Speaker & Events

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

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, 2018; Women Into Leadership, London and Manchester 2018; and #IWD2019 is also filling up.

I’ve also been invited back (my fourth year!) to speak at the annual national wellbeing event, Love Natural Love You, at Olympia London, 2019. Get your free ticket here, it’d be lovely to see you!



Key themes

There are several themes that clients ask me to speak on, as key note or for breakout sessions. However, 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 isn’t listed here, do let me know. If I can help, I will. If it’s not my bag, I’ll happily help you find an expert on the subject.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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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