Professional & Organizational Development

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Jen O’Ryan, PhD

Consultant Jen O'Ryan


Humanizing content, processes, and organizations since 2003.

Change can be complicated, confusing, and frustrating. Yet, time after time, I’ve seen the phenomenal impact and benefits that human-focused change can have on individuals and organizations.

I created Double Tall Consulting in 2016 to fill a gap many organizations face: how to shift their Inclusion and Diversity initiatives from “good intentions” to effective, measurable, safe, and meaningful results. Before that, I spent 25 years working in the tech industry. I’ve been responsible for creating new experiences for customers, launching global products, and transforming enterprise-wide workflows.

Today, I apply that design approach across a variety of content types, products, and experiences; strengthening the human aspect of these micro interactions.

Clients hire me for:

Content Review and Editing

Review and edit your content for barriers and elements that detract from the message. Most often this includes words, images, placement, or positioning that:

  • Causes offense, creates risk of harm, and is damaging
  • Perpetuates stereotypes, bias, erasure, appropriation, and objectification
  • Detracts from the intended message
  • Creates barriers or makes the message difficult to interpret
Consulting Services

Whether it’s introducing new design approaches, managing through discomfort, or redesigning your organization to be more human-first, the focus is on meeting people where they are and getting them to where they need to be.

Facilitation and Small Group Work

Accelerate your change by getting out of the routine and break through to deeper levels of discussion.

This format sparks new insights and creative solutions to old problems and forges a shared understanding across the group.

Speaking and Workshops

Workshops range from 45-90 minutes and are available individually or as part of a multi-week series. Each is designed to inform, guide, and equip people with resources. Sessions are highly interactive and customizable to meet the unique needs of your team or organization.

Areas of Expertise/Results

  • Organizational behavior / Organizational change
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Representation, and Belonging
  • Facilitation and strategy development
  • Workflow and process mapping
  • Editing textbooks and manuscripts for Inclusion, Diversity, and Representation

Experience/Selected Projects

  • Consulting editor for K-12 math textbooks. Advise on improving inclusion, diversity, and representation, as well as reducing complexity and other barriers to learning.
  • Co-Creator and facilitator for “Double Down on DEI” Summit exploring the nuances and challenges of organizational diversity talent pipeline building.
  • Facilitating leadership retreats and managing through organizational change
  • Led in-person observation sessions, analyzed user outcomes, and influenced device feature prioritization. Designed and conducted in-country user evaluations for new markets (Europe, Japan).


  • 20+ years of instigating change at Fortune 100 companies and a few small-but-mighty startups
  • Educating and collaborating with leaders who want their message to be welcoming across a broader audience
  • PhD – Human Behavior, Capella University
  • Author of “Inclusive AF: A Field Guide for “Accidental” Diversity Experts

Selected Clients

  • Larson Textbooks
  • Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting)
  • WellSpring EAP
  • Apple Valley SRHM Chapter (DEI workshop)
  • Columbia Valley SRHM Chapter (DEI workshop)
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