Jessica is Head of Programme Development at The Innovation Academy. Before joining the Academy Jessica ran the learning and development function at SoundCloud, an internet company disrupting the music industry. Jessica has been designing learning programmes and consulting across all aspects of Human Resources for many years. She has a special focus on diversity and minority issues and in empowering minority groups through transformative educational experiences, self-awareness tools, coaching and mentoring.
Jessica takes a brain-based approach to teaching and learning which is informed by her MSc in Occupational Psychology and coaching practice. Jessica has worked with minority groups both in Ireland and Germany to provide career coaching and mentoring. Having worked across the Internet, NGO, Consulting and Public sectors as a HR professional in for many years, Jessica has a keen understanding of the skills and behaviours demanded by innovative organisations and how to develop these skills and abilities in others.