Jolynn Mitchell

Senior Business leader with 30+ years of experience leading and managing teams for International Fortune 100 companies and start-ups.

Senior Business leader with 30+ years of experience leading and managing teams for International Fortune 100 companies and start-ups.

Full Bio

Jolynn specializes in transformational leadership and generative team coaching. She helps leaders develop capabilities to maximize their impact and value they bring to their community. Jolynn supports Teams in finding their own voice to support both productivity and positivity. Jolynn is focused on working with a practical and holistic approach, leading individuals and teams through exercises, self reflection and dialogue for lasting positive change. Jolynn’s approach is customized to individual and team objectives and challenges. She has an empathetic approach to working with individuals as they navigate situations where they feel ‘stuck’. Jolynn works with teams to develop trust, empowerment and communication. She works together with clients to identify opportunities and allows time for practice and reflection, all in service of enabling leaders and teams to show up as their highest, best selves.

As a Senior leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, Jolynn has 30+ years of experience spanning Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, with over 20 of those years at the Senior Director, General Manager and Vice President level. She has a deep understanding of individual and organizational dynamics in fast paced, international, matrixed organizations. Jolynn leverages her experience in the manufacturing sector where she created and executed growth strategies, led teams worldwide, managed reorganizations, executed layoffs and navigated the roller-coaster of start-ups. Jolynn’s experience enables her to work with professionals across industries and titles to develop quantifiable and measurable steps to ensure goals are met and expectations exceeded.

Jolynn has held senior positions in the Sporting Goods Industry, most recently as Senior Director of Material Innovation at Nike Inc. She was the VP of Product and Packaging at G Diapers, VP of Merchandising at Nau, and Global Business Unit Manager of North America for adidas AG. Jolynn also started the product creation curriculum and was an Adjunct Professor at the Warsaw School of Business at The University of Oregon. Jolynn spent her career mentoring young women to navigate their careers. She most recently founded and led The Women of Innovation initiative at Nike providing content, curriculum and leadership development programs for women at all levels to thrive and feel supported on their journey.

Notable Client Achievements

  • Coaching Senior Director in a non-profit through a re-org and co-founder departure, successfully helping her to be elevated to Chief Administrative Officer.

  • Coached International Sr. Director through a global offense change, new leadership/new management, helping her to grow her team to 73.

  • Coached CEO through a new appointment including org structure, strategy and outgoing leadership.

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  • Senior Director, Material Innovation Apparel
  • Materials Development Director - Flyknit Footwear
  • Director of Men's/Boy's Apparel Starter Brand
  • Women's Marketing Director NA
  • Global Business Unit Manager
  • Marketing Manager Key Accounts
  • Product Line Manager
  • Product Development
  • Executive MBA | The University of Oregon
  • Degree of Applied Science – Production Management | The Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Accredited Coach Training Program - PCC | New Ventures West
  • Bachelor of Science – Clothing, Textiles and Design | The University of Western Ontario
Health Wellness Fitness
Non Profit
Product Management
Project Management
Strategy Planning
Art Creative Design
Improve At Networking
New People Manager
Experienced People Manager
Discover Skills And Strengths
Goal Clarification
Relationship Building
Emotional Intelligence
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