Jillian Ihsanullah, Ph.D.

Principal Consultant, Linkage

Jillian Ihsanullah is a Principal Consultant at Linkage. She is an industrial/organizational psychologist, leadership consultant, and executive coach with wide-ranging business and consulting experience. Her career has focused on organizational transformation through the use of human resource, change management, and decision-making concepts and tools.

Jillian has specialized in building strategic competency models to drive performance and creating the selection, assessment, development, and performance management systems and tools critical to supporting them. She is also experienced in mergers and acquisitions, change communication, the creation of new organizational structures, career paths, and assessment of large groups of employees for job placement.

Jillian’s skill in facilitation and leadership development was first acknowledged at Purdue University, where she was recognized for excellence in teaching undergraduate psychology courses. She has designed and facilitated a wide range of leadership development programs including classroom experiences, action learning teams, executive coaching, and executive retreats. Most recently, she integrated her passion for leadership with her expertise in measurement as the architect of Linkage’s Return on Leadership Development system, a unique offering designed to measure the bottom-line impact of leadership development efforts.

Previously, Jillian was employed by The Hudson Institute, an Indianapolis think tank; co-founded Thought Labs, a social media consulting company; and ran Decisions That Matter, her own executive consulting and coaching business.

Jillian earned a BA in Psychology from Connecticut College and an MS and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University, where her research focused on measurement, decision making, and leadership styles.

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