Work with
Dr. Gardner

Dr. Gardner has addressed more than 20,000 professionals in more than two dozen countries on themes of Smart Collaboration. She continues to lead discussions on topics of leadership and collaboration as a Distinguished Fellow and Lecturer at Harvard Law School, as well as the Faculty Chair of the school’s Executive Education Program. Her collection of published works includes more than 60 book chapters, case studies, and articles in scholarly and practitioner journals. All of this work has earned her a variety of esteemed recognitions, including being named a Next Generation Business Thinker by Thinkers50.

Dr. Gardner works with firms that are passionate about the idea of Smart Collaboration and committed to fostering it in their organizations. Blending empirical evidence with experience, Dr. Gardner provides strategic advice with practical implementation for organizations to foster collaboration and achieve their business objectives.


Dr. Gardner delivers high-energy presentations and keynotes that are interactive and engaging – no matter the audience size. She blends empirical evidence with real life experience to provide prescriptive advice with teeth – that is, she provides organizations with pragmatic “how to’s” to foster collaboration and achieve their business goals.

Speaking / Keynote

Dr. Gardner conducts in-depth studies and empirical research on organizational collaboration in global professional service firms, financial institutions, technology companies, and in-house departments. Organizations typically engage Dr. Gardner to conduct various analyses on the firm or company’s current “state of play,” to then work together in building a strategy for future development, including how organizational collaboration can move the agenda forward.

Corporate Research

Dr. Gardner curates highly customized leadership development programs for senior leaders and business executives. Dr. Gardner is a subject matter expert who performs needs assessments, advises on required content, and then accesses her network to design, develop, and deliver a program tailored for the organization.

Leadership Development

Professional service firms




Executive search



Financial institutions

Hedge funds

Investment & retail banks

Financial analysts



Pharmaceutical and biotech companies

Auto makers and suppliers

Retailers (traditional and online)

Telecommunications providers

Computer software & hardware companies


Real estate groups