Why We’re Here

WHAT IS Intersection Faith Life Work?

At its core, Intersection FLW is an executive coaching and diversity consultancy

We assist organizations by identifying opportunities to maximize the development, retention, and trajectory of talent. Partnering with individuals, our support provides clarity to determine and implement strategic solutions for long term success. Key to this is our collaboration with faith-based organizations to design curriculum that brings together themes of faith, life, and career.

Our Founder

Jennie Robles has dedicated her career to workplace equity and leveraging core values to motivate and inspire success. After a decade in Human Resources on Wall Street, Jennie’s diversity and inclusion advocacy, coupled with her reputation for candid and constructive feedback, led her to become a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Combining her corporate experience, diversity expertise, and accredited coaching techniques, in 2015 Jennie launched Intellectual Capital, now Intersection FLW.

After nearly four years, three themes emerged refining the focus and direction of the company:

  • Work is often viewed as a gauge for success and fulfillment.
  • Leadership and management competencies are cultivated as one navigates life.
  • Faith and values shape attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs affecting professional standards and personal perception of organizational “fit”.

Intersection Faith Life Work is an evolution of Intellectual Capital. It acknowledges that faith, values, and life experiences influence how you “show up” at work impacting career development and trajectory. We understand the role of executive coaching in talent development AND the opportunity of executive coaching to bridge the representation gap of women and underrepresented ethnic minorities in leadership and executive positions. We also recognizes the impact of early access, knowledge, and support in the development of empowered leaders and managers.

Intellectual Capital leveraged executive coaching to address professional development barriers and retention of women and people of color in the workplace. Intersection Faith Life Work and Trajecutive™ were designed to transform executive coaching to enhance the trajectory of a diverse workforce.

Why this matters

College-educated Millennial women are projected to lose more than a million dollars ($1,066,721) because of the gender wage gap, based on full-time year-round work. Catalyst, Quick Take: Women’s Earnings – The Pay Gap (July 31, 2019)

We often talk about the “glass ceiling” that prevents women from reaching senior leadership positions. In reality, the biggest obstacle that women face is much earlier in the pipeline, at the first step up to manager. Fixing this “broken rung” is the key to achieving parity. McKinsey, Women in the Workplace (2019)

For every 100 entry-level men who are promoted to manager, just 68 Latinas and 58 Black women are promoted. Likewise, for every 100 men hired to manager, 57 Latinas and 64 Black women are hired. McKinsey, Women in the Workplace (2019)

 

Often leaders are unaware that they are holding onto to a mindset that doesn’t serve them in the new realities of business and is preventing them from making important and necessary changes. A leader’s mindset has a powerful impact on career paths and how far an individual will move up the corporate ladder… Korn Ferry Institute, Leadership Mindset: Why Leaders Struggle To Change (2018)

Where are You Investing?

Investing in Yourself is the best investment you will ever make. it will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.

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Jerald Watson
Senior Associate & Chief of Staff

Working with Jennie has made a substantial positive difference in my life each of the three times I’ve been her client. She’s extremely attentive, professional, and committed to helping clients achieve their goals. When you work with her, you get the dual benefit of someone with extensive recruiting experience and a warm-hearted confidante for all of the stress that come along with being a person of color in an office space.

Thalia Charles
Human Resources Business Partner

Jennie came into my life during a transition period. I needed direction, clarity and renewed focus. Working with Jennie allowed me to re-set and get centered.

Jasmin N.
Recent College Grad

So far the main highlight has been learning how judgmental I am especially when it comes to myself. Jennie has a great ability to unearth traits that may be hindering you. Her insights provide opportunities for growth in ways I never considered.

MJ Joseph
Marketing Manager

I went into the coaching sessions with Jennie expecting a challenge and that’s exactly what I got. The workbooks really push you, but what’s progress without some elbow grease? One workbook, in particular, left me in tears and afterward, I realized that I needed to clear the emotional blockages before I could experience a breakthrough. I’m guessing if you’re considering a career or executive coach, you’re also looking for a challenge. Do it! If you’re willing to dig in and do the work, Jennie will teach you some stuff.

Roger Larach
MBA Candidate at NYU Stern

I met Jennie Robles in 2011 during my sophomore internship at Barclays.  Since that time, Jennie has been a great mentor and executive coach instrumental in helping me navigate my career path. Prior to accepting my last two job offers, I spoke to Jennie to identify and create an action plan before deciding how to proceed. Jennie has the keen ability to quickly understand and connect with the greater ideals and motivations that guide my personal and professional goals. Her intuitive talent to get straight to the point by asking the right questions and understand the greater context of any situation is something I highly value and a skill that very few people possess. Her approach and support enabled me to think critically about each opportunity and quantify key factors which eventually led to a transition from Miami to an investment banking position in New York. I am very grateful to Jennie for her important role in my professional growth and career trajectory. Jennie’s diversity recruiting career and expertise, commitment to coaching, and strong network has made her a “go to” contact on Wall Street for professionals seeking to launch or advance a successful career.

Tiffanie Claude
Culture + Engagement Leader

After introducing myself to Jennie through a popular networking site, she took the time to meet with me and help me define my career path. At the time I was in higher education recruiting and wanted to transition into campus recruitment. She coached me through my job search and how to navigate the interview process. When I landed my first campus recruitment role, Jennie provided me with useful tools that set me up for success. Jennie frequently touched base with me which created a great relationship to discuss current hurdles, achievements, and future career goals. I value Jennie’s expertise and commitment to career coaching. She supported me through my career and industry change, which enabled me to be where I am today. I owe much of my success to Jennie.

'Iolani Bullock
Director, MBA Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion and Partnerships

When I decided to leave financial services and venture out into a new industry in a new city, I reached out to Jennie to ask for her advice. To my surprise, I got much more than words of wisdom. Jennie helped me think critically about the accomplishments, skills and strengths I acquired from my previous roles and align them with the new roles that I was interested in. A week later, unbeknownst to me, Jennie had used her connections to source a job for me in my desired industry. The position was right up my alley, but when I reached out to the hiring manager, I was told that they were looking for specific experience that I did not have. Jennie coached me to revise my “pitch”, encouraging me to think outside of the box about applicable experiences. She also helped me prepare a presentation as part of the interview and I ultimately landed the job! Jennie is encouraging but honest and is able to give constructive criticism that makes you take a critical look at yourself. Her coaching continues to pay dividends as I was just recently promoted after a year and a half. I am so thankful for her career coaching and can tell that she has a natural gift and passion for helping people achieve their life goals.

Richard Mercado
Entertainment Entrepreneur

I was unemployed and a friend referred a company that focused on career coaching and supporting individuals with resume and interview advice. I reached out to Jennie Robles and her response time was amazingly quick. During our phone sessions, Jennie asked thoughtful questions that forced me to really think about my experience and transferable skills. She helped me realize that I was underselling my skill set and value. The entire resume process was painless and easy. I followed every single step which gave me the confidence I needed. Jennie was very supportive not only in the resume building process, but coached me on how to conduct myself during the interview. Her insight and perspective provided just the right push to not only get a job, but negotiate the right salary and benefits. Thank you again Jennie! You Rock!!!

Lily Orlan
Investment Banking Associate

I met with Jennie Robles at the start of my sophomore year of college. I was driven, and knew I wanted to work hard, but had little direction or knowledge as to what my career goals were, or how to go about attaining them. I hadn’t even chosen a major yet. Upon sitting down with Jennie, she asked me specific, pointed questions that targeted my interests, work habits, and goals. She looked through the first draft of my resume and knew exactly which experiences to ask me about. Specifically, she pointed out a philanthropy I had started in high school, something that meant a lot to me and was easy for me to discuss. She taught me how to structure my resume so that the experiences that had been most meaningful to me stood out. Apart from the tangible things Jennie helped me with—my physical resume, how to conduct myself in an interview, and how to present myself as an applicable candidate—what really stood out was Jennie’s enthusiastic encouragement. From the second we met, I felt that she believed in me, and, provided I worked hard, was willing to coach me until I reached my goals. I spent the first semester of my sophomore year working towards presenting myself as a strong candidate, and had Jennie’s support and coaching each step of the way. I declared a major in economics, joined student groups that reflected my interest in business, and restructured my resume. That January, I interviewed for a competitive internship program at Barclays in New York, and received an offer. I would absolutely recommend Jennie Robles to anyone looking to begin a career in an industry, or to make a significant professional change.

Mechiel Kopaska
Real Estate Investor/Entrepreneur

When I first learned about Jennie’s workshops, I thought we’d skim through the top issues women face in the workplace, but NO it was much more than that! This is for everyone (men and women) at all levels – managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. You’ll walk away wanting to make changes and enhance your approach. There’s so much content to learn and if you’re ready to absorb, sign up for a workshop.

R.R.
Cornell Law Student

Jennie has been a great career coach. I found her through Linkedin, where I actually received multiple proposals, but Jennie’s stood out among them immediately. She was able to arrange an initial phone call with me at short notice, and we just got along! She helped me develop a general strategy to approach interviews. Before each session, we discussed what I wanted to achieve…In between sessions, she answered my questions and helped me solve many problems that came up during my search. Thanks, Jennie!

Jacqueline Sigler
Product Manager

Jennie provides excellent objective advice, blending her experience as a recruiter and executive coach.

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