An astonishing 75% of organizational change initiatives either fail outright or don’t achieve desired objectives, according to research. The cost of a … Read more
Janet Spencer Ph.D.
Dr. Janet Spencer is an organizational consultant who works with senior leaders of complex
global companies to help them grow and transformtheir businesses and dramatically
improve their personal leadership.
For more than twenty-five years Janet has led dozens of C-suite organization development
engagements spanning a wide range of industries, focusing primarily in the areas of
organization design, enterprise-wide change management, executive team development,
and senior leadership effectiveness. Her passion is working with executives to effectively
transform their organizations and their own leadership in order to meet change-related
challenges confronting their ability to perform. A selected client list includes AbbVie, Bausch
& Lomb, BlackRock, Bracco Diagnostics, Citibank, Corning, Covance, JP Morgan Chase,
Royal Ahold, Procter & Gamble, Raytheon, and Texas Instruments.
Prior to establishing her independent practice, Janet was a senior partner at Oliver Wyman
Delta (formally Delta Consulting Group), a top-tier consulting firm focused on assisting
CEOs of global companies as they implement game-changing transformations—for example,
major mergers and acquisitions, enterprise-wide structural changes, and business model
alterations in turn-around situations. In addition to leading a number of the firm’s largest
client engagements, Janet also held several senior leadership positions, including leadership
of the Research group; co-leadership of the firm’s innovation process; and the creation and
management of its international operations in Canada, France, and the United Kingdom.
Before joining Oliver Wyman Delta, Janet worked as a Principal Consultant for W. Warner
Burke Associates concentrating on executive team building and management development
activities. Her responsibilities included designing and leading both company-specific and
public executive development programs. She also led assessment center design and
Janet has published numerous book chapters and articles on the subject of managing
change, and she is co-editor of Executive Teams (Jossey-Bass, 1997). She received her BA
in psychology from Clark University, and her Masters and PhD from Columbia University in