BJ Gallagher is a workplace consultant, prolific author, and popular speaker who specializes in: diversity issues, dealing with change, innovation and creativity, the power of positive doing, reinventing your career, and leadership skills for women.
She works with many corporate clients as well as professional associations, nonprofit groups, and government agencies, including: IBM, Chrysler, Chevron, Nissan, Volkswagen, CBS, Baxter Health Care, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., American Lung Association, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Raytheon, the American Press Institute, John Deere Credit Canada, among others.
Her international best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable about Creativity and Courage (Berrett-Koehler), is published in 23 languages with over 375,000 copies sold to date. It is THE best-selling diversity book in the world.
Her other business books include: Being Buddha at Work: 108 Ancient Truths on Change, Stress, Money and Success (Berrett-Koehler) and YES Lives in the Land of NO: A Tale of Triumph Over Negativity (Berrett-Koehler). Her latest career book is It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been (Viva Editions).
She has worked in the training and adult education field for twenty years. Before starting her own business in 1991, she was the Manager of Training and Development for The Los Angeles Times, where she had key responsibilities in the areas of high-potential leadership development, management assessment and development, workforce diversity, teambuilding, recruitment and selection training, sales training, and customer relations.
She has served as a Commissioner on the City of Los Angeles Productivity Commission, as a Board Member for the L.A. chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
BJ is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of USC, having earned her Bachelor's degree Summa Cum Laude in the field of social psychology. She has completed the course work for a Ph.D. in Social Ethics, also at USC.
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