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 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 the 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 feel like you're the one person whose anxiety & self-doubt will keep you stuck forever.

I created The Art of Speaking Up Academy for ambitious women who are ready to finally have their voice be as strong as their work ethic so they can feel powerful in meetings and achieve the professional success that they desire.

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Inside the program, I’ll take you through my signature process designed to help you:

  • Become the woman who knows exactly how to articulate her ideas meetings -- no more staying quiet because you're not sure how to effectively express yourself
  • Learn how to pull yourself out of the downward spiral of self-doubt so you can enter into meetings feeling confident and in control
  • Make a powerful impression on your boss and higher-ups 
  • Stop letting fear & awkwardness interfere with your career - find YOUR authentic voice as a leader so you can have big impact and get recognized at work

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Building a confident voice is NOT just for the lucky ones, the special snowflakes, the women who possess some skill or secret that you lack. 

Your confidence & voice are like muscles – whether you’re genetically gifted or not, proper exercise WILL help them grow stronger.   

And as that happens, 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.  Your entire quality of life will improve when the rooms you’re in stop feeling so intimidating & scary.

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

Through my guidance combined with the sisterhood 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.

Inside the Academy you’ll spend 6 months learning the comprehensive toolkit for communicating like a leader and exuding power in a room.

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

Each session will give you the option to participate, practice, and speak.  However, you will never, ever be pressured, forced, or judged.  You will ALWAYS be able to go at the pace that feels right for you.

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

Our calls will combine core teachings, individual coaching, and practice in a highly encouraging, nonjudgmental space

(I loathe perfectionism and will encourage you to show up just as you are. Frizzy hair? PJ's? Cat wants to crash the Zoom? Love it.)

By the end of the program, you’ll have skills that will stay with you for the rest of your career, and friendships that will endure far beyond the 6 months we’ll spend together.

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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 fun, welcoming, and super engaging)
  • 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
  • The Official Art of Speaking Up Academy Workbook

You'll also get these exclusive bonuses:

  • 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)
  • Access to the Pre-Academy: an entire month of bonus content to help you jump-start your journey as soon as you sign up'll have lifetime access to the core curriculum content, 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 big things in my career - I have a JD from Columbia, corporate strategy experience at companies like McKinsey and Disney, and I became a corporate executive at age 32.

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 finally 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 how to command the meeting room, 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. 

What happens in these rooms is going to shape the future of your career.

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 10-11 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 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.)

What if I miss a call?

While I strongly encourage you to attend the sessions live (that's what will help you grow most), you'll have lifetime access to the core curriculum content and session recordings. But - try to join the sessions because I know you'll experience deeper change if you're in the space with us live.

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. Here's the thing, though - you will get out of the program what you put in. Inside this program, in addition to the full curriculum that I teach -- I offer *unlimited* coaching inside our private Slack community. So you can decide ahead of time that you will get your money's worth by taking advantage of everything this program has to offer.

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 only 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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