I started my own blog, had the content read but found the one rather important thing that was missing was the blog itself. I didn’t have a clue what I... read more
12 February 2021
This is the first time I've worked with Jennifer and was really impressed with the level of communication, patience understanding of what I was trying to achieve for my business. Jennifer... read more
10 May 2021
- Collaboration, Negotiation, Project Management
I had the pleasure of working with Jenny when she was Programme Manager at World Habitat.
She led a project to try and forge an alliance in the community led housing sector and demonstrated real leadership in doing so, diplomatically and skilfully dealing with different perspectives, finding common ground and became a fantastic advocate for community led housing.
Her programme management skills were also second to none. I hope to work again with her in the future.
- Event Facilitation
Jenny is a highly driven and competent leader. Her ability to navigate complex topics with a diverse group was evident in her expert content facilitation and knowledge sharing during World Habitat's 2018 Peer Learning Exchange.
Jenny curated an inclusive space that allowed traditional and non-traditional actors in the affordable housing space to collectively explore innovation and scale.
Jenny would be an excellent addition to any team looking to engage in thoughtful reflection, build new partnerships and scale their impact.
Director of Business Development and Strategy, Seafair Capital
- Facilitation, Collaboration, Project Management
I first met and worked with Jenny in the context of a project aiming to find the collaborative middle of a very broad range of organisations working in the community led housing field.
Jenny was really skilful at creating a 'compelling case' - facts, vision, excitement - for why we should all find a way to work together.
She offered structure to challenging discussions and sprinkled good humour (and a bit of human frustration from time to time) over our attempts to find the shared middle.
Alongside this Jenny inspired us when we were flagging with examples of brilliant CLH projects from the wider world and practical examples of how to make things work.
Jenny is a first rate facilitator and collaborator, endlessly patient and great fun to work with.
CEO, CDS Cooperatives
- Facilitation, Event Planning, Project Management
Jenny listens well. She is thorough and rigorous in her planning. Because she is so well prepared she is able to keep on time and on track without ever dominating, bringing in missing voices to fill out the discussion where needed.
She operates with integrity that puts people at ease even when she is challenging them. She’s a pleasure to work with.
CEO, Mutual Housing California
- Network Management, Collaboration & Project Management
Jenny took the front line role in BHSF/World Habitat's initiative in February 2016 to bring the four main UK community led housing national bodies together, as a more powerful coalition that could engage more effectively with government, and share resources to support any community group, whatever type of housing they wanted to promote.
Such a realignment was not an easy task, with historical cultures and identities sometimes clashing and needing to be reconciled.
But Jenny's quiet persistence and support created the space for the necessary leaders to emerge and lead the process of necessary change to be adopted by all.
That's an undervalued and unflashy skill...helping others take responsibility for their own futures and not relying on others to make the changes for them.
Without Jenny, there would be no
communityledhomes.org.uk launched in February 2019. A great achievement.
Chair UK Cohousing Network and National CLT Network Trustee.
- Strategy, planning and negotiation
I have always found Jenny to be most professional, diligent and dedicated but with the ability to face down (and solve) problems with good humour and panache.
Development Services Team Leader, Blaby District Council
- System setup and handover (World Habitat CRM)
Jenny saved me many a sleepless night and ensured we ended up with a system that works really well for us - this would not have happened without her being involved.
Deputy CEO, World Habitat
- Website updates and Mailchimp support
Jenny has been really helpful updating our website and mailchimp links.
She is super efficient, on brand and uses her initiative which is refreshing.
I would highly recommend Jenny for her trusted work.
CEO, Tonic Housing CIC