Life-long writer. People watcher. Learning junkie.
In one way or another my career has been about factoring the people equation into practices that grow leadership capability. Using the wisdom gained as a professional in the talent development space, I provide content strategy, writing and editing services for leadership development that is fresh and engaging. My clients are organizational leaders, executive coaches, and leadership authors who need a writer and “idea editor” to bring their leadership messages to life.
Why do clients choose me over other writers? I elevate their leadership voice, helping them refine their messages to spur people to action and inspire personal growth. My clients say that I’m a “thought partner,” “see the big picture,” “organized,” and “thorough.”
As a self-avowed learning junkie, I’m always on the prowl for ground-breaking leadership ideas. My desk is piled high with books, ready for distilling fresh insights. I’ve built a respected voice in the leadership arena that’s grounded in research and my own corporate leadership experience. Preeminent brands in the human capital management industry seek my opinions on leadership trends in the workplace. I put all my knowledge and experience to work to amplify your leadership impact.
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Jennifer’s Professional Story
Long ago, in a conference room far, far away, I started my career as an Assistant Personnel Manager. (Yeah, it was that long ago.) Since that time, I’ve worked for, consulted with, and run businesses of all shapes and sizes. As an employee, I grew up in the corporate world and invested 10 years learning the ropes as a front-line supervisor, HR manager, and corporate trainer for well-known brands such as Marshall Fields, Herman Miller and Farmers Insurance. As a business owner, I successfully operated an organizational development consulting business for nearly two decades, so I understand what it takes to delight clients, deliver on time and work within a budget.
I started writing The People Equation blog in 2009. As my leadership messaging gained traction, others began to notice. Inc. Magazine has twice named me one of the “100 great leadership speakers and business thinkers.” From 2014 – 2018, I was a columnist for Smartbrief’s “Originals” series in their leadership category, and my articles achieved “top-10 most read” status four years running.
In 2015, I made a career pivot and launched People Equation, LLC to offer leadership messaging, content writing and ghostwriting services to people committed to developing the next generation of leaders.
Why “The People Equation”?
Math equations have always stymied me. I mean, what the heck is a “slope intercept,” anyway?
But people and their interactions in the workplace? I’m all about those types of “equations.” People have always fascinated me. Guess you could say I’m a professional people-watcher. If you pay attention, it’s amazing what you’ll discover. And that’s true whether you’re in the grocery store or in the office.
A lot of fascinating stuff goes on day-to-day in the workplace: office politics, executive transitions, promotions, demotions, squabbles among co-workers. The “red thread” that runs through whatever happens in the workplace is people. And it’s the human element in the workplace that I’ve researched and written about on The People Equation blog since 2009. The blog has been an excellent laboratory in which I can explore and refine my point of view on leadership. It’s also connected me to many other leadership thinkers, including Ken Blanchard, Patrick Lencioni, Whitney Johnson and Dana Theus, to name a few.
Jennifer V. Miller Factoids
- The writing bug struck early: my first written piece was published at age 13 – an op-ed article in my town’s local newspaper.
- I’m 50% Slovakian.
- Co-author of two books
- Food is an obsession–I read cookbooks like some people read novels!
- Animal lover, especially cats
- I love olives. And chocolate. But not together.