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 was named the 2018 ATHENA Award Recipient and in the past has been honored as one of Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan. 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™

Recent Honors

  • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Award Recipient, 2018
  • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Finalist, 2014 & 2016 and Nominee, 2015
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal 50 Most Influential Women, 2014
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal, Forty Under 40 Business Leaders, 2012
  • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalist, 2010 & 2011

Community Involvement

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




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