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Jen Shirkani is a nationally recognized expert on emotional intelligence and a featured speaker at national and state conferences, universities, government agencies, and at business organizations around the world.

She is the author of Ego vs EQ and Choose Resilience, guides for leveraging the power of emotional intelligence. She has spent over 25-years working with organizations from the Fortune 50 ($40B) to family-owned entities as a business consultant and executive coach.

In addition to emotional intelligence, she frequently speaks and writes about workplace challenges, including interviewing and selection, employee engagement and motivation, generational differences, and coachability.

She is certified in several assessments and has been educated in personality styles, motivation theory, development coaching, principles of adult learning, and the stages of human development. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.

Her corporate career includes learning and development roles at specialty retailer Nordstrom, Select Comfort (the Sleep Number Bed), and Bergen Brunswig (a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical distributor). She has also been certified in programs by Franklin Covey, Achieve Global, and the TRACOM Group.

Jen has been a frequent guest of several national radio programs, and has been featured in Bloomberg/Businessweek, Leadership Excellence magazine, Reader’s Digest, Inc.com, Business Insider, Publishers Weekly, Fast Company, and Upstart Business Journal.

She loves visiting new places, spending time with her big family (8 children, 5 grandchildren), and snorkeling. When not at home in Mesa Arizona, Jen shares her insights with clients and audiences on how to make common sense more common.


  • Nationally recognized keynote speaker and expert on EQ
  • Jen has an affordable, flexible fee structure
  • She has dates available in the next 90 days
  • Diverse experience with a wide range of industries (from Assisted Living to Bank Auditing)
  • Engages small to large audiences
  • Published author on leadership and emotional intelligence
  • Entertaining and funny, uses storytelling to share concepts



Perfect for a women’s conference or large female audience, Jen’s “SheQ” presentation provides strategies for being more emotionally intelligent (EQ).

How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps with EQ

Successful managers and leaders leverage the power of emotional intelligence (EQ) to engage and motivate their employees and associates.

The Emotionally Intelligent Salesperson

In this presentation, Jen shares a consultative sales approach that leverages the power of emotional intelligence and creates client value and redefines “selling” to being seen as a trusted advisor.

Leveraging the Power of Emotional Intelligence for Success

Business today demands the need for professionals who are nimble, flexible and engaged.

Talent Identification & Performance: Building a Championship Team

Exceptional performance is the perfect alignment of skills, rewards, feedback, management style, measurement and culture.

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