linda moore, human resources director and business leader
Jocelyn is a great asset to Internet2 as she has partnered with us for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She has helped us turn our past efforts into a strategic DEI activity that is making progress. Her approach is practical and she helps you figure out how to implement the changes needed.
Jocelyn’s professionalism is outstanding, especially when she answers tough questions from leaders. She is able to stay neutral but very effective. Jocelyn is multi skilled from consulting to being an instructor. You can see her Management Coaching talents come through as she helps you make your organization a better place. She focuses on RESPECT for all people not just one or two facets.
If you are looking for a partner to help you make your organization and the world a better place, contact Jocelyn. She is a great coach, strategic thinker and instructor.
Jennifer Flowers, APR, Director of Communications, Ford Direct
“Jocelyn Giangrande is a phenomenal speaker and knowledgeable consultant, particularly in areas pertaining to human resources-related topics and issues. I hired Jocelyn as a speaker when I was the chapter president for the Detroit Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America to speak on the topic of Generational Diversity at our first annual Offield Dukes Diversity Summit. Jocelyn and her presentation was one of the highlights of the day, with our conference attendees rating her presentation at the highest score of “Excellent.” I would highly recommend her for any conference, seminar or business consultation. You won’t be disappointed.”
Janice Reuben, Senior Associate for Programs & Outreach at University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women
“Learning about Jocelyn Giangrande was one of the best referrals I have ever received. I attended one of her sessions and immediately invited her to develop a workshop for the CEW program schedule. She usually conducts 2 sessions for us each year because she has now been snapped up by other Univ of Michigan units. Her presentations are informative, highly energetic and always full. I highly recommend Jocelyn as both a keynote speaker and a workshop presenter.”
Michelle Hansel, PHR Human Resources Professional
“Jocelyn has facilitated a number of Diversity & Inclusion training sessions for our staff at the Detroit Regional Chamber. The training was well received and staff truly enjoyed Jocelyn as the facilitator. Jocelyn is a very engaging and knows her stuff! We definitely recommend Jocelyn to other business organizations.”
Yvonne Langley, Vice President of Career Services, Baker College
“Jocelyn was selected as commencement speaker. She did a tremendous job. We received lots of positive feedback from the graduates and their guests. Jocelyn is very passionate about what she does and she is always willing to lend a hand. I do not know how she does all that she does. Jocelyn is a great colleague, mentor and friend. I wish her well in all of her new endeavors and any support that I can offer, I am there.”
Kendall Veliu, Regional Vice President at Malone Workforce Solutions
“Jocelyn is a dynamic motivational speaker! She brings high energy and humor, which she combines with expertise in various areas. Jocelyn kept our group engaged with interactive conversation regarding a unique spin on networking, and we received excellent feedback regarding her powerful presentation. I look forward to future opportunities to partner with Jocelyn and would highly recommend her to any organization or person seeking career development expertise.”
Rodney U Bellamy, HR Employee Labor Relations SME, Mediator & Arbitrator
“Jocelyn served as our keynote speaker for the NAAAHR Greater Detroit Networking & Recruitment Event. She delivered a topic that empowered and rejuvenated not only her targeted female audience, she also inspired the male audience members to redefine how to network with their female counterparts and partners. Her speaking engagements are always well attended and she is definitely in demand. Jocelyn is a phenomenal speaker who gracefully integrates humor and sincerity with the critical skill of being a subject matter expert!”
Feras Gharfeh, MHA, Assistant Executive Director at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Jocelyn is a creative and articulate career coach that engages her audience with detailed knowledge and enthusiasm. She did an excellence job with our manager boot camp and her presentation was exactly what the team needed!”
bill wenzell, manager community outreach
Jocelyn came highly recommended when we hired her to present to our workforce of 260 people at Focus: HOPE’s 2015 Martin Luther King Day program. We asked her to customize a professional development program that dealt with generational diversity, while incorporating the message of Dr. King. Her presentation was incredibly well received. Our formal post-program survey indicated that our employees found her presentation educational, entertaining, informative and unique. Many asked if we could have her back for future staff development. She was very engaging and was well prepared for her audience. In addition to her excellent presentation skills, she is also very charming and connects well with people
Marla stuck, chief human resources officer
Jocelyn was our guest at Oaklawn Hospital presenting on Implicit Bias. The first 20 seconds into her presentation she had people at ease, and engaged. She is a dynamic speaker, and her delivered message is well thought out and prepared that you are able to capture your audience and gain the awareness you need to enhance the business culture you desire. I am human and have biases and after learning from Jocelyn I’m aware of my biases–are you?
Brock Varner, human resources professional
AAA1-B had the pleasure of having Jocelyn present a webinar on Diversity & Inclusion and Implicit Bias today. She delivered everything expected and more, she effectively engaged the audience at a level I haven’t seen before. After the webinar I received many emails appreciating this opportunity. Here are some example emails:
“I really liked the guest speaker Jocelyn Giangrande, and her presentation today. I think we as a society need more training like this, but I am very glad that you brought her to AAA1-B!”
“Jocelyn made me feel so positive about a topic, and in a time that it is often so negative. I could have listened to her for the rest of the day.”
“Today’s webinar was really good, it made me reflect on a lot of things.”
We look forward to additional cultural improvement collaborations.
tiffany owens, human resources executive
Jocelyn is an extremely talented Human Resources Executive. She operates with a high degree of intelligence, integrity, and professionalism. She is focused, innovated, results oriented, and driven to succeed in all her endeavors. I enjoyed working with Jocelyn and would gladly welcome the opportunity to partner with her again in the future.
Jocelyn is a pleasure to work with. She has a presence and approach that makes it safe to have a conversation in solving problems, generating ideas. She maintains poise and grace in her relationships. She has made quite a positive impact on Henry Ford’s national standing in the Best Place to Work listing and its national recognition by Diversity Inc, through her focussed work and contribution in her role.
veretta nix, human resources executive
I worked with Jocelyn for several years at Henry Ford Health System while I was in a corporate HR role and in a hospital leadership role. She is a well rounded HR leader with broad leadership experience as an HR generalist and as a diversity practitioner. She has led the diversity function–including addressing compliance issues and helping to enhance the organization’s overall diversity strategy. She brings knowledge, creativity and respect with candor to her role. I continue to seek her expertise and advice.