About Us

“I help businesses accelerate their performance by optimizing their workforce.”

Jean Blackstock is known and respected for her ability to help global businesses accelerate their performance and achieve their strategic goals by optimizing their structures, capabilities, and culture.

With more than 30 years of organizational development experience, she is the founder and CEO of Jean Blackstock Consulting Ltd. (JBC). Since 2005, she has been a trusted adviser to business leaders in organizations across Africa, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Middle East and Europe. Prior to founding JBC, Jean had a global career within the private sector rising to senior positions in PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Diageo, Cable and Wireless and Digicel.

Jean advises senior leaders through organizational change programs, developing new strategies and innovative approaches to tackle complex people and workforce challenges.

Her strengths lie in the ability to advise and partner with C-Suite executives and boards of trustees, translating strategic aims into customized solutions. She’s worked extensively across the commercial, international development, and non-profit sectors.

She is a lecturer and trainer in workforce planning, organization design, and organization development.

Jean holds a Masters in Manpower Studies from the University of Westminster and a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Jean is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), Member of the Organization Design Community and European Organization Design Forum and a Member of the Workforce Planning Institute.

Why choose us

We are business experts leading organizational change.

We are a boutique consulting business combining expert knowledge in organization design, workforce planning, competency framework design and leadership effectiveness with specialist advice, facilitation, and coaching.

We operate globally collaborating with clients in diverse sectors and industries with extensive expertise in the international development, for profit and non-profit sectors.

In addition to a core team of consultants and analysts, our associate network is a collaborative initiative. Our global team, experts in their fields, has a wide range of backgrounds with a wealth of real-life business, and consulting experience.

As trusted experts to business leaders, we bring vast expertise to guide your change process providing bespoke, customized advice, and personalized support.

Our relationship with you is the cornerstone of our impact. 

We start our partnership with you by first understanding your business. Every organization is different, that is why we review your processes, systems, and culture to understand the unique challenges, and pain points faced.

Understanding the specific nuances and challenges of your business context allow us to collaborate with you, creating custom strategies and identifying innovative solutions that address the underlying issues.

Based on this strategic assessment we support the implementation process leading to enhanced performance and capabilities in the long term.

We are thinkers and doers.

Our work is anchored in organizational development theories and social science disciplines. We examine the business as a whole and understand how different elements, systems, processes, structure, and culture fit together.

We keep up-to-date with knowledge of the trends impacting businesses which  allows us to bring innovative ideas and insights based on research and best practices.

Our extensive business experience over 30 years enables us to develop methodologies and tools that are practical and flexible.

We combine a rigorous data-driven, and technology-enabled approach with practical experience to produce solutions to address business challenges.

Testimonials

A trusted partner with great knowledge of our business and a deep understating of our culture, which positively impacted our business relationship.

JBC listened intently to understand our needs and brought innovative business relevant ideas and solutions to the table. 

Excellent facilitation with the ability to manage multiple perspectives and guide the team to consensus.