Jenean Merkel Perelstein is available for speaking engagements. Find out if she is available for your next event.

Speaking Topics

Stand in Your Strength –
A Leadership Guide to Navigating Change

As a Business Anthropologist, Jenean takes a cultural view of behavior change and what it takes to make it stick in the workplace. As seen through an anthropological lens you’ll learn:

  • How culture teaches us to block success and what to do about it
  • How to change the limiting beliefs that may be holding you or your team back
  • The steps to standing in your strength and becoming the powerful, recognized leader you were meant to be

Jenean will show you how to use a proven process to create lasting change. This talk engages participants so that they feel connected to their individual change strategies and motivated to reach for success.

Master the Art of Creating a Positive Workplace Culture

In this engaging talk, Business Anthropologist, Jenean Merkel Perelstein shares how workplace culture is the number one driver of staff efficiency, productivity, and happiness. Looking at your organization through the lens of an anthropologist, you’ll learn:

  • How your unique workplace culture defines how stable and productive your workforce is
  • How to empower employees to make solution-oriented decisions
  • How to shorten the onboarding cycle for new hires so your hiring for fit really sticks

Your workplace culture will form even if you do not do it purposefully. Learn how attention to your workplace culture can ensure your organization improves its positivity, productivity, and profitability.

SPEAKING Testimonials

She is smart, empathetic and knows her stuff. If you missed her in the past, don’t miss your next opportunity.
Michael Z. , Encompass Medical Partners

We were excited to bring Jenean to speak at our woman’s summit event, and she did not disappoint. She shared from her book, Finding Your Lighthouse: A Leadership Guide to Navigating Change. Her presentation was insightful, engaging and relevant. It was a pleasure working with her.

Michele Webb, Chairman of the Board, Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce
Our organization, Building, Insight, Leadership & Development (BILD), hired Jenean Merkel Perelstein as the featured speaker at our 2019 Leadership Clinic. Jenean joined us to share her research and wisdom as she presented her “Stand in Your Strength Strategies.” Jenean definitely met our expectations. Her material was relevant and pertinent to our attendees as we are challenged to navigate our current leadership roles. Her presentation style was interactive, engaging, and well organized. Jenean is a friendly, focused, and exceptionally knowledgeable speaker who inspired and motivated the attendees to get out of their own way and become the powerful and recognized leaders they are meant to be. We recommend Jenean to any professional group or business looking to bridge the gaps between policy and practice.
Tami G. , Western Technologies Inc. - BILD Leadership Clinic Conference

We invited Jenean to be our Keynote speaker opening our conference, “Elevate HR” asking her to offer solutions to some of the most challenging issues facing our profession today. Jenean encouraged our participants to both make small steps to invite personal growth and also dig deep and look for ways that we are impeding our ability to shine as professionals. Her encouragement to “Stand in our Strength” set the perfect tone for our conference.

Jenna E., University of Arizona - CUPA HR Conference

She is a fabulous speaker. Her presentation was the best of the conference. People told me she was their favorite speaker of the conference. Very engaging.

Tammy L. , Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Conference

Jenean provided a wealth of information and inspired us to get out of our own way to make the change(s) we really want, in life and business. Jenean is engaging, motivating, and inspirational. A true treasure!

Sherry E. , Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Our Clients

We have worked with private clients from the fields of insurance, biotech, creative industries, organizational development, public relations, marketing, finance, publishing, education, medicine, city and county government, and professional athletics.

Jenean is featured on the Following Podcasts & Livestreams:

Postcast Guest:

  • Culture Eats Strategy ~ Jaime Jay
  • The Sales Evangelist ~ Donald Kelly
  • She Radio ~ Dr. Valerie Rein
  • #StreetCredShow ~ Gorana Angert
  • Money Savage ~ George Grombacher
  • ROAR ~ Michelle Nagel
  • Miracle U ~ Vince Kramer
  • Do Good, Be Good ~ Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom

LiveStream Guest:

  • The Invisible Close ~ Lisa Sasevich
  • ~ Alex Mandossian

Finding Your Lighthouse

In Finding Your Lighthouse: A Leadership Guide to Navigating Change you’ll learn:

  • How to recognize self-sabotage so that you can get out of your own way
  • How Culture teaches us to block success and what to do about it
  • How to change the limiting beliefs that may be holding you back
  • The science behind what you need to know to invite success into your life
  • How to keep success from slipping through your fingers once you’ve achieved it
  • How to stand in your strength

Jenean Merkel Perelstein