Jeanne Coughlin Appointed to JumpStart Board of Directors

CLEVELAND – Aug. 15, 2016 – Jeanne Coughlin, founder and president of The Coughlin Group Inc., a consultancy specializing in strategic planning for privately held and family businesses, has been appointed to the Board of Directors, JumpStart, Inc.

Founded in 2003, JumpStart was created as a partnership between public and private entities charged with creating economic transformation in Northeast Ohio through the growth of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the economic vitality of Northeast Ohio and the U.S. by helping communities realize their entrepreneurial potential.

“It is an honor to be appointed to the JumpStart Board and join its esteemed members in the community," said Coughlin. “It is an exciting time for the organization and the region as a whole, and I look forward to serving our diverse range of clients, partners and platforms.”

According to its website, JumpStart Inc. Board members have more than 200 combined years of experience growing early stage companies.

In addition to her Board duties, Coughlin has been serving as an official JumpStart Mentor for new and emerging businesses in the ecosystem. 

About JumpStart, Inc.

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About Jeanne Coughlin, President, Coughlin Group Inc.

Since 1993, Jeanne Coughlin has worked with business owners and management teams to create clarity, focus behaviors and measure results. Her mission is to be a catalyst for the prosperity and success of privately held and family businesses.

    •    Certified Strategic Planning Facilitator, Peter Drucker Leader to Leader Institute

    •    Certified Stages of Growth Strategist & licensee of the One Page Business Plan System®

    •    Published Author: Featured Book Award from Harvard Working Knowledge Group, “The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs.”

    •    Certified Professional Certified Professional Behavior & Values Analyst

    •    Chapter Chair & Facilitator, WPO (peer advisory group for women business owners)

Jeanne serves on the Boards of Jumpstart and Mercy Hospital. She was chairman of COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises) in 2004-2005 and former board member for GCP (Greater Cleveland Partnership), Team NEO, NSBA (National Small Business Association) and Leadership Lorain County. Jeanne is a graduate of the 2003 Leadership Cleveland class, and was selected as a Women of Note by Crain’s Cleveland Business. Jeanne was also recognized with the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award presented by Cleveland State University for her “dedicated work advocating on behalf of small business.”

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