Jennifer Thibeaux, Ph.D. (abd)
A long-time advocate of education and the empowering effects on personal development, Jennifer Thibeaux has developed a keen expertise for personal, professional, and performance intelligence. Jennifer began her growth and development early in life as a U.S. gymnast – most notably medaling three times in a 1988 US Junior Olympic competition. While pursuing her dream to compete in the 1992 Olympics, Jennifer suffered a career-ending wrist injury at fifteen years old. She carried the lessons of dedication, goal attainment, determination, and passion for success to college where she attended Texas A&M University and earned a BBA in Marketing.
Beginning her professional career at Allstate Insurance Company in their Claims Department, Jennifer was exposed to the intricacies of customer and human relationships. Jennifer credits her work ethic and structure to the leadership at Allstate Insurance Company who were very committed to employee development and achievement. Early in her career, Jennifer transitioned to Deloitte & Touche LLP to work as a Technical Trainer and Writer. While at Deloitte & Touche she taught hundreds of e-Learning courses to audiences logging in all over the world. Additionally, Jennifer gained exposure on a global stage teaching onsite classes in multiple countries regarding International Human Resources Tax.
Leveraging her consulting experience at Deloitte & Touche, Jennifer founded Primary Consulting LLC in 2004. The business focuses on adult education and Performance Intelligence. Jennifer has worked with large clients such as AIG, ConAgra Foods, Mary Kay, Inc., PepsiCo, and American Airlines to name a few. Working as a Performance Consultant, she has also worked with professional athletes in both the NBA and NFL to assist with Performance Development, Career Transition, and Readiness programs. It was indeed her exposure to a wide variety of organizational issues that influenced Jennifer to gain her Master of Arts in Education with a dual specialization in Adult Education and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.
Currently working on her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Training & Performance Improvement at Capella University she has become an expert in Adult Performance Improvement and Diversity Intelligence. Her dissertation research focuses on Organizational Structure, Leadership and Process that influence Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion. Her post doctoral goal is to offer education that focuses on viable career choices for professional and scholar athletes beyond their sport.
Jennifer is certified to administer B-level psychological assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (a Personality Inventory Tool) and the Strong Interest Inventory®(A Career Interest Tool). Additionally, she is certified as a Senior Professional Human Resources® (SPHR®), a designation earned by only a small number of professionals each year.
Jennifer’s mission in life is to affect transformational change in society through education. Her success is truly defined in other’s triumphs and growth. Managing to uniquely divide her time, she serves on a non-profit organization Advisory Board (North Texas LEAD); serves as a Diversity Intelligence Consultant to Fortune 100 Executives; and through her virtual training center manages over 80 e-Learning courses all of which she uniquely authored. When not in the virtual classroom, Jennifer serves as a professional speaker and lecturer on leadership, emotional intelligence, diversity intelligence, and Performance Intelligence.