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152 – Your Talent is Your Duty :: Dr. Colby Jubenville

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast…

At his core, Colby B. Jubenville, PhD is a coach who uses the obstacles and challenges people face in search of achievement as “teachable moments” that help make sense of their life, work and relationships. Dr. Jubenville holds an academic appointment as a Professor at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and is the Director of the Center for Student Coaching and Success.

He is the author of two books including Zebras and Cheetahs: How to Look Different and Stay Agile to Survive the Business Jungle (Wiley) and Me: How To Sell Who You Are, What You Do & Why You Matter to the World. During his tenure, Jubenville has published over 50 peer reviewed, professional and trade articles. His work on campus is funded through a generous seven figure gift that he secured through the John D. Floyd Foundation. The Center focuses on 1 on 1 and group coaching helping students become gainfully employed in their chosen career path prior to walking across the stage at graduation.

At the Center, he connects Narrative Based Coaching and Harrison Assessments to help students develop their unique perspective, education and experience grounded in the belief that if you want “more,” the first thing you must have “more” of is yourself. Jubenville completed training for The Shift Profile and is certified in Decisionwise 360, Harrison Assessments, EQ-i 2.0 (MHS) and Cylient’s Coaching In the Moment program.

A Community Leader and In-Demand Speaker

Jubenville works in the business community in human capital and believes at the intersection of personal brands and personal relationships is Emotional Intelligence (EI). He was selected by The Nashville Business Journal as a member of its 40 Under 40 class and selected by YP Nashville as its Impact Award Winner, which recognizes top leaders who have made a significant impact on the city’s YP demographic. He is the recipient of the St. Paul’s Episcopal School (Mobile, AL), Distinguished Alumni award. Jubenville is a member of the Forbes Councils and publishes content on; and is the host of The Goat Consulting Podcast, which drops weekly on Apple Podcast and YouTube.

In addition to speaking for businesses and trade associations, he has been an invited lecturer at California Polytechnic University, The University of Florida, Elon University, Florida State University, The University of Alabama, and Vanderbilt University. His insights have been published in The Washington Times, The Nashville Business Journal, The Tennessean, The Nashville Post, Canvas Magazine, and He serves as a mentor for the Williamson County (TN) Entrepreneur and Innovation Center.

In 2022, Colby signed with Nashville based JRA Speakers, an agency specializing in speakers who bring authentic messages for organization change, learning and personal growth. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Southern Mississippi in Human Performance and competed as a NCAA D-III student-athlete at Millsaps College. He calls Mobile, Alabama home and resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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