As the COO of JBC’s consulting arm and a Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner, Robert Beaven oversees all JBC company operations with a focus on strategic business development, operational effectiveness, and organizational culture development. He is an adept cross-team facilitator who enables diverse groups to collaboratively align to ensure effective change management and thoughtful, impactful integration.
A self-described “Ally-in-Training”, Robert holds a BS in Authentic Leadership and Organizational Development and believes that it is the responsibility of men, who most often hold positions of power, to use that power and their privilege to drive positive change and ensure everyone feels Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard. By meeting C-suite leaders where they are and without judgment, his goal is to help them see workplace dynamics through a new lens, so they can create more impactful organizations from the top down.
Robert was involved in the early stages of business development for Jack Welch’s leadership training program, The Welch Way. He has also brought his operational and leadership skills to several startup organizations as a founding partner, and is Board Chair for several non-profit organizations.
As a coach and executive consultant, Robert has worked with senior healthcare leadership in hospitals and QIOs to define effective strategies for continued success in the midst of evolving healthcare regulation, federal and private payment strategies, IHDN mergers, population health management and information technology. He has also been instrumental in helping companies develop effective strategies for managing remote teams, customers, and consultants worldwide.
Robert lives with his spouse and five children (a beautiful, blended family) outside of the Philadelphia area.