About Rhonda Jones Sparks Leadership Coaching

Achieving maximum results takes more than just hard work. RJS Leadership Coaching is dedicated to the art of helping leaders and organizations clarify purpose, values and vision; set aggressive but attainable goals; align strategies and plans; maximize limited resources; develop capacity and capabilities; and turn dreams into reality. You’ll have a seasoned coach with over 25 years experience to walk alongside you or your organization on your journey toward fulfilling your potential.

Rhonda Jones Sparks, the Founder & President of RJS Leadership Coaching, is a leadership coach, consultant, facilitator, and trainer to for-profit, non-profit, academic, municipal, church and faith-based organizations.  She specializes in Strategic Organizational Coaching, Leadership Development Coaching, Performance Management, and key aspects of Executive, Management, Team & Personal Effectiveness.

She brings almost 3 decades of experience in leading and maximizing the potential of organizations and individuals—25 years directing corporate improvement programs and large-scale change in a Global Fortune 500 corporation, followed by years of independent consulting and coaching in for-profit businesses as well as non-profit organizations, and training in public, private, academic, and government sectors.  

She holds the following credentials:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in Management Science
  • Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Adult Learning
  • Licensed and certified trainer and distributor of the reliable DiSC®-based assessments and learning instruments from Inscape Publishing®
  • Certified trainer for the exclusive Influencing Skills® and Performance Management programs from Influencing Options®
  • Certified Leadership Coach, helping organizations, teams, executives and professionals at all organizational levels to identify their strengths and maximize their potential.

In addition to her independent leadership coaching practice, Rhonda is also a contract trainer for The University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service, serving in both the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)—training city government office-holders and employees in the Municipal Management Academy—and the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS)—training county government officials and employees in the Leadership Academy—throughout the state of Tennessee. She has worked with over 500 elected officials and staff from across Tennessee.

She is an active Board Member of American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) Smoky Mountain Chapter, and also a member of International Coach Federation (ICF), Tennessee Coaches Alliance (TCA), Christian Coach Network (CCN), International Speakers Network (ISN), and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) for whom she serves as an active Mentor for young professional women.

Rhonda is also an author and motivational and inspirational keynote speaker, through which she exhibits her proud East Tennessee country roots. Her practical, down-to-earth coaching, mentoring, writing, teaching and consulting helps individuals and organization apply common sense and creates sustainable impact in the individuals and organizations she serves.

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