Jennifer A. Jolly, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant

team_jjolly.jpgJennifer is a Senior Consultant at Applied Research, where she specializes in assessment, development and coaching of executives and managers in major corporations. Her experience in this field spans 25 years.

Before joining Applied Research in 1999, Jennifer consulted to Fortune 500 and 100 companies across the United States where she worked with senior executive teams to help them meet the leadership challenges resulting from increased competition and organizational change. Her clients have included companies in the pharmaceutical, financial services, retail, and manufacturing sectors. In addition to assessment, development and coaching, her areas of expertise include feedback using multi-rater instruments, the development of strategic competency models, performance management, organizational assessment and the development and use of firm-wide surveys. She has been a guest speaker at major conferences across the United States on succession planning and its importance to corporations in the 21st century, and has been quoted in a variety of news media.

Growing up in England, Jennifer started her career in the Survey Research Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she consulted to market research firms. She spent a year in Uganda before coming with her family to the United States. In addition to consulting, her experiences include working for AT&T, the JCPenney Company and ten years at Merrill Lynch where she was vice president for Human Resources Planning and Research. In this capacity, she worked with members of their senior executive group on business plans and their human resource implications and helped executive teams to develop performance management systems, as well as the values, practices, and procedures required to support major business initiatives.

Jennifer was awarded her doctorate in Industrial Psychology at New York University, where she received special recognition for her work on stress in organizations and its impact on health and productivity. She is a past President of the New York Chapter of the Human Resource Planners and is a member of the American Psychological Association, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) and the New York Metropolitan Society for Applied Psychology. She is a co-author of Teams: Who Needs Them and Why?

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