“Assemble has become a critical part of Warby Parker’s leadership journey. We have worked together for over two years on leadership offsites and coaching, and their customized programs and personalized approach have been a true differentiator. Our team has benefited from their practical insights, their Candor, Courage & CareTM model, and their strategic thought-partnership. I highly recommend Assemble to organizations seeking to invest in their leaders while driving sustainable growth.”
Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker
“Jill is by far the smartest, funniest, most empathetic strategic adviser I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She brings a fresh and engaging approach to business acceleration, always leaving my leadership team hungry for more. Jill’s EQ is off the charts which allows for her to quickly read the room and bring a personalized approach to our sessions. As a result, our team’s professional development has exceeded all expectations. She is the real deal...I couldn’t be more pleased with the ROI she delivers to me and our organization.”
Geoff Schiller, Chief Revenue OfficeR, Group Nine Media
I cannot say enough about how Assemble has made an impact on our business. They were able to come into our organization and diagnose key opportunities to evolve our culture, ongoing education, and employee retention and engagement. They steered us through huge company milestones with thoughtful, poignant guidance and care. Jami, Kelley and Zamena have become members of our team and our family - HATCH would not be where it is today without Assemble.
Lindsay bressler, former coo, hatch
“If you want to set your course on being candid, courageous, and caring, plug into your GPS Assemble with Jill Katz as your destination – she is all the navigation you’ll need!”
Molly Langenstein, CEO & President, Chico's FAS
“Jill is leading the movement to bring humanity back into all of our organizations- and she is someone you want partnering with your organization.
Jill came to Unilever to deliver her masterclass on the power of feedback using her techniques of Candor, Courage and Care. It was one of the most well attended presentations we have delivered to date- with over 200 people live and many more dialed in from offices around the country. Our community just loved it!
Not only does Jill focus on how to give feedback, she also focuses on how to receive feedback. A must have masterclass for all workplaces.”
Mita Mallick, Head of Diversity & Cross Cultural Marketing, Unilever
“Jill has helped our executive team navigate some of the toughest challenges we’ve faced as a young, high-growth company led by first-time founders. The entire Assemble team has quickly become an irreplaceable part of the Burrow team. Every single Burrow employee could tell you how important they are to our culture. It’s extremely rare to find such an impactful partner.”
Stephen Kuhl, CEO, Burrow
"Assemble has helped our leadership team move forward and communicate better with each other. They will push you to embrace your challenges head on and guide you through that process. I am personally a better leader today because of their coaching."
“When the COVID crisis first hit, my team was struggling to define the “new normal” of how to work together in a virtual environment with new and competing priorities. Jill Katz facilitated a session on managing through crisis that was exactly what the team needed to evolve, share, and learn that it is OK not to be OK. The tools we received from her session have enhanced our ability to communicate with and manage our teams, no matter where they are based. We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Jill and, as a team, are forever changed for the better thanks to her coaching and support. Every professional team can benefit from working with Jill, she is the best of the best at getting to the core of issues and attacking them with ‘candor, courage, and care."
“My experience with Jill can be summed up in five words:
Luminous, Clever, Action, Vision and Integrity.
Jill walks her walk with such infectious passion and energy which clearly leads to relationships with clients that bring joy and wisdom to the partnerships.
There is never a day that Jill doesn’t show up, bring her best, inspire and coach others to do the same. And she does it with humour, candor and grace!”
Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer, Vaynermedia
“Jill Katz and her amazing team don’t just walk the walk, and they don’t just talk the talk, they take you by the hand and guide you every step of the way ensuring you become not just a better corporate leader, but also a better person. She has used her immense knowledge and know-how to improve our entire workforce, and I can’t think of a finer human being than Jill - plus she loves dogs as much as I do, so she can do no wrong!”
Jennifer Bandier, Founder, Bandier
“Assemble HR was a wonderful partner for our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training. Zamena Ladak helped our teams confront their biases, understand the power of allyship, and learn to speak up. It was beneficial having her talent and insights to leverage as we continue to foster a workplace culture of respect and belonging.”
“Jill is an incredible People Development executive with dynamic skills in leadership development, organizational change, communication and performance management. She is results driven and a strong business partner. She understands how to work at both a strategic and tactical level. I highly recommend her.”
Amy Shecter, CEO, Glamsquad
“There is a lot of good training material out there but there is only one Jill Katz.
These learning sessions are so powerful because of the connection and trust Jill builds with the participants. So many participants have told me how they are using the knowledge they have gained in the development programs Jill has built and facilitated at my company. She has an uncanny ability to build credibility so quickly. She cares so much and challenges participants to go outside their comfort zone. The results are impactful and lasting...”
Colleen Gangl, SVP, People, Dotdash Meredith
“I can’t say enough good things about the team at Assemble! I was in urgent need of support on my People team at Slice and Jami was a tremendous partner in helping us find a strong consultant, Kirsten, who jumped in quickly to learn our processes and provide day-to-day HR support while we were recruiting for a full-time position. Jami was responsive and willing to work with me to figure out how best to help and Kirsten was a joy to work with. As a Chief People Officer, I love having a core group of trusted partners and Assemble is on that list.”
Jac Meyer, Chief People Officer, Boll & Branch
“With Jill, you are getting it all – senior level strategic guidance, executive coaching, a culture champion, and nuts and bolts HR expertise. She is an amazing add as your entire HR team or to fill specific roles that your organization lacks. Any time spent with Jill is time you will spend becoming a better leader and person.”
Kelley Hicks, CFO, Burrow
“I have had the pleasure of working with Jill Katz over many decades and in every way she is an incredible leader, coach and professional. When we were looking for a partner to drive our L&OD efforts for our organization, she and her team at Assemble were the natural choice.
Jill has introduced our emerging leaders to leading with Candor, Courage, and CareTM. She has given guidance to our greater organization through her masterclasses and had connected individuals through her monthly #AssembleNetwork. In each, her ability to connect and resonate with those learning from her is unmistakable. Jill brings clarity, simplicity, humor and humility to her interactions. It’s no wonder immediate trust and connection is created.”
Anna Ellis, VP, Human Resources, Theory
“Jill Katz brings a progressive, fresh wind of change to leadership development, organizational transition, communication and performance management. Her calls to reflection and action are equally strong. And, her wit and sincerity bring a much needed frank humanity to vulnerable conversations. If you are a leader, you need Jill!”
Cristina Ceresoli, VP Digital, Customer & Loyalty, Chico's
“Jill is an exceptional HR business partner. She clearly understands how to build high performing teams that deliver results.”
Tim Baxter, CEO, Express
“Assemble has exceeded our expectations with the transformation results from our engagement with Jill Katz. Client progress reports, action items and overall leadership results were shared continuously throughout the process. Jill handles her engagements with transparency candor and dignity – our internal stakeholders were immediately bought in to her approach. Executive Coaching can sometimes feel stale and even remedial. My leaders are asking to extend their assignments with Assemble – an overall inspiring partnership.”
Crist Stilianos, HR Business Leader, Tiffany & Co.
“Having signed up for Jill Katz’s Assemble networking group, I really had no idea what to expect. I thought maybe I’d virtually meet some people I didn’t know and then we’d talk about best practices, trends, etc. Little did I know I’d be treated to 4 weeks of Jill’s dynamic and engaging personality, her authenticity, her passion, her support, her humor, her brain, her network, her perspective and her collaborative assignments. Add to that the amazing people that have joined her Assemble forums that have quickly become new friends and it was an experience that far surpassed my expectations. I’ve learned a lot about myself in these sessions. And, I enjoyed it so much that I signed up for a second one 4 months later and it is just as fantastic - it’s the best 90 minute gift someone can give themselves. Jill is a very special leader with a gift for bringing people together and bringing out the best in them. I highly recommend signing up for one of her #AssembleNetwork forums.”
Michele Olton, SVP, Chief Talent Officer, Re:Sources - A Publicis Company
“My experience with Assemble has been nothing short of exceptional. We partnered with Assemble for People Operations services when an employee on our People team went on leave. We were lucky enough to have the privilege of Kirsten from Assemble joining our team for 6 months and she knocked it out of the ballpark, learning our processes with ease. Her attention to detail, thoughtfulness, kindness, professionalism, and work ethic were truly unmatched; her subject matter expertise enabled us to move many projects forward. Working with Assemble on our needs was always seamless as they were responsive, receptive, and incredibly kind. Any company that requires these supportive services would be lucky to work with Assemble’s team.”
Kendall Hurwitz, Senior Manager, People, Axoni
“If you are looking for a team to bring fun and excitement to workshops and training, look no further. Assemble is doing it right. Jill Katz, Zamena Ladak and the Assemble team are so bright, funny, and enthusiastic. They bring a fun, fresh and engaging approach to having difficult conversations. They have really helped our team progress in their careers and overall communication.”
Ilyse Wolfe, Director of hr, Beach House Group