“Intentionally shaping the company culture is collectively a gigantic undertaking that must begin at a personal level. My passion is coaching leaders to live and lead in alignment with their values, principles and purpose. By doing so, they positively influence others to do the same and fuel the collective effort of cultural change for the entire company.”

Jeff Serenius

Senior Consultant

Jeff Serenius is a senior consultant at culture-shaping firm Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company. As a business veteran, coach and facilitator, Jeff’s passion is to help companies grow their in-house leadership talent faster. Jeff believes a direct connection exists between strong leadership and its influence on creating a healthy, high-performing company culture. His mission is to help leaders create that connection.

He supports cultural transformation by leading unfreezing and reinforcement sessions and specializes in coaching internal change leaders to live and lead the culture-shaping efforts of their organization. He continues to build successful relationships with all of the Senn Delaney clients he works with, including Piedmont Natural Gas, American Electric Power, USAA, ITT, Citi Bank and others.


A 25-year veteran of the energy industry, Jeff has held leadership positions in IT, corporate communications, corporate planning, organization development and human resources. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, his consulting practice works with executives and leadership teams to develop and enhance their executive presence and communications skills. In 2013, his work earned him the “Highest Rated Facilitator” designation in Bank of America’s Global Learning Organization. As the leader of organizational development, he spearheaded the implementation of the company’s culture transformation initiative. The company's CEO credits the improved culture as “being the single most important factor in achieving stellar financial results, improving customer satisfaction and providing a Thriving work environment that engages workers and attracts the best talent.”


Jeff blurs the line between his profession and his passions. His love of music, photography, humor and family make regular appearances in his work. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife of 20+ years Martha, daughter Emily and son Wilson. When he is not coaching others, he can most likely be found on the tennis court or hanging out at his favorite guitar shop.  
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