The Shine Effect

Executive Brilliance provides executive coaching and consulting, transitional leadership strategies, and individual and team development services with a single focus — results!   Our clients can speak more clearly than we ever can.


Cornerstone Bank – Charles Yorke, President

We have used Jennifer Whitaker of Executive Brilliance for years to develop and transition employees to higher levels of leadership. Her firm has been invaluable in helping our employees to better understand their strengths as well as the blocks to their continued success. I particularly like their distinctive coaching approach of meeting with the boss of the employee being coached. It’s like you get ‘two for one’ coaching. I always enjoy my sessions with Jennifer and leave with a nugget of wisdom that I implement either personally or professionally.

Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia – Judy Waters, Executive Director

Dr. Whitaker has helped me a better leader at work and in my own life.  I always wanted to ‘play nice’ and was less focused on day to day operations.  I now know how to empower my staff and leverage their strengths so we function more like a team.

We are getting more done with less effort,  communication is clear, and it’s just more fun coming to work each day. I’ve learned so much from Jennifer – I now set better boundaries and know saying No can be the best Yes!

The biggest take away is I am much more peaceful – Jennifer’s calm presence and laser insight has helped me discover resources within that I never knew before – and I’m seeing very tangible, outer results.

United Way Gwinnett– Demetrius Jordan, Executive Director

The Executive Brilliance team has done a phenomenal job of helping me to manage priorities, build individual leadership, and reflect on personal life/work life balance. Jennifer has guided me to solutions that were there but I could not see. Having that objective, external perspective has been invaluable to me.


Carr Riggs Ingram (CPA Firm) – Brian Barksdale, Managing Partner

Executive Brilliance has helped our firm with a range of services all related to improving the performance of our organization. They have provided consulting services as well as conducted a Climate Survey and Productivity Engagement. Their unique approach has helped us identify and leverage individual strengths to improve the performance of the entire organization.

Jennifer is insightful, responsive and available. She has helped us see our blind spots and provided practical ways to deal with them. We are a better firm for having been worked with Executive Brilliance.

Clairmont Oaks – Andy Landrum

We hired Executive Brilliance to develop a Strategic Plan to deal with our many challenges. Their approach was comprehensive and very targeted to our specific needs. They conducted interviews with staff, Board members, residents and community leaders. They provided assessments to our staff for us to identify and align our people as we move forward. They conducted marketing research of our competitors and offered practical tips on how to better position ourselves to continue to leverage our success.

The plan they provided is extensive, practical and gives us a road map to reach our goals. Jennifer provided us with the confidence that we can meet the challenges we face and we will continue to seek her counsel in this endeavor.


GA Transmission Corporation – Jerry Donovan, Chief Operating Officer

The assessments Executive Brilliance provides are ‘spot on’. We have used these assessments in individual coaching as well as with my direct reports as a team. What I like about their assessments is I ‘can use the results’ to better understand my people and know how to relate to them in a way that is compatible with their style of learning. Many assessments offer a lot of information but using and applying that information is often missing. The individual review Executive Brilliance provides with the employee AND their supervisor is very insightful and they provide specific tips on how to communicate and relate to achieve the best results.