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Jean K. Latting Biography

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Dr. Jean Kantambu Latting has over 25 years of executive coaching, consulting, and research experience, specializing in inclusive leadership and conscious change. She is known for her dynamic, inspiring, and impactful approach, partnering with leaders to identify goals and harness strengths to overcome barriers and create conscious change.  

Dr. Jean uses practical, real-world approaches and various theoretical frameworks to assist clients in influencing people and navigating systems based on the clients’ individual circumstances, personal backgrounds, and professional goals. 

Clients describe her coaching practice as filled with wisdom, candid experiences, and a deep understanding of human nature. As one client put it, “When I was struggling with leading through conflict, Jean’s coaching and stories became a lifeline, and today, I still carry and quote the lessons she taught me. What makes Jean’s works so compelling beyond the research is that her work begins with a true desire to influence positive change, and her love and caring for those she works with.” 

As President of Leading Consciously, and Professor Emerita of Leadership and Change at the Graduate College of Social Work, University ofHouston, she has authored two books and over 25 papers on conscious change, leadership, team effectiveness, resistance to change, and overcoming biases.  

To learn more, visit her blog at www.leadingconsciously.com or her posts at LinkedIn.

Short bio
Jean Kantambu Latting, DrPH, LMSW-IPR is President of Leading Consciously, LLC, and Professor Emerita at the Graduate College ofSocial Work, University of Houston. The Jean Kantambu Latting Professorship of Leadership and Change was endowed by renowned philanthropist Maconda BrownO’Connor. As consultant, researcher, and educator, Jean focuses on leadership in multicultural and diverse organizations. She co-authored Reframing Change: How to Deal with Workplace Dynamics, Influence Others, and Bring People Together to Initiate Positive Change.

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In Conscious Change, nineteen authors describe how they’ve used Conscious Change principles and skills to achieve their goals and salvage relationships under threat in potentially polarizing situations. Despite their challenges, each author emerged with strategies to develop as a leader, create stronger relationships, and foster equity and inclusion in work and community settings.

Illuminating and instructive, these practical case studies are vivid illustrations of the skills today’s leaders need in their multicultural organizations and settings, where issues of diversity, inclusion, and fairness to all are – and will increasingly be – front and center.
The stories in Conscious Change provide powerful and honest looks at people coping with differences and conflict and acknowledge the hard work that comes with personal change and reflection.
Abby Baker, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Rinchem


Discover the transformative power of listening to your emotions, expanding your cultural awareness, and working more positively and collaboratively inReframing Change. This captivating book will guide you through a series of practical steps to help you.

Through engaging stories illustrating research-supported principles for self change and influence, Reframing Change provides you with skills to make a profound difference. Unleash your potential and become the leader you’ve always wanted to be.
As a coach and a consultant, helping individuals and organizations successfully negotiate changes, large and small, is an integral part of my work, so I’m always delighted to find useful tools. Reframing Change goes to the head of my short list of books that make it easier to negotiate the whitewater of change.”


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