Formerly a high school English teacher and a new teacher coach in Palo Alto Unified School District (Palo Alto, CA, USA), Jennifer Abrams is currently a communications consultant who works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations and creating identity safe workplaces.

Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community, Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, Whens and What Ifs, and Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives.  Her newest book is Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing (Up) at Work.

Jennifer has been invited to keynote, facilitate and coach worldwide from the USA to Africa, from Asia to Europe, from Australia to South America,  and she is honored to have been named one of the “18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know,” by Education Week’s ‘Finding Common Ground’’ blog. 

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Show Highlights

  • The book for leaders to participate in each other’s development
  • Exploration of markers to learn on how to BE and interact with adults
  • A meaningful verse, pantyhose and a gift for reflective leadership
  • The scariest thing and the 5 facets to help overcome the fear
  • Tips on identifying what you stand for and why it matters
  • Finding bandwidth to deal with disappointment and all the challenges
  • Exploring The SCARF model and  what threatens us about new ideas
Jennifer Abrams: Growing Up At Work

“Your development isn’t an indulgence. You don’t have time not to develop yourself. If you don’t, you’re not going to have as fruitful a life as a Ruckus Maker, as thoughtful of a life, and you won’t live in the world with the same amount of ease.” 

–  Jennifer Abrams



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