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Speaker Coaching

Improve audience engagement and influence action with high impact presentations (including virtual) through 1:1 content development and delivery rehearsals

Storytelling Workshops

Improve content development competence, presentation delivery skills and public speaking confidence by averages of 10% for group training participants

Executive Coaching

Explore, develop and integrate key areas of growth to improve personal and organizational leadership competence

Customized Curriculum

Grow teams and their leadership skills through custom training opportunities focused on personal development

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Individuals

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Communications

Speaker Coaching

Improve audience engagement and influence action with high impact presentations (including virtual) through 1:1 content development and delivery rehearsals

Storytelling Workshops

Improve content development competence, presentation delivery skills and public speaking confidence by averages of 10% for group training participants

Leadership

Executive Coaching
Discover, develop and integrate key areas of growth to improve personal and professional leadership competence
Customized Curriculum

Grow teams and their leadership skills through custom training opportunities focused on personalized development

Jack did a fantastic job coaching me. He gave very direct and impactful feedback, and followed up with actionable and easy ways to address them. Overall, I really benefited quite a bit from working with Jack.

Sazzala Reddy
Chief Technologist, VMware

I engaged Jack as an executive coach through the spring and summer of 2020. In short I highly recommend him to anyone looking to peal back the layers and nuances of your personal development goals or challenges in a safe constructive and effective way. If you are looking for a talented and capable coach, Jack is your guy!
Bob Tornquist
Chief Product Officer, Prezi (Former Amazon Leader)
Jack is an amazing coach. Not just for business matters, which is why I originally sought him out, but for LIFE matters. I am literally seeing life in a completely new and better way. Jack’s experience is unusually broad so he had no problem relating to my particular dilemmas. He provided sage advice along with a plan that has changed my ability to positively affect colleagues and friends. I whole-heartedly recommend Jack.
John Strassner
Chief Technology Office, Futurewei Inc.

Jack is an inspiration to all! His calm demeanor brings out the best in everyone by pushing you out of your comfort zone to foster development. Jack designs various workshops specifically for teams with curriculum that is tailored to his clients so every interaction feels relevant and personalized. Jack takes a holistic approach to his coaching with an emphasis on EQ, which you feel with Jack as he has a true passion for what he does and the people he inspires. Thank you Jack for all you do!

Lauren Borelli Fitzgerald
Managing Partner, Canary Marketing LLC

Jack possesses a rare gift – to be able to articulate who you are now and what you need to do to achieve your aspiration. He helped chart my path in only a few sessions and define me in a way that I could not. I am grateful for the yatra that we took and the lessons I have learnt.

Anil Punyapu
SVP of Sales, Cvent

Jack’s patient coaching never failed to give me confidence. He always has advice to fine-tune a scattered mess into a compelling story. That’s the sign of a great coach—being able to make you better regardless of what level or stage you’re at.

Jack also recently did a workshop with my team. He turned it into a team-building moment that was both fun and engaging. Jack’s just an all-around good guy who’s incredibly sharp and talented.

Jim Bosiljevac
Head of Creative, Verizon Media

Jack helped me with intensive coaching before speaking at a large audience at an important conference. As you might expect if you know Jack, it went *very* well. Speaking at this conference has literally boosted my career to another level. I will be using Jack again the next time I have to speak, and you should too.

George Talbot
Staff Engineer, Google

Big recommendation for Jack! I was extremely happy with his coaching. He was able to teach me presentation structure and came up with compelling framing. He was super creative, great to work with and very goal oriented. My presentation was a great success and I got a lot of compliments for my delivery!

I was so satisfied that I asked Jack to give my leadership team a training which was also a great success. All of my team members said that they felt more confident in their presentation skills.

Toby Negrin
Chief Product Officer, The Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia)

I worked with Jack over a 6 month period and gained so much awareness and knowledge into myself. Specifically, he helped me to break through some challenges I had around creativity and commitment. Jack is an incredibly grounded listener and an excellent coach. I took away things I still use in my personal and professional life today that are invaluable.

Lucia Matioli
Senior Creative Director, Udemy

I worked with Jack for the production of technical content for Systems@Scale (exclusive conference). Jack coached all our technical speakers, both internal and external to the company. If you are looking for producing really engaging technical content, I highly recommend Jack.

Francois Richard
Engineer Director, Facebook

I worked with Jack to help me prepare for giving a technical talk at a conference in front of a large audience. He was very professional throughout the entire process: listening to our first draft of the presentation, and offering helpful tips on structuring the talk to help keep the audience engaged, as well as advice on effective delivery. I would highly recommend his services!

Peter Chng
Staff Engineer, LinkedIn

I recently presented at Facebook’s System@Scale with Jack as our speaking coach. Even though this was not my first conference talk, Jack’s input was very insightful and valuable. He made suggestions on how to better structure the presentation and many other improvements. I was initially dreading the dry runs, but it turned out to be a fairly enjoyable experience, and certainly helped make the talk much better and more engaging. Thank you again, Jack!

Yuri Shkuro
Author & Senior Engineering Leader, Uber

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