This post is part of a series where we’ll be getting to know members of our impressive Fascinate Certified Advisor team. Our Certified Advisors are expertly trained to coach individuals and groups on how to use the Fascinate System to improve communication and build better relationships, as well as add unique value by embracing our core message: Different is better than better.
A Distinguished Toastmaster and member of the National Speakers Association, Jean MacDonald brings to the FCA community over 25 years experience in sales, recruiting and team leadership. Jean became an FCA in 2016 when she was looking for an out-of-box product to add to her tool kit. She had worked with many personality assessments, but she liked that the Fascinate Test was "thought-provoking, dynamic, and solution-driven." It was "so on point... it helped me realize I was not maximizing my advantages to the best of my ability." Fascinate helped me understand "how to use my talents and skills to effectively build my leadership and communication with my clients and power partners."
The author of several books, Jean is a communication expert, business strategist, and keynote speaker. Through her firm Network, Connect, Succeed, LLC, she uses humor and her trademark story-telling style to help executives and their teams discover the connections to help them build stronger relationships and achieve both individual and group success.
Jean works with individuals and within companies local to her in North Carolina, but she has worked within organizations nationwide, including in the design, finance, healthcare and real estate industries. She has worked with individuals identifying their brand and then building their resume, social media, and, most importantly, confidence. Jean also coaches teams, working with individual team members, taking people out of silos, and developing a cohesive environment.
Jean has always been a renegade and a trailblazer. "When I found this tool I knew I could outsmart my competition. I love being one step ahead. This tool has enhanced my consulting business. I don't need to be better, I need to provide the tools, talent and techniques that sets me apart and gives the very best to my clients."