Jean Ann Larson

Dr. Jean Ann Larson is President and Principal Consultant at Jean Ann Larson & Associates. Dr. Larson is an experienced executive who partners with executive teams, leaders and individuals to help them become more productive while bringing innovation into their businesses and lives through consulting, facilitation, speaking and executive coaching engagements.

Jean Ann has led and experienced many organizational, professional and personal transitions for over two and a half decades. She has served as an internal process engineer and consultant, a change agent, and Chief Learning Officer founding an award winning and respected corporate university. She also served as a Senior Executive of two large healthcare organizations where she has led the functions of organizational effectiveness, process improvement, executive development, talent management, team building, employee engagement, accreditation, quality, strategic development facilitation as well as several clinical areas.

Jean Ann has a degree in industrial engineering from Wichita State University, an international MBA from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management and in 2011 she received her doctorate in organization change from Pepperdine University with an emphasis on personal, professional and organizational transitions. She has written, edited and published books and many articles on process redesign, process improvement, leadership organization change and transition. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences on change management, leadership, transformation, cultural change, learning and organization development.

She holds the following certifications:

  • Just Culture through Outcomes Engenuity - 2012
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt through Beaumont/American Society of Quality 2009
  • Certified Profile Administrator from Basadur Applied Creativity - 2012
  • Odyssey Certified Consultant as part of Odyssey Transformations Group - 2012
  • Affiliate Certified Axiological Practitioner - AXCES Solutions, LLC -2012

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Recent Publications

Management Engineering


Dr. Jean Ann Larson's most recent book is the well-received Management EngineeringA Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care, published by CRC Press in December 2013. This book provides an overview of the unique and invaluable role that process improvement specialists, industrial engineers and management engineers play in health care organizations. It describes tried and true approaches, tools and techniques used in leading health care organizations through the use of clear descriptions and detailed case studies.

The book is available on www.crcpress.com, catalog number K16871. For a 20% discount, order online and enter promo code 815DP. Free standard shipping when you order online. The book is also available on Amazon.com.

Prior Publications

Effective Guidebook for Management Engineering, Editor, February 2002 HIMSS publishing.

Healthcare Redesign Tools and Techniques for Healthcare Professionals published August of 1997 by Quality Resources.