Meet Jennifer Barchi


Meet Jennifer

With more than a decade of experience leading organizational redevelopment and cultural change, Jennifer (she/her) is passionate about walking with leaders and teams through high-stress periods and supporting them in the aftermath of upheaval, transition, and trauma.  As a Process Consultant and Executive Coach, Jennifer listens attentively to each client’s particular experience and context and works with them to co-create a process that will best move them towards their desired outcomes and goals.  She particularly enjoys working with clients who are either seeking ways to support their employees in high-stress environments (thus increasing employee health and reducing turnover) or striving for positive change in the wake of turmoil or tragedy.  

Jennifer is a member of the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce and has served as the executive coach for their Stonewall Network, a mastermind group focused on LGBTQ+ business leaders.  While she works across a variety of sectors, including for-profit and non-profit, she has a depth of experience partnering with women- and minority-led organizations, including those that serve individuals who are differently-abled.

Jennifer holds a B.A. from Stanford University, where she graduated with distinction.  Anticipating a career in intelligence analysis, she majored in International Relations with an emphasis on Comparative Historical Analysis, and she loved its emphasis on finding creative solutions to complex problems.  She also holds an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she wrote a comparative analysis of the rhetoric of the Book of Revelation and the contemporary superhero and fantasy genre.  Jennifer is an ordained pastor in the progressive Presbyterian Church in the USA.  

In addition to organizational consulting and coaching, Jennifer is also a published author and public speaker.  She provides coaching on writing, speaking, and crafting presentations, and she also offers copy-editing on request.

Jennifer's Expertise & Certifications


  • Consulting during or after times of high stress or trauma
  • Employee retention and burnout reduction
  • Organizational redevelopment or cultural change
  • Executive coaching
  • Trauma-informed coaching
  • Writing consulting and coaching

  • Public Speaking

Publications & Resources



The Ironies
of Poverty


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
and Belonging


What Clients Say About Jennifer

It has been my true pleasure to work with Jennifer during a time of transition and transformation. Her sincere and thoughtful approach and her ability to help build trust and confidence have significantly benefited our organization at every level.  Through her coaching and resources, Jennifer has provided outstanding support and opportunities for personal growth and professional development. She is creative, wise, compassionate, and encouraging! Her warm and authentic style made tackling challenging issues and having difficult conversations less daunting. She values every voice and cultivates open communication and listening strategies. Jennifer is consistently able to help me develop creative solutions and new and better ways of collaborating with my team to strengthen our work and empower those we serve! Whether working with Jennifer through individual coaching or in a group setting, I am confident that you will experience profound growth and gain new perspective! She has my highest recommendation!
Jennifer has provided executive coaching to myself and the employees of my company since 2019.  In her role, she guides us in strategic planning, employee relations, work/life balance and visionary leadership. Jennifer also facilitates our quarterly strategic planning team meetings where she works with me to create the agenda and from that she designs thought-provoking exercises to create new perspectives and possibility.  Jennifer helped us to successfully acclimate to a new virtual environment which contributes to over 50% growth.  Jennifer’s coaching has supported me in managing the growth as well as helped me to work with the team to create a heart-centered workplace culture grounded in compassion and strong performance.
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Pamela Allen, Executive Director, Louisiana Center for the Blind
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