Jessica Powers has worked in human resources since 2006. Her background and experience – a hybrid of HR Business Partner and learning and development – includes implementing programs on culture change, mentoring and coaching, training, leadership development, and performance management.
As a consultant, Jessica has focused on working with organizations going through organizational change, conflict, and growth. Much of her work has been concentrated on identifying people practices that positively impact the organization’s well-being, paying particular attention to culture, team dynamics, and leadership behaviors and communications. She has consulted with global organizations and startups in industries including media, entertainment, financial services, energy, technology, and international development. Her project work has included designing leader training and performance management workshops for two major media companies. As a consultant at Bank of America, Jessica managed leadership development programs, drove the talent management process and conducted several organizational assessments that supported large scale organizational and culture change. Before entering the human resources field, Jessica worked in film and music production, and as a fundraiser and event producer for the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Jessica holds a Master’s in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She received a B.A. in Sociology from Oberlin College. She is a member of the Organizational Development Network of New York.