Gaylyn Sher-Jan

Chief People Officer and Vice President of Enterprise Services, Insitu, a Boeing company

With a passion for teamwork and building strong company culture, Gaylyn is perfectly suited for her role as a champion for employees at Insitu, a Boeing company. As Chief People Officer and VP of Enterprise Services, Gaylyn is a core part of the company’s executive leadership team where she applies more than two decades in human resources, organizational development and MIS to remove barriers so that employees can go their best work.

Never one to back down from any challenge, Gaylyn has used her skills to bring people together across all sizes of enterprises in many different industries including high tech, manufacturing, financial services, utilities, retail, healthcare, scientific research and non-profit. Gaylyn held top positions at companies like Hewlett-Packard and ZOOM+, as well as working internationally. She also founded her own consulting practice working with executive teams in leadership assessment, team development, strategic recruitment and more. Gaylyn is committed to accelerating cultural change initiatives within organizations.

Gaylyn holds a B.S. in MIS from San Diego State University. She has served as an Executive Council Board Member with TechAmerica, the Board of Directors for Share, and the Board of Directors for Boys and Girls Aid.

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Gaylyn Sher-Jan


Succession Planning A - Plan B

We all have a plan A (which rarely works) but when we need the Plan B how do we deal with the unexpected?  Leadership changes frequently depend on you figuring out the DNA of a new leader and deftly guiding them to success.  We'll focus on 5 key behaviors which predict who is the Plan B in front of you and what needs to be done to ensure success including coaching from strength, how to provide swift correction from weaknesses, identifying key indicators of a leader and best steps forward for plan B success.

What you will learn:

A tested and proven approach to recognizing CEO and executive talent behaviors that identify leadership talent 
How to make your leaders wholly aware of their impact on the organization 
When and how to intervene to redirect your leaders 
Critical key business characteristics you need to know so you can make an impact when a new successor steps in

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