Our Team

Deirdre_Maloney_Wideshot_BW_PhotoDeirdre Maloney – President

Deirdre Maloney helps organizations exceed their goals, and helps their leaders sleep better at night. She does it through her work as a published author, international speaker, executive and life coach, and proud president of Momentum LLC.

Through services like customized trainingsfacilitated group discussions, and coaching, Deirdre helps any company, non-profit or association get motivated and get moving. Deirdre gained much of her experience while leading a multi-million dollar organization in Denver. As a result, she brings a unique, empathetic understanding of the challenges facing any workplace, and knows what it takes to find true success.

Deirdre has used her brand of “mild audacity” to give the straight scoop on leadership, communication and life satisfaction around the country, presenting keynotes and workshops for organizations like Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, and National Association of Women Business Owners.

Deirdre has been a contributing writer for such publications as Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. Her books include Bogus Balancethe award-winning The Mission Myth and her powerful mini-book series, Tough Truths. Her popular blog on all things leadership is a hit with anyone who likes a direct, authentic style with their morning coffee

In addition to her work through Momentum, Deirdre’s experience includes teaching marketing for the University of San Diego, and serving as a broadcast news producer at a variety of affiliate stations. Deirdre is a member of the San Diego Rotary and, in her spare time, teaches boot camp for Gut Check Fitness.

Jason Maloney – Creative Director

Over 15 years of branding, marketing and advertising experience have created the foundation of skills that Jason uses to focus an organization’s message and drive their customers to take action.

Jason’s background includes several years running his own production company in New York, as well as over a decade spent in the highly competitive broadcast television industry. Jason’s diverse experience in the marketing arena means he can offer a wide variety of services all along the spectrum, from strategic brand positioning to customer-based research, to marketing planning to web design. Jason also brings extensive experience developing internal messaging to motivate company employees.

During his time in marketing and advertising roles at ABC and NBC affiliates, Jason earned numerous EMMY, ADDY and Promax awards for his creative work.  His leadership in leveraging new technologies allows him to create the opportunity for fresh, innovative approaches to getting the client’s messages heard and objectives met.

Julia Jackson – DISC Co-Facilitator

Julia brings over 20 years of experience working with world-class clients in fast-paced environments. She has held numerous corporate roles as a Consultant, Regional Manager and Business Director. Julia also led technical teams for Fortune 500 clients in the technology, telecommunications, finance, insurance, and hospitality industries. Julia’s consulting roles offered her international experience and the opportunity to be a consultant to the United Nations in Chile. She has enjoyed being on the Board of Directors for numerous non-profits, including the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Julia created and led Women in Leadership programs for the Bay Area Organizational Development Network.

Julia received her Technical MBA from the University of San Francisco and her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. She also completed a program at Coach University, with advanced curriculum in corporate coaching. Julia is certified as a coach for the International Coach Federation, as well as a facilitator for DISC Behavioral Styles programs. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, team dynamics, communications, conflict management, change management, career mobility and process improvement.

Jennifer Yebba – Researcher

Jennifer’s 10 years of high level organizational experience have given her the skills to efficiently and effectively tackle research at Momentum.

Jennifer’s background includes working for the University of San Diego as the Assistant Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Leadership and Management.  While in this role she worked closely with the students enrolled in the Nonprofit Leadership and Management master’s program beginning with their recruitment through graduation.  Amongst her other duties, Jennifer was responsible for all fundraising related to the Institute’s annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium as well as the annual State of Nonprofits Summit.

Prior to her work at the University of San Diego, Jennifer held the position of Academic Assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Real Estate.  While at MIT Jennifer supported the graduate students enrolled in the Masters of Real Estate Development program.  She also assisted the program’s faculty in all course preparation and execution.

In addition to her work at Momentum, Jennifer is also co-owner of the RejuveJenn blog, a lifestyle blog that focuses on a improved health through fitness and nutrition.  She is also an Executive Consultant with Rodan+Fields.