Jennifer Davis, Principal
Jennifer’s background is Communications and Change Management. Over the course of her career she has guided numerous organizations through the process of change and engagement, utilizing strategic communications and behavioural methodologies.
In 2001, Jennifer submitted and received the first ever green building certification in Canada on behalf of her employer at the time. She soon realized however, that greening the physical space was only half the equation, and so she began researching and trialing methods for engaging people, whose behaviours impact the physical environment. Utilizing techniques borrowed from her background in communications and change, as well as tools from community based social marketing and behavioural psychology, Jennifer has refined her approach for transitioning technically and operationally focused green programs into programs that are more people focused and behaviour based.
Shannon Cooper, Consultant
Pulling from a strong background in operational, leadership and systems development, Shannon has worked with countless well-known international organizations in designing and facilitating their custom programs. She is known for her extraordinary attention to detail and her creative marketing and engagement strategies that consistently surpass project objectives.
Evaluation, analysis and reporting are also strengths of Shannon’s; she’s the one at TurnLeaf who loves to work with spreadsheets!
In 1996 Shannon graduated with Honours from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). She has worked in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA, overseeing client projects in Europe and throughout North America.
Sara Graves, Consultant
Through leadership development, employee engagement, and the implementation of strategic sustainability programs, Sara has developed a keen awareness of the positive impact businesses can have on their employees, their communities and the environment. Sara specializes in applying cultural levers, such as social marketing, employee engagement, and value alignment tools, to achieve complex sustainability goals. She holds Honours Degrees in Business Administration and Communications from Simon Fraser University.
Prior to joining TurnLeaf, Sara worked as a Research Associate for the Network for Business Sustainability and Simon Fraser University. She helped to develop a portfolio of practices, gleaned from a systematic review of the entire body of research on sustainability and culture, to provide municipal practitioners and organizational change agents, with the practical guidance to embed a culture of sustainability.