Jess Van Derven

Jessica Van Derven is a change management and communications consultant whose vision is simple – help clients achieve results. She believes that the secret to success is a clearly defined objective backed by a thoughtful and executable strategy. This belief has been formed over a 20+ year career working for large and small companies in a variety of change management and communications roles. Prior to launching her own consulting practice, Jessica was Vice President of Corporate Communications, Community Relations and Sustainability for Halyard Health, a medical device company that was spun-off from Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Jessica has vast change management experience. She has guided companies through workforce reorganizations, downsizing, outsourcing, plant closures, executive changes, reputational crises, technology changes, regulation adoption and transformation at both the business and corporate level. In her time at Halyard Health, Jessica led her company through a successful spin-off which included rebranding, launching a new vision and mission to all stakeholders, and taking the company public.

Jessica is a strategist with a passion for her craft. She has honed skills as a leader, change manager, project planner, crisis manager, speech writer, executive coach, boundary pusher, truth teller and occasional blogger and writer.

Jessica earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and Accounting from The University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and a Masters of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.

Jessica, her husband and their two children live in Plymouth, Wisconsin.

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