Joyce Schroeder, M.S. brings to this practice a wealth of experience in organizational culture, which includes 16 years in corporate America and 20 years as an external organizational change consultant. It was her curiosity about groups and how they work that led her to this field. Committed to lifetime learning and honing her craft, she trained as a corporate coach, got her Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership and is a Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner.
She earned her stripes as a consultant through her work with industrial organizations, helping them transform their workplace cultures to achieve workplace safety. It was through this work that she developed her abilities to design and conduct targeted interventions to help organizations work through their cultural issues. She has extensive experience working with C-Suite executives, assessing the culture of an organization, setting up high-performing teams and conducting leadership workshops.
A frequent guest speaker, she has presented full-day seminars at various industry professional development conferences. Of particular note are the speeches she gave at the Con Edison Strategic Issues Seminar in April, 2014 and the plenary speeches she gave at both the 2012 and 2015 Earlham School of Religion Leadership Conferences and at the 2014 New York Yearly Meeting for the Religious Society of Friends.
Ms. Schroeder started Flourishing Culture Consultants in July, 2016. In this practice, she applies the lessons she has learned and the skills she has developed when dealing with large industrial organizations to all organizational groups.
Jackie Frederick-Berner draws from her training in meditation and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to offer individuals and organizations instruction that is accessible, clear-cut and applicable to everyday life and work. She credits her experience as a video producer and writer with helping her break down and explain the concepts of meditation and mindfulness in a simple, non-threatening way. Her teaching is inspired by the neuroscience behind the mind-body connection and the clarity and meaning that mindfulness can bring to every aspect of a person’s life. She helps people and groups incorporate effective mindfulness approaches based on their unique needs –from simple breathing techniques that can be done on the spot to making a meditation practice into a daily routine. Her expertise in mindfulness complements and enhances the organizational culture and leadership workshops offered by Flourishing Culture Consultants.
Jackie received her meditation teacher training from David Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambala Buddhist tradition, which combines a contemporary, secular approach with the philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism. She has completed coursework and training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She has extensive experience facilitating guided meditation classes and workshops with students, adult practitioners and corporations.
“Joyce Schroeder contributed to the success of our conference by providing splendid content with warmth and energy. She was great!”
Dean of Earlham School of Religion
Excerpt from Speech on Organizational Culture