I had the privilege of working with Jeff for 18 months. During this time, I was promoted into management and the company I worked for nearly doubled in size and geographic scope. Jeff was instrumental in helping me obtain the promotion and provided me with the tools and advice to be an influential leader during a period of significant organizational change.
Brian N. Squilla, MBA
Chief of Staff
Office of the Provost, Thomas Jefferson University
Jeff Kaplan’s pearls of wisdom helped me build a better executive leadership toolbox that I use on a daily basis. Years after our coaching engagement, I frequently reference our discussions about executive presence and emotional intelligence which have helped me become a better leader and a better person.
After working with Jeff, I was able to quickly and effectively transition from individual contributor to manager. His guidance along with challenges and honest constructive feedback was hugely beneficial for not only my development but more importantly that of my staff.
Neil Weissman, MD
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Kaplan while I was taking classes at Wharton as part of an accelerated leadership development program at our healthcare system. Through our one-on-one work, he was able to quickly determine my growth opportunities and then structured our sessions to challenge me to reach my full potential. I was often amazed with his insight and ability to hone in on the ‘key’ questions. He recognized when I needed help thinking broader and stepped me through that process. I learned a lot about myself by working with Dr. Kaplan and know that I benefited in my professional development as a result of our work together.
Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS
Direct, Division of Transplantation
Surgical Director, Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Liver Tumor Center
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
I have known Dr. Jeff Kaplan for almost a decade, and he has been one of the most impactful person in my career development. I have always thought that physician leaders are in great need of coaching primarily because more often than not we are asked to cover important roles without real training. With Jeff’s help my road appeared to be easier every day, with his wisdom I was able to achieve the imaginable. I will always be in debt to Jeff for all he has done for me.
Having moved back and forth multiple times between Europe and the United States, managing cultural diversity has become absolutely critical for my work (and of course my life). Jeff worked with me to develop personal strategies to weave global leadership teams into the fabric of our US company, and I am grateful for both his wise counsel and his unique behavioural insights. He is a real asset for any leader or team in need of enhanced interpersonal and/or cultural awareness.
As we get older and progress in our careers, we take on expected and unexpected layers of responsibility. Our jobs and our lives become more complex. To succeed personally and professionally, it is extremely helpful to have someone challenge your assumptions. Jeff helped me see and perceive myself and those around me more clearly and accurately. He helped me better understand the dynamic of my key relationships. Often, we have little time to truly reflect on and learn from our past or strategically plan for our future. Jeff gave me the space I needed to rationally assess my mistakes and successes throughout my career and truly learn from them. He then gave me tools to plot an intelligent way forward. His style allowed for me to be introspective and made me feel comfortable sharing and discussing any topic that I needed help working through. I highly recommend working with him
Eneida O. Roldan, MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Dean, International Affairs
The GMP is a wonderful program for any executive with a passion for life-long learning. The executive coaching is an invaluable part of this journey. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Kaplan (Jeff) as my executive coach during the General Management program ( GMP). He took extreme interest to the many aspects of my journey as a professional and more importantly as a person. This provided an environment of trust and caring which I had never encountered with any executive coach. His compassion, empathy and knowledge were all delivered in manner that contributed to the positive impact of my experience in the program as an executive and as a person. Thank you Jeff!
I have had the great opportunity to work with Jeff as a coach for over four years and have benefited immensely from our relationship. Jeff’s ability to facilitate meaningful discussions and help identify specific actions were crucial in helping me make progress on my goals and ultimately secure a great job in a new industry. Since then, we have continuously worked on how to develop personally by establishing healthy habits, engage meaningfully with teams at work, and deal productively with challenges along the way. I credit my coaching relationship with Jeff for much of the progress I have been able to make professionally and am very grateful for the chance to have him in my corner!
Alison W. Loren, MD, MSCE
Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Jeff helped me understand my personality and communication style, and showed me how I could use my strengths to my advantage. He effectively advised me how to engage others to further my vision and goals. He prodded me, with his characteristic good humor and insightful observations, to overcome my challenges with concrete strategies and creative ideas that were very effective. Now that I have been in my role for some time, I often find myself thinking, “What would Jeff do (or say)?” and taking initiative in difficult situations. As a relatively new leader in a complex and changing environment, I found his guidance and counsel invaluable. His feedback and advice was consistent and broad enough that I find that I can easily adapt his suggestions to new situations.
Kathryn Gray DeAngelis, CCP, MHA
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
My time spent working with Jeff was profound and rewarding. Jeff is engaging and provides great insight. The invaluable skills and knowledge that I have acquired with working with Jeff has had positive impacts on both my personal and professional environments. I highly recommend Jeff Kaplan for leadership coaching.
The coaching I received from Dr. Jeff a few years ago has continued to serve me very well in my professional and personal life. I continue to grow in my ability to observe complex interactions, ask deeper “why” questions to deepen my understanding of an issue, seek out effective answers to those questions, and develop actionable plans to continue my growth and development as a leader.
Herbert P. White, FHFMA
Working with Jeff has provided me with new insights and skills to further my career and improve the impact I have on my company. Jeff and I hit it off immediately, forming a trusting relationship. He’s very approachable, listens well, and has a coaching style that is supportive and yet challenges me to address opportunities for improvement. His coaching is positive and energizing.
My coaching experience with Dr. Jeff was extraordinary. What sets Dr. Jeff apart is his interpersonal ease and his ability to assess situations while never losing sight of his client’s best interest. He is extremely talented at organizational dynamics and helped me navigate career transition. Working with Dr. Jeff was a pleasure and I would highly recommend him to others.
Working with Jeff was a great experience. He was always well-prepared for every session and genuinely cared about helping me improve. Through working with Jeff I’ve become a better communicator in and out of the workplace. I’ve become more cognizant of the needs of others and more selective in my word choices to maximize my effectiveness. Together, Jeff and I put together a development program with key metrics and checkpoints to track my progress along the way and also adapt the plan to areas where I was most successful. I would highly recommend working with Jeff to others looking for dedicated executive coach.