A business psychologist, startup advisor, and social scientist whose mission is to turn company culture into competitive advantage.
No two companies are the same so there is no "one size fits all" approach to scaling culture. However there are a few core areas that you need to get right as you move towards this unique phase of growth. Jena will create a bespoke plan, but below are common service engagements.
VALUE CREATION AND INTEGRATION
Strong company values are the bedrock to any organization. Also, values need to be iterated and evolve as the organization moves to its next phase of growth. Depending on the client’s needs, we run bottoms-up values creation processes, top down, or a hybrid of the two. Once the values are in place, we will provide a Values Integration Plan to embed the values in the organization.
M&A offers great potential value after companies achieve strong organic growth. However many M&A events fail because culture integration efforts go poorly or are an afterthought. We run a process that begins with the M&A Culture Assessment that pinpoints areas of friction or value between the two organizations. Based on the results, we create a customized culture integration roadmap, and ensure smooth implementation.
The leaders that made your company successful in the startup phase may not be equipped to help you scale. We level up your talent so they are ready to take on this new phase of growth. The Leadership Lab is a five-month experiential learning program for ambitious leaders at the fastest growing startups. The Lab includes group training, 1:1 coaching, frameworks & tools, and ongoing community support.
coaching & speaking
I am a master coach and have conducted over 5,000 corporate coaching sessions with the goal to move a company culture from startup to scaleup. To service entire C-suite and leadership teams, I partner with ETHR, an executive coaching organization, co-founded by Kenny Borg.
I have spent years at companies inspiring and igniting employees on a variety of topics including scaling culture, mental health, resilience, and advocacy. Starting rate: $10,000 per booking.
What Clients Say
“Jena has been a trusted strategic advisor to Bluecore since 2020. She redefined our company values as we moved to our next scale of growth, codified our sales culture, and currently works across the C-suite and leadership team to ensure we are leading our teams to success.”
- Michelle Mccomb, CFO of Bluecore