Hi, I'm Jennifer Fink, 

Founder of Fink Development,

a career development coaching and advising practice that helps Mid-career business Professionals, Leaders, and Founders lean into their authenticity to achieve their greatest career aspirations.

Here's my story.

Back in 2011, I was working in Organizational Behavior Research with some of the leading faculty in this country and was LOVING what I was doing, but was on the lower totem pole of power and influence. I knew I was capable of more. That I had more value to add. And, that I wanted more out of my career. But, I didn't know where I wanted to go or how to get there. 

With the advice of a faculty member, I applied for and got accepted into an MBA program and figured that was a rational path forward. And, I'm a rational person, right?! But one month into my program, I was wondering what the hell I had done...and why I was studying corporate finance when I deep down wanted to be a psychologist! 

I bit the bullet and went to see a coach (maybe, not too far off from why you're considering coaching) and then, BAM it hit me. 

When I realized that I was asking the coach more questions than she was asking me, I realized that maybe coaching was what I had been looking for all along. So....I spent the next 2 years exploring the realm of coaching and career development. I started coaching to try it out, and that was all she wrote. I've been doing this work ever since. 

Of course, there's a longer story about all the failures, roadblocks, and dead-ends along the way, but what I realized was the missing puzzle piece to why I hadn't been able to figure out the right career path for me, how to leverage the right strategies to make pivots into the spaces I wanted to be in, and how to develop the right skills to advance my career. 

Now, this is what I teach my clients, how to gain clarity for their authentic life and career path, how to navigate career transitions with confidence, and how to develop in their career to keep the fire alive. 

In 2020, I decided to start growing Fink Development to bring in other powerhouse coaches who were aligned on share values and got similar high impact results with their clients. I'm so grateful for all of the coaches who have been on this journey with me, and core to our values we show up every day ready to learn and grow.

I love the work I do. I love meeting new people (even though I'm an introvert). And, I LOVE talking about personal development and growth and helping you achieve your greatest aspirations.

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
  • Research Associate, Duke Fuqua School of Business
  • Facilitator/Coach, Duke Corporate Education
  • A wide-variety of roles prior to my career in Organizational Behavior and High Education

Education & Training

  • MBA, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • BS, Psychology, University of Florida
  • International Coaching Federation, Associate Certified Coach
  • Certified Authentic Leadership Coach
  • CliftonStrengths Assessment
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Institute for Generative Leadership
  • Tiny Habits Certification (in progress)

What differentiates people at the top of their career?

They have a coach.

Many professionals stay busy climbing the ranks in their career. They keep their head down. They do good work. And, they reach a certain level of success, then hit a roadblock in advancement, fulfillment, or impact. This is usually when they recognize that an external perspective, advisor and coach is what will take them even further. If this sounds like you and you're ready for more in your career book a call with me.