Vernice is a Co-Director of Georgetowns Institute for Transformation Leadership, an executive coach who often works at the intersection of leadership, DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging) and adult development theory.
Vernice believes that leaders can learn to expand their impact through presence, connection, and awareness across contexts. Vernice often works with leaders in transition to new roles, expanded roles, and with leaders in transition from one stage of development to another. With over 15 years of experience working with global Fortune 500 companies and large nonprofits, Vernice Jones creates experiential leadership programs and leadership development solutions that connect and drive business results. Vernice has extensive experience coaching C-Suite executives and other corporate leaders, offering a host of comprehensive leadership assessments. Vernice is a Director and Faculty of Adult Development at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. She is an Associate (Coach, Facilitator, Consultant) at Cultivating Leadership, a global, deliberately developmental, complexity-based organization. Vernice is currently co-faculty of the ground breaking Leading Inclusively Lab and core faculty of the Conversations at the Growth Edge series, both through Cultivating Leadership. Through her executive coaching business, she has been an executive and professional coach for clients in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. As a certified coach, Vernice Jones has completed coaching certification programs from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching through CRR Global. She is qualified to administer The Leadership Circle 360 profile, and the Myers Briggs, MBTI and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Vernice is a Growth Edge certified coach and has been designated by the International Coaching Federation as an MCC (Master Certified Coach), and a mentor coach. Vernice graduated from the University of Maryland with an undergraduate degree in Economics. She also holds a Masters degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Vernice has worked on a number of community development projects including an Origami camp for girls in South Carolina, an English language program for Chinese seniors, and a program for church elders at a church with locations in South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria.