Dr. Jill Birch

Dr. Jill Birch is a leadership and strategic advisor, researcher and author. Jill is Founder and CEO of BirchGrove Inc., where she helps organizations develop individual leaders and teams and supports human resource partners to realize their strategic imperatives.

Jill has held CEO roles as well as having been a member of several C-Suites in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. She worked at Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions and the Schulich School of Business where she launched their in-company leadership practices. Jill has worked extensively to build leadership development and employee retention strategies in complex organizations ranging from Atomic Energy of Canada to American Express and the Canadian Art Foundation.

Jill has held senior leadership roles with some of Canada’s most prestigious not-for-profit organizations in retail, broadcasting, publishing and marketing and has broad experience working with the finance, health, digital, retail, publishing and broadcasting sectors.

In addition to providing customized leadership development services, Jill has spoken to 1,000s of leaders around the world. Her presentations reflect the human capital concerns we all have today: to achieve organizational goals through greater self-awareness, team alignment and development of innovative strategies.

Jill holds a Doctorate from Griffith University in Australia where she studied relational leadership and a Master’s from OISE/UT where she researched how CEOs learn to lead and how they learn to learn. She is also a Certified Association Executive.