Jamie Forbes

Jamie is the founder and leader of Learning Courage. His experience includes nearly two decades in the private sector in both finance and marketing roles, where he honed his business acumen, strategic thinking and creative approach. Jamie has also consulted with, helped start, and been involved in board leadership of other nonprofit organizations.

His work with schools began when he shared the story of his own abuse as a student at Milton Academy. During the resulting investigation, he observed first-hand how important and yet challenging it can be for both survivors and school leaders to support healing. His experience and these observations inspired him to begin consulting with schools.  He started Hadley Rock Advisors, which advises school leaders on how to create a safe environment for survivors and helps survivors navigate the process of reporting and responding to findings.

Learning Courage came out of his work with schools, as Jamie observed many of the same issues recurring with different schools.  The best way to improve the sector’s response to sexual abuse, he reasoned, was to create an organization that collected and shared what they learned.  The Learning Courage name speaks to the K-12 school audience which focuses on education and learning and also to the necessity to always learn about how we can do this work better.

Learning Courage is driven by our commitment to have a large-scale impact on the issue of sexual violence.

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