Publications. Projects. Events.
Co-creator of the Seamless Government in a Post-Pandemic World, What Next? A 6-Day Masterclass for the Public Sector Technology Leaders to address building resilient structures through open principles.
We aim to achieve this vision through running open engagement community calls for the public sector with a focus in these five areas:
- Fundamentals in Working Openly
- Policies for Trust
- Empowering your Agile Workforce
- How to Collaborate Across Industries
- Crowd-sourcing a citizen-centric future
Building resilient structures
Everything is changing. Except it hasn’t – yet.
When you enter Liminal, you come into a place of transition. You arrive with your own ideas and pre-conceptions, into this liminal space, to converse, to browse or to just be with others. You are here to create something new, to let your thoughts morph into new insights, inspired by the collective thinking of people you trust. Just as people have gathered around the fire circle for millennia, to sit and stare, watching the flames metamorphose into new states of smoke and air, giving their individual thoughts license to do the same and transform into deeper insights. Collectively an invisible tapestry of ideas quietly being woven between them. We leave these experiences feeling strangely refreshed, invigorated with a clearer understanding than when we arrived. We have silently transformed, our ideas born anew, ready to weave into our work, to transform our world.
Most people will have heard of open source software but being open in wider cultural and working contexts can be harder to define. So what is ‘open’ and how can it be used?
thought leadership + culture
open organization ambassador
The Open Organization Ambassadors are a global community of writers, speakers, consultants, and experts committed to helping others understand the ways open values are changing the way we build organizations. (2016-present)
Currently architecting the next phase of the Open Organization Project.
thought leadership + culture
forbes coaches council
The Forbes Councils showcase work of industry thought leaders. As a founding member of the Coaches Council, I wrote about leadership, management and workplace transformation. (2015-2017)
"The Learning Lab was a huge success for disability concerns! I plan on using what I learned to shape our national leadership meeting at the Red Cross!"
Dave Deuel, Red Cross
"Brainstorming sessions with Jen were great experiences. Highly recommended. She is a breath of fresh air to any organization wishing to transform itself."
David Bitton, CEO, iQTEK
"This [lab] was the single most impactful and practical moment of the entire Global Workplace Forum!"
Alex Svetkov, Bulgaria
"Thank you for your contribution and excellent work on our workshops!"
Toshiyuki Zamma, ICA International Council
"Thanks so much for your help. Every clinic I have met with so far has sang your praises."
Kathy Blake, VP, Summa Healthcare
"Jen's generosity of time and consulting with our leaders was incredible! And, her innovative brain to craft our learning lab experience for our GWF participants!"
Ann Chow, Global Workplace Forum Director
"Jen is a swiss army knife - can do anything! She has a strong work ethic, high standards for delivery and a can-do attitude."
Will Melson, President, Broadwell Group Inc.
"Jen is one of the most articulate people I've ever met. She is both eloquent and extremely interesting. She can also think on her feet, which makes her a great speaker for panels or a facilitator for workshops. She is an expert in open culture, leadership, digital transformation and the power of community. "
Laura Hilliger, We Are Open Co-Op
Past selected projects
Red Hat Gov Symposium
53rd ICA Conference, Romania
Red Hat Summit
All Things Open
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.
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.
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!
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!