Jane Scudder

The New Exec

I’m an energetic, intuitive, deeply caring human person who loves connecting with others, making sense of problems, and supporting individuals & groups make positive, sustainable growth.

I run a leadership development firm that has grown and evolved over the 5 years that I have run it (3.5 years as a side hustle, 1.5 years as a FT entrepreneur). My company helps organizations solve HR issues and people needs with Business Anthropology; this comes to life through leadership development & training, organizational consulting, as well as 1:1 and small group executive coaching. I also offer private D2C coaching and have built a large arm of my business to support women making first time runs for political office.

Prior to this I ran marketing & culture teams at Fortune List and startups for a decade. I’ve supported a $9B financial services acquisition, built & led a global culture organization, and launched & led the marketing to support a direct sales channel for a national healthcare company.

What I can bring to a board

Strategic thought, organizational design, facilitation of difficult conversations, marketing and go-to-market strategies, humor, kindness, laser-sharp wit, and a contagious energy.

What can I get from a board?

In short: the opportunity to give back to an organization I connect with and to grow as a volunteer.

In slightly more detail: a deeper connection to Chicago, a new perspective on organizational decision making, more awareness of large-scale financial and budget management, and to grow as a leader & collaborator. Also, I work for myself and I am always looking for ways to get out of my own head/office!


My skills

    • Leadership
    • Operations
    • Management
    • Design Thinking
    • Facilitation
    • Public Speaking
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Communications