Jodi Glickman


About Jodi Glickman - Leadership & Communication Keynote Speaker, CEO of Great on the Job, Bestselling Author

Jodi Glickman is passionate about developing leaders— both seasoned executives and next generation talent.

As the CEO and founder of Great on the Job, Jodi and her team have reached hundreds of thousands of the brightest minds across corporate America and academia—working with many of the most influential organizations and iconic brands—counting LinkedIn, JP Morgan, Abbott, and Harvard Business School among their longest standing clients.

Jodi has appeared on the TEDx stage (Why You Should Stop Looking for Work You Love), she is the author of the critically acclaimed book Great on the Job, What to Say, How to Say It, The Secrets of Getting Ahead (St. Martin’s Press), and she is a writer for the Harvard Business Review.

Jodi regularly contributes to media outlets and her career advice hasbeen featured in the New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, WSJ finance, CNN Money, Glamour, Shape, Real Simple, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and many more.

Jodi is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Southern Chile) turned investment banker (Goldman Sachs) turned communication expert. She received her MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell where she was a Park Leadership Fellow and received a full-ride scholarship to business school.

Before turning to the world of finance, Jodi was a policy analyst at the U.S. EPA and did stints at the White House and Governor’s Office of Illinois. She has a B.S. in Social Policy, Magna Cum Laude, from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. She is a former member of the Northwestern University Council of 100, and a former board member of and Trustee of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

Jodi lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and three children. She enjoys hiking, biking and eating hot fudge sundaes, not necessarily in that order.

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What Jodi Glickman talks about:

Lead with Generosity

How do you get the most from everyone around you? Are you inspiring and developing the talents of everyone on your team? Are you setting your own team up for success by using the GIFT of Great on the Job to be a great leader? Learn how to do both in this workshop.

Key takeaways include:

How to Set Your Team Up for Success
• Give Guidance
• Set Expectations
• Give Feedback

How to Develop Talent
• The LEARN Strategy
• Give & Receive Feedback


Take Ownership of Your Career:

Don’t wait for someone to hand you an opportunity (they won’t!) – make opportunity happen for yourself by asking what you need and want. Learn how to keep your learning curve steep, position yourself to excel, and work your network strategically. In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • Take control of your workload to get the assignments you want (& need)
  • Be strategic about what you work on and who you work with – and redirect what’s not advancing your cause
  • Use the LEARN strategy:
    • Learn new skills
    • Excel in areas where you are already great
    • Assist others
    • Redirect unwanted work
    • Network internally (with people who are well-respected and well-connected)

Communicate for Impact

Business is, and always will be, a personal thing. In today’s global economy, it’s not the smartest, hardest working or most technically savvy who succeed. Instead, it’s the people with honed communication skills. Those who communicate strategically, effectively, and persuasively– no matter the situation. We teach you to do just that by taking the art of communicating strategically and effectively and turning it into a science—providing a roadmap to help you master the daily conversations so critical to success (but not taught).

Key takeaways include:

  • The Foolproof Download
  • Ask for Help (& Sound Smart)
  • Answer a Question (you don’t know the answer to)
  • Ask for Feedback
  • Manage Expectations
  • Raise a Red Flag
  • Manage a Crisis


Perfect Your Pitch

How do you make a powerful impression you when you walk in the door— whether you’re introducing yourself to a new client, kicking off an important meeting, posting your boss on a transaction, or getting buy in for a new initiative? Pitching is a universal skill, and it’s not just for the career changer or job candidate. Whether you’re pitching an idea, a project, or yourself—you’ve got a tight window to “hook” your listener and pique their curiosity. But most of us stumble when the moment strikes.

This high impact workshop will give you a foolproof three-step strategy for pitching yourself in an authentic and compelling way:

Key Takeaways include:

• Destination
• Back Story
• Connect the Dots
• Different Pitch, Different Person


Network like a Pro

Networking get a bad rap—but the data shows that robust networks strongly correlate to better performance at work, new opportunities and more rapid promotion. This workshop will empower you with strategies to develop your connections, build meaningful relationships across the firm, and leverage your network to create career opportunities.

Key Takeaways include:

The three biggest myths:

  • It’s about giving, not taking
  • It’s about connecting, not impressing
  • It’s about curating, not collecting
  • Break into and exit conversations gracefully

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 Recent Publications

"Time and time again, Great on the Job knocks it out of the park. I wouldn’t trust my MBAs with anyone else."


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