Through 1:1 Executive Coaching, we help leaders deepen their awareness of the results they are currently generating, versus the results they are seeking. We work with them to understand their existing mindsets and behaviors, to identify what needs to shift, and ultimately to enable new behaviors and better results.
Our work includes multiple checkpoints with the organization, including early discussions with managers and HR leaders, a thorough qualitative 360 process, and the building of an impact report and an integrated development plan for each leader.
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If your team is taking precious time to get together, we can deliver content that drives learning and change, and ensure that the team has some fun as well. HAVEN can structure a range of experiences, from a half day workshop to a three-day retreat.
Many executives want feedback but rarely receive honest input from employees. We surveyed employees in our client organizations in 2017 and believe we know why. 92% said that the risk of sharing criticism with leadership was too high.
The impact. Silence.This is the state in which most organizations exist. Executives want to learn and grow. Employees have important data and insights to share. And yet the information is never shared.
Our solution is a completely anonymous 360 tool, 360 Vault, managed and interpreted by our team, a third party with no formal affiliation with your company. Enable your employees to freely share their true feedback about anyone.... even the CEO.
Once a sufficient amount of data is collected (this varies depending upon the size of the organization), our team summarizes the themes into an individual report. We include strengths as well as areas for growth. We never use quotes and only report themes, ensuring that no attributions can be made to an individual respondent.
Yes, we occasionally receive unprofessional or unproductive comments. We sift those out as well. If a comment or idea isn't repeated at least three times, we don't think you need to worry about it.
In a one-hour session, the 360 Vault report is delivered in person or over the phone by one of our executive coaches.
Haven works closely with founders and CEO's at early stage companies to set a vision for the culture and drive the critical processes and decisions that lay the people foundation for growth. With engagements ranging from 1 day per month, to 1 day per week, HAVEN's HR executives can provide full range support for startups until they reach 60 full time employees.
Experience: Jen has spent her career working with leaders to develop strategies to drive professional growth and to increase organizational effectiveness. Throughout 20 years, she has developed hundreds of leaders through coaching and custom designed leadership development programs. In 2015, Jen founded HAVEN, an advisory firm focused exclusively on developing leaders. HAVEN engages most often through coaching, leadership development programs, and the design and implementation of innovative talent strategies. HAVEN works across all industries, with deep expertise in biotech, tech, professional services, and consumer goods.
Before transitioning to consulting, Jen built the organizational strategy and employee experience strategy at Sonos. Sonos is a hyper-growth software and consumer products company that grew 50% year over year in headcount and revenue during Jen’s tenure. Before joining Sonos Jen spent 13 years as the head of global talent management and an internal coach at The Monitor Group, a top tier management consulting firm (now Monitor Deloitte). Jen has also been a faculty member and coach at the Action Design Institute and the Stanford Leading Change and Organizational Renewal program.
Jen brings a unique perspective to her work -- groomed by management consultants and by founders of disruptive startups. Jen designs custom approaches for each engagement, optimizing her knowledge of leadership theory, her experience working with hundreds of executives, and her ability to collect, interpret and synthesize data. In addition to leading HAVEN, Jen spends her time designing innovative learning programs, facilitating leadership events, and coaching executives. Her clients recognize her for being honest and sincere, action-oriented, and full of positive energy.
Boston College, BA English
Experience: A seasoned leader and human resources executive, Ben thrives in fast-paced, data-driven environments. He started his career with Bain & Company, where he consulted for Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of industries, including private equity, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and IT services. While at Bain, he built expertise in organizational and leadership development. As a case team leader, he earned a reputation as a great developer of talent, receiving high praise and numerous awards for his commitment to helping his teammates and clients improve every day. After Bain, Ben joined Monitor Group to lead North American talent management and internal coaching. He was quickly asked to lead all culture-development activities for Monitor headquarters and played a lead role in training and development nationwide. Ben left Monitor to become an internal coach and leadership development advisor, and then the head of HR, for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, an oncology biotech company. After helping Merrimack double in size, he decided to return to consulting full time, joining Human Assets Ventures (HAVEN), an HR consultancy helping clients hire, develop, reward, and engage top talent.
Training and certification: The Coaches Training Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC); Action Design Systems Dynamics, Immunity to Change Facilitator, Leadership Versatility Index Administrator.
Ben is committed to helping leaders realize the best version of themselves. His specialty is in leadership coaching, as well as training leaders to comfortably approach difficult conversations in high-stakes situations. He believes that productive interactions and effective understanding form the foundation of healthy relationships. His clients appreciate his direct communication style, his sincere investment in their self-exploration, his analytical mind, and his positive sense of humor.
Hobart College, BA Economics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Kellogg School of Management, Graduate School of Business, MBA
Experience: Jen is a talent and organizational development expert, partnering with organizations to think through organizational strategy and to design and deliver experiential leadership and team effectiveness programs. Jen has 15 years of consulting and advisory expertise, working with large and small organizations across tech, manufacturing, biotech / pharmaceuticals, professional services, and financial services.
Jen's skills and style were honed during her time as a senior leadership and organizational strategy consultant with The Monitor Group. While at Monitor, Jen worked alongside some of the best designers, faculty, and thought leaders in the world and was a key contributor to the firm’s leadership and organizational strategy approach and content. From Monitor, she transitioned to Cimpress where she heavily influenced the talent development strategy, including the design and execution of a team effectiveness campaign.
Jen’s work is dedicated to bringing together the organization's objectives, people, and culture in preparation for the next stage of growth. She is recognized for her ability to think beyond traditional approaches, to create lasting behavior change, and to be an effective thought partner and collaborator.
Denison University, History
Experience:As an experienced talent management and acquisition professional, Ilene is passionate about helping organizations grow in a thoughtful, methodical way. She started her career at Molecular, a technical consulting company, where she was instrumental in the growth and development of the organization, helping to double their headcount and open an office NYC. After leaving Molecular, Ilene joined the Monitor Group where her direct communication style coupled with her authentic, caring demeanor earned her multiple roles within the Human Asset organization, including compensation, staffing and professional development. After taking a hiatus from recruiting, in 2015 Ilene returned to the field and continues to use her passion for people to help small and medium-sized businesses scale.
Ilene manages searches for various clients, consulting with hiring managers, sourcing, screening, and driving internal interview processes. With 15 years of experience, Ilene serves as a partner to hiring managers, collaborating and advising throughout the process.
Ann has worked in HR for over 20 years, with expertise in managing talent within small and mid-sized biotech and pharmaceutical organizations. She started her career in financial services, and has also worked in venture capital, non-profit. For the last 11 years, Ann has focused exclusively in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, most recently at TESARO where she helped scale the company from 130 to 750 employees globally. Ann played multiple roles at TESARO including senior business partner to the CSO and CMO and leading TESARO's Organizational Development function. Before TESARO, she spent eight years at Merck Serono in various HR leadership roles and as Chief of Staff to the SVP of Global Regulatory Affairs.
Ann's passion for helping biotechs achieve sustainable growth has led her to consulting. As a consultant Ann works in-house with clients providing VP level support in the HR function, facilitates leadership development and team-building programs as well as Insights Discovery* workshops, and leads strategic HR initiatives.
Ann brings an innovative approach to her client work, avoiding overly complex processes and governance models in favor of simple approaches that align with the size and culture of the client organization. She is a straight-shooter, and also an exceptional listener, making her an excellent partner and advisor to her clients.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada;
MBA from Simmons College in Boston