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Claudy Jules

Partner, Washington DC
Counsels CEOs, senior executives, and government leaders to enhance their impact by increasing leadership capacity and pursuing stronger organizational health

About Jules

Jules joined McKinsey as a partner in 2021, bringing deep expertise in enhancing organization effectiveness, strengthening leadership, and fostering successful change. He has helped businesses, governments, and social sector organizations across the world enhance their value and impact by optimizing leadership capabilities. To this work, he brings particular experience in commercial industries, including media, telecom, and private equity.

Before joining McKinsey, Jules was the director of people operations for Google and the global head of its center of excellence on organizational health and change. In this role, he helped Google’s business leaders strengthen the organizational performance and health of their business units while leading investments in assets and capabilities for addressing organizational topics. Jules also advised CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund, offering counseling to portfolio companies on organization and leadership issues.

Before these roles, Jules was a partner at Accenture Strategy and the global managing director of the leadership consulting division. In this capacity, he counseled company executives and public sector leaders on leadership succession, top team effectiveness, organization design, talent strategy, and culture and change.

Interested in fostering discussion and debate, Jules publishes frequently on the topics of organizational health and leadership. He is also a sought-after speaker, and a guest lecturer at Columbia University. Jules holds advanced degrees in organizational behavior and development; following his graduate work, he completed clinical training at the Gestalt Organization & Systems Development Center.

Jules currently serves on the board of Leading Educators, a nonprofit that seeks to bring disruptive change to the multibillion-dollar industry that provides professional development to teachers.

Videos

Organizational health and the future of the workplace,” KPMG Board Leadership Conference, YouTube, January 2020

Published Work

Managing organizational health, disruption, and risk,” KPMG Board Leadership Center, October 2020

“The Helix of Change and Design in Today’s Enterprise,” People & Strategy Journal, Fall 2020

Changing perspectives, changing views,” Business & Management INK, July 2020

COVID-19’s uncomfortable revelations about Agile and sustainable organizations in a VUCA world,” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, June 2020

The case for holistic org health checkups,” Forbes Human Resources Council Post, November 2019

Past experience

CapitalG
Advisor

Google
Director of people operations

Accenture Strategy
Managing director

Georgetown University Hospital
Organization development consultant

Education

Case Western Reserve
PhD, organizational behavior

American University
MS, organization development

University of Maryland
MS, management
BA, African-American studies