“ACG New York tasked Jonathan Flaks with creating a program to develop greater coordination among its key operating committees and get them out of their silos. Jonathan developed an innovative, ground-breaking, strategic program he named “P.A.C.T. – Pro-Active Collaboration and Teamwork.”  In leading our P.A.C.T. Program, Jonathan was a lively and animated facilitator who had over 25 participants made up of committee chairs, board members, and association leadership actively engaged with one another.  The proof is in the pudding!  Six months out, our committees are collaborating with one another and sharing and implementing new ideas.”
Bobby Blumenfeld

Executive Director, ACG - NY

“I have definitely moved from the typical broad, shotgun approach to a more targeted approach and it has been working. My deals volume is up 10% last year in a down year overall but more importantly the quality of the deals has improved overall, allowing me and my team to not waste time on out-of-reach deals. He has also been a great sounding board to help me talk through the many issues from the 5 boards I am on. I am excited to add BANKCODE into my relationship strategies and expect it to help further with quality vs. quantity.”
Vincent Palmieri

V.P. Acquisitions, Taglich Private Equity LLC

Our discussions helped me with prioritization and long-term planning and your advice has helped my decision making. At the same time, your sessions with my staff are helping them become more productive and your recruiting advice is paying off. Most of all, I appreciate your availability as a reliable sounding board. You think and act like a partner, which is the highest compliment I can give.”
Seth Kaller

President, Seth Kaller, Inc. Rare Historic Documents/Historic Document Dealer

“We used Jonathan Flaks as Executive Leadership Coach to supplement my prior training and elevate my mindset … to a ‘presidential’ CEO. He ran empowering team-building programs and an upper management retreat that elevated our out-of-the-box innovation and high-performance teamwork. He impressed us tremendously with his ability to take us from ‘good to great’ – a very positive impact on our company’s culture. Jonathan Flaks was a huge asset.”
Jonathan Litt

President & CEO, Kohl Construction Group

“Every deal runs through a series of highs and lows. When one of my transactions was getting derailed, Jonathan was able to help me reframe the issues and develop a clear understanding of what was going on. As a result, I was able to create a new approach that moved us forward. In addition, the insights developed led me to re-engage in some of my other work with a new spirit of energy and fun that led to a week of results that was the equivalent of a good month’s worth of work.”
Victor G. Danett

Managing Director, HT Capital Advisors, LLC

“Jonathan helped me view situations and opportunities from a creative perspective. He has a unique style that goes beyond the typical “by the book” practices and offers very compelling and interactive sessions in bringing out the best in his clients.”
Bill Ruggiero

Finance Executive , Goya Foods

“I have had two coaches before [who] were not helping me to address the issue differently than I would’ve done already. The couple of sessions that I had [with Jonathan] left me relieved, focused and with an understanding of what I can and cannot control. It was professional but warm and engaging with a personal touch. I really am very, very pleased with the experience. I highly recommend you and your services to anybody out there who like me [was] very busy and stressed out. Thank you!”
Katarina Duplessy

Chief Operating Officer, Riverkeeper

“When faced with an invitation to a daunting week long exclusive retreat with global executives 20+ years my senior and millions of dollars above my personal wealth, Jonathan Flaks helped me “level up”. Jonathan helped me remove unforeseen barriers, improve my sense of self-value, and make my message more memorable in the eyes of these global leaders. I have no doubt that these relationships will make me tens of millions of dollars and help millions of people thanks to the impact I was able to make from expert coaching from Jonathan Flaks… best investment ever!!! “
David Ross

Impact Investment Banking Professional

“Jonathan has the ability to draw out our inner abilities, ones we never knew we had, and turn them into productive, measurable actions. His insight creates an unquenchable desire for self-productivity.”
Timothy Henglein

MacCaulay Honors College

“During Jonathan’s program, the group agreed on one dozen skills that all effective leader possess. Among them were responsibility, decisiveness and being results oriented. Through Jonathan’s guidance I learned … I must now be my own leader, take responsibility for improving myself, make decisions that will build on my strengths, diminish my weaknesses and demand my own results. Jonathan’s programs are engaging, valuable and will benefit anyone who is willing to dig deep and work hard towards self-improvement.”
Ira L. Sessler

Sessler & Sessler LLP


“Jonathan’s presentation at our recent chapter meeting was thoroughly engaging. He obviously connected with everyone present in a way I don’t often see. His thoughtful approach clearly has tremendous value in building confidence and clear communication to successfully navigate your next career move.”
Matthew R. Bud

Chairman, The Financial Executives Networking Group

“Jonathan is very good at getting you to think about leadership elements and insured that participants walk away with useful nuggets.”
Jon Alpert

Career Services Chairman, Financial Executives International

“When I started I was very skeptical… Working with Jonathan helped me come out of my shell and put new practices into place…  We have seen double digit improvements … [and] have also created a huge boost in morale.”
Arnie Norse

Distribution Manager, Dean Foods

“I had been working in a family business, and I really wasn’t sure where life was headed after that. Jonathan was crucial in helping me narrow my focus and putting to work my existing skills, which actually turned out to be pretty abundant. His feedback and insights act as a catalyst towards your looking at yourself and your situation from a different perspective and lo and behold, it becomes very, very helpful. I’m in a new situation and already working on deals and having success there. Jonathan has certainly been helpful to me – give him a shout, it’s well worth it.”
Shayne Mahon

Real Estate Professional

“Jonathan Flaks is a terrific executive coach who we’ve worked with several times over the last year. His talents span a variety of areas. I recommend him strongly because of the positive results we’ve had here with the individual executives he has coached. And personally it’s really enjoyable to speak with him – a conversation with him will get you thinking.”
Michele Kahme

V.P, Human Resources, BMG Entertainment / BMG Direct