About Potentials realized and Jennifer Britton
Potentials Realized is an award-winning performance improvement company which specializes in supporting leaders, teams and groups through exceptional customized programs.
Our main areas of focus are Coaching, Leadership and Team Performance Issues, with specialized support in the areas of virtual programming, virtual and global team leadership.
We deliver dozens of programs a year - from virtual teleclasses, to webinars, to in person training, and offsite retreats. We also offer a number of on-demand programs to support leaders, teams and coaches in doing better work.
Potentials Realized was founded in 2004 by Jennifer Britton. Within her professional career she has always been a trailblazer - whether managing a team of more than 100 staff and volunteers by the age of 26, or publishing the first book globally on the topic of group coaching. She was leading global teams by her early 30s with the UN. Jennifer Britton is a passionate leadership and team developer. Jennifer is the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013). Jennifer is a global expert in the area of Group Coaching and Team Development, and speaks widely to groups around the world.
Dedicated to supporting organizations and business owners in the areas of teamwork, leadership, performance issues, we serve clients across North America, Europe and the Caribbean, virtually and in person. Jennifer has been involved in facilitating high impact and experiential education programs for teams, groups and organizations since 1988. She has also designed award winning training and mentoring programs for both the financial services and health care sector.
In fall 2016, Jennifer received the PRISM Award for Excellence in Coaching, from the International Coach Federation - Toronto Chapter - in recognition for her work with The Scarborough Hospital in establishing a coaching culture. That programming involved the design and delivery of Coaching and Mentoring Skills Training, an e-learning program on coaching and mentoring skills. More than 125 staff were involved in the training with the coaching conversations expanding to teams, and individuals. This program was also awarded an Award of Excellence - Curriculum Design by the Institute for Performance and Learning in 2017.
Since the early 1990s, Jennifer has led programs in more than eighteen countries around the world with groups from the governmental, non-profit and corporate sectors.
Most well-known for her trailblazing work in the area of group coaching, Jennifer also brings a solid track record in the area of performance improvement, and was one of Canada's first 20 Certified Performance Technologists accredited in 2003. Today, Jennifer integrates her passion for individual and team excellence, with her skills as a coach, trainer and facilitator, in the area of group coaching. Her teleseminar and group coaching programs have been taken by hundreds professionals and coaches from five of the six continents. Her Group Coaching Essentials program, a teleseminar program for coaches, and her two day Group Coaching Intensive, is approved by the ICF for Continuing Coach Education hours. Jennifer has been described as a "coaches coach" and regularly facilitates Mentor Coaching Groups for coaches looking to sharpen their skills.
Known for her results-oriented, engaging style, Jennifer works with clients who want to undertake exceptional work. She works with individuals, teams and groups.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Psychology, and a Masters of Environmental Studies (MES) and has completed post-graduate HR studies. Jennifer is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT). She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI, 2005). She is recognized as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation an brings over 3000 hours of coaching experience with groups, individuals and teams. Jennifer has also completed advanced coach training in Organization and Relationship Systems (ORSC) and Shadow Coaching. Jennifer also holds the credential of Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education.
Jennifer has partnered with organizations including the Toronto CFA Society, The Cooperators, the Ontario Provincial Police, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, CCAC, UNICEF (WCA Regional Office) to deliver presentations, training sessions (leadership, mentoring skills and coaching skills) and coaching services (group coaching, team coaching and individual coaching). Jennifer has also designed award winning training programs. Her mentor training work with the Toronto CFA Society won an industry award in financial services for innovation in 2009, followed by the PRISM Award from the International Coach Federation-Toronto Chapter for her Coaching and Mentoring Skills Training, and Coaching Culture work with The Scarborough Hospital.
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Partial Client List:
We have delivered services for the following organizations:
United Nations Mission to Haiti
United Nations System: UNDP/UNSECOORD/UNV
UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office
Health Care and Social Services:
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation
Project For Pride in Living
Women in Capital Markets
Toronto CFA Society
Small Business and Entrepreneurial Support:
Rotman School of Commerce
MicroSkills: SET Program
CDI College/Everest College: Newmarket
YSSTAB - York South Simcoe Training and Adjustment Board
Ontario Provincial Police
Canada Public Sector School
Plus additional agency support at the municipal and provincial levels
Labrador Iron Mines
Canada Conference Board
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Run for the Cure
Havergal College Old Girl’s Foundation
TrainingFolks – including support to leading Canadian businesses in health, transportation, safety and food manufacturing
Canadian Society for Training and Development
International Coach Federation
Cultural Awareness International
ASTD (American Society for Training and Development
Jennifer is an active member of the Institute for Performance and Learning (former Canadian Society for Training and Development), the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). Jennifer speaks internationally on issues related to group program facilitation, group and team coaching, teamwork, leadership development and succession planning, mentoring and business success.
John Wiley and Sons released Jennifer's book Effective Group Coaching in January 2010 which has been met with rave reviews across the coaching industry.It has been described as the "Handbook for Group Coaching" and was the first book published on the topic globally. She followed this up with From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching in 2013 (Jossey-Bass). Both books have been adopted by different coach training schools as a required or recommended text for coach training.