Bio

Jocelyn

 

Jocelyn M. Fritsch (PhD, CPCC, PCC) is the founder of JMF Leadership.  Based in Minneapolis, MN, the company's name is derived from her initials. Dr. Fritsch is a trusted executive coach and expert in executive development. Her hallmark philosophy encourages leaders to believe that anything is possible.” What her clients dare to dream, they dare to do.

With 25 years of experience, Dr. Fritsch is an expert in senior leadership development. She has led the development and delivery of leadership development programs for Fortune 500 corporations and U.S. Federal Agencies since 1994. As an executive coach, she has worked with over 300 clients ranging from CEOs, US Ambassadors, and General Officers in the US Military. A published author and speaker on organizational politics and political savvy, Dr. Fritsch helps clients navigate the ever present politics to influence others and achieve performance and personal goals. She is especially adept at assisting them to establish social networks so they can shape and forward their agendas.

Dr. Fritsch earned her PhD in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota. Accomplished in social network analysis, she discovered different ways to structure organizations and teams to ensure better cooperation between the U.S. military and their civilian counterparts in Afghanistan. Her models are applicable to any organization that depends upon the internal collaboration of multiple entities with differing values, processes, systems, and cultures.

Of further note, Dr. Fritsch has managed large-scale projects nationally and overseas for multi-national corporations, U.S. institutions, and foreign governments in the areas of project management, international development assistance, and property acquisitions. Living and working in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, she is conversant in three languages and has led projects to include the mass privatization of large corporations in Kazakhstan, establishing the development of the mutual fund industry in Romania, “take overs” of Westin Hotel and Resorts properties, and the training and development of PricewaterhouseCooper’s federal government practice.  

Outlandish Goals

 

Dr. Fritsch encourages her clients to be bold and recognize any goal is possible no matter how outlandish it may seem.  Read some of her outlandish goals below.

Tank Commander
Tank Commander

No, it's not road rage. She drove a 60 ton, British Main Battle Tank to crush a car.

Race Car Driver
Race Car Driver

A graduate of the Skip Barber Racing School, she raced the family built car to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. She achieved a speed of 125 mph at the Daytona International Speedway.

Dog Sledder
Dog Sledder

She is, after all, a proud Minnesotan. What better way to show off her state than learning to dogsled? Fortunately, she managed to stay on the sled and was not thrown into a snowbank.

Zamboni Pilot
Zamboni Pilot

Yes… She loves hockey. Not satisfied to just play the game, she wanted to drive the Zamboni to clean the ice. She was terrible. Thankfully, she didn't quit her day job.