As a psychologist I’m passionate about helping people to be their best version of themselves: to live according to their core values, and signature strengths and achieve their ideal self.
My specialism of working with women stems from the fact that no matter how capable or senior we are, we continue to doubt our own self-worth (and given the extant pay gap, so does society, it seems).
I help women (1:1, groups, and online) apply practical techniques to reduce self-doubt and feel more confident, and enable them to be less self-critical and more self-compassionate.
Much of my work with women is driven by an organisation’s need to increase the number of capable women in senior roles.
This grin represents how I feel when helping clients to improve their business or their employee’s working lives in some way.
My ten years’ (plus) consulting experience includes designing and delivering leadership development, culture change, assessment, talent management, team-building and employee engagement.
I’m a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, and a Principle Practitioner member of The Association of Business Psychologists.
I’m also a real person with a silly sense of humour, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for getting things done.
I've been told that I'm a natural facilitator and an engaging speaker. All I know is that I love doing both.
From keynote speaker slots for corporate clients (e.g. CoOp, International Women's Day, 2018) to being invited to speak at annual national wellbeing events (e.g. Love Natural Love You, London Olympia, since 2016).
Do you like podcasts? I love discussing all things related to Empowering Yourself, how to Tame Your Inner Critic, and things like why pursuing high Self-Esteem isn't good for you.
I'm also asked for my opinion in online articles and in print magazines (e.g. Boots Health & Beauty, Very, NatWest Business etc.).
“Jess is a highly professional and committed Business Psychologist.
She has strong teamworking and leadership skills and brings a great deal of personal energy to her work. She backs this up with a high level of delivery and is fun to work with.”Mike Thompson
“The Imposter Syndrome and Managing Your Inner Critic workshop delivered by Jess Baker was thought provoking and instructive. Jess presents in such a calm and soothing manner that it creates the perfect safe environment for participants to share their inner most criticisms of themselves.
Excellent session and would thoroughly recommend this.”Joan McGarvey
“Jess Baker facilitated a ‘Personal Values at Work’, a highly interactive workshop helping participants to identify their personal values and provide them with the tools and techniques to increase their personal and professional resilience.
Jess has an approachable style, allowing participants to feel at ease when sharing their personal stories. The workshop ran for 1.5 hours, and we all felt we could have benefited from a longer stretch!“Alisa Salamon
“I have struggled with my confidence trying to find a permanent role for some time and I needed a change. The most important thing is she made me realise my worth. Jess is a great listener, calm, fun and committed.
I have stopped beating myself up about stuff and have a more positive outlook on my future and abilities, thanks to Jess’s guidance. I can’t recommend her services enough.”Career Coachee