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    Truth Talk

    • Truth Talk
      August 11, 2021
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    Truth Talk: You are an Instrument of Change

    NOTE:  Change of day to Wednesday, August 11th

    Jen Todd will take us on a deep dive to explore ourselves as instruments of change. She will enhance our self- awareness and better understand the link between self as instrument and our impact as OD Practitioners.  Jen will also help us understand what it means to be in and out of alignment mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually and how that impacts the people and systems with which  we work.

    She will take us through an experience to get us centered so we can be a more grounded, clear and powerful. Jen will also share about her new book, Daily Nuggets of Truth, and how holistic personal growth makes a difference in all that we do.

    About Our Facilitator:  Jen Todd

    Jennifer (Jen) Todd, Founder and CEO of Breakthrough Partners, Inc., is an experienced coach and consultant. She supports leaders in developing the attitudes and behaviors needed for high performance, discovering their purpose and achieving their missions. Her business strategy and organization development background, coupled with her deep expertise in human behavior and personal change, allow her a breakthrough approach in her coaching that powerfully transforms leaders and teams.

    She is gifted at uncovering the truth and inspiring deep life-changing insights that translate into measurable behavior change. She has acclaimed results with individuals and executive leadership teams in helping them uncover their purpose and path. She has led multiple large scale culture change programs at Financial Services Companies that significantly increased leadership development, employee engagement, teamwork and inclusion.

    Jen’s clients over the years include C-level Executives, Vice Presidents, Directors, leaders at all levels, internal HR/OD Professionals and entrepreneurs. Some of her clients include PwC, Deloitte, Allstate Insurance Company, ADP, Healthcare Services Corporation and various private firms. Prior to establishing the business, she held various roles advising leaders on organizational change, HR, Operations and consulting roles with Arthur Andersen and AON Consulting.

    Jen holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, an Executive Business Program. During the program, Jennifer led multiple international consulting projects and wrote a thesis on the Effectiveness of Competency Models. She also holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Michigan State University.

    Jen is a certified in the House model, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She is trained in whole system transformation, Gestalt methods of coaching and consulting and is a guest Faculty for the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

    She has published a book www.dailynuggestsoftruth.com, coaching articles, a blog and a book chapter on her success with large scale transformation http://breakthroughpartner.com/PDFs/WST_Chapter_PractingOD_final.pdf

    She is passionate about women’s empowerment and founded a mission in Africa that has impacted tens of thousands of people in indigenous Kenya. She lives on a small lake outside of Detroit with her daughter, Kenya, and in her personal time she loves yoga, personal growth, and boating on her lake.


    OD for the Accidental Practitioner

    • September 9, 2021
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    OD for the Accidental Practitioner —

    What is the difference between a knowledgeable OD practitioner and a Skillful OD practitioner?  Between Proactive OD and Reactive OD? Between team building and team bonding? Join Larry Kokkelenberg, PhD, in this interactive session based on his recent book, “OD for the Accidental Practitioner.” We will look at developing the necessary skills to be an effective and successful OD consultant. Filled with practical applications from a veteran OD practitioner, this is a session you don’t want to miss!

    About Our Presenter:  Larry Kokkelenberg

    Larry Kokkelenberg, Ph.D. has spent 45 years as a consultant working both as an internal and external consultant.  He worked internally for Franklin Covey and the Federal Government, Office of Personnel Management HRS where he was the chief of employee engagement and directed their Organizational Development efforts with all other federal agencies. He has learned that the unexpected, the unusual, the unbelievable, is not once in a lifetime but is the norm when consulting with clients.