Jamie Gardner, BoardLead Trainer

Jamie Gardner is a BoardLead Trainer at Cause Strategy Partners. She is a social entrepreneur with deep rooted experience in bringing private- and public-sector leaders together to bridge today’s most complex, systemic societal divides. She leads a consultancy practice that turns big ideas into action and ultimately, real results.

With broad experience serving corporations, nonprofits and government entities, Jamie facilitates dynamic cross-sector collaborations and innovation labs created to achieve positive social outcomes. She designs strategies and programs to launch social impact initiatives and coaches executives to enhance their performance, with an emphasis on emotional intelligence through mindfulness and neuroscience.

Previously, as the Vice President and “Chief Evangelist” for Taproot Foundation, Jamie established and directed the Pro Bono Action Tank’s mission to expand the pro bono ethic beyond the legal profession. Through this effort, she founded a consulting service and a resource center to set national quality standards and best practices for pro bono service, ultimately influencing Fortune 500 companies to accept pro bono service as a standing practice.

Jamie is proud to be an Executive Trainer for BoardLead and a Social Impact Advisor for Start Within. She also serves as a Board member for FUSE Corps (formerly Board President) and Team4Tech and is an advisor to several local and national nonprofits, including San Francisco CASA . Jamie holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and undergraduate degrees in finance and marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and twin sons.

Jamie’s causes: Nonprofit capacity building, cross sector leadership, children and women’s empowerment.

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