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Brooke Weddle

Senior PartnerWashington DC

Drives lasting change at scale for global organizations through digital transformation, operating-model redesign, enterprise agility, and leadership development

As a leader in the firm’s People & Organizational Performance Practice, Brooke helps organizations across the world achieve sustained performance through transformation. Globally, she leads the Change Leaders Forum, our executive capability-building series on transformational change, and our organizational work in advanced industries (aerospace and defense, automotive, and electronics). In addition, she leads the firm’s culture-and-change management work in North America.

Most recently, Brooke led the firm’s portfolio of digital solutions, overseeing global client delivery of proprietary analytics tools for performance and health transformations. Brooke helped build the portfolio which now encompasses more than 15 solutions deployed across hundreds of clients. It includes the Organizational Health Index, OrgLab, and People Analytics, among others.

In her more than 14 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.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • shaping the digital transformation at a leading aerospace and defense company
  • designing the talent strategy and transformation approach for a government-services company
  • leading transformation at an international healthcare company to drive more speed
  • 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 frequently publishes on organizational topics and speaks at relevant conferences. She is a member of the Economic Club of DC, and leads executive roundtables on talent priorities in the area.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Brooke served as a US Department of State Fulbright scholar in Peru.

Published work

The talent gap: The value at stake for global aerospace and defense,” McKinsey & Company, July 2024

Charting a new course: The untapped potential of American shipyards,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

Workers wanted: How to fill the skilled-trade shortage,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Struggling to find skilled workers? Three ways tech can help,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, May 2024

To defend against disruption, build a thriving workforce,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Gen AI talent: Your next flight risk,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Why so many bad bosses still rise to the top,” podcast, McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Tradespeople wanted: The need for critical trade skills in the US,” McKinsey & Company, April 2024

Rethinking organizational health for the new world of work,” podcast, McKinsey & Company, March 2024

Organizational health is (still) the key to long-term performance,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

How semiconductor companies can fill the expanding talent gap,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Looking back, looking forward,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, January 2024

The shape of talent in 2023 and 2024,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

Human-centered AI: The power of putting people first,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

Right skills, right person, right role,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

Europe’s gray-to-green workforce transition in aerospace and defense,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

Investing in middle managers pays off—literally,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

Full speed ahead: The automotive sector’s resilience imperative,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

Navigating the gray-to-green transition in aerospace & defense,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

The science behind transformations: Sustaining value after implementation,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Three actions to boost frontline engagement and retention,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Social capital: Build back better relationships at work,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Raising the resilience of your organization,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

How semiconductor makers can turn a talent challenge into a competitive advantage,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Your office needs a purpose,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Network effects: How to rebuild social capital and improve corporate performance,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Debugging the software talent gap in aerospace and defense,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Meet the psychological needs of your people—all your people,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2022

The science behind transformations: Maximizing value during implementation,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, June 2022

Government transformation in times of great change,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

The science behind transformations: Protecting value from day one,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, February 2022

Losing from day one: Why even successful transformations fall short,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

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