Dr. Jill Birch is a leadership advisor, author and senior executive. She is Founder & CEO BirchGrove Inc., where she helps organizations develop individual leaders and teams and supports human resource partners to realize their strategic imperatives. She has not only been a CEO and member of several C-Suites in the not-for-profit and for profit sectors but also worked at Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions and the Schulich School of Business where she launched their in-company leadership practices. Dr. Birch has worked extensively to build employee retention strategies in complex organizations ranging from Atomic Energy of Canada to American Express and the Canadian Art Foundation.

Jill also has deep experience in working with educational institutions including York University, OCAD University as well as Sheridan College. She’s held senior leadership roles with some of Canada’s most prestigious not-for-profit organizations in retail, broadcasting, publishing and marketing.

Dr. Birch has spoken to 1000s of leaders around the world. Her presentations reflect the human capital concerns we all have today – to achieve organizational goals through employee engagement, development of innovative strategies, and creating the right metrics to measure success.

Jill holds a Ph.D. from Griffith University in Australia where she studied relational leadership and an M.A. from OISE/UT where she researched how CEOs learn to lead and how they learn to learn. She is also a Certified Association Executive.