Jess Baker Psychologist

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 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.

Business Psychologist

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.

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Speaker & Events

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.).

New Year. New Perspective

Why I hate New Year’s Resolutions & What to do Instead   I blame the Babylonians. They tried to atone for their guilt by offering gifts to the gods, only to repeat their sins and do it all again the following year. Four thousand years later we’ve not learned much....

Negative Thoughts

As well as being a queen-gurner I'm pretty good at putting myself down (there I go again). Negative thinking is normal. But it doesn't have to ruin your life.   Did you know that 4 out of 5 thoughts are negative? Let's think about that for a moment... Four out...

Tame Your Inner Critic in 8 Steps

Tame Your Inner Critic in 8 Steps with Jess Baker Welcome to this Tame Your Inner Critic series of blogs with me, Jess Baker. I am a Chartered Psychologist, Women's Leadership Coach. The Inner Critic prevents us from feeling confident and satisfied with our life. It...

Empower Yourself (you deserve to)

Focusing on You This is my lovely, colourful, and all-encompassing  "Empower Yourself  - a Personal Leadership" model. Okay, I'm a bit biased, but don't you think it incorporates some much-needed focus on key elements that we as individuals need to, and can develop?...

Tame Your Inner Critic: Good Life Well Lived Podcast

The Good Life Well Lived podcast Nicola invited me to talk about how to Tame Your Inner Critic when she came across my Tame Your Inner Critic FREE 5 -day online challenge. "Welcome to Episode 8 of The Good Life Well Lived podcast where I am joined by Jess Baker. Jess...

The Value of Knowing your Values

“Values enable us to fully connect with who we really are”  ~ Professor Amy Cuddy Tricky little things Personal values are the trickiest of things to try to define. We are exposed to other people's expectations from birth and then we have to adhere to societal norms...

How to Tame Your Inner Critic

This is an excerpt taken from a recent recording I did on how to Tame Your Inner Critic as part of my Empower Yourself series.  This blog is an introduction to the theme (for more info on my programmes, please scroll down). I do hope you find it useful.   Hi, it's...

Sunday Blues…?

Happy Sunday! (or not?) Are you familiar with the Sunday blues? It's what I call that sense of looming dread I have often experienced before an important occasion, or the last day of the holiday before going back to work. I used to get it on a Sunday at the thought of...

Master Your Inner Critic

Master Your Inner Critic & Reclaim your Headspace Are you an ambitious woman being held back by negative self-talk? Would you like to stop procrastinating or worrying about things that haven't happened yet? Would you like to learn how to reclaim your headspace to...

Tame Your Inner Critic: The Confident Mother Podcast

How to Tame Your Inner Critic I was interviewed by the lovely Sherry Bevan, from The Confident Mother podcast, on How to Tame Your Inner Critic. Listen to the podcast episode here Here's why Sherry wanted to talk about the the Inner Critic: "So many of the women that...

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“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

“I found the workshop very engaging, informative and insightful… plus Jess’s delivery made it enjoyable and fun. I came away putting new knowledge and practical actions immediately in place, which has made a big difference. I definitely experienced a ‘shift’ as a result! Thank you!” Corey Cook

Productivity Coach, Cory Cook Ltd

“Jess came to speak at my event in Surrey. Well we were in for a treat.

She is a fantastic speaker, clear in her views and brings her message across with passion.

If you are thinking of having Jess as a speaker, I can guarantee you, you will not be disappointed.” Leonie Wright

Nutritionist, Eat Wright Ltd

“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

Manager, Financial Times