THE ESSEX GROUP
Guiding Organizations to
We believe that tremendous gains will be achieved as
people tap into and use their God-given talents.
We are bound by sound ethics and act in the best
interest of our Clients and their Stakeholders.
We accept only those engagements where we can
collaborate with our Clients to achieve a
positive, measurable return, and where our Clients are as committed to their own success as we are to helping
them achieve it.
We make commitments and take responsibility for
We practice honest feedback and develop one-to-one
relationships that are built on "win-win" principles. We apply our
knowledge and integrity to develop a joint venture mentality.
We take our Clients' problems and needs seriously.
Our driving commitments are to exceed their articulated expectations and
create delighted clients.
We are passionate about talent. Our commitment
is to continue to develop so that we can behave in ways that enable
others to develop themselves more fully.
We are responsible corporate citizens. Our
commitment to the Communities in which we operate is to contribute time,
financial, or leadership capabilities to organizations in which we have
We aggressively seek ways to collaborate with each
other and to contribute to the organization as a whole.
We behave so that the World is a better place because
of our contributions.
∙ Building ∙ Sustaining
A trusted advisor to business owners, executive coach and public speaker,
Jim Jackson is President and CEO of
Essex Group, a regional consulting firm with clients in
eleven states. He helps clients maximize their
potential by sharpening their vision, strategy and goals by motivating and
accelerating positive change. Clients engage Jim and his
firm to ease the process of adapting to challenge and change.
They build vision, focus, clarity and consensus, achieving new
levels of business and personal performance as a result.
Jim’s 40 years of diversified
business experience range from a high-tech startup to serving as
a Fortune 500 aerospace division general manager, giving him a rare
insight into the balances that must be struck in a successful
business enterprise. The Group's clients cover the
economic spectrum in both public and private sectors including:
manufacturing, not-for-profit, healthcare, retail, banking,
transportation, insurance, news & broadcast media, professional
and personal services, software development, petroleum &
chemicals, agriculture, education, commercial real estate, yacht
brokerage, government agencies and business & trade
Jim is a regular speaker for businesses and
associations on a variety of professional development topics.
He is a member of The Institute of Management Consultants, a
founding member of The Corporate Coaching Center, and a member
of the International Association of Coaches.
Jim is author or co-author of a number of business
and personal development programs, including Compete to Win!™, Advanced Selling “Secrets”™,and A Lifetime of Learning©.
He designed and co-facilitates the Side Street to Main Street
business and leadership development program. This program
sponsored by the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce and funded
by a generous grant from the Aetna Foundation, has won several
awards from the NAACP and the U.S. Small Business Administration
over its twelve-year history.
In addition, Jim
serves on the boards or advisory councils of several business, civic and charitable
organizations and founded the Connecticut Skilled Trades
Coalition; a voice for small manufacturers. He is a faculty
member of the Essex Management Center, a strategy and leadership forum for
senior executives from developing nations. Jim served as a
moderator for the Connecticut state and northeast regional
meetings of the White House Conference on Small Business. He is
a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
to see a list of seminars Jim had presented.
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Isabel Jackson joined The
in 1999 and is their Vice President, CFO and web master.
worked in industry and manufacturing as well as a nurse for 37 years and brings her expertise of
working with people in many different situations to the Group.
Isabel develops programs in customer service, telephone
etiquette, business etiquette, developing your brand and setting
goals that your customers will value.
people on how to make working more effective, how to keep your
customers coming back, how to compete with other businesses and how to
make a profitable business.
in manufacturing offices, industrial fields, and the medical field, in physician’s offices, hospital
departments, emergency care centers, home health nursing and in nursing homes. She has
a nursing degree along with a life experience of
working with all kinds of people.
motivating people and making sure work is an exciting place
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Thomas Abbott, Senior Associate, is an accomplished consultant and
speaker with special emphasis in
manufacturing, organizational development, leadership,
and change management issues. He has worked with organizations
as diverse as manufacturers, software developers, labor
unions, and government.
Tom's background includes various operational
assignments as construction project management and industrial
market research. He has held extensive experience in managing
venture capital relationships, negotiation and structuring of
international joint ventures and implementation of financial
Tom's professional experience as a high
level financial executive in management includes
controller positions in organizations ranging from small
entrepreneurial companies to a major division of Fortune 250
corporations. His responsibilities in these positions have
included all controllership and treasury functions as well as
extensive responsibilities in human resources management and
Tom is Managing Director of the Essex
Management Center. The Essex Management Center provides leading
edge management programs for clients around the world. For
more information, go to this web site:
Mr. Abbott is a Professor at Post University
in Waterbury, CT.
Mr. Abbott holds Master of Business
Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a
Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Boston College.
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David Bohy is Vice President of The
and President of Organizational Solutions, Inc. David is
Vice President of our Healthcare Leadership Institute division.
David is widely recognized as an expert in
organizational development, strategic planning, human resource
management, quality and customer service improvement. He has
provided consulting services to a variety of organizations,
including health care, long term care, human services,
manufacturing, business services, and insurance. He has also
earned national recognition for implementation of quality
David has a
B.A. from Aurora University and completed the Executive
Development Program at Harvard University. He has taught in the
management programs at Clark University, Harvard
University/Radcliffe College and Bryant University. He is
Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by
the Personnel Accreditation Institute. He serves on the boards
of a number of community and professional organizations,
including chairing the board of a non-profit long-term care
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Barry Foster is Senior Advisor to The
President of Fostering Solutions, Inc., a management, sales and
leadership consulting firm, Founder and Principal of ASearch,
LLC, an executive selection, development and retention firm, (www.ASearchllc.com)
and Founder/Director of The Corporate Coaching Center (www.everyoneneedsacoach.com).
Barry brings over 35 years of industry,
sales, effective management and leadership development,
executive coaching, recruiting experience, and public speaking
to the Group.
Barry is creator of Optimizing Your
Potential for Success, and co-author of Successful Selling in
the New Game of Business. He develops customized training
solutions that produce long-term results. He uses a variety of
assessment tools to implement systematic analysis of management
skills, styles and capacity for teamwork. Barry identifies the
needs for leadership and management development, designs and
conducts seminars, facilitates team building and works with
individual leaders in coaching them to increase success.
development of effective sales management and sales professional
is an area that has earned Barry National recognition. His
clients benefit from his emphasis on a high level of management
involvement in planning a well-orchestrated training process
that precisely fits each situation. Barry is a Registered
Corporate Coach (RCC), Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst
(CPBA), and a Senior Advisory Board Member to the Worldwide
Association of Business Coaches (WABC).
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