EES is extremely passionate about people skills and bridging the generation gap regardless of generation and status. We offer world-class consulting services throughout the US to develop tailor-made programs that are client centric with a laser sharp focus on specific objectives to increase the bottom line. Our added value services will shape your organization’s present and future goals on multiple levels.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Celeste Jones and the team are extremely passionate professionals who believe that regardless of age and status, strong people skills must be both consciously and subconsciously installed through repetition and daily practice.

 

Celeste Jones

President and Founder

Celeste Jones - President and FounderJones began her passion of teaching presentation power pre-undergrad while she was involved with international fashion. She founded EES in 2001, a boutique education consultancy that specializes in empowering people and youth through high impact webinar blasts, motivational speaking, and workshops. Jones has appeared on numerous multi-media platforms and has authored several manuals on ways to enhance EQ and interpersonal skills for children. Jones complemented her talent with a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and in Education from Harvard University. She has also increased her skills by obtaining Communication effectiveness and Mediation Certifications from Northwestern University.

Celeste Jones is the author of children’s manner books and creator of etiquette games and is represented by exclusive boutiques and department stores across the country such as Mattel, FAO Schwarz, Neiman Marcus, and others. The unique method of teaching has made her programs very popular and highly effective. Jones’ teaching style is challenging, interactive, exciting, and specifically designed and tailored to fit each organization and business focus, and their demographics, interests, needs, goals, and timelines.

Jones has gained multi-media coverage through Robb Report, Forbes, MTV, NBC, ABC and other networks for her unique and effective teaching methods. Jones has a passion for giving back and donates her time and programs to many rotating animal charities and educational outreach programs.

 

Lindsay J Jahnke

Vice President

Lindsay J Jahnke  - Vice PresidentJahnke began her passion of helping people gain greater self-confidence through her vast experience in the film industry and coaching celebrities and Pro Athletes on how to present themselves in a strong confident manner with excellent leadership skills.

Jahnke has worked extensively and on a national level with LA Fitness on training representatives excellent customer service skills. She has also assisted the PGA tour on enhancing client relations, marketing and branding consistency, coaching Pro’s on media presentations, and press interviews, and managing the tour details to be as seamless as possible. She has managed, directed and trained club employees to provide exceptional service skills at every touch point to provide the ultimate experience for all those involved. Jahnke holds a B.A. in Sports Management and a Masters in Sports Management. Her educational background has given her the tools needed to work with and in a myriad of industries, personalities, and exciting challenges.

 

Dana Schleicher

Chief Financial Officer

Dana Schleicher - Chief Financial OfficerWith degrees in Marketing and Finance from The University of Florida, Dana Schleicher began her career in the financial services industry as a Client Service Specialist for a national brokerage firm.  After earning her Series 7, 66 & 63 licenses, she spent several years supporting a highly productive wealth management team.  Following her time in the corporate world, she led the entrepreneurial creation of a collegiate stationery product line.  The combination of her effective communication skills, business protocol awareness, and marketing talent drive her to succeed.

In addition to her business experience, she has a passion for kindness, civility, fine stationery and college football! Schleicher lives by the philosophy that “the little things make a big difference”. Whether it’s graciously helping a client with a special request or writing a letter of appreciation to a friend, Schleicher believes one should be intentional in cultivating relationships and connecting with others in a meaningful way. This mindset led her into the etiquette field so that she can help people attain better relationship skills and be more successful.

 

Shannon Morfin

Lead Educator

Shannon Morfin - Chief Operating OfficerShannon Morfin heads up the training and research development. She also is active with 4sightHealth after spending 10 years in healthcare finance and healthcare real estate. Morfin has worked with every single asset type in healthcare and implementing training seminars. Most recently, she was the SVP of Strategic Development and training at LinkCapital and was responsible for curriculum and education as well as health system partnerships and business development. Prior to Link, Morfin was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Welltower, and previously worked at Ventas REIT, Ziegler Capital Markets and Bank of America. Morfin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a focus on both Finance and International Business along with a Math minor from Saint Mary’s of Notre Dame. She is currently working towards her MBA at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Morfin is actively involved with the special olympics and also enjoys reading, traveling, and teaching.

 

 

Aicha Sharif

Lead Educator
 Aicha Sharif - Director of MarketingSharif holds an MBA in Project Management and an MA in International Business and Marketing from London Business School and was employed with fortune 500 companies where she spearheaded cutting-edge business development programs. She has completed extensive research on generational challenges and how companies can overcome this hurdle with highly sophisticated methods both through high impact integrated marketing campaigns, intense keynote speaking engagements and webinars.
Sharif possesses exceptional leadership and communication skills and is Six Sigma as well as Hoshin Kanri trained and proficient. Sharif has a deep-rooted understanding of organizational processes and has mastered the five knowledge areas of project management and the key methodologies including waterfall, agile, scrum and NPI. Sharif is an active volunteer through the Taproot Foundation and works closely with a number of charities to enhance their business operations.

 

 

 

Mary Franke

Lead Educator

Mary Franke - Leader Trainer

Mary Franke in addition to being an actress has inspired both youth and adults across the country leading theater and acting programs. Her passion for acting has inspired her to make learning humorous and engaging and presenting teaching modules with powerful and lasting impact along with a few laughs.

Franke has exceptional techniques to instill empowerment and leadership skills both on and off the set. Her vast experience includes Second City, Vagabond School of the Arts, and numerous movies, commercial’s and theater productions. Franke views life as individual scripts that each person writes for themselves. She believes that we are all actors and that we have a choice on how we handle different situations by how we react. Franke teaches the art of being in control of how we act in challenging situations. She refers to people skills as merely wearing different acting hats to present oneself in a mindful manner and showing empathy and consideration towards others.

On her free time she volunteers for the Anti Cruelty Society, and for Paws. Franke wants to create awareness for animal kindness and care and does this by speaking at schools.

Franke has a B.A. from Loyola University in addition to numerous training with Acting Studio Chicago, Vagabond School of the Arts, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Shattered Globe Theater, Second City, Profiles Theatre, and British American Dance Academy.

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