Jennifer Lachance

Jennifer specializes in leadership development, offering programs and other support to individuals, teams, and cohorts.  She believes that there is no correct model of leadership; rather, effective leaders explore and experiment to find the pieces of different models that feel authentic for them.

To make this possible, Jennifer helps her clients embrace their full selves and discover what best fits their authentic style. At a foundational level, this process involves boosting self-awareness and self-confidence and practicing different leadership skill sets.  Additionally, she encourages those she works with to see the style preferences of others as complementary to their own and embrace diversity in thought and approach to achieve optimal results.

Jennifer has spent the past 10 years at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on leadership development and organizational decision-making in the field of public health. Most recently, she has worked with masters- and doctoral-level students to develop their leadership styles, offering both coursework and intensive individual support. Of note was the Leadership Fellowship, an 18-month cohort-based program for individual and group leadership development with a mix of in-depth one-on-one work and sequential experiential learning sessions.

Before her time at UC Berkeley, Jennifer worked in strategic management consulting with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in New York City. She developed expertise in strategic planning for academic medical centers and implementation of strategic initiatives.

Jennifer holds a doctorate in public health from UC Berkeley, focused on leadership and organizational decision-making. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering and applied mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. She serves on the core faculty of the Doctor of Public Health program at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and son.

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    “Jen has an incredible ability to bring forth the personal vision we have for ourselves and help us determine ways we can work towards making that a reality.”

    Doctoral student, UC Berkeley School of Public Health