Maurice Cohen

President | 30 YEARS

He knows what works and what doesn’t

Maurice Cohen is the founder and President of JMW Consultants. For more than three decades, he has supported some of the world’s top leaders in organizations as they pursue new levels of results and performance in often complex and challenging circumstances. His work with clients in all parts of the world in a multitude of sectors is continually focused on and produces nothing less than transformational outcomes.

In his engagements with CEOs and other senior executives, Maurice is known for his straight-shooting style that poses the right questions at the right time, prompting ongoing opportunities for breakthroughs and new approaches to unprecedented achievements. He has a strong reputation for providing expert support for already highly accomplished individuals as they navigate their way to extraordinary new levels of accomplishments.

Maurice launched what would be a remarkable career in consulting unexpectedly, after 19 years as a salesman and a business owner. He entered the business world after enlisting in the U.S. Army at age 17 and serving as a medic on active duty and in the Army Reserves.

Maurice began consulting after immersing himself in a series of personal training and development programs. He developed himself as a top facilitator of these programs, and with his success leading individuals in their personal development efforts, Maurice saw the possibility of applying the same focus and core principles to organizations. He then founded JMW, marking his own pivotal breakthrough and transformation with a commitment to helping others discover all that is possible for their futures.

Maurice is invited to coach top executives throughout the world. He also takes his talents to community work close to home: After a visit a number of years ago to his alma mater, Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, NY, Maurice joined as a volunteer at Youth at Risk. He now serves on the organization’s Board of Directors, and was honored as Humanitarian of the Year by Youth at Risk and President Bill Clinton.


A sample of what clients have said about working with Maurice:

The beauty of dealing with Maurice is that he has worked with so many companies in so many different businesses that he knows what works and what does not in the different situations. His approach is not a “cookie cutter” approach. His approach is to tailor the solution to the situation and then follow thru with the client to make sure it is working for them.

Robert Kohler CEO and President of ESL Inc

Maurice is more committed to your commitments than you are.

Chris Gibson-Smith Chairman, London Stock Exchange

Also about Maurice:

  • Author of the article “Executive Development: Involving the Board of Directors” in Chief Learning Officer magazine
  • Has served as lecturer at the Darden School of Business
  • Lives with his wife Tirzah in Stamford, Connecticut and Delray Beach, Florida
  • Father of two children and grandfather of three