Karen Gaskins Jones


Karen Gaskins Jones is the principal of JLH Associates, a consulting firm offering an array of services that help individuals and organizations to enhance their effectiveness. Her three-prong approach (coaching, training and organization development) has facilitated the identification of goals and strategies for moving forward toward a desired future for individuals, teams and organizations. They also are able to recognize, manage, or overcome the barriers to their success.

JLH Associates continues to celebrate 25 years of outstanding service to its customers! JLH Associates has served large, small and moderate-sized organizations across sectors, and exceeded expectations. Pathways with JLH Associates was introduced in 2012 as part of our 20th year celebration. 

Karen is a dynamic coach, engaging facilitator and effective consultant.  She works with organizations that want to enhance their leadership practices, pursue a shared vision and enhance their ability leverage the strengths of a diverse workforce.  Through her leadership and life coaching, clients are able to engage sustainable changes that enrich the quality of their professional and personal lives, and achieve their goals with clear intentions. Participants remark how much they gain from working with her … heightened insight and self-awareness, performance and goal attainment. 

Karen earned a M.Ed. from Texas Southern University and a BA in Mathematics from Spelman College.  She is certified to administer the TotalSDI (Strength Deployment Inventory), Global Competency Index (GCI), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and a host of other assessments that can help coaching clients to enhance their self-awareness.  Karen is a practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry and a student of NLP.  In her coaching practice she enjoys working with individuals and groups who want to remove the barriers to their success, and craft strategies to live their fullest lives ... professionally and personally.  Consistently the feedback from her consultations, coaching and workshops acknowledges individuals, teams/groups and organizations experience heightened effectiveness. 

Karen's Coaching Philosophy

I believe that you have the capacity and the inner resources to approach your current life situation in a way that transforms your ability to have more of what you want, and with considerably less effort. 

You are the best expert on on your own life. I will help you to get in touch with that expert, your own inner coach. That part of you knows exactly what you want and gives you clues every day about what to do next. Working with your vision of what you want your work and life to look like, we will use those clues to take actions that lead to extraordinary results.


JLH Associates is a catalyst that inspires open dialogue, stimulates learning and facilitates purposeful actions which lead to individual and organizational excellence.

We guide people through experiences which encourage the growth of personal consciousness, leadership capacity and the sustainability of healthier organizations and communities. 

We look forward to assisting you in your journey!                                                              









Karen Gaskins Jones

Phone: 301-390-2246


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