With nearly 20 years of clinical and consulting experience, Dr. Jennifer Messina has collaborated with leaders and their teams across a range of industries to actualize their potential, enhance communication, and promote positive change across their organizations. She has also worked closely with individuals striving to maximize their effectiveness, improve interpersonal dynamics, and ensure they meet their professional goals.
Dr. Messina’s competence-based approach is highly interpersonal – striving to harness and build health and positivity in individuals and systems. She brings a strong understanding of organizational dynamics and a flexible, collaborative style that drives meaningful change. With warmth and humor, Dr. Messina integrates wisdom from research and practice to help her clients flourish.
A graduate of Dartmouth College (’93), Dr. Messina obtained her masters (’94) and doctorate (’99) degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Messina completed an internship at Duke University Medical Center and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Fig & Birch, a blog designed to help people navigate change and growth in their lives so that they can thrive regardless of the inconvenient adventures of life. Dr. Messina is the founder of Messina Leadership Advising and FORTE.