Are you an HR Director or Manager seeking online wellbeing, resilience, productivity programmes?

Would you like to build your confidence in your career, business or personal life?

Are you an HR Director seeking online resilience or productivity programmes ?

Would you like to build your confidence in your career, business or personal life?

It’s a winner! Me and Rod Vincent, are delighted that our book won HIGHLY COMMENDED in the Wellbeing & Wellness category of the “Business Book Awards 2023”.

You can order The Super-Helper Syndrome: A Survival Guide for Compassionate People from all online book shops or from your local independent book seller. It is also coming out in Japanese and Turkish, and will be available in Chinese across Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

Super-Helper Syndrome JESS BAKER ROD VINCENT

When a BBC World News producer invited my expert opinion on the psychological impact of working from home, and then changed the topic literally 20 seconds before going live on air…well…watch for yourself!

Business Psychologist

With over 15 years of consulting experience and an alphabet of qualifications (MSc, CPsychol, AFBPSs, CBPB) I also bring a pragmatic and imaginative perspective to your problems.

I’ve designed and delivered a broad range of programmes (leadership development, culture change, talent, team-building and employee engagement), worked across private and public sectors, started a few failed ventures, and learned a lot as a Senior HR manager in the financial services.

Women's Leadership Coach

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 to 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 also deliver leadership programmes, and facilitate co-coaching and mentoring circles.

Jess Baker psychologist speaker

Speaker & Events

Clients and journalists re-book because, they say, I'm natural and engaging, and that my content always resonates with their audience.

Whether it's presenting online to 15,000 people at annual conferences, keynote speaker sessions for International Women's Day or corporate events, in the Talk Tent at festivals, interviewed on podcasts, invited on to BBC Radio... I always write original content based on evidence and delivered in my natural approachable and relaxed style.

A Super-Helper’s Guide to Rest

A Super-Helper’s Guide to Rest TO PREVENT FESTIVE BURNOUT If you're going to be spending most of your time looking after other people this Christmas, you're going to have to allow yourself time and space to rest before you collapse in a heap by the 31st (and unable to...

Super-Helper’s Guide to Gifting

A Super-Helper’s Guide to Gifting & Receiving If you're a super-helper who loves gifting, this blog is my gift to you 🎁 But beware, even giving gifts has a darker side.     Which of these common super-helper gifting habits do you recognise?   1)   You...

Anxiety & Overwhelm in Menopause

PART 1. How can we manage anxiety and overwhelm during perimenopause and menopause?  You have to know one thing: anxiety is self-perpetuating. The more anxious you feel the more anxious you become. It brings other experiences too: rumination, feelings of...

Super-Helper Syndrome Press RoundUp

What is Super-Helper Syndrome? Selective List of Articles on Super-Helper Syndrome  - just click a title to take you there Are You A Super Helper? - Grazia, Sept 2022   Do you have super-helper syndrome? Here are the signs – and how it can be damaging - Metro,...

Waterstones Talk & Book Signing

Would You Like Healthy Helping Boundaries? then we'd love to see you at Hereford Waterstones Talk & Book Signing 'The Super-Helper Syndrome'  Do you find it easier to care for others than for yourself? Do you ever feel exhausted or close to burnout? Are you the...

The Benefits of Helping

Do you expect anything in return for helping others? In our new book, The Super-Helper Syndrome: A Survival Guide for Compassionate People, we highlight the many benefits of helping - to the helper themselves.  People who help others feel guilty for getting anything...

Working with Carers UK

Caring is such an important part of life. It’s simply part of being human. Carers are holding families together and enabling loved ones to get the most out of life. They are making an enormous contribution to society and saving the economy billions of pounds.

The Super-Helper Syndrome Cover Reveal

The Super-Helper Syndrome cover can now be revealed . . . Drum roll please . . .   There’s a type of person out there who is better at helping others than they are at looking after themselves. Maybe you’re one of them. Maybe you know someone who is. They are the...

The Compassionate Life

In our forthcoming book, The Super-Helper Syndrome, the final chapter is called the compassionate life. Without giving away too much of a spoiler, that chapter comes back to Jess’ own life history which had popped up earlier in the book. The final chapter starts with...

Compassionate Leadership

Is being a Compassionate Leader really that useful?   Being kinder to others as well as yourself has a place in your professional life as well as your personal life. Researchers have been examining what it means to be a 'compassionate leader'. You don’t have to...

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“We invited Jess to talk about workplace wellbeing during ACCA’s flagship annual virtual conference Accounting for the Future in November. Her presentation on Helping Others and Yourself was informative, engaging, well-delivered and packed with tips on how meet the needs of others with compassion. Her experiences of working with clients along with her insights into nurturing healthy relationships were relatable and relevant. And the workbook and slides introduced to highlight points during the presentation were useful tools appreciated by the audience.

Over 7,900 ACCA members attended the presentation and live Q&A session, which generated a large number of questions from participants keen to learn more and ask advice. We received some excellent feedback with many commenting on the relevance of the session to their professional lives:

‘The session was thought-provoking and most helpful.’

‘Thoroughly enjoyed the session with lots of practical advice on managing your own expectations as well as others.’

‘This was a fantastic session. I will go through the workbook and start putting into practice some of the suggestions Jess has offered.’

We are looking forward to working more with Jess on issues of health and wellbeing with the readership of ACCA’s Accounting and Business magazine.”

Jo Malvern

Editor-In-Chief, Accounting and Business Magazine, ACCA

“Jess delivered her ‘Stop Self-Sabotaging’ workshop as a live webinar for the Wiley Lean In communities in Oxford and Chichester on 10th March 2020 as a part of our International Women’s Day event series.

Her content was thought-provoking and relevant; her manner of delivery was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and incredibly engaging. She made a live webinar feel dynamic, and managed to educate and entertain which can be tough when delivering an event remotely!

We had over 100 attendees on the day and got a great response. We have also since shared the recording and supporting materials to help colleagues adjust in this new global working-from-home culture, which has been positively received.

The Lean In Steering Group is now working to secure Jess for a follow up event, for which we are very excited. Jess is excellent to work with and I would recommend her wholeheartedly.”

Laura Martin

Senior Change and Project Manager, John Wiley & Sons

“The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) strives to deliver high quality, actionable advice and support to help small business owners realise their ambitions. We were therefore delighted that Jess Baker, acclaimed Business Psychologist & Women’s Leadership Coach, joined us to present a series of three interactive, online workshops.

Topics covered included: how to avoid self-sabotaging; finding your focus; and having a healthy money mindset.  Each session was designed for 20-25 participants to facilitate discussion, and each ran at full capacity.  All of these were delivered in an extremely professional and personable style. This gave participants confidence in the information and advice that Jess provided and also the confidence to take an active role throughout the discussion and Q&A sessions.

These FSB events were delivered as part of a virtual programme to support small business owners through the CV-19 crisis and beyond. It was really important therefore, that participants were given the ideas, tools and inspiration to help them through these most challenging times – both professionally and personally. From the 100% positive feedback received during and post event, I am assured that, with Jess’ help we achieved exactly that..”

Mike Goodall

Development Manager, Federation of Small Businesses

“You’ve taken me on a journey of deep discovery and I feel that I can finally see myself for who I am meant to be. For years I would shy away, not recognising my own skills and strengths. Always doubting my own capabilities and far too often listening to the strong self critic that would dominate a large part of my thoughts. 

With your incredible patience, support and guidance you’ve given me the tools that will allow me to be stronger. You’ve taught me how to grow. 
Before I met you, I was scared. Scared of my future and what it would bring. Scared that I didn’t know what I wanted. Today, I want to grab my future with both hands! I’m so excited about what lies ahead. And For once I feel like I know who I am! I owe all of this to you and all of your support.
I could list off a million things! You’re incredibly knowledgable, and kind. You are a great listener and your openess encourages honesty and authenticity. I always felt that I could be 100% myself with you.  
I can’t thank you enough for helping me.  My grumpy little fairy will always be balanced with the kind and empathetic voice of the inner cheerleader that will forever be the voice of Jess!”
Emma Wood

Geoligist, Field Leader, Total Ltd

“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

Head of L&D, Barclays Plc

“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

Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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