Casey Jordan


Casey is a consultant, with a background in both change management consulting and teaching.

Her time in multiple university settings and roles helped Casey learn to think creatively, be flexible in the moment, and problem-solve in innovative ways. Her experience as a change management consultant at Root Inc. gave Casey the opportunity to advise clients in a wide variety of industries, to identify unique business challenges and create custom solutions to transform their organizations.

Casey is a Teach For America alumni and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2011, at Hope Institute Learning Academy as a 2/3 grade teacher for Chicago Public Schools.

She holds a B.S in Communications from Eastern Michigan University, a Master’s in Education (K-9) from Dominican University, a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern Illinois University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University.

Casey is known for her adaptability, and ability to work quickly.

What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?

I think my background in education, research, and consulting brings a unique set of skills and knowledge that can be transferable across industries and projects. 

What do you find most rewarding about your work?

I love seeing both organizations and the people who work there, see the results of their hard work and dedication, and thrive.

What is your Blue Beyond?

My Blue Beyond is being in a place in my career and personal life where I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. When things feel like they’ve come full circle, and each experience I’ve had before is connected to and has led me to where I’m at. My Blue Beyond is spending time with the people, in the places, doing the things that make me feel fulfilled, seen, and at peace.

What is your favorite time of the year? Why?

I love the fall. I love the changing color of the leaves in the midwest and how it signals winter approaching. I love closing down the garden for the year, and harvesting everything we’ve grown. Fall feels like the closing of a year, which means there’s a new beginning right around the corner.

What do you think makes an effective team?

I think an effective team is one that communicates clearly and effectively with one another, supports one another through feedback and encouragement, is committed to a common goal, sets high expectations, and leverages the best of each team member to exceed those expectations.

If you could take the year off, what would you do?

My wife and I have actually talked a lot about this. Right now, we would rent an RV, bring all three of our dogs, and drive the entire west coast, exploring small towns, finding our favorite coffee shop and bakery in each, taking our time with no pre-planned schedule or route. We’d then head toward as many National Parks as we could and explore each of those as well.

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