The Jenks Group

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About Us

Team Profiles

The Jenks Group is committed to providing dedicated human behavior and experiential training experts. We are trained by the best—Target Training International for DISC, Odyssey Performance, Myers Briggs Institute and Brian Tracy International.

Sharon Jenks

Sharon Jenks, CPBA and CEO/President of The Jenks Group®, began her career in the banking business earning the title of Senior Vice President in the then male dominated banking industry at the age of 27. Having broken the glass ceiling herself, she began to study the personal success strategy of executives who were able to achieve higher than normal levels of success. Sharon is a professional behaviorist who has worked with thousands of individuals and companies in reaching their personal and professional goals. She does this through helping people discover their behavioral talents in order to increase their effectiveness in communication. Her foundational belief is that job performance is directly linked to how well a person knows themselves and how well they can adapt to other communication styles.

Sharon, a survivor of cancer in 1980, is a sought after keynote speaker where she specializes in helping other cancer victims overcome their fear in "Reaching for the Brass Ring" and is a past chairman of several non-profit boards. She has co-authored a book with Dr. Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, and Brian Tracy titled “Discovering Your Inner Strength”.

Ed Jenks

Ed Jenks, Senior Consultant and Chief Strategist of The Jenks Group, Inc. is a well known and nationally recognized business professional with more than twenty-five years as a C-Suite Executive. Ed has transcended the industry specialist challenge by holding the Chief Executive Position in four different industries and played at Senior Executive Positions in several more. In the mid-1980's Ed began to formulate what has become one of the most successful and contemporary Strategic Planning processes utilized in business today, and has facilitated more than three hundred successful programs for Fortune 1000 companies throughout the United States. His program is designed to increase both top and bottom line organizational performance and his track record of success spans three decades. Author, lecturer, CEO and professional business leader Ed Jenks is known for his tough approach to business challenges having led organizations through three wars, five recessions, natural disasters and the climate of terrorism that affects business today.

Kathy Wentworth Drahosz

Kathy Wentworth Drahosz
Founder and President of The Training Connection, Inc., Kathy has more than a decade of experience in business, product and people development. She is the co-developer and author of Dynamic Mentoring, Mentoring for Success and Making an IMPACT in your Career, three practical approaches to tapping human potential and preparing for career and personal transitions. More than 50,000 persons worldwide have experienced the power of her training programs and products. Certified by the Governor Of Virginia, representing business and industry, Kathy provides guidance and oversight for activities under Virginia's Job Training Plan. Kathy is recognized for her work in helping individuals and organizations tap their unlimited potential!

Carolyn Duncan

Carolyn Duncan
Carolyn became a training and development consultant in early 1994 after a 20-year career with Marriott Corporation. Her management background includes operations and human resource management, coordinating government programs, multi-unit training, and development responsibilities. In her role as Western Regional Training and Development Director for HOST Marriott, she developed and implemented various associate and management programs including Total Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Management Development and other site training and incentive programs.

Carolyn received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of San Francisco in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Golden State University. She is currently an instructor of Adult Education in Pleasant Hill, California. Recent accomplishments include assisting large and small businesses with human resource and training needs, large-scale diversity initiatives, needs assessments, and management skills classes. She is affiliated with the Marriott Business Council acting as their Coordinator of Training and Development, responsible for Marriott's Northern California Cluster Training, a training event held three times a year that attracts 1000+ participants.

Carolyn lives in Martinez, California, and travels throughout the country delivering management training and development seminars and providing human resource support to large and small businesses. She is affiliated with The American Society of Training and Development (Mt. Diablo Chapter), Tri-Valley Human Resource Association, Women's Inc. and Roundtable for Women in Foodservice Inc.

Joan Silva, C.P.A.

Joan Silva, C.P.A.
Joan Silva's experience and background come from varied sources. After graduating with honors in business and accounting, she worked for one of the most prestigious public accounting firms in the country. She later served as Vice President and Manager of Internal Audit for one of the nation's largest, publicly held real estate firms. She has since successfully owned and operated three businesses over the last 10 years.

She is a Past President of Soroptimist International of San Ramon. Soroptimist is one of the largest philanthropic organizations for professional women. Joan is currently an active member of the following organizations:

  • Ali Lassen's LEADS Club (Past Director)
  • Bay Area Financial Counselors
  • Business Development Network
  • Professional Women's Business Exchange (Past President)
  • Walnut Creek Business Development Group (Assistant Facilitator)
  • Officer of Epsilon Sorority
  • Soroptimist International of Pittsburg
  • Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education

Joan did "MONEY TIP OF THE DAY" spots on KEST 1450 AM radio. She was known as "Money Silva" on this program and gave prosperity and abundance enhancing tips each day.