Jonathan Cinelli is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) who has over 20 years’ industry knowledge in the construction field. Jonathan demonstrates a very specialized, forward-thinking approach to business, designed for sustainability, with emphasis on continued growth and adaptability.
Jonathan’s intuitive approach and collaborative problem-solving has supported construction teams to achieve exceptional outcomes and set new standards. Utilizing the fundamentals of project management, coupled with his background in business, construction and brain-based coaching, Jonathan understands the critical components that lead to highly effective project teams.
Jonathan is an advocate for lifelong learning and truly enjoys sharing his insight and knowledge with others. When not immersed in coaching children, Jonathan—a husband and father of two—is deeply in love with his family and spends the remainder of his leisure time at their home in Toronto.
Interview with Jonathan
Who are you?
A loving father, husband, brother, and son who loves to see people perform at their best and unleash their potential within.
You wrote a book which speaks about putting people first with a focus on your experience in the construction industry. Why bother?
I believe with every cell in my body that; when you lead with a people centric approach the world changes. Traditional construction methodologies have been about inputs & outputs which lead to profitability. People are often treated as one time use widgets, and often dismissed or not acknowledged for successes of projects. Failures are pinned on people rather than external influences including and not limited to environments, corporate cultures and leadership messaging. I believe, that the success of any project (personal, passion or professional) comes down to the people and the people who embody it.
In an earlier publication in Keys to our Success V2 you identified that the one tool that has made so many of your endeavors successful was to be humble. Why Humbleness?
When we remember that we are human beings, and we all have good days and bad with emotional peaks and valleys it enables us to be conscientious about our choices. By embracing a humbled approach to leadership it allows us to be mindfully present, aware and remain curious. Curiosity leads to creativity and innovation.
How do you have time to coach youth athletes?
We make time for the important things in life where we want to invest our energy. For me; working with young athletes, provides a window pane into children’s minds to help them be the best versions of themselves, and enable them to see what could be possible.
Sport becomes the vehicle which I use to connect with young people and have them to understand that they matter, they make a difference and life and sport is about the choice we make and who we choose to show up as.
Why work with you?
You landed on this page because your curiosity connected us and allowed our worlds to intersect for a moment it time. It is that same curiosity that has your future self screaming to become entangled with me and change the way we lead ourselves, our children and our businesses.
Are you certified?
I hold these certifications:
309A (Red Seal construction and maintenance electrician)
PMP (Project Management Professional)
ACC (Associate Certified coach)
Brain based executive coach