Keynotes, Workshops, & Panels

​Jennifer's Talk was Challenging and illuminating

“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.”

Shai Kuttner // Partner, Synergy Business Lawyers, B.V.

Best Audiences:
Senior Executives, Middle Managers, HR Leaders, Small/Medium Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, M&A Advisors, Deal Makers, Associations, Any industry being disrupted

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NOW WHAT?
A Survivor’s Guide for Thriving through Mergers and Acquisitions

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.

Learning Objectives

  • Anticipate what’s coming when a deal is on the horizon or right at your door
  • Recognize the grief stages of acquisition and learn how to navigate each one
  • Identify the “cast of change” characters (e.g., the Former Rock Star) and engage them
  • Cultivate the right mindset, collaborate with the “other side” and find your niche to succeed

Jennifer knows her stuff about corporate values and culture

”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!” 

Stephen Siller // Int'l M&A & Business Lawyer Partner, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Best Audiences:
Senior Executives, Middle Managers, HR/Marketing Leaders, Small/Medium Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Any organization experiencing transition

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Managing through Disruption:
Navigating, Surviving and Thriving through Constant Corporate Change

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.

Learning Objectives

  • From M&A to digital transformation, organizational transitions have key challenges in common. 
  • People can be your company’s greatest asset if you put them at the heart of the change rather than the sidelines. 
  • Helping your teams navigate the stages of transition and the “cast of change” characters can mitigate the fears of transition while yielding bottom line benefits.

I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND NABBING JENNIFER NOW...

​“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!”

Ashley Pouline // Founder & President at SharpHeels

Best Audiences:
HR/Marketing Leaders, Small/Medium Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Any organization experiencing transition

Creating an Exceptional Employee Experience
Through Good and Bad Times

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.

Learning Objectives

  • How to attract, engage and retain employees by maximizing key touchpoints through their employment journey.
  • The key touch points to leverage to gain employee commitment.
  • Turning employees into your brand advocates, even when they leave.

business leaders would be smart to engage jennifer!

“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!”

Karen Davis // Executive Coach, Author and Speaker

Panel Sessions
Appropriate for Associations, Conferences, and User Groups

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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