Jessica Walker Beaumont provides strategic planning and capacity building consulting and leadership coaching with a proven track record in guiding many clients through measurable change. Her facilitation techniques were developed over decades of program management and planning experience at the grassroots, national, and international organizational level. Using theory of change, emergent learning, and responsive strategic planning approaches, she increases organizational capacity to work in these complex times. Her approach centers racial equity and inclusion through helping to set goals for closing racial gaps, leading racial equity workshops, and facilitating white affinity groups. Jessica brings humility to this work and a commitment to having courageous conversations and encourages her clients to do the same.
With a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University and certified as a Professional CoActive Coach, Jessica combines an understanding of how large systems influence outcomes with a passionate belief that each person can move more powerfully into action towards a fulfilled life. Jessica is an Art of Transformational Consulting alumni network member.
Joining Moving Beyond in 2019, Jessica is the lead consultant on the Raikes Foundation Impact-Driven Philanthropy Initiative. Prior to this, Jessica founded and managed Rooted Strategies, a boutique consulting firm based in New York City working with organizations like the Global Impact Investing Network, City Harvest of New York, the Local Economies Project foundation, and MDRC (a national social policy research and demonstration firm). Prior to this, Jessica spent six years managing a national economic justice program with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker-based global peace and social justice organization, and played a leadership role in four national coalitions.