In 2004, Jean founded insideoutcomes to invest in organizations and the people who work in them to improve results “from the inside out” through training, coaching, and organizational interventions / consulting.
Jean has over 30 years of experience of experience working in nonprofit, corporate, and government sector leadership positions. She has influenced change at many levels, helping individuals, groups, organizations, and large community systems find new solutions.
Having directed three nonprofit organizations and served on numerous boards of directors, Jean understands the challenges faced by the leaders and staff of organizations. In working with individuals and with groups, Jean is able to effectively assist people in developing new solutions and seeing possibilities in a new way.
Jean has been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years in daily life and through meditation. She has participated in numerous meditation classes and retreats locally and around the country. More recently, she has integrated mindfulness training into her work teaching and developing emotional intelligence with individuals and groups.
The people and organizations Jean has worked with through the insideoutcomes training courses, workshops, coaching and consulting have all given high ratings to the work and the outcomes of the work.
As a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow, she earned a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In addition, Jean has completed training in emotional intelligence through the Institute for Health and Human Potential, is certified by the HayGroup as an administrator of the 360 Emotional Competency Inventory, and has completed the International Gestalt Coaching Program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Jean lives in St. Paul with her husband Tom Duke. In addition to biking, reading, gardening and meditation, she greatly enjoys the time she spends with the eleven grandchildren, grandnieces and -nephews, ages 0 – 11, she has in her life.