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Jen Shirkani has over 20 years of experience as a learning and development specialist, coach and speaker. She works with individuals one-on-one, with teams, small groups, and large speaking venues. Often requested for leadership and sales conferences, she provides insight into human dynamics in a humorous and engaging way. Her topics often include Emotional Intelligence presented from a leadership perspective filled with practical strategies and immediately useable tips. Jen has worked with organizations from the Fortune 50 ($40B) to family-owned entities specializing in the application of Emotional Intelligence. She holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership.
She is certified in several assessments and has been educated in personality styles, motivation theory, development coaching, principles of adult learning, and the stages of human development. She started training on the Emotional Intelligence competency in 1996 and has since been certified to deliver the MHS Emotional Intelligence assessment (EQi) and the Hay Group Emotional Competence Inventories (ECI/ESCI). Since then, she has administered over 1,000 Emotional Intelligence assessments to employees in organizations across the United States.
Her corporate career includes learning and development roles at specialty retailer Nordstrom, Select Comfort (the Sleep Number Bed), and Bergen Brunswig (a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical distributor). She has also been certified in programs by Franklin Covey, Achieve Global, and the TRACOM Group.
In addition to her corporate speaking events, Jen has also been a featured speaker at over 35 association conferences, including:
Strategic HR New England Conference, 2012
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) National Conferences, 2012, 2011 and 2009
SHRM Talent Management Conferences, 2012 and 2011
State SHRM conferences in: Colorado, Florida, Maine, Texas and Vermont (Keynote)
Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) National Conferences, 2011, 2007 and 2006 including being a co-presenter with Geoffrey Colvin, Senior-Editor-at-Large, FORTUNE Magazine
State ALFA Affiliates in: Arizona, California (Keynote), Connecticut (Keynote), Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania (Keynote), and Virginia
Hand Tools Institute National Conference, 2012
SURFACES World Conferences, 2011, 2009 and 2008
National Shoe Retailers Association National Conference (NSRA), 2008 and 2007
Check out this podcast of Jen on the Critical Mass Radio Show hosted by Rick Franzi when they discuss Emotional Intelligence.