Caren Kenney

Caren Kenney

CEO and Founder, Evolve Leadership
Kenney

Caren Kenney, is CEO and founder of Evolve Leadership, which delivers highly personalized, whole person, whole-life C-suite development programs designed to help executives achieve and sustain higher levels of physical wellbeing, mental and emotional resilience, and character-centered leadership. Prior to launching Evolve, she was part of the leadership team at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute and executive director of its Premier Executive Leadership™ program, which she was responsible for creating and leading beginning in 2016.  Before that, she served as part of the Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions leadership team, where she built and launched several strategic health and wellness enterprise platforms, initiatives, and partnerships. In 2001, Caren co-founded a health-tech startup that developed the world’s first direct-to-consumer behavioral health digital coaching programs, which were ultimately acquired by J&J.

As an ICF-certified executive coach, Caren has worked with a range of leaders from early-stage start-up CEOs to Fortune 100 senior executives and Fortune Most Powerful Women. She also delivers keynotes and workshops for executive leadership teams, HR executives, and women leaders on how to achieve higher levels of wellbeing and performance for themselves and their organizations. She has published articles on how to build high-performing and sustainable C-suite leaders and has been featured in several publications including the American Journal of Health Promotion, Forbes, Directors & Boards, HR Magazine, FierceCEO, SHRM Executive Network, and Authority Magazine.

Caren is co-author with Dr. Jim Loehr of Leading with Character, a book and journal representing the industry’s first training focused on strengthening one’s character by clearly identifying one’s personal purpose, uncovering and addressing barriers and gaps, creating a Personal Credo that guides leadership behavior and decision making, and creating a meaningful life and leadership legacy. She is also working with Dr. Loehr and other leading experts on additional research and training to continually advance the field of human performance.