Jennifer Shirkani

Author and Keynote Speaker
Penumbra Group

Jen Shirkani is a nationally recognized author and expert on emotional intelligence and a featured speaker at national and state conferences, universities, government agencies, and at business organizations around the world. She is the author of award nominated Ego vs EQ, a leader's guide to leveraging the power of emotional intelligence.  In her new book, “Choose Resilience,” (May 2017), Jen shares the principles of EQ as a key strategy for managing personal hardships and reaching new levels of performance. Jen has spent over 25-years working with organizations from the Fortune 50 ($40B) to family-owned entities as a business consultant and executive coach. In addition to emotional intelligence, she frequently speaks and writes about workplace challenges, including interviewing and selection, employee engagement and motivation, generational differences, and coachability. Her message is perfect for leadership, sales, business professionals and entrepreneur audiences. She has a specialty in speaking to senior living/property managers, financial services/insurance, technology and retail organizations and provides practical strategies and immediately useable tips in a humorous and entertaining way.  Jen has been a frequent guest of several national radio programs, and has been featured in Bloomberg/Businessweek, Leadership Excellence magazine, Investors Daily, Business Insider, Publishers Weekly, Fast Company, and Upstart Business Journal. She holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and has devoted herself to improving leadership effectiveness and on making common sense more common.

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