Jennie Hetzel Silbert, MSOD
Co-Founder, Spartina Consulting
Jen is a master large group facilitator, trainer, leadership coach and keynote who believes every person is worthy of learning, working and earning to their full potential.
Gifted for galvanizing audiences, Jen is a lightning bolt for engagement – in person and remote. She brings over 20 years experience in strength-based strategic planning (no SWOT, but SOAR), leadership development (to go higher, go deeper), and culture building (name, measure and manage your values – really). Her clients span cities, schools, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and indigenous villages around the world.
Jen has a knack for facilitating rich and brave dialogue, a skill that has supported some of the highest rankings of the CIA, refugee camp survivors in post-civil war Liberia, and a statewide strategic planning process that engaged over 13,000 persons on complex issues such as education equity and earning power. All of her work is grounded in positive psychology and neuroscience.
Prior to founding her own practice, Jen was an Organization Development (OD) consultant and leadership coach for BearingPoint, EDS, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and IBM. Infusing her strength-based work into her personal life, she co-authored the Taos-published book, “Positive Family Dynamics: Appreciative Inquiry Questions to Bring Out the Best in Families”.
A TEDx speaker, serial mentor to women and youth, and marathon coach turned soccer mom to two powerhouse girls, Jen is based in Rhode Island, where she is a paddle boarding trail hiking dog loving yogi.