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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.

2013: A year in Reflection

December 31, 2013 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At AIIR we believe that thoughtful reflection of the past paves the road for future growth and innovation. In this spirit, we would like to continue our tradition of sharing with our customers, trusted colleagues, and friends the events, resources, and tidbits that most impacted us in 2013.


India’s Coaching Opportunity

July 8, 2013 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AIIR: How is executive coaching historically and currently perceived in India? Rajeev Raju: ‘Historically’ is an interesting term in the Indian context.  Coaching or ‘preaching’ dates back to the epical narratives from the Mahabharata and Ramayana where the Guru-Shishya (Teacher-Student) relationship was in many ways the turning point in the lives of many kings, warriors or leaders, in general.  This tradition continued through the centuries and many leaders relied heavily upon the guidance of their coaches for their spiritual or educational needs.


AIIR Consulting Welcomes Dr. Manuelle Charbonneau

March 18, 2013 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AIIR Consulting is pleased to welcome Dr. Manuelle Charbonneau to the AIIR Global Coaching Alliance (AGCA). Manuelle brings over 20 years of executive coaching, talent management and seasoned business experience to AIIR. Her experiences as a consultant are diverse and include both external and internal roles. Manuelle has particular expertise in the areas of leadership development, executive onboarding and coaching on complex intercultural dynamics critical to business success.


AIIR® Platform on the iPad

December 28, 2012 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In 2010 we built the AIIR® Platform – A telepresence enabled coaching platform designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s business professional. Now, through the advancement of tablet technology, we have raised the bar again. Watch this short video to see how.


AIIR Consulting’s Best of 2012

December 28, 2012 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As we look forward to celebrating another year of achievement and growth, AIIR Consulting would like to give you our top resources from 2012 to bring into the new year. We hope this short guide will equip you with the knowledge, inspiration, and apps to keep your executive engines running smoothly through 2013. Enjoy!


AIIR is to be a local sponsor of Team Emotional Intelligence Accreditation in New York City

October 31, 2012 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AIIR Consulting is pleased to be a local sponsor for a 2-day, cutting-edge accreditation training on Team Emotional Intelligence in New York City on December 3rd and 4th. This innovative workshop presents a unique opportunity for internal consultants, coaches, change agents and human resources professionals to be introduced to a framework for assisting teams to move towards higher performance through addressing the emotional aspects of team-working. In addition to the conceptual framework, participants will be trained and certified in the Team EI assessment tool. Participants will also hear from Erin Velie, Personnel Manager – Schlumberger, who has been successfully using this...

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Survival Part II: Self-Awareness and Change

August 27, 2012 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Self-awareness is the knowledge we dynamically formulate about our needs, values, strengths, shortcomings, aspirations, and how others view us. Without self-awareness, our behavior is reflexive, guided by conscious and unconscious learned-responses (habits) and the pleasure principle; we do what feels good, we avoid what does not.


The Struggle

July 15, 2012 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As we continue our series on survival and thriving, I’d like to share a refreshingly honest blog-post from Ben Horowitz. As co-founder of one the world’s most successful VC fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Ben’s perspective on the fortitude and resilience required for survival should not be underestimated.