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President and CEO, Ideas for Action, LLC

Jean is founder and principal of Ideas for Action, LLC., a management consulting practice serving higher education and non-profit organizations since 1995.

She is an internationally known and respected management consultant, educator, facilitator and executive coach, and is a trusted thought partner to senior academic and administrative leaders in colleges and universities, as well as CEOs and executive directors of professional and philanthropic nonprofit organizations. Jean’s current or recent clients include senior leaders at the University of Michigan, Washington State University, Michigan State University, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

As an experienced consultant, Jean also helps organizations find solutions to critical issues and challenges. She is a proven strategist, with group process and analytical skills enhancing her ability to develop collaborative solutions with clients in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, and organizational structure, process and culture change. In addition to her work in higher education, Jean is also regarded as a major contributor to the unique body of knowledge of association management and leadership in membership organizations.