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Jennifer Selby Long, Founder of Selby Group, LLC, is an expert in accelerating strategic alignment, rapidly developing leadership capabilities, and transforming management teams. Her firm, Selby Group, LLC, empowers successful leaders to dramatically improve their organization’s performance and skillfully overcome the challenges of business transformation, growth, and scale.
Over 3000 leaders and professionals, primarily in the Silicon Valley, have worked with Jennifer in her dual roles as executive and leadership coach and organizational development consultant.
Her clients include leaders at such highly regarded companies as Airbnb, LinkedIn, Cisco Systems, Mozilla, and Ciena, as well as the leaders of numerous small companies and start-ups.
Jennifer also serves on the Advisory Board for the Leadership and Management Program at UC-Berkeley Extension, where she was one of the highest rated instructors in the Extension program.
Best of all, Jennifer writes a monthly column called Traveling Light that helps leaders like you learn to lighten the leadership load and enjoy the journey more. Subscribe below!
Jennifer is a thought leader who has been quoted in the New York Times, Univision, Fast Company, Information World, Dice, MSNBC, and the Bulletin of Psychological Type. Recent articles include:
Katherine Hirsh, Author, Introduction to Type and Decision-Making and Introduction to Type and Teams says that Jennifer is, “At the bleeding edge of relevance and hipness!”
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I have had the privilege of working closely with Jennifer over the past several years, both at LinkedIn as well as at Airbnb. Both times, my IT organization required significant growth in order to keep up with the business’ hyper-growth. I needed assistance aligning a newly formed global team to a common set of objectives and strategies. Jennifer brought with her an incredible amount of leadership and organizational design experience within the IT space. She possesses a keen understanding of personality types and how to get each manager to work effectively at the leadership level and with their individual teams. I would not hesitate recommending Jennifer to others looking for an outstanding executive coach!
I can’t say enough good things about Jennifer. Her wealth of business experience combined with her positive, compassionate and encouraging attitude make her a world-class executive coach and management consultant. I’ve had the pleasure of having Jennifer as an executive coach early in my management career at Cisco, and have greatly benefited and applied her coaching in my career. Even 13 years later, Jennifer has continued to serve as my trusted advisor and business coach. I truly value her long term partnership. She’s genuinely passionate about helping individuals around her to be the best they can be. Jennifer is an exceptional individual and I couldn't recommend anyone more highly!
I've had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Jennifer at Cisco, LinkedIn and now Ciena. She's extremely adept in the role of team builder, IT strategist and process consultant. She's situationally aware, helps build processes, recommends ways of handling situations based on people/team types (MBTI, etc.) and is strong in assessing team strengths and weaknesses. Jennifer has been an integral extension of my leadership team helping us all be our best.
Jennifer is a dynamo, helping leaders navigate the precarious dynamics of corporations, particularly at large technology companies. Beyond direct advice, she also lives her principles out by having led corporate and non-profit groups, as well as her own business. Her positive energy combined with a keen intellect and vast subject-matter knowledge have garnered her a significant degree of credibility across professional disciplines. I personally initiated my relationship with Jennifer when I grew bored in my job. She brought the best research and insights into bear to assess what kinds of environments and dynamics support and foster a thriving and productive professional life for me. Many actionable examples from this analysis helped to support my professional journey by charting a more exciting and stimulating course that not only matches but truly exploits - in the best sense - my skills, experience and temperament.
I have known Jennifer for more than 14 years. She was asked to coach the executives in my organization to help enable better collaboration and stronger, more effective leadership skills. As a newly promoted director in Development, getting coaching from Jennifer presented an opportunity for me to quickly develop a style and set of competencies required to lead large global teams in a very fast paced, innovative environment. What’s unique about Jennifer is her ability to change/transform leadership capabilities of an organization, as well as help develop an overall strategy and execution plan meeting the unique objectives of the business. Jennifer is a very strong, capable, intuitive and effective partner for the executive teams who want to accelerate their business.
One of the things I have always appreciated about Jennifer is the sense of perspective she brings to the coaching process. Her insights enable leaders to see themselves in the way that others see them, not just how they would like to be perceived. The business impact has been to enable me to elicit higher performance from teams. This is a key skill for scaling—as she knows, something that all leaders are challenged by from time to time.
My manager brought Jennifer in to help us build a high functioning team and learn how to better communicate with each other. We ran through a variety of exercises designed to help us break down communication barriers and delve into a deeper understanding of how we function as individuals and as a team. Sessions with Jennifer have been fun and interactive and truly helped our team progress.
Jennifer is one of the top ten people that have made a difference in my life and career. Her guidance has been invaluable. Jennifer was an early pioneer of leadership behavior that is just now being recognized as spot on.
I have had the great privilege of being coached by Jennifer over the past year. I manage a unique space within LinkedIn, with a broad spectrum of personalities and learning types. Jennifer has been able to dive into this environment with great ease and confidence, providing insights that have up-leveled my effectiveness as a leader and our teams fluidity overall. Furthermore, she facilitated the most productive global leader offsite that I have been a part of in my tenure here at LinkedIn. I would recommend Jennifer without reservation to leaders at all levels looking to transform themselves and their teams.
Jennifer was invaluable to me while as a new manager in a new role attempting to assimilate into the company culture. She is very insightful in organizational and human behavior. Her insight and coaching has helped me overcome some difficult challenges pertaining to organizational change and conflict. I am more ‘aware.’ a better leader, and better equipped to deliver more value to the company as a result of her coaching.
Jennifer worked patiently with the members of the management team – both individually and as a group. Jennifer enabled the team members to climb out of their individual silos and, through her coaching and guidance, the managers were able to recognize the need to work together and redirected their efforts and energies to cooperate for the benefit of both the local and global companies. We would not have been able to do it without Jennifer’s help
Jennifer Selby has been our consultant of choice for eight years now. We consistently get both great feedback and results from her programs. She has been instrumental in systematically overhauling two critical staff functions which had a ripping affect throughout our organization and was a milestone in creating our current culture. She has been and remains our go-to person in the development of key talent with exceptional outcomes! I would highly recommend Jennifer Selby as your training partner
Having attended MBTI and executive communication training with Jennifer I can safely say that this was the best organized and most valuable training I have attended in years. The excellent course planning, content, and engaging facilitation from Jennifer really helped me understand better my colleagues and how to take personality styles into account when delivering important messages to the team. I thoroughly recommend this course as an insight to workplace communications
Jennifer used a number of techniques, tools and feedback mechanisms to show me just how far I had come already in my career, how highly regarded I was across the organisation and how well I was doing in my current role to date. More importantly however, she showed me what the gaps were in my executive kit bag that were preventing me from moving to the next level. The company also got the benefit because through Jennifer’s coaching they kept me a happy employee which in turn kept my experience there to utilize that experience and to serve our customers directly.