my self-awareness and capacity as a leader in the process.
Tariq Quereshi
Vice Chair of Finance, Neurosurgery, Yale School of Medicine
Janet Kraus, CEO
Jen and her colleague Laura brought energy, warmth, and humor to the leadership training for my management team. There was plenty of learning through the laughter, and my team especially appreciated the focused time to think about themselves from a strength-based perspective. We left the training reinvigorated and ready to tackle the new year!
Sarah Cahill
Director of Education, Mystic Seaport
After having used InspireCorps for executive coaching throughout the organization, I recently asked them to design a team development session for my HR team. My goals for the retreat were to get away, have some fun and re-charge as we are starting a new year. From my perspective, all of these goals were met….and then some. I have already heard from several team members who expressed how much they enjoyed the day! Clearly, this is a tribute to you and the expertise, passion and love you bring to this work!
Elena DePalma
Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Yale University
Thank you both for crafting such a perfectly amazing strengths workshop!
Mary Crean
Director of Development, Achieve Hartford!


I have participated in a lot of leadership development sessions in my career, and the 4 hours with InspireCorps was by far the most effective and enjoyable experience I have had. Their approach is direct, practical, fun, and most definitely not ‘touchy feely’. I had been working with this group of leaders for many years, and thought I knew them pretty well, but the workshop gave us all great insight into each other’s styles and strengths. I came away from the session with very practical tools which I have already employed in my own organization.

Jim Hine
Chief Procurement Officer, University of California San Francisco

You’ve really inspired me, and I want to hang on to that inspiration for as long as I can!

Leah Russell

Inspirecorps has mastered the art of delivering rigorous, cutting-edge social science research in a manner that is accessible, professionally relevant, thought-provoking and personally empowering.

Alex Hugon

Working with InspireCorps has fostered my leadership skills and encouraged me using evidence-based approaches in psychology and social science. Their creative solutions have helped me harness my personal strengths and achieve my goals in new ways. The coaching sessions are holistic in using the most current research to inspire motivation, tackle problems and utilize self-evaluation to achieve my goals. Each session inspired me to focus on several aspects of my life to make me a happier, more motivated, and effective leader. These sessions gave me strength, courage and finesse to tap into my potential to be the best leader I can be.
Valery Horsley
Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Associate Professor of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine

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