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).
Much of my work with women is driven by an organisation’s need to increase the number of capable women in senior roles. I deliver leadership programmes, develop talent pipelines and facilitate co-coaching and mentoring circles.
A lot of women come to me seeking personal support. As well as 1:1 coaching and small group workshops, I also run free online courses and membership coaching programmes. I draw on my own personal and professional experience to share practical techniques that enhance confidence and promote self-compassion.
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 programmes on leadership development, culture change, assessment, talent management, team-building and employee engagement. I’ve worked with a wide range of organisations across private and public sectors, started a few failed ventures, and learned a lot as a Senior HR manager in the financial services.
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. See the Business Psychology page for more details, or drop me a line to talk through your ideas.
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. International Women's Day, CoOp 2018, FSA 2019) and annual business conferences (Women Into Leadership), to speaking at wellbeing events and fesitvals (e.g. Bloom, London Olympia since 2016; Orbti Fitness Festival 2019).
Do you like podcasts? I love discussing all things related to Empowering Yourself, how to Tame Your Inner Critic, tackling the Imposter Syndrom, and why pursuing Self-Compassion is essential.
I'm often asked for my expert opinion on BBC Radio, online articles and in print magazines (e.g. Boots Health & Beauty, Very, NatWest Business etc.), and although I found this daunting at first (I do practice what I preach, honest) these days I'm delighted to share useful, practical tips.
“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.”
“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.”
“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!“
“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.”