Jo Leonard, President and Founder of Jo Leonard, LLC. “Partners in College & Career Navigation” brings together over 40 years of experience in corporate, non-for profit and academic environments. Her team of career and college coaches is expert in the education, inspiration and training of young adults who are seeking guidance in order to make important college and career decisions. And the team all love their jobs, practicing what they preach every day!
With a charismatic and results-oriented approach, Jo has inspired audiences that include Fulbright scholars, senior level professionals and many Generation Y and Millenium Generation college and career starters. She travels around the U.S. speaking to and training high school and college students in the art of mind-mapping and creative brainstorming to develop career and major ideas and then helps them translate those ideas into personal presentation both in person and on paper. She is an expert in connecting with these generations and creating a comfortable and dynamic platform upon which to build ideas and strategies for success. Her young clients love her, their parents admire her for her commitment to their kids and her corporate and non-profit partners value her for her tremendous contribution to their organizations.
Born and raised in England and with a Business and English degree from The University of Hertfordshire in London, and Montclair State University in New Jersey, Jo brings global perspective into her work. With many hours of training in NLP and other communications and strategic development skills, Jo leaves no stone unturned with her clients.
As a communications and advertising professional in Fortune 500, start-ups and non-profits, Jo has hired and managed young adults throughout their careers. With professional experiences in both Europe and the United States, Jo Leonard is uniquely qualified to consult with and coach young adults and their families on best practices for finding and succeeding in colleges and careers that match talents and passions.
Ed Rebele's firm understanding of college bound students' advising needs comes from his 7 years working with students as a guidance professional, and 10 years working as a teacher.
What was most missing for him when he transitioned to us at Jo Leonard, LLC., was "really getting to know the students individually, so that I can give them more attention and customized college and career direction. This is my real passion and I'm enjoying that aspect of working for Jo the most." He loves researching schools, and teaching students how to do effective research before they put their Smart List together. He's organized and thorough, and has an assertive but friendly approach when it comes to overseeing student's applications.
As a guidance counselor for South Brunswick Board of Education in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey he advised 260 students regarding academic and social issues, provided college and career counseling to students in grades 9-12, and regularly visited colleges and universities.
Having graduated from Rider University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ed decided to continue his education at Rutgers University where he received a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology. He has worked on the financial aid process with many families and comes equipped with tremendous resources for his clients.
Krista Schnitzler has over 15 years of marketing and communications experience including time in the non-profit world, the corporate realm and the family business. Regardless of the environment, message or audience, regular communication has always been crucial for success. And multi-channel marketing expertise provides a strong framework for coordinating all of the ever-changing channels of communication.
Education has always been a passion and being able to be part of the process helping people find the right place for them is an exciting opportunity. Sharing Jo and Ed?s expertise along with other industry news is a great opportunity.
A Bucks County native and graduate of Lehigh University and University of Delaware, Krista is continuing to enjoy contributing to our local community.
Katelyn Mullen loves the written and spoken word and considers herself a stickler for grammar, politeness, and evidence of growth and improvement. She graduated from Temple University in December 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is now a graduate student at Arcardia University and is currently working towards her teacher certification in Secondary English. She has always enjoyed editing the writing of her peers and siblings because she believes she can help them to become better writers, rather than simply pointing out their errors. She is passionate about the mentoring process, which she has experienced first hand throughout her life, and is now committed to working closely with college bound young adults, to help them express themselves in paper and in person. Kate was born and raised in Bucks County, has 2 cats, 3 siblings and a passion for bell choir. To stay sane she runs!