Inspiring People to

Live Who They Are


Rose Jonas, Ph.D., “TV’s Job Doctor,” feels qualified to be a career and life coach because she’s been practically everything: legal secretary, dental assistant, actress, grill cook, theatrical publicist, public relations director. She got on her career path eventually. Rose finished college at age 30 and became “the first lady personnel man” at a manufacturing plant of a Fortune 100 company, eventually becoming a human resources director. Feeling entrepreneurial, she left Corporate America and founded The Jonas Company, an organizational consulting firm (governance and leadership development). As CEO, it’s the longest job she’s ever had.

Her passion is people. She works with company presidents, executives, and professionals. They develop career strategies, resolve problems, ease out of hot water and take giant steps in business, in life.

Rose holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, a M.A. in Urban Studies from Occidental College, and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Behavior from The Fielding Graduate Institute. She has taught graduate HR and organizational classes at several universities, including Washington University in St. Louis. She was a graduate Fellow with the Coro Leadership Training Program. She is trained as a Gestalt therapist, and is a certified co-active coach (Coaches Training Institute). She is also a member of the International Coach Federation.

She has made over 700 TV/radio appearances around the country as a career expert, and has authored several books: Can I Lie on My Resume?, Strategies that Win the Career Game and The Campaign that Couldn’t Be Won, She has written for national magazines and is an occasional newspaper columnist.

As “TV’s Job Doctor,” her goal is to use her talents at hearing the heart's song and to make a difference in people's lives, one person at a time.

Rose is also a skilled meeting facilitator. Her extensive experience with group processes gets the agenda moving and focused on achieving objectives (as well as ending on time!).