Jennifer Maxson


Jennifer Maxson is a passionate thought leader in the areas of networking, communication, leadership development, and public speaking. She provides consulting services to clients throughout the United States and abroad, delivering customized individual coaching, executive coaching, and group training for clients. Jennifer has been honored as one of Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan and also was an ATHENA Award Finalist and nominee for multiple years. Jennifer is a proud Grand Valley Laker, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. When she’s not coaching, Jennifer enjoys the outdoors and fishing with her family.



  • Wiley Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer
  • Accredited Facilitator, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™
  • Hay Group, accredited level: Emotional and Social Competency Inventory

Recent Honors

  • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Finalist, 2014 & 2016 and Nominee, 2015
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal 50 Most Influential Women, 2014
  • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalist, 2010 & 2011
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal, Forty Under 40 Business Leaders, 2012

Community Involvement

  • Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA, Board Chair, 2016-2017
  • Grand River Preparatory High School, Board Member
  • Peter Cook Leadership Academy Mentor, Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, GVSU
  • Michigan Women's Foundation, Power of 100 Women