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Dr. Cherbeneau's background includes 30+
years in management and internal and
external coaching and consulting roles for a
wide variety of individual executives and
professionals, management and executive teams,
and boards of directors. She has consulted at well
over 100 organizations, ranging from start-ups to
multinational conglomerates, taught at several
colleges and universities and made numerous
presentations for conferences and
business/professional associations. She is also an
author and is recognized as a national leader in
the field of organization development and as an
exceptional resource and inspiration for her clients
and colleagues alike.
Jeanne specializes in and utilizes a "systems approach" in her work with:
- Executive coaching and leadership and senior team development
- Strategic planning and managing major, complex organizational
changes and transition periods
- Talent and performance management, succession planning, career
- Organization culture change and managing workforce diversity and
multi-cultural organizational environments.
Jeanne's internal management roles have included Director of Human
Resources for a biotechnology company, Corporate Director of Management
and Organization Development and Succession Planning for a nation-wide
multi-billion dollar health maintenance organization and positions in universities
and community services organizations. The industries she has consulted with
include technology, electronics, biotechnology, science, health care services,
finance, oil and leasing, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing,
real estate, construction and publishing, as well as numerous government and
private agencies/organizations and educational institutions.
Dr. Cherbeneau's professional and community service contributions
include serving as a nationally elected member of the Board of Directors of
the Organization Development Network for 12 years and as a Vice President
and Board member for the Golden Chapter of the American Society for
Training and Development. Jeanne is also author of a number of articles
for magazines and chapters for books, such as Practicing Organization
Development, Values and Ethics in Organization and Human Systems
Development, The Promise of Diversity, and "Succession Planning: A Key to
Organizational Viability and Human Vitality."
Jeanne has a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Whitworth College, an M.A.
in Higher Education from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in Applied
Social and Behavioral Sciences with a specialization in Organization and
Human Systems Development from The Union Graduate School. Currently, she
is Field Placement Director and a member of the Management faculty at Alliant
International University, a Certified Executive Coach in the Marshall Goldsmith
Coaching Process and an Executive Coach at the Global Institute for Leadership
Development of Linkage Inc. She is also a member of the Western Behavioral
Sciences Institute, the national and San Diego Organization Development
Networks and the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance, and a Board
member of Saybrook Graduate School and Chair of the Human Resources
Jeanne is described by her clients and colleagues as an "insightful
guide/educator, conceptualizer, synthesizer, strategic pragmatist and
idealistic realist." She:
“Works sensitively and easily with highly diverse people”
"Rapidly understood our culture"
“Moves quickly to the heart of the matter(s)”
“Is the calm in the eye of the storm…she makes corporate chaos
“Listens deeply and with respect;”
“Is both honest and bold, on my and the organization's behalf.”
"Has a great sense of humor and way of making a point with a
smile, so we can smack ourselves on the head and move on!"
“Her work with me as an individual and our organization reflects her
understanding and appreciation of my and our organization’s uniqueness
"I trust her implicitly."