Transformation + integration consultant

jen kelchner

I provide intuitive, strategic insights to leaders and organizations around the world on disruption, simplifying change, and the integration of cultures, people, ideas and information.

founder + president @ ldr21 Change agency

Architect of conscious change to meet the demands of the emerging future to build an open, collaborative, inclusive world.

Current Projects

Open Organization Ambassador

(2017 – ongoing)

Ambassador & Collaborator

Collaborator and co-creator with global open source community on leadership, culture and workplace redesign based on open principles.

Ongoing contributions

Open Organization Book Series

Open Organization Definition

Open Organization Maturity Model

Cognitive Diversity Series

Conference Speaking

Community Powered Innovation Events


Open Organization Academy

Facilitate Open Organization Academy for Red Hat Public Sector North America


Lausanne Global Workplace Forum


Learning Lab creator & facilitator

Designing a 3-Day Learning Lab for Forum participants to create and innovate global change solutions for critical workplace and social issues.


Open Resource Commons



Through my company, LDR21, we are building an open resource library for transformative processes, exercises, and more for building an open, collaborative, inclusive world.


co-creating with organizations of all shapes + sizes.

are you next?


I’ve Worked With



Applied Empathy

Quantum Thinking

Open Organization Models

Collaborative Workplace

Change Engagement + Architecture

Organizational & Workplace Culture

Project Management

Human Dynamics 


Strategic Insight + Innovation

Digital Transformation (People-side)

Ecosystem Alignment

Public Speaking


Sector Experience


Digital Innovation


Professional Services

Talent Management

Human Capital

Religious + Missional Nonprofits

I’ve met few people who understand ‘open’ as thoroughly and intuitively as Jen does. I’ve met even fewer who can write about it as effectively or argue for it as passionately and convincingly.

Dr. Bryan Behrenshausen

Red Hat

Red Hat Roundtable

The Power of Community Roundtable was done in June 2018 for Red Hat associates across the globe to discuss the power of community and the future of open organizations.

Forbes Councils Education

In partnership with Forbes Councils, I provided micro-learning segments for Council members in 2017.

The support and guidance I’ve received from Jen over the years has been truly priceless. I’ve learned that life isn’t about comparing yourself to others. It’s about becoming the best version of yourself. I’ve grown immensely in my career and personal life due to the daily, weekly, and monthly inspiration that Jen offers. The greatest skill I’ve obtained is visionary thinking which has paved the way to always reaching higher than anyone expects me to. I owe all of my growth and experiences to Jen and her coaching/mentoring.

Ryan Seematter

IT Sr. Consultant, Public + Private Sector

Jen is a perceptive and articulate business consultant with a unique ability to listen to a person’s story, hear their dreams and map a route to reach them.

Jim Genet

Business Owner, Fitness + Wellbeing

Wow! Where do I start?! I have been so incredibly blessed to have been introduced to Jen.We were connected through a mutual friend and our relationship has consistently brought growth both to me personally as well as in the development of my own business. Jen has a very relatable way of guiding you through the unknown and is also an excellent teacher. Jen, thank you so much for your commitment to me, even when I have lacked it! And thank you for making me feel you are generally interested in what I have to offer and all the ways you have sparked and fed my creativity. You are an amazing woman and a truly a gift to others. Thank you again!

Hope Wright

Entrepreneur, Fitness + Wellbeing

As a former Fortune 100 employee, I have been through a lot of training. Jen’s is so well put together, so professional, so crisp and well organized and delivered. Her value is awesome!

Karen Altwein

Entrepreneur + Sr. Consultant

Published Work

The Open Organization Book Series

The Open Organization Leaders Manual, 2nd Ed.

The Open Organization Workboook

The Open Organization Definition




In The Open

Articles on all things “open” and digital transformation

2016 – ongoing



Over 50 Forbes quotes on leadership and workplace culture


Media Mentions

Interviews + Syndication


Forbes Councils Education

Linux Today


Red Hat News



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