Jake_WeissJake Weiss, Ph.D. is President & CEO of Coachability Consultants Inc. (CCI) and an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.

Jake founded and launched CCI in 2020 after five years of extensive research focused on uncovering what it truly means to operate at “highly coachable” levels within organizations.  His research established the construct of “employee coachability” in the academic literature.  As such, CCI partners with organizations across industries – such as Health Sciences, BioPharma, Biotech, Tech, Finance, Sports, and more – to maximize their coaching investments, practices, and cultures by focusing on the “missing piece” of the coaching equation: coachability.

To do so, Jake and his team developed the first and only scientifically reliable and validated Coachability Assessment, which often forms the foundation of CCI’s coachability development work.  Additionally, they developed a Team Coachability Report, numerous Coachability Skills Training Workshops, a Collaborative Coaching Framework that explicates roles and responsibilities for the coach and coachee, and sustainability mechanisms to embed coachability norms within the fabric of organizations.  As a data-driven, science-based organization, Jake and his team assess coachability behavioral change and the bottom-line impact of coachability initiatives through rigorous, advanced measurement approaches.

Prior to his current role at Coachability Consultants, Jake served as a Senior Consultant and the Research Lead at Inteflex, Inc., where he conducted innovative research to inform the development of its advanced managerial coaching development and sales force effectiveness workshops for Fortune 100 and 500 companies across the Health Sciences, BioPharma, and Biotech industries.

During his doctoral studies, Jake worked on multiple NASA-funded initiatives to uncover optimal crew composition and team processes and dynamics necessary for team effectiveness and success in long-duration space exploration (LDSE), in effort to inform and maximize the Mission to Mars.

Passionate about bridging the scientist-practitioner gap and bringing best-in-class, evidence-based engagements to clients, Jake and his team continuously conduct peer-reviewed research focused on coaching, employee coachability, and organizational cultures.

Jake earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he also played Division 1 soccer for four years.  He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, specializing in organizational coaching and coachability, from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.