Transforming Ideas into Meaningful Action

My mission as an experiential educator, facilitator and speaker is to inspire people to transform their ideas into actions that positively impact the world.  Drawing from over 25 years of global experience and skill building in more than 40 countries on five continents, my passion continues to be facilitating transformative learning that activates thoughtful reflection and confident action. My motto? Engage, Inspire and Empower.  Organizations, educational institutions, community groups & companies hire me to:  
  • Empower participants to transform ideas into meaningful and impactful actions
  • Elevate discourse and experiential learning at conferences, workshops & retreats
  • Design, facilitate, and evaluate experientially-based training for diverse learners        
  • Teach practical “life skills” alongside “soft skills” such as communication & empathy
  • Motivate audiences to move from clutter to clarity with more creativity & confidence
My content is always full of relevant take-aways that can be implemented right away. My energetic, engaging and intuitive style allows for professional and personal stories to be shared in creative and compelling ways. Watch a short video of me in action here.    Feedback I often receive from participants is that their world views have been expanded, communication & organization skills strengthened, and confidence enhanced.

Transforming ideas into action through:

Teaching & Facilitating

Speaking

Coaching

Select Collaborators & Clients:

  • Seneca College
  • Centre for Social Innovation
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Centennial College Leadership Conference
  • HELIX Social Innovation Speaker Series
  • Ontario Council for International Cooperation
  • City of Toronto (Culture, Parks & Recreation)
  • Toronto Public Library
  • York, Peel, & Durham District School Boards
  • Cushing Academy/Canada Bhutan Foundation Sustainability Symposium
  • Blissdom Canada Conference
  • Reading for the Love of It Conference
  • Word on the Street Literary Festival
  • Making Waves Symposium
  • Association for Experiential Learning
  • New York Teacher Educators Conference
  • SEED AlternativeEducation
  • Pan American Games
  • Fast and Female
  • Gymnastics Ontario
  • Camp Woodward
  • Canadian Olympic Committee

Select Presentation, Workshop, Speaking & Keynote Topics

  • Building Community Through Creative Conversations
  • Transforming Clutter into Clarity – Overcoming Mental and Physical Overwhelm
  • Inspiring Compassion and Understanding in a Global Context
  • Successfully Navigating a Portfolio Career
  • Conversation Starters – Building Trust, Respect and Confidence
  • Oh The Places You’ll Go – Creating and Assessing Experiential Learning For Maximum Impact
  • Your Voice, Your Story, Your Success
  • The Magic of Mindfulness
  • Crowdfunding 101 – What You Need to Succeed
  • Kika the Upside-Down Girl – Confidence in Motion
  • FL!P IT – An Olympian’s Perspective on Setting & Realizing Goals

"Jessica is extremely creative and optimistic..

..with a unique knack for inspiring people to take action and get excited about what is possible in their lives.”

Stephanie Pollack, Original Appreciation Guru, Intercultural Communications Professor