Jennifer Klatt is edgy, funny, (a little sweary), and loves to challenge the status quo. She has been known to communicate what executive teams and clients need to hear, which is not always what they want to hear. With over 25 years of leadership in public and private organizations, she quickly climbed the corporate ladder to discover her passion for innovation, leadership development, and unlocking people’s potential.
In her climb to the top, she shattered the proverbial glass ceiling for women in a masculine-dominated industry. In 2011, at the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Jennifer was the first woman to hold a position as an Assistant Deputy Minister and went on to lead the Operations Division where she was responsible for leading a team of over 1,000 employees and budgeting over $300M.
She has also served as an Executive-In-Residence at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy where she was a key leader on a major refresh for the suite of workshop programming that met the needs of the public service clients and workshop attendees. She was also instrumental in developing and delivering several key policy developments, accountability, performance measures and leadership workshops.
She is a professional accountant but by no means is she a typical accountant. She has drawn upon this experience to bring in significant culture change as the CFO at SaskBuilds and eHealth in Saskatchewan. As part of this change management work, Jennifer taps into a unique blend of boundless compassion and no-bullshit honesty to help leaders authentically and intentionally connect with themselves and the world around them. Her mantra with individuals and groups has been…
This core idea of leadership has been the catalyst that has helped leaders move from a place of
frustration and overwhelm to a leadership style that is more connected to bringing the best out in their team. Jennifer believes that leaders who are connected can be instrumental in creating harmony within themselves, and their organizations and a positive impact on the communities that they live in. And when that does not keep her busy enough Jennifer enjoys photography, getting in touch with
nature, watching sunsets, and trying to get her (part dragon, part horse) beast of a puppy to go for walks.
Her Professional Qualifications include: