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I help organizations create thriving and equitable cultures to increase their impact. I work with nonprofits, Certified B Corporations, and other mission-driven organizations to align their mission and values with sustainable action. With over fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit and social entrepreneur sector, I’ve worked with a diverse range of teams and organizations. 




Strategic Planning

Having a strategic roadmap is vital to maximizing impact. For my clients, I create a customized and collaborative journey toward planning with purpose, while holding equity and sustainability at the center of the process. Then, we move forward with developing a plan that includes implementation, measurable milestones, and flexibility.

Board & Staff Offsites/Retreats

A memorable gathering of staff and/or board can inspire creativity and deepen connection. We'll meet in advance to clarify your goals and desired outcomes, create an agenda, and plan meaningful follow-up.

“Jen's unique talent of infusing feminism, social justice and mental health into her leadership and coaching practice creates a transformative healing justice experience. ”

Naya Diaz, Executive Director, YWCA Greater Austin

Training and Workshops

In addition to offering Dare to Lead training, I offer a host of shorter workshops on a variety of topics including board governance, giving/receiving feedback, creating psychological safety, having courageous conversations, team engagement, avoiding burnout and more. I am also happy to design a custom workshop to meet the needs of your team or organization. 

Common areas of exploration include:

  • Board Governance

  • Measuring Impact

  • Courageous Conversations

  • Giving & Receiving Feedback

  • Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

  • Implementing DEIB Policy

  • Avoiding Burnout & Building Resilience

  • Team Engagement

  • Recovering from Setbacks

  • Boundaries and Accountability

  • Emotional Wellness at Work

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Experience & Credentials

I've held leadership roles in corporate, education, policy, and nonprofit organizations, as well as on a variety of nonprofit boards, including YWCA of Greater Austin and the Minnesota Women's Consortium. Currently, I'm serving on the board of The New Philanthropists


I'm passionate about empowering leaders to lean into brave and authentic leadership. My experience in advocacy and policy work has enabled me to take part in courageous conversations about social and economic justice, equity, and anti-racism for more than a fifteen years.


Now for the alphabet soup: I'm a certified professional coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). I have an MA in Human Development and a Graduate Certificate of Nonprofit Management. I'm also both a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator through the Brené Brown Education and Research Group (BBEARG).

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Want to learn more about working with me?

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