Training and Coaching
Jeff has trained thousands of managers and employees, and coached over 100 executives, on topics related to ethics, compliance and values-based leadership. Jeff's coaching draws on his experience as an international commercial lawyer, senior executive of a leadership and policy institute, business leader, ethics & compliance consultant, and adjunct professor at three universities. Jeff's coaching blends thought leadership with a rich variety of real world experiences that enable him to relate to his clients’ challenges and connect with them on a deeper level.
Facilitating Peer Collaboration: Drawing upon his deep coaching and training experience and the trust clients place in him, in 2010 Jeff launched two annual off-the-record peer-to-peer best practice forums for senior executives. One is for the global heads for Internal Communications. The other is for the global heads of Ethics & Compliance. These forums are by invitation only. Find out more about the forums and what brings attendees back year after year here.
Jesse Kallman, President, Airbus Aerial and Airbus Defense & Space Intelligence, North America:
"Jeff has a great ability to connect with those he works with and provide guidance based on his broad set of experiences…. Jeff listened intently and asked the right questions to make me think through alternative ways forward. I grew a lot as a leader during our sessions and was able to work through some key issues more efficiently."
Harald Wilhelm, CFO and Member of Board of Management, Daimler AG:
"Jeff Thinnes served as a coach to me and several members of the company‘s Executive Team. He also personally trained over 1500 managers around the world on a wide range of ethics and compliance matters. His experience as an international lawyer and business leader made his advice practical and valuable. Jeff’s genuine interest in listening established a basis of trust that enabled open, engaging discussions."