Jenny Harrison

Principal Consultant

My ‘why’ is to create workplaces in which everyone feels seen, heard and valued, so that they can thrive, make their unique contribution and deliver peak performance in a sustainable way. My work as a facilitator with byrne·dean, helping to create kinder, fairer and more productive workplaces, is very much aligned to this.

I joined byrne·dean’s facilitation team in 2010, as a jaded, but hopeful, Employment Lawyer; extremely inspired by the work being done to transform workplaces and excited to connect with such brilliant and visionary colleagues. I continue to be inspired by them every day.

My focus is on designing and facilitating training to provoke reflection, raise awareness, generate discussion, and catalyse new ways of thinking, behaving, managing and leading people. I enjoy working at all levels from executive teams to summer interns, both 1:1, in small groups and in large auditoriums. I have delivered training face-to-face and virtually across the UK, USA, Africa and Asia, in a range of sectors including financial services, law, technology and media. Participants have described my sessions as “eye-opening and enlightening”, “thought provoking” and “incredibly informative and engaging”.

2010 – date: Associate at byrne·dean

2007 – 2010: In-house Employment Solicitor, B&Q Plc, Southampton

2005 – 2006: Business and Legal English language trainer, Spain

2002 – 2005: Assistant Solicitor, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, London

2000 – 2002: Trainee Solicitor, Addleshaw Booth & Co, Manchester & London

LLB (Hons) English Law, University of Manchester

Certificate in French Law, University of Burgundy, France

Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School

“The feedback from our executive team was very positive. They found your session really thought provoking, engaging and insightful - even the directors who usually grumble about this kind of training thought it was incredibly worthwhile!”

Articles from

Jenny Harrison

Where are all the men?!

In place of hugging selfies this IWD, Jenny Harrison takes stock of the big issues that stand in the way of gender equity and what organisations can do day-to-day to make a difference for women.

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

So, we're now a few days past the UK general election and the dust is starting to settle. I'm not going to wade into the quagmire that is modern British...

How conscious are your decisions?

It’s Monday morning and you’re on your way into the office.  As you travel up in the lift, you have a quick glance at your emails and see there’s an imp...

Stress Awareness Month - procrastination and self-compassion

It's the day before a big deadline and I find myself busily tidying the papers on my desk, and then I move on to having a big clear out of my drawers an...

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