“JUST ASK. INSPIRATION AND KNOWLEDGE COME FROM ANYWHERE.”
– Jocelyn Greenky
Office Culture, Politics, & Diversity Expert
Jocelyn Greenky is a renowned, accomplished office culture and politics expert, who has a deep understanding of issues that cause consternation for organizations and employees alike. From generational dynamics, politics, and culture to leadership, productivity and coaching, her expertise was built through real-life, practical, trial and error experience interacting closely with global C-Suite leaders, executives at all levels, and those in the creative field, not from studying outdated tomes by academics who have never worked in the corporate world.
As the co-author of the fun and informative, Simon & Schuster international best-seller, The Big Sister’s Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know, columnist for The Huffington Post, and highly sought-after speaker for Fortune 500 companies and leading universities (including Viacom, Kraft, General Foods, NYU, Syracuse, Drexel, Villanova, and Columbia) Jocelyn provides consultation and guidance to companies, executives and those rising in their career or transitioning back into the workforce on all things Workplace. She preaches three keys to workplace success:
- Management of Generational Dynamics
- Knowledge and understanding of various cultures in the Global Workplace
- Expertise in office politics
She graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Speech Communications from the Visual Performing Arts School. She is an Adjunct Professor at Mercy College and working towards her M.S. in Organizational Leadership in the Business School. She is a mentor with Everwise, Women of Tomorrow, AOL, YearUp and Columbia for over a decade. She has been featured in NYTimes, USA Today, Fox, CNBC, CNN, Fast Company, Washington Post, NY Post among others media outlets.
She honed her craft from her days as a senior executive at some of the world’s biggest names in media and consumer goods such as Hachette Filipacchi, Philip Morris, and Wenner Media to co-founding and leading companies as CEO or COO such as the international design and event firm, Colin Cowie Enterprises, SiderRoad Media and start-up BriteBean Technology.
Her interest in the workplace flourished during her days Philip Morris, where she managed the highly respected Virginia Slims Women’s Opinion Poll. Jocelyn focused a significant portion of the poll on such workplace topics including career opportunity and challenges, the glass ceiling, leadership qualities, benefits, salary and gender bias. Subsequently, after years of listening to many colleagues and friends talk about work issues and traumas, Jocelyn realized that the same questions, problems, and thus recommendations were becoming a case of déjà-vu-induced vertigo.
She became utterly exasperated at the thought that there are millions of fabulous, smart, capable, and talented people and companies that are not finding satisfying and PRACTICAL advice and answers. Having found Jocelyn’s particular brand of down-to-earth straight talk “refreshing” and “life-saving,” friends and colleagues told their friends to call her, and in turn, those people told others. It started small but over the years, her expertise has become revered and grown organically into her own thriving workplace consultancy practice. Her clients include The Wall Street Journal, D’Agostino’s, Coleman Research Group, Diversion Media, HBO, Preston Bailey, Sigmax Entertainment, DGSkincare, Publicis Advertising, and Burnham Securities.
Throughout her career, Jocelyn has provided mentoring to help tomorrow’s aspiring leaders achieve their full potential. She currently is a mentor with Women in Communications, Women’s Entrepreneur Network, Women in Technology and EverWise. Prior, she was an AOL Coach and advisor with the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program. She is finalizing her M.S. of Organizational Leadership at Mercy College with a focus in Diversity.