I'm a professional problem solver, who uses inquiry, creativity and a bit of magic to drive change.
Photo by: Chris Chung
I believe in the power of empathy and communication to drive and create change. My curiosity never ceases, driving connection to ideas and seemingly disparate concepts in order to dig deep into challenges at both macro and micro scales. Keenly observant, I am always interested in how one thing relates to another and have a gift for simplifying the complexity I see.
Classroom teacher, employment trainer, Professional Scrum Master, strategic dialogue facilitator, lifelong learner.
Masters of Design
Strategic Foresight and Innovation (2015-2018)
Ontario College of Art and Design
Focus: Building Collaborative Environments Human Factors, Foresight
Design Thinking, Systemic Design, Strategy Development, Business Model Innovation, Innovation Leadership
Bachelor of Education
Secondary Education (2010)
Focus: Curriculum Development, Social Justice in Education, Educational Philosophy
Bachelors of Arts (Honours)
Social Geography and Contemporary History (2005-2009)
MOMA Learning: Teaching with Themes
Project Management and Development
Professional Scrum Master Certification
Mindfulness Practitioner Course
Level I, II, III & Master (2018)
Foundation 2 (2017)
10-day Silent Retreat (2015/2017)
Intro to Web Development
Conflict Anticipation and Management
Appreciative Inquiry Foundations
Collaborative Design Strategies
Widenfield Climate Strategy
Green Wood Coalition
Systemic Design Association
Design with Dialogue
Speculative Futures: Design Futures Initiative
Jenny is a gift to any team. She is insightful, creative, and a systems thinker who sees opportunities to add value or create efficiencies at every turn. Jenny is interested in people's stories and makes others feel seen and appreciated.
Ruby Knafo / Client & Team Manager
What people are saying about me >
Jenny has a very unique talent of synthesizing complex thinking into engaging storytelling. In a moment where teams have to balance convergent and divergent thought, this is a unique “bridge skill” that allows projects to benefit from both. Jenny is also an avid researcher and quickly connects topics to relevant and related trends, academic studies, general literature, and even case studies.
Her relational skills are also quite an asset. By having a keen eye for human dynamics she is able to identify strengths and opportunities within her stakeholders and add that layer of knowledge to create solutions that are, not only human-centred, but inspired, authentic, and custom-built for her challenges.
Tieni Meninato / Co-Creator
Climate crisis and justice, technological impact and integration, organizational strategy and gender parity, restorative justice, community building and social cohesion, design thinking and innovation education