Dialogue Partner

& Speaker

Speaker Bio

Jen Kelchner is an experienced speaker, coach, and thought leader in the fields of organizational culture, leadership development, and the future of work. With over 25 years of operations and organizational experience, Jen has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to offer audiences. She is a creative, collaborative, credible, and excellent speaker, known for her ability to bridge complex concepts and provide actionable insights.

Jen has been featured in Forbes over 55 times, is a contributor to Opensource.com and other publications, and is the author of several books on open culture and organizational models. She has spoken at multiple events for Red Hat, government symposiums, and global workplace forums, and is frequently invited to share their thought leadership on executive panels for virtual events.

Audiences appreciate Jen’s ability to set a new vision and bridge the language needed to understand complex issues and provide “straight talk and practical solutions with immediate impact” in ways that are “engaging, thought-provoking, inspiring, and empowering.”

Jen is often described as “creative, collaborative, credible and an excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge and experience”, “working on the cutting edge of organizational culture and leadership development research” and “one of the most articulate people” with the ability to “think on her feet, which makes her a great speaker for panels or a facilitator for workshops”.

She is an expert in open culture, leadership, digital transformation, and the power of community, authentic and educated making her a great choice for your next event.

Speaking Events

Client
Event
Topic
Location
Year
Red Hat
Red Hat Summit
Open Culture & Leadership
Boston
2022
Red Hat
Open Leadership Community of Practice
What blocks open culture
Virtual
2022
Microsoft
CELA Europe Team Development
Open Collaboration
Virtual
2021
Red Hat
Future-Ready Government LATAM Conference
Open Culture
Virtual
2021
State of Wyoming
Wyoming Governor's Council Developmental Disabilities Conference
Embracing inclusivity in the workplace
Cheyenne
2021
Red Hat
Red Hat Summit
Open Knowledge Roundtable
Virtual
2021
LearnTech UK
Open Futures Panel
Open characteristics
Virtual
2020
GlobeGuides
HR Summit
Wrangling the chaos of a paradigm shift
Virtual
2020
EdNC
Policing Free Speech in Education Panel
Open Culture
Virtual
2020
Redeemer University
Marketing & Business Capstone
Open Collaboration
Virtual
2020
Red Hat
53rd ICA-IT Conference, Seamless Government
Seamless Government for youth and aging populations
Bucharest, Romania
2019
Red Hat
Red Hat Government Symposium
Open Culture
Washington, DC
2019
Redeemer University
Marketing & Business Students
Open Collaboration
Virtual
2019
Lausanne
Global Workplace Forum
Open Collaboration
Manila, Philippines
2019
Fresno Pacific University
International Business Management Senior Class
Open Collaboration & Learning
Virtual
2019
Red Hat
OpenFirst DC
Open Culture
Washington, DC
2018
Red Hat
North America Public Sector Sales Team Retreat
Open Organizations
Williamsburg, VA
2018
Red Hat
Red Hat Summit
Open Culture
San Francisco
2018
Red Hat
Red Hat Roundtable
The Power of Community
Virtual
2018
Duke University
Open Source Class
Open Organizations
Virtual
2018
The Open Org
All Things Open
Open Culture
Raleigh, NC
2017
International Association of Women
Annual Summit
Building Futures
Virtual
2017
Berry College
Emerging Leaders Conference
Leading Change
Rome, GA
2017
Tennessee DECA
Blackman High School DECA
Gen Z Entering the Workplace
Murfreesboro, TN
2016
Tennessee DECA
Blackman High School DECA
Comparison is a Killer
Murfreesboro, TN
2015
Broadwell Group Inc.
Georgia Agape Executive Board Retreat
Facilitator
Rome, GA
2015
Broadwell Group Inc.
Georgia Agape Executive Board Retreat
Facilitator
Rome, GA
2014