Content Expert Partners

In order to serve our clients by helping them with their most pressing leadership needs, Blanchard is proud to partner with industry thought leaders and experts to provide the strongest leadership concepts and content to complement and support our award-winning solutions.

Linda Berens

Linda Berens
Human & Organizational Developmental Expert


Blanchard partnered with human and organizational development expert Linda Berens to create Essential Motivators based on her dedicated research and books, Understanding Yourself and Others and Exploring Essential Motivators: The Book.

Berens is a renowned organizational development expert, consultant, and speaker who has dedicated her career to helping organizations achieve greater efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness. With over 30 years of experience in the field, she has developed a deep understanding of the complex dynamics that shape organizational culture and behavior.

Berens is the founder and CEO of Linda Berens Institute, an organization that offers training and certification programs in the areas of leadership, team development, and organizational change.

Jennifer Brown
DEI Expert

Blanchard partnered with DEI expert Jennifer Brown to create Courageous Inclusion based on the proven developmental continuum in her book, How to Be an Inclusive Leader

Brown is a diversity, equity, and inclusion expert and consultant, keynote speaker, and author of several books, with over 20 years of experience in the field of DEI.

Brown is the founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, a certified woman- and LGBT-owned strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm. Her board service includes the Women's Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates.

As a sought-after keynote speaker, Brown delivers speeches and facilitates workshops for organizations like the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) International Business & Leadership Conference.

Through her work, Brown is committed to creating a world where all individuals feel seen, valued, and empowered to bring their whole selves to work.

Craig Weber

Craig Weber
Communications Expert

Blanchard partnered with communications expert Craig Weber to create Conversational Capacity® based on the acclaimed book Conversational Capacity: The Secret to Building Successful Teams That Perform When the Pressure Is On.

Weber helps people and teams—from small startups to Fortune 500 companies—improve their performance by treating dialogue as a discipline. He is a renowned author, consultant, and speaker specializing in helping individuals and organizations build stronger relationships through effective communication. With over three decades of experience in the field of communication, Weber has become a trusted advisor to leaders in a wide range of industries, from finance and healthcare to government and education. 

Weber is also known for his book Influence in Action: How to Build Your Conversational Capacity, Do Meaningful Work, and Make a Powerful Difference.