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Amy Renkert | Stephen Jenks

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LinkedIn Amy Renkert has built her career as both an internal and external consultant in the areas of organization and leadership development.  She has worked with a wide range of companies using her understanding of individuals, teams and organizations to help leaders and businesses be more successful.

Amy provides design and implementation assistance to her clients as they work through changes such as acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, growth and continuous improvement projects.  Her experience in human systems has helped her clients integrate their leadership and career development, succession planning, training and performance management initiatives with their business strategy and culture.

Prior to launching her career as an independent consultant, Amy held a number of leadership roles in the Human Resources, Training and Organization Development functions with the Honeywell-Bull, TRW, Avery Dennison and GenCorp organizations with both domestic and worldwide responsibility.

Her work as an external consultant typically falls into the following areas:  

  • Organization assessment
  • Leadership development
  • Performance management
  • Teambuilding
  • Customized training design and delivery
  • Executive coaching

Amy is certified in a number of training and facilitation programs and is master trained in the 360-degree feedback process.  Her strength lies in designing and delivering completely customized approaches for clients; whether it’s individual, team or organization-wide projects to improve overall effectiveness. 

Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Organization Development from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.  Amy is a member of the Organization Development Network and the Human Resources Planning Society. 

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LinkedIn Stephen Jenks is a management and organization consultant with a special interest in entrepreneurship and issues relating to growing organizations. He was a faculty member at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire where he taught a course in entrepreneurial management and new business development for 20 years. He also was the faculty director of the school's Executive Development Program from 1979-1981. He was a founder of the Portsmouth Consulting Group, an association of senior free-lance consultants that was formed in 1981.

Stephen has extensive experience working with presidents and boards of growing entrepreneurial companies. His primary focus is on general management issues:

  • Organizational assessment
  • Corporate strategy and structure
  • Executive coaching to individual executives and executive teams
  • Serving as an external sounding board for executives faced with complex and difficult situations
  • Counselor to boards of directors

The Arrogant Leader by Stephen Jenks & Fritz SteeleStephen received his B.A. in Psychology from the College of Wooster, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University). He is the coauthor of three books: "The Feel of the Work Place: Understanding and Improving Organization Climate" (Addison-Wesley, 1977), "Designing and Managing Organizations" (Irwin, 1983), and "The Arrogant Leader: Dealing with the Excesses of Power" (Smith/Kerr Associates LLC, 2012). He also co-authored a chapter in "Executive Coaching: Practices and Perspectives" (Davis-Black, 2002) entitled “Coaching Entrepreneurs.”

He has served on a number of boards of directors from 1980 to the present, and is the past president of the Association for Consulting Expertise.

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