Speaker & Events

I'm in my zone when speaking or facilitating at events

 

Welcome to this page!  You’ll find Online Webinars, Key Note Speaker & Events, Workshops, Press & Media Coverage. 

 

Online Webinars

 

For the past four years, since moving to the sticks from London to Ludlow, I’ve been designing and delivering “interactive and useful” online webinars that are…

“Deeply engaging, even via a small computer screen”  Total UK

“Thought provoking and incredibly engaging”  Wiley & Sons

“Delivered in an extremely professional and personable style”  Federation of Small Businesses

 

Now that Coronavirus has us most of us working from home, more clients are relying on me and my skills to deliver webinars that employees actually want to turn up to.

Stop Self-Sabotaging & Find your Focus 

Discover why you self-sabotage (we all do!), what causes it, and how to overcome it. In this session you’ll learn lots of practical techniques that will help you Increase productivity as well as enhance your self-belief and courage.

Drawing on the fields of psychology and mindfulness self-compassion, you are encouraged to reflect during and after this interactive session and you will be ready to take action.

How to Tackle the Imposter Syndrome & Claim Your Accomplishments

The fear of being exposed is crippling. According to research, 70% of us will feel like an “imposter” at some point in our career. We tell ourselves that we were hired by mistake, and tend to discount our qualifications and experience.

In this interactive session we’ll explore the psychological and social factors that keep the “imposter syndrome” alive and well. We’ll work through key techniques that will increase your self-worth, allow you to feel entitled to success, and become a better role-model for women coming up the ladder behind you.

Enhancing your Mental Resilience 

Work-place stressors are often unavoidable, especially in this current climate. We’ll explore a variety of stress triggers and our automatic mental and physical reactions to these stressors.

You’ll discover a range of coping strategies that draw on positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural models, so that you can restore and protect your own wellbeing, and that of your team and co-workers. 

My Approach

It’s my goal to make psychological theory relevant. I like to ‘keep things real’ (I’m the opposite of a typical ‘trainer’, and share examples of my own self-sabotaging behaviour or inner critic, for example, to bring the content to life so that my audience feels included). And the techniques I promote have to be simple and easy for my clients to apply.

With over fifteen year’s experience, I draw on my expertise as Chartered Business Psychologist, neuroscience, Positive Psychology, as well as training in stand-up comedy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion. I have also been coaching online for several years, and I feel very comfortable in front of the camera.

“It was so valuable. I made lots of notes of things I can put into practice immediately!”  VACT

 

What You’ll Get

* 90 minute live online workshop (some sessions run up to 2 hours with comfort breaks and live Q&A)
* Interactive (I set up a theme, ask the audience to reflect and answer questions to encourage self-awareness and personal development) 
* Up to 900 people
* Pre-work (short reading, or questionnaire) 
* Workbook PDF to refer to during the workshop, makes notes on and keep for personal reflection 
* Comprehensive list of useful and relevant resources
* Webinar recording for you to download to your company’s server
* Follow-Up Workbook to aid reflection and putting learning into practice

 

What Would Suit Your Audience? 

As your needs are specific, we could work together to co-create bespoke webinars for your audience – large or small. Here are some examples of other webinar themes:

  • Psychological Wellbeing and Resilience
  • Online Presence for team leaders
  • Change management: Pivoting
  • Putting Teal Organisation & Holacracy Principles into Practice

 

“I could have crawled through the screen and listened to Jess for hours”

 

Click through to read my recent blogs on the subject of Transitioning to the New Normal and Is it Possible to Focus While Working from Home and 47 Productivity Hacks for Working from Home.

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.

Recent examples include being booked as keynote speaker for the national retailer, CoOp, for their International Women’s Day celebration; Women Into Leadership, London and Manchester; and #IWD2020 is also filling up with the women’s empowerment   #SheStartedIt and I’ll be giving a key note for a new corporate client on the subject of #EachforEqual.

it’ll be my second year at Orbit Fitness Festival 2020, Shropshire in June 2020. Bloom (Olympia London, July 2020) have invited me back (my fifth year!) to speak at their annual national wellbeing event. It’d be lovely to see you!

 

 

Key themes

There are several themes that clients ask me to speak on, as key note, workshops or for conference breakout sessions. And there are a wide range of topics that I’m passionate about.

My talks have a connecting thread: helping the audience get onto a virtuous circle so they can enjoy being the most confident version of themselves, at work, in relationships and at home.

Suggest a theme

In true improv style, I’d be delighted to take a suggestion from the audience. If there is a specific topic that you’ve got in my mind, do contact me on jess@jessbaker.co.uk.

Workshops

I facilitate face to face workshops as part of my Women Leadership Programmes, for corporate clients, and for women in my community.

My training content, see the model below, is based on evidence from psychology, neuroscience and mindful self-compassion, and my own professional and personal experience including perfoming arts techniques.

Interactive

I’m in my zone when facilitating discussions, encouraging attendees to learn from each other’s experience, and sharing my own professional and personal experience.

All of my workshops are interactive and action-based. I offer real life examples (case studies, and my own epxerience) to bring theory to life, and to keep things real.

Small tweaks can lead to huge changes, and I don’t believe you have to walk on coals to unleash your true potential.

Format

Choose your format for the workshops:

* 90-minute sessions [up to 30 attendees]

* Half-day interactive workshops [up to 15 attendees]

* Full-day interactive workshops [up to 15 attendees]

* 3.5 Day off-site development programmes [up to 15 delegates]

Radio, Podcasts & Press

When I’m not empowering others face-to-face, I’m sharing insights from my personal and professional experience on radio and podcasts.

Radio

The first time a BBC Radio producer contacted me I almost fell off my seat. But given that I’ve usually got an opinion (and hopefully, something of value) to share, it’s the perfect medium (and I secretly like the adrenalin rush that comes afterwards).

Podcasts

Several people have interviewed me recently on wellbeing topics.

You can listen to my interview with the lovely Sherry Bevan, on The Confident Mother Podcast on How to Tame Your Inner Critic.

Hear Nicola Semple and I over-share in this episode of The Good Life Well-Lived Podcast. We discuss How to Tame Your Inner Critic, and I don’t think I’ve laughed so much while talking about it before.

When Gemma McCrae from the Prosperity Kitchen Podcast and I talked about Low Self-Esteem, I had so much to say on the topic that she released it as a two-part episode on her podcast. Click here for Low Self-Esteem Part 1 and Low Self-Esteem Part 2.

 

In Print

When journalists ask for my expert opinion, it’s usually on the broad topics of being a woman, or psychology, or both. Over the years I’ve been featured in a variety of women’s magazines and business articles (e.g. Modern Woman, Woman’s Health, Boots Health & Beauty magazine, Very.co.uk, NatWest online.) and I write regaulr articles for HR Zone magazine on employee engagement, reslience, and confidence at work.

 

Social Media

Check out my Facebook (Jess Baker, Women’s Leadership Coach) business page for updates of events and heated debate.

Find my mini-blogs on Instagram @therealjessbaker, or catch daily bites and debates on twitter @jsgbaker  follow my #empoweryourself #tameyourinnercritic and my body-positive #elbowselfie hashtags.

Jess was really engaging and a great speaker.

She gently forced me to consider the self-doubt and lack of self-esteem that often is behind my reaction to certain situations at work.

I left the masterclass very positively enthused to swap the “imposter syndrome” inside me for a new and positive “inspiration” syndrome!

Vanna Aldin

Chief Economist & Head of Analytics, Foods Standards Agency

“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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