Jackie R. Sherman

jackie-sherman-headshotJackie R. Sherman (Board of Directors, Treasurer) is known for her ability to align and mobilize organizations to accomplish their most demanding objectives. She guides leaders through the challenges of influencing complex systems and diverse stakeholders. Her signature work integrates expertise in the dynamics of change and effective organization design. She’s a master at developing processes that engage the wisdom of all constituents to achieve an organization’s most important goals – leaving it with genuinely increased capacity and ability to deliver.

Jackie has created consistent results for two decades including improved profitability, quality, customer and employee satisfaction, and internal and external relationships. Her clients, spanning three continents, include businesses from Fortune 50 to leading edge companies as well as public and non-profit organizations.

Working from a systemic perspective – clarifying vision and strategy, and aligning structure, business process, people, and rewards to support them – Jackie enables an organization to be far more valuable than the sum of its parts.  She is an expert in many areas of organizational development, including Strategic Planning & Implementation; Team Development; Group Process Design; Executive Coaching, Change Management; Organization Design; Reengineering & Work Redesign; Board Development, and Capacity Building.

Jackie works across every level of an organization – with individuals, small and large groups, and the organization as a whole.  She develops incisive unique processes to help the organization understand its current performance, envision a better more exciting future, align all parts and parties to achieve that future, and mobilize to implement.

As an Executive Coach Jackie has worked with Senior Executives, Managers of Corporation,  Executive Directors and Board Chairs of Non-profits and National Associations.  While focusing on the client’s desired outcomes, she coaches the whole person, enabling change based on expanded awareness, increased choice and commitment.

Before starting her own consulting firm, Jackie held consulting positions with two Fortune 50 companies.  As Principal Consultant with Digital Equipment Corporation, she designed and implemented an integrated reengineering and change management service which drove profitability, quality, and customer/employee satisfaction.  As a Senior Consultant with the Organization Capability Group of BP-Amoco Corporation, she was responsible for organization development consulting and training services which enabled her client divisions to achieve their strategic objectives.  By spearheading the use of large group interventions, Jackie accelerated implementation of strategy, new organization design, and the design and implementation of new business processes.

Jackie holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in economics from the University of Michigan, a B.S., magna cum laude, from Tufts University, a Certificate in Business from New York University, and certificates in Organization Systems Development, Group Process, and Consulting with Small Systems from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.  She has additional specialized training in socio-technical system design, change management, strategic planning, redesign of business processes, large group interventions, appreciative inquiry, and coaching.  Jackie has a certificate in ontological coaching from the Newfield Network, and is an ICF Professional Certified Coach.  Jackie has taught in the HROD program at the University of Georgia and is adjunct faculty at the Gestalt International Studies Center.

Jackie has been a mentor in the Pathbuilders Achieva program (formerly Georgia 100) since 1999.  Her community and volunteer activities include leadership roles with the Organization Change Alliance, the Horizon Theatre Company and Georgia Executive Women’s Network.

Having lived and worked in Europe and Africa, and North America, Jackie now calls Atlanta home.