A successful business leader with a passion for helping fellow CEOs, Jill leverages more than 30 years of diverse, world-class leadership experiences to take you and your team to new heights.
Jill began her career selling mainframe computers for IBM, a role that shaped her approach to business for years to come. “I didn’t know the first thing about computers when I took the job,” she says. “But I dug in, asked questions and learned everything I could about the business. I use the same approach with every new business I tackle.”
In 1984, Jill transitioned into the residential mortgage banking business and quickly worked her way up the ranks. She became president and CEO of Shelter Mortgage a mere eight years after joining the company.
During her 22 years leading Shelter Mortgage, she grew the company by 20% on average each year. She also expanded the company throughout the United States, turning it into the premier mortgage partnership lender affiliated with real estate companies. Jill led Shelter Mortgage through one of the United States' toughest economic periods and later successfully sold the company.
In 2014, Jill left Shelter Mortgage to launch a coaching practice, Jill Belconis Enterprises, LLC. She now serves an an executive advisor to business leaders and is a Certified Gazelles International Coach. Jill is known for her genuine, empathetic coaching style and her ability to work with leaders in a non-threatening way.
In addition to her work with executives, Jill leads an entrepreneurship course for the U.S. military’s Boots2Business program. She provides business training to transitioning military officers to help them successfully enter the business world at the end of their service career.
Jill has been a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) since 1997. She was the first female chair of the YPO Chicago Chapter and in 2011 became the first woman elected as YPO International Chairman of the Board in its 67-year history. Her TEDx talk (below) highlights her unique leadership journey.
As brand ambassador for the Aspen Club’s Younger Next Year program, Jill promotes living an active and healthy lifestyle as you age. Jill attributes much of her personal and professional success to her passion for health and wellness.
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