Executive Profile J. Gwen Kennedy, Ph.D. has been a consultant in human and organizational systems since 1986. She is experienced in supporting organizations during times of change, facilitating multi-organization collaborations, designing and facilitating group processes, coaching executives, and developing staff . As a scholarly practitioner, she is passionate about translating complex, theoretical concepts into everyday use and seeking simple interventions for complex situations. Her consulting style is collaborative and empowering.
She has consulted to a full-spectrum of organizations ranging from village to global corporations and government, family owned businesses, and non-profit organizations. She has worked with all levels of the organization and in a variety of professional fields including engineering, information technologies, social services, and healthcare.
Kennedy has extensive experience in:
Co-designing and facilitating small and large group activities including strategic visioning and planning sessions, team development efforts, and staff retreats.
Providing leadership and supervisory development programs and training in group facilitation.
Facilitating collaborative efforts with community leaders, leadership teams, committees, and project management teams.
Coaching senior managers, supervisors and professionals in problem analysis, strategic decision-making, conflict management and relationship building.
She holds a doctoral degree in Human and Organizational Systems with a Masters in Human Development. Her post-doctoral work in applications of Chaos Theory and complexity science to human systems.