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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.

HBR: “The Research We’ve Ignored About Happiness at Work”

July 23, 2015 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Over the last century, researchers and business executives alike have sought to increase the productivity of employees. More recently, one way in which employers have sought to do so is through increasing the happiness of their employees. However, despite the recent traction that this idea has gained in corporate circles, the idea is not necessarily supported by research.

Demystifying a Successful Coaching Relationship

July 17, 2015 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While much has been said about the significance of the coaching relationship, less is known about what factors predict and maintain a successful, enduring coaching relationship. Is it likeability, common interests, expert influence, or an ICF certification? If the quality of the coaching relationship is so highly correlated with coaching outcome, the answer to this question should be the leading criteria for selecting an executive coach.

HBR: “When You Have to Coach Remotely”

June 18, 2015 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Between decreased expenses and travel time, coaching remotely can provide many benefits for today’s business executives and executive coaches alike. Even with these benefits, however, other critical components of a coaching engagement can be lost through distance. Therefore, in order to ensure coaching success despite geographical barriers, it’s important for a coach to be mindful of the ways in which both trust and context can be lost.