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Brooke Weddle

Partner, Washington DC
Leads our portfolio of digital solutions for the People & Organizational Performance Practice globally, helping executives drive transformational change and boost organizational effectiveness across industries and regions

About Brooke

Brooke leads our portfolio of digital solutions for the People & Organizational Performance Practice, overseeing global client delivery of proprietary tools that use data and analytics for performance and health transformations. This portfolio includes the Organizational Health Index (OHI), OrgLab, and People Analytics, among others. Before taking on global leadership, Brooke directed OrgSolutions in the Asia–Pacific region, driving strategic growth and development while overseeing operations, people, and delivery.

In her more than 10 years as a consultant, Brooke has worked with company leaders to achieve organizational transformations across diverse industries and regions, including Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Her main areas of expertise include leading at-scale performance and health transformations, ensuring health in turnarounds, optimizing organizational design, and guiding change management.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • helping a major utility set a health and change-management strategy, including redrawing its organizational design
  • developing a health strategy for large media company undergoing a significant shift in its fundamental business model and approach
  • guiding an effort for a medical-supplies conglomerate that resulted in both operating-model redesign and cultural transformation
  • leading more than 100 deployments of the Organizational Health Index, including work at some of the largest financial, mining, consumer-packaged-goods, and high-tech companies in North America and Asia

Brooke has published several articles on organizational health. She is the North American leader for McKinsey’s transformational-change executive seminar Change Leaders Forum and regularly speaks at conferences related to HR and change management.

Interested in supporting diversity, from 2016 to 2018 Brooke served on the board for Women Venture in Minneapolis, an organization that provides women with the tools and resources to achieve economic success through small-business ownership. Before joining McKinsey, Brooke served as a US Department of State Fulbright Scholar in Peru.

Published work

Government transformations in times of extraordinary change: Key considerations for public-sector leaders,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

Culture in the hybrid workplace,” podcast, McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Organizing for speed in healthcare in a post-COVID-19 era,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Seizing the moment: Talent challenges and opportunities in aerospace and defense,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

The need for speed in the post-COVID-19 era—and how to achieve it,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

“Organizing for speed in advanced industries,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Call to action: How A&D companies can build the workforce of the future,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Driving organizational and behavior changes during a pandemic,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Thriving during a pandemic: What moves the needle on organizational health,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Establish a performance culture as your ‘secret sauce,’” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, July 2020

How can utilities protect and strengthen their culture during the COVID crisis?,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Building the tech talent pipeline,” McKinsey & Company, December 2019

What makes an organization ‘healthy’?,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2019

The symbiotic relationship between organizational health and safety,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2018

Your organization’s health: the ultimate competitive edge,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, August 2018

The yin and yang of organizational health,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2017

Screening the organizational health of Korea’s companies,” McKinsey Quarterly, August 2016


Stanford University
PhD, international education policy
MA, economics
MA, Spanish

University of Virginia
BA, economics and Spanish