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About Jonathan Kirschner

Jonathan Kirschner is the founder and CEO of AIIR Consulting. He is based in the Philadelphia area. As a business psychologist, coach, entrepreneur and technologist, Jonathan is passionate about creating value for leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

welcome to aiir

September 22, 2016 4:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It has been seven years and it still feels like day one. I’m so proud of our team- a learning community in the truest sense. It is privilege to work with such an incredible team that is constantly innovating, learning, and providing transformational results to clients.

building executive presence from the inside out

September 13, 2016 4:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Executive presence is less about how we show up, and more how others feel when we show up. Executive presence combines principles of inner beliefs and values with external competence and results. Whether we are in the boardroom or aspire for real leadership, executive level presence blends character, competence, and confidence to build a positive model of leadership and achievement.

developing a strategic mindset

August 24, 2016 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Coaching high-potential managers and directors to become senior leaders can involve changing some fundamental behaviors that have made them successful in their current role. When you’ve been rewarded on the basis of your tactical skills, and have executed well by sweating the details, then adopting a broader, more strategic approach might require an uncomfortable mind-shift. So, how do we, as coaches, help these new leaders shift from a tactical to a more strategic mindset? Like most behavior change, it begins with looking inward; gaining awareness of your natural tendencies, and ways you interact with others. Armed with that self-awareness, you can self-manage with...

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executive coaching: cells, systems, and signals

July 12, 2016 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Recently, I was reflecting on my journey to become an executive coach and how my past experience has shaped my views on leadership and organizations. I realized that coaching was the third professional passion I had followed. My journey started with my first passion – cellular pathology. I still remember looking down a microscope for the first time and viewing the wonders of the world of cells and organ systems. The different cell types fascinated me, as they came together in an organ to perform the tasks needed for human life. Each cell has specific functions that make up the form...

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