Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Kramer, P.E., PWLF, CPM, CCM
Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer, Ascension Leadership Group, LLC
A civil engineer who spent a career in the public works design and construction industry, I have made an enormous transformation over the past 3 years. Prompted by a burning desire to make a difference by helping others be better, I become a John Maxwell Team certified coach and speaker in the summer of 2013. It was then that I founded Ascension Leadership Group and began speaking and teaching others about leadership and communication principles, developing programs, and writing a book. Before too long, though, I realized was having difficulty with progress and connection, and that I really wasn’t clear on what I was trying to accomplish.
In the spring of 2015 I began the process of becoming a Deeper Path Team certified coach, and it was then I had the revelation. I was a perfectionist, and it was in my way. With the help of my coach, Kary Oberbrunner, we developed strategies to address this addiction, and a plan to get past it. I shelved the projects I was working on, and began a process of study and reflection that led me to today. Where exactly is that?
Personally – I am growing and improving on a daily basis; my relationship with my wife, Sharon, and our 4 daughters is the best it has ever been. I am not criticizing every little thing, making them feel inferior, and sending them to tears. Instead I am building them up, showing them their true worth, and they have responded with incredible growth and success of their own. I am awed and humbled by the family we have become.
Professionally – I am getting ready to launch a multi-level coaching program on self-leadership; a different book, one on overcoming perfectionism so you can live your life, is in the works; a reflection journal template that focuses on the items that were key to my progress is drafted and on its way to the designer for layout so it can be published; and I am speaking and coaching with a clarity that allows me to truly provide value to those I work with. In addition, several other programs and projects are outlined and queued up waiting their turn on the priority list for development.
Musical Background: ‘TAKE THE CHANCE’ by Nicolai Heidlas