Jennifer Garvey Berger
Jennifer believes that leadership is one of the most vital renewable resources and that harnessing the opportunities in times of complexity, requires a new form of leadership with new approaches to leading and crafting solutions – leaders who are learning.
To that end, Jennifer designs and teaches leadership programs, coaches senior teams, and supports new ways of thinking about strategy and people with clients facing these dramatic shifts in complexity and volatility. She blends deep theoretical knowledge with a driving quest for practical ways to make leaders’ lives better. Reviewers have said that her most recent book, Simple habits for complex times: Powerful practices for leaders (co-authored with Keith Johnston) “…is a superb exploration of the ways that complexity calls on leaders to think, act, and engage differently.” Jennifer has worked with senior leaders in the private, non-profit, and government sectors around the world, in (like Google, KPMG, Lion, Microsoft and Wikimedia).
Jennifer also supports leaders as a coach and has developed The Growth Edge Coaching approach, described in her book, Changing on the job: Developing leaders for a complex world. She supports clients to find their current growing edge and then make choices about how they want to grow, and teaches coaches around the world, the transformational coaching approaches in her Growth Edge Coaching certification series.
Called upon as an authority, Jennifer speaks extensively at leadership and coaching conferences across the globe and offers courses for coaches at worldwide universities like Harvard University, the University of Sydney, and Oxford Brookes University.
Jennifer has a masters and a doctorate from Harvard University.