Jina is a consultant and speaker on diversity, inclusion, culture and belonging. She creates training programs and workshops on inclusive leadership, leadership development, unconscious bias, self-awareness and conscious communications, cultural sensitivity and inclusivity, understanding authenticity, and fostering belonging. She also provides executive coaching for business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs to help them improve workplace relationships, team performance and interpersonal effectiveness to lead an increasingly diverse workforce by improving self-awareness, building mindfulness and speaking comfortably and effectively on equity, inclusion and diversity.
She is a story-teller and speaks candidly about her experiences, hard lessons and ‘aha’ moments that helped her understand the importance individuality, the value of curiosity and the courage it takes to “just” be yourself. Often described as “approachable” and “relatable” by her clients, she works with purpose and the intention of being engaging, practical, and immediately applicable to real-world situations. Jina draws from her unique background and mix of work experiences to offer examples and share insights designed to benefit everyone across the workplace ecosystem – executives, management, employees and customers.
Previously, she was Principal Consultant at EtiennePartners (EP) , a boutique consulting firm that offered a unique strategy development, workshops & coaching to leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. Co-founded with her husband, EP was a full-time partnership in both work and life. Although in different professions, their work often intersected around the importance of self-awareness in leadership and navigating conflict within teams. Combining their experiences, backgrounds and work led to the development of their unique approach to D&I, which she continues to use in her practice today.
In her spare time, she loves puzzles, great coffee and sour gummies. She is a self-declared Peloton groupie (#Mama_Cat) and an a forever hopeful Arsenal fan.