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 several years after joining the company.
During her 22 years leading Shelter Mortgage, she grew the company by 20% on average each year. She also scaled the company to over 500 employees across 35 states, and turned 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 then successfully sold the company in 2013.
In 2014, Jill left Shelter Mortgage to launch a business coaching practice, Jill Belconis Enterprises LLC. She now works as a Strategic Business Coach for CEOs and their leadership teams of mid-market companies across multiple industries. Jill has earned the distinction of being a Scaling Up™ and Rockefeller Habits Certified Coach. Jill has taken her vast leadership experience and has helped CEOs grow, scale and thrive in their businesses. She facilitates strategic planning meetings for leadership teams, driving accountability for executing on their plans, seeking alignment throughout the company, maximizing profitability and building a culture of leadership development. Jill is known for her genuine coaching style, her ability to work with leaders in a non-threatening way, and her strength in getting results.
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 since its founding year in 1950. Her TEDx talk (below) highlights her unique leadership journey.
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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