ABOUT BRIDGE BRAINTRUST
What is Bridge Braintrust?
Bridge noun. a time, place or means of connection or transition.
verb. to provide with a bridge, to make a bridge over or across.
Braintrust noun. a group of experts who act as consultants [or advisors] concerned especially with planning and strategy.
Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Bridge Braintrust LLC provides HR advisory, coaching and consulting services to individuals and organizations. We work alongside CHROs and other executives to help solve administrative, structural and operational problems in higher education HR and other sectors.
The mission of Bridge Braintrust is to connect people, purpose, and possibilities through coaching, consulting, and career design strategies.
The idea of ‘building a bridge to help others’ is not new. After spending more than 30 years working in human resources, the areas I enjoyed most were career management, learning and development and employee advocacy. As I worked across the functional areas of HR, I delighted in helping people see themselves and better understand their gifts as it relates to their work life. I wanted to be an instrument for change and helping them shift their thinking from ‘getting a job to pay the bills’ to being intentional about focusing on a career as a calling and a learning journey. As my career progressed and I was blessed with the power and authority to hire and inspire people, I also felt a personal responsibility to open doors, advocate, and prepare and place talent to meet the organizations’ needs.
Along the way, my life and journey has been so powerfully impacted by coaches, peers and mentors who cared enough to pour into me, check me when I was wrong and often became the bridge to calmer waters when I stepped on an organizational landmine. Never least in the success equation is my faith in God, which sustains and grounds me as I go forward with my own purpose to build and be a bridge for others. As the saying goes, no (wo)man is an island.
Bridge Braintrust was born with a foundational ethos of helping to connect people, purpose, and possibilities. It was born out of a heart, my heart, to hold a mirror up and help people tap into their own personal power, reach their full potential and navigate the working world with excellence. Bridge Braintrust is a place of support, collaboration, partnership, care, and safety. We are here to serve and support you!
EXPERIENCE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
SHENITA BROKENBURR, Ph.D.
Mentor, Motivator, Difference-maker
Shenita Brokenburr, Ph.D. is the Founder and Managing Consultant of Bridge Braintrust. She is an accomplished human resources expert, consultant and ICF credentialed executive coach with board & advisory experience having worked across government, higher education, professional services, and non-profit sectors. In addition to her extensive work in academic environments, Dr. Brokenburr has also consulted with federal agencies in the United States to include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), NASA and Treasury as a government contractor; as well as internationally in the Qatar Foundation's Education City.
Our vision is to enable forward movement of individuals and organizations by leveraging the power and wisdom of talented coaches, facilitators and consultants.
None of us is as smart as all of us. - Ken Blanchard
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES