Why do leaders work with us? 

Leadership Minds & Matters

We help leaders supercharge their mental fitness so they can experience greater focus, productivity and higher levels of emotional intelligence. We've worked with leaders at the American College of Cardiology, CNN, General Dynamics, PBS, Time Warner and many more corporations and nonprofits. Go to www.strategicinteractions.com to see more organizations we've collaborated with to develop leaders into high performers.






Workplace leaders work with us 

because we have:

  • Real World Experience 

We have worked with business leaders in 18 countries in every major industry for over 25 years. 

  • Specialized Expertise 

We are leadership and organizational development experts who specialize in teaching leaders emotional intelligence skills and strategies. We also teach leaders mindfulness practices that supercharge their mental fitness, help them focus more easily and get more done with less stress. 

  • Genuine Interest in Results

We strive to achieve impactful results for our clients every time we work together. We never take our partnering opportunities for granted.

  • Passion For What We Do

We do this work because it is in our DNA to help others succeed.







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Jennell Evans, MA, CMMI

Practice Leader, Leadership Minds & Matters™

Co-founder, Strategic Interactions, Inc.


Jennell launched Strategic Interactions, Inc. (SI) in 1990 with co-founder, David Swink. They pioneered the use of Interactive Behavioral Simulations™ that depict real workplace situations and act as catalysts for learning critical communication skills. The uniqueness and extreme effectiveness of their training approach has been featured several times on 60 Minutes, and on Good Morning America and Nightline, and in publications like The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.


(For 45 more testimonials, go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennellevans)

Michelle Moggio 

Travel Writer

Author, "The Paris Effect" Blog & Book 

I’ve always considered trying to unlock the “secrets” of meditation, hoping it would inspire a new and better version of me, more positive, less stressed. But until I met Jennell Evans, it always seemed too unnatural, too mystical ….. too much work. Jennell de-mystified the process with a straightforward method that brought benefits from the first day forward. She helped me slow down, focus my thoughts and de-clutter my brain, a skill set that helps in every aspect of life, both personal and professional. Protect your health and your future -- give her a call and learn how to be a better version of you.

Kristin Kolesar

Organizational Development Manager

Clayton Homes

Jennell Evans introduced mindfulness and meditation during one of our leadership development workshops. After Jennell’s presentation, several members of the group really started embracing it by incorporating meditation into their daily practice. She did a great job presenting the science behind why meditation is beneficial, but broke it down in a way that was easy to understand. Our group enjoyed her practical style. We look forward to working with Jennell again in the future!

Nikki Sells, CFE

CEO, Sells Development Inc.

Senior Consultant, The YOU Network

I was one of those people who did not have time to meditate and had little interest in even learning about it. Jennell Evans brings what I would call an everyday perspective as she teaches how to incorporate meditation into the daily routine of a busy professional.  She uses real, scientific findings to validate everything she teaches. Since her class, I have been able to meditate daily and have experienced higher productivity and lower blood pressure! I highly recommend utilizing the skills of this well-organized professional who always provides more than you expect.