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Jennifer Jarratt


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In nearly two decades of helping organizations, Jennifer Jarratt and John Mahaffie, founders of Leading Futurists, have learned how critical it is to make the future relevant to today. They have worked to make futures insights accessible, meaningful, and useful to managers and executives.

Jarratt and Mahaffie were formerly principals of Coates & Jarratt, Inc., a leading futures consultancy. They have been exploring the future for organizations since the mid-1980s. Organizations they serve include:

  • American Dietetic Association

  • Bovis Lend Lease

  • The Coca-Cola Company

  • Dow Chemical Company

  • DuPont

  • General Motors

  • HB Fuller

  • The Kellogg Company

  • Nabisco  

  • Nestlé USA

  • Nokia   

  • Pfizer

  • Procter & Gamble

  • Siemens

  • The Smithsonian Institution

  • The American Society of Association Executives Foundation

  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs

  • The National Multi Housing Council

  • The National Security Agency

  • The Smithsonian Institution

  • The U.S. Customs Service

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • The World Bank

  • YSI Inc.

Leading Futurists' expertise is in combining a comprehensive knowledge of the future with proven skill at interpreting the signals of change. Mahaffie and Jarratt are experts at scenario building. They have taught the technique over many years to executives. Together they have authored dozens of trend studies and guidebooks on studying the future.  Jarratt also served as a board member for an international association.

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