Meet Jamie

A proven leadership consultant with over 20 years of experience

Dr. Jamie Gairo helps organizations cultivate transformative leaders who make a meaningful impact on the people with whom they work and the organizations they serve. In order to accomplish this work, Dr. Gairo holds many titles:  Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Educator, Facilitator and Researcher. Dr. Gairo’s clients refer to her as “detail oriented, inspirational, thorough and caring.” At the heart of all her work, Dr. Gairo is focused on customized, individualized solutions for her clients.

A sought after higher education professor and administrator

Dr. Jamie Gairo serves as the Program Director for two Master’s programs at Rider University:  Organizational Leadership and Higher Education Analytics.  Dr. Gairo also serves at Rider University as an Assistant Adjunct Professor for both Graduate and Undergraduate students for Leadership and Management courses. Dr Gairo’s students appreciate that “Dr. Gairo brings the real world into the classroom, is humble and caring, and only assigns work that ties directly back to the course.”

A mental health advocate with a persistent drive for change

Dr. Jamie Gairo serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Bucks County PA Chapter).  In her role, she is a part of the Executive Leadership which drives NAMI’s strategic plan, growth and outreach.  Dr. Gairo can also be found working in the community as a voice and advocate for mental health issues.  Most recently, Dr. Gairo and NAMI Bucks partnered with the Central Bucks School District (The 3rd largest district in Pennsylvania) to hold an event to break the stigma of mental health in our youth, schools and community.  As shared by the NAMI Bucks Executive director, “Dr. Gairo’s experience, heartfelt compassion, care and authenticity is evident in the work she does with our schools to provide support to our youth.”

My life and work are driven by my purpose and my why

My name is Jamie and I am an introvert who talks too much! I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with my husband and two children. When I am not working, I am spending time with family & friends, doing yoga, reading for fun, watching the Philadelphia Eagles, listening to music, or watching sappy shows or movies. I am a strong believer that we all have the power to be who our heart tells us we are. I am a strong believer in finding your why , your purpose and working hard to achieve your goals.  My biggest joy is inspiring others to see that they can do whatever they put their minds to.

“When I reflect on being your student and the invaluable skills/concepts that I learned in your course, that which continue to benefit me every day. It was a great pleasure being your student. You are both an extraordinary person and professor. I hope that we have the opportunity to reconnect and catch up in the future.  Thank you for all of the good you do for your students. Your work as a professor and the greater purpose behind your efforts are truly valued by me and all of your students.”

– J.T., student

“Dr. Gairo is an excellent professor. She is knowledgeable, relatable, and has greatly enhanced my experience in the program.”

– Anonymous student

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