Jenifer has that rare trifecta of vision, synthesis, and implementation. She quickly sees goals and programmatic destinations, creatively pulls from multiple strategies and methodologies from within and outside of the arts to get there, and inspires others to join her. Her drive is unmatched and she brings genuine enthusiasm and passion to her work. Jenifer gets things done and makes the work a pleasure along the way.
Carrie Cleveland, Manager of Education + Outreach
With so much going on in the world, it's critical to have a CREATIVE and tireless partner like Jenifer. In all of the work that we've done together, I've been most impressed with her ability to think about "how" not "if" in moving strategy into reality. She has the unique ability to help uncover a powerful vision and then galvanize the energy needed to move toward it. If you want to be inspired to achieve what might seems impossible, Jenifer should be on your team.
Ennis Carter, Founding Director
Social Impact Studios
Jenifer Simon is a tireless advocate for arts organizations and a remarkable source of knowledge and experience. She has the ability to assess her clients' resources and create an action plan to use them to their greatest effect. Jenifer also understands the financial landscape for arts organizations. She uses that insight to choose where to focus fundraising energies and—bottom line—she closes the deal. I give Jenifer the highest praise I could give someone in her position. Every arts organization whom she works with is always better off for it: financially, systemically, and creatively.
Robin Irwin, Executive Director
The Appalachian Center for the Arts
Jenifer is tenacious, inquisitive, and hardworking. Social justice is not just a concept for her, but rather it is a principle deeply ingrained in her work and life. She is passionate about what she believes with an unfaltering commitment to the arts and arts instruction. Jenifer is always full of high energy and never stops fighting for the underdog!
Grace Cho, Founder + CEO
Jenifer has a very unique way of becoming the bridge between artists, administrators, stakeholders and communities to bring creative visions to life. When you work with Jenifer, you get a dedicated, arts-forward, professional who will most often be the smartest person in the room, but will never know it. You get to work with a motivated leader who knows how to listen to all of the voices and bring them all together in a beautiful chorus of song that everyone will enjoy being a part of. Every organization that has had the benefit of working with her is now richer, more diverse, and more on target for meeting its educational and artistic goals, as well as having been exposed to a treasure trove of artists of only the highest quality.
Marck "Flaco" Best, Founder
Latin Dancer, Master Teaching Artist
Jenifer shows a remarkable mastery when managing artists and their art-making. Her attention to detail, a deep respect for the process, immeasurable commitment to ethics and a profound skill for every part of the creative process makes her an ideal collaborator. Service-oriented, she works in-relationship with her colleagues. She evokes trust, compassion, and joy. Indeed, a tremendous best practices model for art and arts education.
Angela Kariotis, Writer, Performer, Master Teaching Artist
Instructor, Seton Hall University
Jenifer combines the knowledge and experience that are essential for advancing the work of artists, educators, and arts organizations. She brings terrific energy and skill to all her projects, and quickly wins the confidence of her clients and colleagues. It is also a pleasure to work with Jenifer—her creativity and sense of humor make work feel like play.
Rick Pressler, Director, RPA Associates
Founder, Greater Brunswick Charter School
We were looking for the blend of a sharp thinker and presenter, who also understands the arts world and artists, and who could therefore deliver information in a digestible, manageable and non-intimidating manner. Not only was Jenifer able to offer thoughtful, informational presentations online, but her follow up one-on-ones with individual artists were very well received. Jenifer seamlessly stepped in to coach and guide several artists in their project and proposal development, helping them to track down funding sources and create grant-worthy proposals. Her project management skills - in addition to her mentoring - were essential in this regard, helping artists (and their partner agencies) stay on task and on schedule with their proposals. Having Jenifer's skill and capacity to "intuit" what was needed and move forward independently was essential.
Elizabeth Stookey Sunde, Founder and Executive Director
I cannot say enough about Jenifer's intellect, enthusiasm, and commitment to helping artists. She has been an incomparable source of career insight and guidance for me. As I made the transition from being a performing artist to an administrative career, Jenifer's perspective enabled me to see my transferable skills, and to effectively communicate them throughout the hiring process. She is gifted at analyzing situations and providing solutions that can be efficiently implemented, whether her client is an individual or an organization. She does all of this without compromising her personal integrity, or that of her field. I owe a significant portion of my professional success to the guidance I have received from Jenifer over the years.
Susan Fulks, Former Associate Dean of Students, Florida Atlantic University
I cannot express how helpful Jenifer has been. Her advice has by far been the most useful from all that I have received. She truly cares about my success. As a result, she is always organized and insightful when helping me. Jenifer is the type of mentor who wants to 'teach me to fish' instead of 'giving me a fish'. I thank her for believing in me.
Amanda Pascali, Activist Musician,
Jenifer is as kind, warm, and supportive as she is gifted. Her attention to detail, her creativity, and her ability to problem-solve are unmatched. She worked with me to re-approach social media from a holistic perspective that put the brand and the message first. Then with clarity around exactly what I wanted to say, we implemented specific, step-by-step strategies to achieve my goals. She taught me to put on my business jacket and take off my musician's leather jacket! Jenifer is someone who cares deeply about her client's success and makes you feel like she's right by your side every step of the way.
Singer/Songwriter, Activist Musician, Educator
Jenifer is top-notch! She’s a true professional and has a tremendous background and record of success in bringing learning alive, for both educators and students, by infusing the arts into the curriculum. Jenifer cultivates a collaborative and creative culture so that all involved, organizations and individuals, become invested in focused initiatives. Her exuberance is contagious and she has a heart of gold!
South Orange Maplewood Schools
Jenifer’s knowledge of how to help artists survive and thrive in an ever-changing cultural, economic and digital landscape makes her a terrific, go-to resource for professional development programs and projects. Her ability to engage with artists of diverse backgrounds and at all levels is impressive, as are her expert skills as a facilitator, trainer, and coach to foster new or improved business practices!
Museum Professional, Arts Consultant, Writer
Jenifer Simon is a powerful presenter and creative facilitator. She is a powerhouse of ideas and presents information using interactive media and activities to make training fun and exciting. Jenifer's energy and attitude are perhaps the most notable during our Leadership Retreat. In fact, the Leadership Team voted Jenifer "Most Enthusiastic" at the awards ceremony at the conclusion of our retreat. Jenifer brings diverse skills and talents to her audience and is an incredible resource for the development of our staff. I know that I am in excellent hands when experts and friends like Jenifer are on my team.
Mark Williams, President and CEO
Jenifer Simon has done an outstanding job in the facilitation of the training materials, as well as to provide personal guidance for any employee who requested it. Ms. Simon is uniquely sensitive to the need for strong corporate integrity, a comprehensive knowledge of our products and services, and she regularly encourages all new hires to go as high as we can in self-development. Jenifer Simon is a true professional.
Albert Parker, Outside Sales Representative
21st Century Telecom Group
Jenifer was key to turning a vanity website into an e-commerce site. Her direction pushed the site into being about sales. She guided me into making key career choices to allow more chances of being found by search engines.
Watercolorist and Architect
I have always heard great things in the past from other trainers and employees about Jenifer's unique and intense training style. Now, I can say with sincerity that Jenifer is a fantastic trainer. Jenifer truly puts her heart and soul into every moment of her training class. The extremely high energy level and positive attitude that she brings into the classroom are some of the many key attributes to Jenifer's superior training. Her class was by far, the best train-the-trainer experience that I have been through with RCN. She is a prime example of what it takes to be a piece of the solution.