About Jeffrey

“My passion is to help you to build what you want to build.”

Jeffrey builds companies and develops leaders

An award-winning serial entrepreneur and author Jeffrey is a nationally recognized innovator in the mindsets and methods necessary to lead and manage today's multi-generational workforce in the modern Knowledge Economy.

He has over 40 years of management experience and has been a serial entrepreneur for 35 years. During that time he built two multi-million dollar companies in the telecommunications integration industry and several non-profits before he founded Capability Accelerators in 2005.

He was also the co-founder of a 21st century think tank where he developed "The Bigger Know Principles of Conscious Leadership" system for leading the modern generations in the modern economy. This ground breaking, but highly intuitive, leadership system helps leaders and managers quickly transform their leadership styles away from the restrictive "command and control, top/down" methods of the past to the using the power of communication, collaboration and facilitation to maximize employee engagement, performance and organizational profits.

Over the past 15 years, Jeffrey has coached, mentored, consulted and trained hundreds of executives and managers in scores of small and medium sized businesses, to find efficiencies; develop the strategies; and build the teams necessary to compete in today's fast paced, highly competitive marketplace.

In addition to his business background, he is also a dedicated student of spirituality with a focus upon the Taoist and Eck teachings as well as Native American tribal cultures. He is a student of energy healing, a Reiki Master and has studied the ancient martial art of Ninjutsu. All of which is beneficial to the work he does with people and within organizations.

A background rooted in innovation and business building

Jeffrey began his career in 1974 during the explosive entrepreneurial phase of the cable television industry. After seven years as a lineman, tower worker, and field engineer, he founded an engineering and construction firm and grew it to having operations in four states within 5 years.

In 1987, he left that industry and became a pioneering entrepreneur in the emerging telecommunications industry. His company, SyNet Inc., became a premier telecommunication integration firm in New England for over two decades. During that time Jeffrey also gained national prominence as a leader in creating legislation and regulations that both defined and licensed contractors of the newly forming industry.

Unwavering commitment to leadership and business growth

In 2005 he reinvented himself again when he started Capability Accelerators and co-founded New Commons. New Commons was a 21st century think tank where he focused his attention upon developing the new leadership and organizational models that provide the foundation for the work he does through Capability Accelerators.

His experience and commitment to business and civic entrepreneurship has not gone unnoticed. Three governors have appointed Jeffrey to both create and serve on statewide boards and councils focused on economic, workforce, and entrepreneurial development initiatives.

Fulfillment of a lifelong mission

In 2016, Jeffrey was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. This experience was wholly transformative as it deepened his ability to experience life and reinforced his commitment to work to develop future generations of leaders.

To manifest that vision, he the founded the Conscious Leadership Conference in 2017. This effort is dedicated to bringing like-minded professionals of all generations together to improve our ability, as existing and/or emergent leaders, to become better and more inclusive communicators, collaborators and facilitators as leaders. It's goal is to promote wisdom and consciousness as primary leadership traits that will build healthy, productive and resilient cultures and organizations of all types.

For more information go to www.consciousleadershipconference.com

Jeffrey is also a member of two international organizations focused upon introducing mindsets, models and mindsets dedicated to helping increase wisdom and conscious leadership in the world. For more information on these organizations contact Jeffrey at Jeffrey@JeffreyDeckman.com

“Never before has leading with Authenticity, Integrity, and Respect been more important to our companies, our communities, and our culture”

- Jeff Deckman

Oscar Mejias

“As the CEO of a small business, I realized the importance of getting of early stage management counseling and leadership development if I wanted to grow. Jeffrey’s professionalism, strategic thinking and experience helped me unleash hidden capabilities already in my company and help me accelerate our growth.”

Oscar Mejias

CEO BETECH, Inc., President RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Jack Beauregard

You cannot find anyone better person to help you than Jeff Deckman. His practical business advice and leadership development skills are outstanding. Over many years, Jeff is the only adviser that I have felt comfortable recommending.

Jack Beauregard

Founder, CEO of Successful Transition Planning Institute
Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz

Jeff is a natural facilitator and transformational leadership coach. With his insightfulness, guidance and encouragement, he was able to build a rapport with me that quickly turned into a trusted relationship. He taught me how to manage a difficult situation and led me to work toward a common goal, where we achieved a successful outcome for all.  I admire Jeff and highly recommend him as a coach and mentor.”

Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz

CEO, Author, Board Member and Speaker
Todd Grant

Having worked with Jeff on projects for over 10 years there are two things that are critical to know.  First, ANYTIME I have a vital business issue that requires I resolve complex or competing dynamics amongst key individuals or teams, I immediately call Jeff!  Second, and I state this from many practical experiences working side-by-side, Jeff will ensure your people work more effectively together, achieving outcomes that they may not have thought were possible while also being mindful of C-Suite necessities – such as the impact on your bottom line.

Todd Grant

President, Squad Locker - Entrepreneur
Patricia Morgan

I have worked with Jeff for over 20 years. He is one of the best strategic thinkers I have ever known. His ability to pinpoint the core issues, work viable and robust solutions around them and communicate effectively to all the stakeholders is invaluable to leaders challenged to succeed in today’s high stakes environments.

Patricia Morgan

Rhode Island House Minority Leader
Paul Latham

I have worked with Jeff on many occasions – and have always been impressed by his ability to quickly understand people. I have witnessed him use this skill, combined with his keen talent for organizational design and strategic thinking, to not only transform organizations but the people in them to maximize performance, morale and profits.

Paul Latham

Principal, HaydenRock, Solutions