Jennifer Colosimo co-authored the book Great Work Great Career with Dr. Stephen R. Covey, blogs as Executive Mama , and can be found on Twitter @jencolosimo. Her blog and her work reflect her passion around the topic of leadership and a strong interest in women in leadership. She encourages realistic optimists to make conscious choices about their leadership style, strive for executive influence in influential organizations, and to add to the conversation about being both an “executive” and a “mama.”
Jennifer recently returned to FranklinCovey as the General Manager of the Western US and Canada after serving as a Vice President of Culture, Learning and Development, and Corporate Social Responsibility (The Wisdom Team) at DaVita Healthcare Partners, a Fortune 200 healthcare company, for 4 ½ years and consulting with several privately held healthcare organizations. She was with FranklinCovey for 15 years previous to her work at DaVita, departing as the COO and Chief Learning Officer. Her areas of expertise include:
- Building a Culture of Community in your Organization
- Women and Leadership
- Taking Responsibility for Your Own Career Engagement
- Personal, Team, and Organizational Leadership
- Conscious Capitalism
- Corporate Universities and Learning Technology
She has delivered on-site training, work sessions, and keynotes to over 40,000 people across 40 states and 12 countries, with ratings averaging 9.5 on a 10 point scale, and has served on many panels about culture and women in leadership. Her career has included executive team development; global operations, including IT, supply-chain, AR, and vendor management; leading operations and finance for a Training Top 125 and Learning Elite recognized corporate university; managing the CSR and sustainability function for 50,000 person organization, including corporate giving, volunteer efforts, and engagement in external measures including GRI and the Clinton Global Initiative; and leading 4000-person meetings and 600-person charity bike rides.
Jennifer is involved in organizations focused on the leadership development of girls and girls and women achieving self-sufficiency. She is on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Colorado, was a troop leader for nine years, and also serves as a Trustee on the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. She lives with her husband and teenage daughter and receives occasional texts from her self-sufficient oldest daughter, a recent college graduate.