Jennifer Shirkani

CEO, Penumbra Group
 

Jen Shirkani is a nationally recognized expert on emotional intelligence and a featured keynote speaker at national and state conferences, universities, government agencies, and at business organizations around the world. She is the author of award nominated Ego vs EQ, a leader’s guide to leveraging the power of emotional intelligence. She has spent over 25-years working with organizations from the Fortune 50 ($40B) to family-owned entities as a business consultant and executive coach.

In addition to emotional intelligence, she frequently speaks and writes about workplace challenges, including interviewing and selection, employee engagement and motivation, generational differences, and coachability. Her message is perfect for leadership, sales, business professionals and entrepreneur audiences. She has a specialty in speaking to senior living/property managers, financial services/insurance, technology and retail organizations and provides practical strategies and immediately useable tips in a humorous and entertaining way.

Jen has been a frequent guest of several national radio programs, and has been featured in Bloomberg/Businessweek, Leadership Excellence magazine, Investors Daily, Business Insider, Publishers Weekly, Fast Company, and Upstart Business Journal.

She is accredited by the Hay Group and by MHS to administer their Emotional Intelligence instruments and she holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and has devoted herself to improving leadership effectiveness and on making common sense more common.


Jen's "SheQ" presentation provides strategies for being more emotionally intelligent (EQ). Using EQ as a key competency builds more resiliency and helps women gain more confidence by learning to More

Exceptional performance is the perfect alignment of skills, rewards, feedback, management style, measurement and culture. Keeping employees engaged today requires staying in-tune with what is most More