The Art of

Speaking Up


Elevate your communication, elevate your career.

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Your voice is your most important professional asset.

When you start your career, working hard is how you get ahead.  You can lay low in meetings, do solid work, and still manage to overdeliver in your job.     

But there comes a point where you can’t continue to grow just by working the hardest.   

As you rise into middle management and beyond, having a confident, assertive voice matters way more than your willingness to work the hardest. 

A strong voice and rock-solid communication skills are how you show your boss that you can handle the big projects and promotions. 

Your voice is your key to transitioning from hard-working employee, to powerful leader.

This thought can be anxiety inducing if you identify as being quiet, introverted, or shy.

It’s easy to convince yourself that maybe you don’t want to grow or get promoted, because that would mean bigger meetings, more visibility, and even scarier situations.

If you’ve ever found yourself feeling torn between your ambition to rise, and your struggles with speaking confidently, here’s what I want you to know:

Becoming a confident, powerful voice in the room is 100% learnable, even if you struggle with self-doubt, negativity, and self-criticism.

As long as you're openminded and willing to embrace change, you are fully capable of finding a voice that feels confident, powerful, and fully authentic to you.

I created The Art of Speaking Up Academy to help you develop a confident, assertive voice that propels your career (and your life) forward.

If you're ready to feel and sound confident WITHOUT changing who you are, you've come to the right place.

The Art of Speaking Up Academy will teach you how to develop a confident voice without having to be perfect or have it all together.

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Inside The Art of Speaking Up Academy, I’ll take you through my signature process designed to help you:

  • Build the confidence you need to speak up even in intimidating rooms (no more comparing yourself to the confident people around you - time for YOU to become one of them)
  • Exude confidence when you speak - even if you experience self-doubt (perfection is truly not required)
  • Develop a voice that's both confident and authentic (no weirdness or fakery, you get to just BE who you are)

You'll also develop the skills you need to:

  • Lead conversations and articulate yourself with polish and finesse - no more ruminating after the meeting & worrying that you did it wrong or sounded awkward
  • Assert yourself in a way that's authentic AND commands respect so you make a lasting impression as a thought leader
  • Speak at an executive level so it's crystal clear to everyone around you that you're super competent in your role

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Inside The Art of Speaking Up Academy, you’ll build confidence and master the core communication skills that are required to succeed in a corporate setting. 

Even if you feel like you're struggling WAY more than everyone around you - you are fully capable of developing a powerful meeting presence.

Your confidence & voice are like muscles – whether you’re genetically gifted or not, proper exercise WILL help them grow stronger (you've probably already experienced this if you've had breakthroughs listening to the podcast)

As your confidence grows, an entire world of professional success opens up to you. 

You’ll find yourself enjoying work more, feeling less anxious, and delivering much higher quality work. 

The Art of Speaking Up Academy offers you the tools you need to build sustainable confidence that'll help you step up as a thought leader and THRIVE in your career.

And best of all?

From the moment you enroll into The Art of Speaking Up Academy, you’re no longer alone. 

Through my guidance combined with the support of an intimate group of women who have the same goals as you, you will embark on a career-defining journey of becoming the bold, audacious woman who LOVES using her voice and who impresses & captivates her coworkers.

You and your cohort will spend 6 months learning the comprehensive toolkit for feeling confident, communicating like a leader, and exuding power in a room... and you'll get to do it together

We’ll work through 6 modules, each one building upon the next:

We'll meet weekly to learn, grow, and challenge ourselves. You'll be immersed in the energy of powerful, career-driven women who are letting nothing come between them and their ambitions.

You'll learn new tools and be exposed to concepts that aren't being taught anywhere else. You'll leave each session with tools, perspectives, and best of all: the much-needed reminder that you're totally, 100% capable of being a powerful voice in the room.

I aim to leave no stone unturned in this program. From the inspirational mindset work you need to fuel your confidence, to the communication tools that helped me impress Fortune 100 CEOs and executives, you will learn it all.

The Art of Speaking Up Academy is designed to be a nonjudgmental space where you can come as you are.

If you feel scared you'll be the only one who is struggling with insecurities and fears, or you feel like you'll have to hide your struggles from us - you won't.

Inside this program, we consider it normal to experience fears, obstacles, and struggles (yes, even the big ones that make you feel like you're the only one)

You definitely won't be the only one, and even more importantly -- you'll finally get to tackle your fears & obstacles so they don't get in the way of building the voice and career you desire.

This program is the place to face your fears, and become the badass version of yourself who is no longer stopped by them.

Inside The Art of Speaking Up Academy, I'll help you discover just how capable you truly are.

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What you get inside the program:

  • 6 months of professional development training and coaching (download the full curriculum here).
  • 18 very NON-boring Zoom sessions (I know you're on a ton of Zoom calls all day - this one is designed to be the one you LOVE to see on your calendar)
  • A private Slack community where you'll stay connected to your cohort throughout our time together
  • The ability to message Jess between sessions whenever you need help, support, or coaching - no more navigating tough situations alone

You'll also get these brand new additions to the program:

  • A private meet-and-greet session with Jess to help set you up for success before the program even begins. Have questions? Wanna know how to get the most out of the program? I've got you.
  • The Official Art of Speaking Up Academy **private** podcast (only available to Academy members) with 30+ episodes to support you in mastering the art of confident communication
  • The Official Art of Speaking Up Academy Workbook
  • 2 bonus office hours calls in addition to the 18 sessions so you can get additional help with all of your questions'll have lifetime access to the private podcast and live session recordings, so you can revisit the program as often as you want to deepen your learnings.

Tuition & Logistics

Payment plan: 8 payments of $379

Pay in full: $2995

All of our live sessions are held via Zoom and will be recorded.

Our session timeslot will be announced soon, so be sure to check back!

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Client feedback...

This program exceeded my expectations in terms of learnings and experience.

I have grown a lot during the last 6 months thanks to these sessions and hearing from & sharing among similar minded women has been just amazing.

Thank you Jess for all the hard work, professionalism and dedication given during this program. I will remember this for a very very long time!

— Anonymous participant, July 2022 Cohort

About Jess

Hi there - I’m Jess. 

I've accomplished some pretty epic things in my career

  • Got a JD from Columbia, with honors
  • Worked at major global companies like McKinsey and Disney
  • Became a corporate executive at age 32
  • Was featured in the New York Times in January of 2023

I understand what it’s like to feel stuck in fear, self-doubt, and shyness because I spent the first several years of my career trying to get noticed as little as possible and performing way below my full potential.

Through years of inner work, professional successes (and failures), and time spent cultivating my voice as a podcast host and theater performer, I transformed from the inside out, rebuilding my self-confidence, and finding a confident voice that feels like ME. 

My inner growth massively accelerated my advancement in the 9-5 space (and quite frankly, changed my life).

Now I’m a full-time coach dedicated to helping other women experience their own transformation.  I combine my expertise in executive communication & leadership with my knowledge in mindset, psychology and theater to help women become powerful effin’ badasses in the workplace. 

It would be my honor to support you in finding a voice that makes you feel on FIRE and empowers you to bring your unique genius to the surface at work. 

When you learn to feel and act like a LEADER in meetings, everything changes. 

Meetings will be part of your career for years and years to come. You have been in, and will be in, thousands of meetings throughout your career. 

When you consistently act like a leader in those rooms, you become a leader way faster.

Your willingness to master meetings today is going to impact what position you’re in 1, 5, and 10 years from now. 

Your voice and your communication skills are how you position yourself for the leadership roles that you deserve  - because in Corporate America you truly can’t work your way up, you have to speak your way up.

So much can change in 6 months.  Your commitment to your growth today could mean that 6 months from now, you’re 

  • No longer dreading the meetings on your calendar
  • Feeling like a badass at work
  • Getting your best performance reviews ever
  • Getting positive feedback from your boss and higher ups
  • Getting put on bigger & better projects
  • On the path to a promotion (or you’ve gotten one, as many of my clients have during their time working with me)

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What time are the live sessions?

Call times for the next cohort will be announced when doors open! Be sure you're on the waitlist so you're first to find out.

How many women will be in the program?

Your cohort size will depend on how many women sign up, but I'll be capping the group size at 10 women max. The past 3 cohorts have had 8-9 participants per cohort.

Will I have to speak during the sessions?

You will never be called on or forced to contribute if you don't want to (that is NOT my coaching style....for me that's just...yuck.)

It is super important for me to let you approach the program in a way that feels comfortable to you. We have a "cameras off" policy where if you're having an off day, you can chill out with your camera off and be an audience member.

BUT... ;-)

you might really surprise yourself and realize that you actually WANT to speak and interact during the sessions :) (that is a very common experience inside this program and it's one of my goals behind the program design because speaking in our sessions will help you speak more at work.)

What if I miss a call?

While I strongly encourage you to attend the sessions live (there's nothing like being in the live energy with us), you'll have lifetime access to the core curriculum content and session recordings.

I REALLY want to join but I just can't make the call time work.

If this is the case, please send me an email at - I will take this into account when I open up future cohorts of the program. I would love for you to be able to join a future round!

I want to join but I'm unsure if this will be worth the cost.

I totally get it - making the leap to invest in a program like this can feel scary. I've designed the program to be worth more than the price of tuition because I want you to have an amazing experience inside of it. This is why I include so many additional high quality resources (the private podcast, your bonus session with me, unlimited Slack coaching) inside the program.

But I know that even with all those goodies included it can still feel scary (I've purchased coaching programs - I get it!). What it really boils down to is getting into CEO energy and trusting yourself to make strong decisions that support the career and life that you want to create.

Remember that a huge part of confidence comes from your willingness to commit to action - if you want to build confidence you will have to make new commitments that initially feel scary. The good news is, once you're inside the program, you're no longer alone in taking those new, scary actions. I'll be there to help you and support you in showing up BIG and taking those leaps of faith.

Will this program help me get rid of stage fright?

The Academy curriculum isn’t designed to eliminate stage fright – it’s designed to help you master the art of executive communication, and feel more confident about yourself in meetings.  For many of my clients, the tools they’ve learned had the side-effect of reducing their stage fright -- but if your primary goal is to eliminate stage fright this program probably isn't the best fit.  If you’re unsure, I encourage you to reach out to me at and I can help answer your questions.

Help! I can't decide if this is right for me.

I want you to make sure this program is a good fit for you before you make the decision to join, so please reach out to me at if you’re feeling uncertain about the fit of the program.  I can walk through any questions you have and help you figure out if this is the right next step for you.  

Because it’s a small cohort of women, I can’t offer refunds or cancellations once you sign up.  So hit me up with any concerns or questions you have and we’ll sort it out together. 

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