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Heather Jelks

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Washington, DC, USA

Languages Offered

  • English


Heather is the President of Nautilus Coaching & Consulting, LLC, an executive coaching and consulting company dedicated to the development of masterful leaders. Heather trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn and has a graduate degree in organization development as well as somatic and leadership coach certifications. An avid runner and meditation practitioner, she introduces her clients to mindfulness concepts and best practices that deepen resilience, wisdom, and well-being. She co-authored the book, Missing Conversations: 9 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves, and is passionate about championing mindful leadership as a SIY Global Certified teacher.

As a certified SIY Global coach, Heather helps leaders cultivate their emotional intelligence, take actions that capitalize on their strengths, and increase their capacity to build inspired teams. She challenges her clients with a blend of both backbone and heart to adopt new habits and practices that align their intentions with their impact. Leaders in the C-suite to high-potentials poised for promotion describe Heather as a partner in their development and a grounded and centered presence who enables them to identify new options for action.

Heather is trained and/or certified in the following assessments and tools:
iEQ9 (Enneagram for leaders and teams)
Leadership Circle 360 and Leadership Circle Culture Survey
Strengths Finder 2.0