is a cultural anthropologist, lecturer, writer, and commentator, who is well known to audiences around the world for her innovative ideas. She works on an international level, helping people to meet the challenges of today's transitions. Her speeches and seminars deal with adaptation to change and the development of thinking skills. Dr. James is a specialist in the areas of cultural change, diversity, and marketing intelligence.
Jennifer regularly receives standing ovations and is described by clients, ranging from Georgia-Pacific, LockheedMartin, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and the National Association of School Boards, as "inspiring, incredible, thought-provoking, innovative, humorous, energizing, empowering, just brilliant" and "the best speaker I have ever heard."
She is a published author of seven books, which include Windows, Success Is The Quality Of Your Journey, and Thinking in the Future Tense. She has written more than 50 academic articles and wrote a newspaper column for the Seattle Times for 18 years. Jennifer has filmed two PBS specials titled, Thinking in the Future Tense and A Workout for the Mind. She is currently writing a book, Cultural Intelligence for Harvard Business Press.
Dr. James earned her Master's Degree in history and psychology and her Doctorate in cultural anthropology. Before entering the public arena, she was a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington Medical School for twelve years.
She has been an N.I.M.H. Fellow, served on research review committees and on the editorial board of academic journals. Jennifer has received many honors including excellence in journalism awards, an International Film Festival gold medal, a Cindy Award for special achievement, and was Billboard Radio Personality of the Year.