Founder and President, Jake Morrill LLC, Oak Ridge, TN
Jake Morrill works with leaders ready to establish greater ease and impact in their life and work. By promoting deeper conviction, connection, and calm in his clients, Jake helps leaders build strength and resilience in their work cultures and families.
Since starting a neighborhood lawn-mowing business at age 11, Jake has observed the impact of relationships on work. In his twenties, in Cape Town, South Africa, he co-founded and led a multi-racial youth leadership training program for students from 27 schools.
Jake has led three non-profit organizations through periods of change. As a Chaplain (Captain) in the U.S. Army Reserve, he was recognized for meritorious leadership in the face of particularly complex circumstances. In 19 years as Lead Minister, Jake helped transform a fractured congregation into a lively, cohesive force for alleviating homelessness and bridging differences in the wider community. In 2016, the local NAACP gave him their “Community Spirit” award for his work in racial reconciliation.
Jake received a Master’s in Counseling, and is licensed as a Marital and Family Therapist in Tennessee. He’s on the Faculty of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (Washington, DC) and the Bowen Theory Education Center (Chattanooga, TN), teaching and coaching leaders in systems thinking. He also holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop
Jake has presented widely and published four books. In March, 2022, Rockridge Press will publish a fifth—on maintaining healthy boundaries, at work and at home. Anyone can subscribe to his weekly e-newsletter, “Tenacious Play,” at his website: www.jakemorrill.com.
Jake and his wife, Molly, love life in East Tennessee, raising two soccer-obsessed teens, and hiking in the Smoky Mountains.