“Jennifer’s talk was challenging and illuminating. She dares to tell business people they should learn to listen, reduce ego and employ empathy in complex M&A situations (or any business
settings). Not (only) because it is ethically or morally correct, rather because it is in their best interest to achieve success. I highly recommend engaging Jennifer.”
Senior Executives, Middle Managers, HR Leaders, Small/Medium Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, M&A Advisors, Deal Makers, Associations, Any industry being disrupted
Going through a Merger or Acquisition can cause massive disruption for the workforce, leaving people feeling confused and discouraged. There are advantages to be had in any organization transition, even M&A, if you change your perspective. It’s not how you look but where.
The people can be a company’s greatest asset if you put them at the heart of the change rather than the sidelines. Paying more than lip service to managing disruption by helping your teams navigate the grief stages of acquisition and the “cast of change” characters, can mitigate the fears of transition while yielding bottom line benefits.
”Jennifer knows her stuff about corporate values and culture and conveys information very well, especially in an interactive forum. Jennifer reminds us how it is too easy for M&A professionals to leave the “soft stuff” to the business people. M&A deals that succeed usually do so because the business people get the help of M&A professionals who focus on getting the pre- and post-deal people/culture/product and service integration right.
Thank you, Jennifer!”
Senior Executives, Middle Managers, HR/Marketing Leaders, Small/Medium Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Any organization experiencing transition
Taking the lessons learned from her two-year research on the disruptive impact of mergers and acquisitions, Jennifer distills her key strategies on how an organization can navigate and thrive during any transition.
From a leadership change to a company relocation to digital transformation, transitions have key challenges in common. Jennifer shows how understanding the people piece to overcoming the obstacles while respecting the unique aspects of each company, are the building blocks for converting the fear of change into an opportunity to grow.
“SharpHeels needed a dynamic speaker to kick off our 10-city tour and we found that speaker with Jennifer Fondrevay! She nimbly managed multiple roles, playing Mistress of Ceremonies and panel moderator, while delivering an inspiring workshop that kept our female attendees engaged and wanting more. I would highly recommend nabbing Jennifer now!”
HR/Marketing Leaders, Small/Medium Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Any organization experiencing transition
How a company recruits, on-boards and attracts star employees impacts a company’s greatest asset – it’s talent pool. Whether the company is prospering or gripped by disruption, investing in the employee experience from the very beginning creates committed employees who are willing to navigate the new normal of constant change.
Jennifer shares insights from her two-year research of M&A that identifies how to: optimize each employee touch point through transition, offset “us versus them thinking” and establish a communication cadence that engages your workforce throughout the journey.
“Jennifer’s mission and message, to rediscover the humanity in business, comes at a critical time. She knows what it takes to drive business forward, yet reminds us of what it means to be a human being at work. Inspiring her audience to take action, business leaders would be smart to engage Jennifer!”
Managing your brand in an era of Mergers & Acquisitions
Best for: Marketing, Advertising, PR, HR conferences
Uncovering M&A Blind spots for greater deal success
Best for: M&A-oriented networking conferences, VC, Entrepreneur, Lawyers, PEG, Investment Bankers, Advisors
After the Acquisition, don’t let “us vs them” thinking ruin the company
Best For: M&A-oriented networking conferences, VC, Entrepreneur, Lawyers, PEG, investment bankers, advisors, HR conferences, Associations
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