Organization Executives Testimonials

“It is quite clear Linda has done a lot of research on the disrupting unconscious bias information she provides. One thing I really like is the fact that she provides unknown resources that you can use immediately. I found value in the breakout sessions because they were helpful in hearing and sharing viewpoints with colleagues in a setting that allows you to be yourself without fear of judgement.”

EUDINE HERBERT, M.Ed., ICA-Certified Coach, DDI Certified Facilitator, TALENT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST & GROUP LEADER

CAE USA (January 2021)

“We contacted Linda as the recent protests about racial inequality had prompted many conversations about how we as an organization can help promote anti-racism. As a support organization to public schools across the state, we aim to support schools with curriculum and training support. We hired Linda as we wanted to first look internally at our organization and how we can best provide an inclusive and supportive culture for all employees. While most of our staff was excited for the training [Disrupting Unconscious Bias in Your Workplace], some staff members had reservations and worried about how they would be received in the training. These concerns turned out to be unwarranted as I’ve received nothing but positive feedback about the sessions we held, and many have requested additional training. Perhaps most importantly, our sessions with Linda have set us up for further internal conversations and I’m excited that we have the opportunity to improve our workforce culture and have a process in place for continual improvement.”

BRENT BUSHEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (August 2020)

“In 2018, Linda Jenkins assisted Tulsa Lawyers for Children in surveying the effectiveness of its Board of Directors. The results indicated the by-laws needed to be updated and aligned with best practices. Ms. Jenkins determined the organization would function more effectively if the Board created several new subcommittees to address development, governance, financial matters and recruitment.  Over the course of a year, she attended numerous ad hoc committee meetings, met one on one with staff and key volunteers, conducted two retreats and offered encouragement and guidance all along the way. The end result was a Board of Directors not only committed to the welfare of the organization but fully engaged and equipped to empower the organization in fulfilling its mission of serving abused and neglected children. Tulsa Lawyers for Children would highly recommend Ms. Jenkins to any organization interested in implementing best practices. She was a calm and measured voice providing wise counsel and recommendations when needed most.”

ELIZABETH HOCKER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tulsa Lawyers for Children (August 2019)

“Linda Jenkins, owner of Jenkins Consulting Group, was approached to facilitate Morton’s Board Retreat. The objective of the retreat was to refine the strategic planning processes for the company and allow the board members as well as the executive staff to focus on best practices and outcomes for our patients and the organization.

Linda’s method of facilitating the retreat was impressive. She was highly knowledgeable of advanced facilitation techniques, articulate, professional, informative, practical, and she engaged her audience to full participation throughout the retreat.

I highly recommend Linda Jenkins to all nonprofit organizations because she is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. With her certification, Linda is qualified to promote excellence in nonprofit board service. And she is of doing this through her specialization to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through strategic planning and board development.“

John M. Silva, Former Chief Executive Officer

Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (March 2014)

“It was the most compelling strategic planning event that I have ever attended. I went in with dread but I came away with a sense of renewed enthusiasm for the future of Morton. Linda kept us engaged and on task the entire day – a major undertaking considering the weather was dark and rainy. I look forward to working our plan.”

Cassie Clayton, RN., Chief Nursing Officer

Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (March 2014)

“Working with Linda allowed us to have crucial conversations about how unconscious bias may be appearing in our organization. From the training, we had better direction on how to be more intentional about mitigating bias in our workplace.”

Julie Davis, Chief Executive Officer

YWCA Tulsa (November 2020)

“Linda Jenkins provided some basic board role and responsibility information to the Board after an Executive Director turnover and large Board turnover. Her training was very helpful and we look forward to having her speak again in the future.”

Joey Mechelle Stenner, Executive Director

TSHA (October 2018)

“Linda took time to understand our needs as an organization and tailored a workshop – Possibilities and Opportunities: Raising More Money at Your Next Fundraising Event – that was insightful and practical. After our board retreat, I was left with the impression that our team was engaged in a way that has given us a greater degree of solidarity and focus for our fundraising events.“

Shannon Chambers, Executive Director

Neighbors Along The Line (March 2015)

“Linda did a great job of assessing our needs and creating a program that provided the team with the tools and resources to become successful at giving and receiving feedback. Everyone had fun and learned a lot during our short time together.”

Greta Zeimetz, Executive Director

NALA (August 2018)

“Jenkins Consulting Group was invaluable to moving Sustainable Tulsa toward greater success.”

Corey Wren Williams, Executive Director

Sustainable Tulsa (April 2013)

“We were very pleased with Linda’s ability to educate and engage our Board in the process of reviewing and developing a new mission statement for our organization.”

Jocelyn McCarver, Executive Director

Youth At Heart (June 2012)

“Linda Jenkins was prescriptive in her approach to designing three unique trainings (Leading Change, Teamwork and Collaboration; and Planning and Organization) for the management staff at Tulsa Health Department. She met with leadership and reviewed past management trainings offered to develop classes that would best meet our needs. The evaluations of each class far exceeded our expectations. New and longstanding managers have willingly adapted new management methods and tools. We believe Linda has encouraged a standard that will improve how our management team serves both internal and external customers.”

Raganald Ivey, Chief Operating Officer

Tulsa Health Department (October 2011)

“Linda has helped us create two strategic plans that have been instrumental to the success of our organization over the past four years. She isn’t afraid to challenge us to think in new ways, but she has helped us to get to the heart of what we do as a school and how we do it so that we can continue to get better.”

Eric S Doss, Director

Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences (December 2013)

“Linda did a great job at our annual board/management retreat. She was organized, professional and insightful. She knew how to ask the tough questions that agencies and businesses need to answer.”

Brent Black, CEO

CREOKS Behavioral Health Services