Paula Jenkins

Founder and CEO at LFS Consulting LLC

Management Consulting

Education: Tuskegee University, BS in Computer Information Systems - DePaul University, MBA in Leadership and Change Management
Chicago, IL, USA


Paula Jenkins is the Founder & CEO of LFS Consulting LLC, specializing in Leadership and Financial Success while bringing hope to complicated life situations through speaking, corporate workshops, executive coaching, and 1:1 consulting. She is a John Maxwell Certified Executive Director, DISC Certified Consultant, and Certified Financial Coach. She is a graduate of Tuskegee University (B.S. in Computer Information Systems) and DePaul University (MBA in Leadership and Change Management). Paula’s mission is to help teams and organizations develop successful leaders, understanding the power of good communication, and focus on increasing communication skills with the use of the DISC method. Before starting LFS Consulting LLC, Paula had a 20-year career in various leadership roles in the HR Outsourcing and Benefits Administration industry. She has received numerous recognitions as a strong and effective leader and has partnered with numerous Fortune 500 companies such as Verizon Wireless, Aetna, CenturyLink, and many others.


Communication. Everything begins and ends with how we communicate with each other. When we understand who we are we can identify how we show up to people. When we understand who we are talking to we can have a much better experience and relationship. This is so important when working with people - whether it is a client, a boss, your spouse, your partner, your child or a stranger - our communication styles matter. In everything I do I ensure that those who meet me understand who I am, and I want to get to know who they are as our relationship will be far better for it. This is why I am so passionate about the DISC personality assessment!

Financial literacy. We don't talk about money and there are many people living paycheck to paycheck and don't know where to start. Many people were not taught about personal finance as children, and it has shown up in detrimental way in their adulthood. When I work with people on the basics of budgeting I am overwhelmed with the power of what education and change can do for a person. It makes a difference.

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Best Story

Directness is my think. I am direct and sometimes we have to be directly told things to make changes in our lives. My blood pressure was 180 / 140 and my doctor stated I would die if I didn't change my work environment. This was pretty direct - and I listened! I went on an LOA 2 days later and quit my corporate job 3 months later. I started my business a month later.

Origin Story

I worked in corporate America for nearly 20 years. I saw some great managers and I saw some not so great managers. I was a leader in many ways during my tenure. I directly managed employees, I also trained new managers and helped identify potential managers. I have always believed that a true leader can create other great leaders - you just have to be one. After my health was impacted by a bad manager, I decided to leave corporate America and I haven't looked back. I took my two passions - leadership development and financial literacy and built a business to create great leaders and help people become better stewards with their money. These two topics intertwine with each other and I am helping people see this every day!

Example talks

Love, Hope, and Gratitude

“Today, I choose to live with Gratitude for the Love that fills my heart, and the voice of Hope that say all things are possible.” This presentation will leave you and those around you inspired. It is high energy, inspirational and timely.

Come to this presentation and learn:

How to live a life sharing love.
The areas where you are trying to find hope.
How to pause and show gratitude.

What is your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

This presentation is designed for managers, leaders of big and small teams, entrepreneurs, small business owners, independent contractors, and anyone who meets with people regularly and must build relationships in some capacity. Emotional Intelligence is defined as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. The key word is “aware”! You must be aware of how you show up.
In this presentation, you will learn:

The full understanding of emotional intelligence (EQ) & how it shows up in your role as a leader.
How to understand the importance of using emotional intelligence (EQ) & how to use it in your role as a leader.
How to understand the power of leveraging peers in your role as a leader.

Communicating the Right Message in the Right Way

Communication, after all, is one of the most CRITICAL activities that ANY small business owner (or sales professional in ANY industry) needs to learn and GET REALLY GOOD AT DOING!

This talk is ideal for anyone who wants to improve your relationships in your personal life and your professional life. It is for those of you who want more from your boss, your career, your employees, your clients, or your kids even!

Come to this presentation and learn:

How to understand better about your own style and how it affects all the scenarios you will enter each day.
How to understand the impact you make when you do have these important conversations with people in your life or business.
How to learn an easy system for always keeping this communication style information on top of your mind so you can maximize every conversation and scenario possible.