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About: Misson


We Go The Extra M I L E ™

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CPA | CGMA | MBA | EQ Certified

My MILE™ Journey

In everything we do, we will Motivate, Inspire, Lead, and Empower™ others while providing emotional intelligence (EQ) based coaching, speaking engagements, leadership course facilitation, and consulting in the talent and learning and development space.

Trust, Leadership, Relationships, Integrity – these are just a few of the many characteristics used to describe Jaclyn by some of her mentees and colleagues.  Over her career, she has served in a variety of roles and focused on coaching, cultivating high performing teams, and developing her business acumen.  Jaclyn loves watching people grow in their careers and has had a front row seat to many of her mentee’s development into Controllers, Directors, Senior Managers, and Leaders within various companies. The fundamental principle to all her conversations has been based on Emotional Intelligence (EQ), an area which she obtained her Certification as well.

Building on her love of leadership, she obtained her Development Dimensions International (DDI) Facilitator Certification. Jaclyn also develops and facilitates her own leadership training courses in Leadership and Ethics.  Participants in her in-person and virtual trainings have commented: “Jaclyn brought practices to reality by injecting real world business scenarios into the classroom”; “you can tell she truly cares about our development”; “Jaclyn is by far the most engaging ethics instructor I have encountered. She gave me food for thought with an issue I am dealing with TODAY”; "Content was excellent, and presenter was clearly passionate.....By far the best CPE I have received in years....and SO pertinent to me now."  

Jaclyn spent over 6 years in public accounting leading the firm’s audit training, career counseling various staff, and assisting clients with business enhancement projects across 5 industries.  She also worked at a global public manufacturing, distribution, and retail company for over 8 years in 4 different roles including Controllership and Internal Audit leading various talent management strategic initiatives, providing coaching and mentoring to over 25 people, and serving as a business risk advisor to many.

Jaclyn is passionate about sharing her expertise and knowledge within and outside of the CPA profession and has been involved in many associations and not-for-profits in advisory and leadership positions. She is one of five recipients of the 2021 AICPA Young CPA Award recognizing a young CPA who personifies an unwavering commitment as demonstrated through successful practices, involvement in and contributions for the interest of the accounting profession. Jaclyn has also received a KyCPA 2020 Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Profession Award, 2 awards of excellence from the KyCPA for receiving the highest grade on the FAR and AUD sections of the CPA exam during that exam period, and the 2016 Distinguished Alumni honor from EKU. 
Jaclyn is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA),  holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Morehead State University. 

Jaclyn’s well-rounded experience is truly unique.  She is an example of someone who can Motivate, Inspire, Lead, and Empower™ others and also understand a business’s needs, wants, and expectations and translate them into relevant programs that increase productivity and retention, nurture future leaders, and improve decision making.  Let’s chat to see if we would be a good fit for you.


Darlene Zibart

Kentucky Society of CPAs

Jaclyn has facilitated several of our Board retreats.  She put an incredible amount time and effort into the planning and preparation so that she had a full understanding of the current environment of our organization as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  She created an environment that felt inclusive and was a safe place to share ideas, no matter how crazy they may sound.  Using her facilitation skills, she kept the conversation moving, encouraged everyone to participate and made sure that they felt like they were heard.  She walks the talk when it comes to emotional intelligence.  She asked great questions that challenged us to think differently.  The end result was a road map that both the Board and staff played crucial roles in developing.  Even after the Board retreat, Jaclyn continues to be a resource and always available to offer her insight and guidance. 

Jeannie Hutton, CPA
Director, Technical Accounting


Jaclyn’s EQ based coaching has been transformative for me. The insights I learned about myself helped me challenge my thinking and determine what I wanted in my next career move. Having Jaclyn in my corner rooting for me and providing strategies of how to self-advocate gave me confidence to ask for that promotion and salary increase, which I recently received. Your coaching was truly worth the investment! Thank you for all you help in the process, Jaclyn!

Nicole Tillman
Director, Technology and Business Planning

CLARK Material Handling USA

Jaclyn is making an important and positive impact to our company through her motivating coaching style and focused interest in helping each person become the best they can be, both professionally and personally.  Her extensive business experience coupled with her empathy knowledge, coaching skills, and engaging training style encourages people to learn and grow in a fun and meaningful way.

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