Jessica is a consultant at Blue Beyond with 19 years of experience and a deep background in engaging employees and leaders to build thriving workplace cultures.
Prior to joining Blue Beyond, Jessica spent many years at Great Place to Work, where she was able to learn first-hand how strong cultures are built and sustained by working with some of the best workplaces in the world. There, she saw how business performance and employee experience go hand-in-hand, and that it’s possible for work to be an enjoyable experience at companies of any size and industry.
Jessica is co-author of A Great Place to Work For All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World (Berrett Koehler, 2018). She also ran her own organizational consulting practice helping organizations build stronger cultures, and her work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Fortune Magazine, Thrive Global, and many other outlets.
Jessica is known for her ability to problem solve, and to synthesize large amounts of information to quickly identify key trends and root causes. She also brings a caring, personal approach to her relationships with colleagues and clients.
She has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and has completed doctoral studies in Human and Organizational Systems.
I bring a breadth and depth of knowledge on workplace culture, workshop design and facilitation, and assessment design, delivery, and analysis. I have extensive experience in facilitating teams to create a shared vision.
I love working with leaders and employees alike to help them see what makes their company special, unique and different, and to live the vision they know is possible for their organization.
My favorite consulting project was working with the pastor of a church and his congregation, to build a shared vision that would carry the church well into the future. It was very inspiring to see everyone work together to envision the possibilities for an organization they cared for so deeply.
The relationships I have in my life are what matter most to me. I love surrounding myself with people who bring me joy, and there are so many of them. This is why I feel very lucky to work at a company that allows employees to live full lives both personally and professionally (and also to work on a team of amazing colleagues!)
Good consulting happens when you are genuinely curious. A good consultant listens deeply, responds appropriately, and is not attached to a specific outcome. It also happens when you truly care about your client and what is best for them.
In 2017, I travelled with my mom, who was 72 at the time, to Iceland. We spent two weeks hiking and exploring the most beautiful terrain — glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, geothermal pools. It was life-changing. And, the best part of all was the special time with my mom, who I now know is ageless!