Jen Hetzel Silbert

Jessica Lopez

Jen is a master bridge builder and connector, gifted for engaging diverse audiences and creating the space for conversations that matter.

Jen has an unshakable belief that every person is worthy of learning, working, and earning to their full potential. She brings over 20 years in positive organization development in cities, schools, Fortune 500 companies, and indigenous villages around the world.

A master group facilitator, leadership coach and force for positive change, Jen brings an infectious energy to her strength-based approaches to strategic planning, leadership development, culture building, and social innovation. She has a knack for challenging conventional thinking, a skill that has supported some of the highest rankings of the CIA, refugee survivors in post-civil war Liberia, as well as a statewide planning process that engaged thousands on complex issues such as education equity and earning power. A serial mentor to youth and emerging leaders, Jen founded Learning401, leading school advisories, workshops, and student-run story slams that gave voice to the public that is public school. Prior to founding her own consulting practice, Jen was an organization development consultant and leadership coach for Bearing Point, EDS, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and IBM.

A TEDx speaker, author, blogger, and marathon coach turned soccer mom to two powerhouse girls, Jen is based in southern Rhode Island, where she is a paddle boarding beach bum dog loving yogi.

StrengthsFinder profile: Connectedness, Arranger, Positivity, Achiever, Maximizer

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