— Jingjun Yin, Senior Principal Scientist, and Jared Cumming, Director, Merck
Diversity and inclusion is a high priority for our organization. Since many scientists tend to be introverts, we wanted to increase awareness that they can be impactful leaders without changing who they are. That’s why, as co-chairs of Merck’s Global Chemistry Summit, we invited Jennifer Kahnweiler to speak. Jennifer showed us how introverts and extroverts can work better together to increase productivity and innovation. She conducted interviews with select, diverse participants in advance to understand our culture and customize her program. It was great that we started the meeting with her keynote since people were talking about the concepts in small groups throughout the two-day event. Following her session, we are better equipped to attract and retain the best people for the job.
— Michelle Winterstein, MSHS, Population Health Manager, MedStar Market, Evolent Health
I truly enjoyed your class and it has had a significant impact on me, both professionally and personally. An introvert my whole life, I have often felt like I’ve had to conform to an extroverted business (and social) world. You and your class have provided validation that introverts can be strong leaders and have given me permission, so to speak, to focus on and cultivate my introverted leadership style, rather than conforming to the traditionally extroverted “norm.” And for that, I cannot thank you enough.
— Casey Wilson, Managing Director, Learning and Development at Evolent Health
Jennifer is an awesome partner when it comes to creating an engaging, well-informed, and practical learning experience on any number of topics. We’ve leveraged Jennifer twice, both times in the areas of leadership and introversion, and each time her adaptable and effective style led to an engaged audience who felt they had actionable and practical tips for enhancing their leadership effectiveness. She’s dynamic, easy-to-work with, and superbly knowledgeable.
— Semora Johns Smith, Program Manager, American Chemical Society
Jennifer is an exceptional keynote speaker and her expertise on working relationships between introverts and extroverts is on point! Her presentation style is very engaging and interactive. The scenarios and suggestions she provided were thought-provoking, practical, and well-received by our staff. We loved her! If you are looking for leadership and guidance to improve staff engagement and develop strong team-building skills, Jennifer would be a great choice for a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. Five stars for Jennifer!
— Judith Jankowski, Assistant Director, Innovation & Collaboration, American Chemical Society
Jennifer was a keynote speaker for our organization and received high marks from our staff. In fact, she was rated in our top five presenters since the inception of our program in 2013. In her presentation, she shared practical tips about introverts working with extroverts (and vice-versa) to produce extraordinary results. Our staff appreciated her tips and stories, and really related to her messages. I would highly recommend Jennifer.
— David Sjolander, Chief Operating Officer, Hotel Technology Next Generation
Jennifer presented to our audience of 450 executives, and it was a smash hit. I heard many favorable comments from attendees, and she was swarmed afterwards with questions, comments, and eager book buyers. Next time she will bring more books because they sold out!
— Lynn Meinke, President, Association of Coach Training Organizations
Wow! What an amazing keynote you gave at the ACTO Conference! So many people commented on the knowledge you had, the wisdom you shared and the inspiration you provided. You truly touched others, added to the learning of the attendees and advanced the coach training industry.
— Suzanne Richards, Vice-President, Freddie Mac
Jennifer does a wonderful job by working to understand her audience. She gets terrific reviews on the quality of her message and style of delivery.