MEET THE FOUNDER

Professional Experience

Director, UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business

Associate Director, Duke Fuqua School of Business

Assistant Director/Organization Behavior Research Lab Manager, University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School

Research Associate, Harvard School of Business

Facilitator/Coach, Duke Corporate Education

EDUCATION

MBA, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

BS, Psychology, University of Florida

TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS

International Coaching Federation,

Associate Certified Coach

Certified Authentic Leadership Coach

CliftonStrengths Assessment

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Institute for Generative Leadership

JENNIFER FINK

CEO and Founder of Fink Development


In 2011, I was feeling stuck with indecision between becoming a psychologist, getting a PhD in Org. Behavior, or becoming a human capital consultant, not feeling smart enough to pursue any of them, and wondering why in the world I was studying corporate finance in an MBA program.


I wanted more out of my career, and I knew I had a lot of value to provide, but I just didn't know how to make it happen.

I hit rock bottom, then I went to see a career coach and had a lightbulb moment! It was the first time I experienced coaching and I thought maybe it could be a good blend of psychology and business and check all the boxes I was looking for in a career.

Shortly after that, I started to develop crucial skills to help me launch my career to the next level and become a coach. I learned the tools of business communication, I studied the ins and outs of the career transition process, I slowly implemented career development strategies to grow my brand and influence professionally and personally, and I trained as an authentic leadership coach to invest in myself and address some of my limiting beliefs.

My career started to take off! I began to build a valuable network of mentors and advocates, I was offered new opportunities, I started to have more confidence in my worth, and I landed my dream jobs.

The ultimate game-changer for me was not only leveraging these skills to drive my career, but realizing that I could significantly impact the trajectory of others' careers by sharing my experience, learnings, strategies, and connections, and so I started my company Fink Development to continue that mission.

I love that I get to spend my days helping eager professionals gain the insights and skills they need to grow their careers.


I can’t wait to work with you.

JENNIFER FINK

CEO and Founder of Fink Development


I truly believe that the recipe for an authentic career is the values that we care about, the interests that light us up, and the strengths that we bring to the table.


How does that play out in my career? Well…


My values: One of the unique things about my career is that I’ve worked across multiple industries including: law, retail, hospitality, higher-education, real estate, food and beverage, and coaching. Why? Because I love learning, having flexibility, autonomy, and control of my career, and paving my own path. These values have driven every career decision I’ve made, and are the reason I started my own company. 


My interests: I LOVE all things growth and development, communication, organizational behavior, business, and entrepreneurship. If you looked around my home you’d see stacks of books, on each topic. For my clients, this means that I bring to the table a wealth of knowledge, strategies, resources, and insights that I’ve gained over the course of my career, and that I'm genuinely excited to share everything I know.


My strengths: I've always had a “knack’ for business, I started working at 15 years old, became a manager at the age of 17, and spent the next 20 years honing my strength in helping all kinds of businesses become more effective and efficient. I’m strategic, analytical, and deliberative, which means I love to think big picture about a goal, analyze the details, and mitigate the risks along the way. I know that I can walk into any business with my eyes-closed and add value to their strategy and operations, and I teach my clients how to think strategically about their career growth.


My authentic career: For me, coaching eager professionals and entrepreneurs allows me to bring together this unique collection of interests, values, and strengths to help them grow and develop their career, become effective communicators, launch solid businesses, and become stronger managers and leaders. 


I absolutely love the work that I do, and I can’t wait to work with you.

Professional Experience

Director, UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business

Associate Director, Duke Fuqua School of Business

Assistant Director/Manager, University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School

Research Associate, Harvard School of Business

Facilitator/Coach, Duke Corporate Education

EDUCATION

MBA, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

BS, Psychology, University of Florida

TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS

International Coaching Federation,

Associate Certified Coach

Certified Authentic Leadership Coach

CliftonStrengths Assessment

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Institute for Generative Leadership

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