Jennifer Garvey Berger
As a teacher, writer, researcher, and coach, Jennifer Garvey Berger helps individuals and teams to transform themselves and their organizations, to see bigger perspectives, to think in more creative ways, and to collaborate to come up with collective ideas. With her partners at Cultivating Leadership, Jennifer runs transformational leadership programs and supports organizations to use their leaders (and leadership development) to encourage and support whole-of-organization change. Jennifer has worked with executives in a wildly diverse set of organizations like Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, the New Zealand Department of Conservation, and Lion, helping leaders increase their own capacity to think well about problems and people.
Jennifer blogs about leadership development for the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at becomealeader.org. She has published articles and books on leadership, coaching, adult development, and individual and organisational change. She also teaches coaches and consultants about these ideas at universities all over the world. Jennifer has a masters and a doctorate from Harvard University.
Formerly an associate professor at George Mason University in Virginia, Jennifer learned about deep change in 2006 when she turned down the tenure offer and moved to New Zealand with her husband, two kids, and the family dog. Now she lives on the beach, raises hens in the back yard, and often looks forward to the writing she can do in a fourteen-hour plane ride. Eschewing work/life balance for a life that feels like fun across the board, Jennifer loves that her life is a blend of watching the sun set over the Tasman sea and supporting leaders in the public and private sector around the world.