A human approach for the Age of Innovation.

 Change is personal and response varies by context.

With the hyper-speed of innovation at hand, we must empower our organizations to lead and engage change every day – not once a decade – for our businesses to survive.

People need to be included and empowered to manage their local change and contribute that positively to the whole of the ecosystem. In an ideal world, this attitude of change-readiness doesn’t just apply to one situation.

It’s a change-ready attitude that sticks.

At the heart of what we call “digital transformation” isn’t just technology—it’s people, too. When we forget that, we put our organizations in danger.

Jen Kelchner

Founder, LDR21


Employees affected by their organization’s changes rarely have time to stabilize before the next wave hits.

Our mission is to help make change manageable by building change readiness. We leverage each person’s “change language” and their needs during times of transitions.

Empower your teams to meet the demands of change with ease.


We equip and empower leaders of all levels to engage change and create innovative communities to lead from the emerging future.  Leveraging the power of open values as our foundation, we help leaders recode their mindware and the DNA of the organizational culture in order to meet the demands of the speed of innovation.

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Launch Day Live Q&A With Jen Kelchner

Let's talk Open Transcripts & links are provided below. Greg Howard: How's it going guys. My name is Greg Howard and I'm the Director of Business Development for LDR21, and we invite you to join us today. Today is a huge day for us. It may be a rainy Atlanta day, but...

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The Power of Community

Roundtable discussion with the Open Organization Ambassadors


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