Learning with a Healthy Dose of Interaction and Humor
Jenny Blake is an author, career and micro-business coach, and traveling yoga teacher. Before she left her full-time job to focus on her own business in June 2011, Jenny spent five and a half years on the Training, and Career Development teams at Google.
Jenny has been featured on Forbes.com, US News & World Report, Real Simple magazine, and has spoken at several major universities (Pratt, Columbia, TEDxCMU), conferences (on entrepreneurship and women in business) and companies such as Google, PIMCO, KPMG and Best Buy.
Some say her smile is contagious. Some say she’s “whip smart” and “delightfully surprising.” And one woman said, “Jenny’s speech was the most inspiring one I’ve heard all year.”
When you open up your stage to Jenny, she won’t disappoint. With a vibrant, engaging and highly personal style, Jenny has the ability to tackle issues related to career, entrepreneurship, business building and more with the grace and ease of someone who has been on stage her whole life. She knows how to read a room, draw people in, and deliver information in a way that feels like play. Jenny has presented to college students, entrepreneurs, CEOs, middle managers, technologists, women, cancer survivors and more.
“Jenny has brilliant strategies for how to change your career to really enjoy your life. She is truly a miracle worker. I have seen her in action. And let me tell you the stage was on fire. The audience was glued. And life changed forever for them.”
—Christina Rasmussen, Founder of Second Firsts
Jenny’s passion is in helping people move beyond burnout to create sustainable, dynamic careers they love. She helps audiences ditch the rigidity of yesterday’s career ladder, instead treating their careers (and lives) as dynamic, constantly customizable apps on a smart phone.
Whether talking about career or taking Great Leaps, beyond just inspiration, it’s Jenny’s how-to tools and templates and loving kick-in-the-butt encouragement that keep people coming back for more. Jenny is convinced that the only things standing between the audience and their big goals are a generous dose of inspiration, some Ghostbusters-style gremlin taming, and a proven process to guide the way.
- Career In the Age of the App
- Great Leaps: Stop Thinking and Start Doing
- Social media, online presence and authentic personal branding
- Book marketing
To see a detailed description of each talk, click here.
Here’s a sampling of events where Jenny has spoken:
Universities & Keynotes
- Pratt Find & Follow Your Passion – Closing Keynote
- TEDxCMU – Opening Speaker
- 20 Something Bloggers – Closing Keynote
- University of Calgary – Graduating this Year program – Closing Keynote
- Google g2g Summit Keynote in Dublin, Ireland
Conference Breakout Sessions
- Moxie Camp conference for women
- Texas Conference for Women
- Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
- Book Breakthrough NYC
- American Journalism Society – Book Marketing panel
- Columbia University – Social Media weekend
- 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship Retreat
- Cancer & Careers – Young Adult session
Corporate Training & Workshops
- Google – Authors@Google
- Best Buy – Series of 4 workshops on goal-setting, career and money
- Two Sigma Investments – Panel coaching for executives
- Intuit – tech talk for Mint.com
- The Center for Association Leadership – Career Development workshop
Videos of Jenny’s Presentations
BetterTV — Interview: Money Tips for Recent Grads:
ThinQaction TV: Author Jenny Blake On Finding Your Passion
Pratt — Closing Keynote, Find & Follow Your Passion Conference:
TEDxCMU — Career in the Age of the App:
View additional speaking videos here.
What Hosts and Guests Have to Say
“Thank you so much for being a part of Find & Follow Your Passion. You were incredible — just as we knew you would be. You really hit it out of the park. We’re so glad to have you as a part of our community and we thrilled to have you close the conference.”
—Marny S., NY Creative Interns – Closing Keynote at Pratt’s Find & Follow Your Passion
“Thank you again so much for coming on board. You were AMAZING and so many people marked your talk as the highlight of their experience.”
—Emily M., NY Creative Interns Co-founder – Closing Keynote at Pratt’s Find & Follow Your Passion
“I actually joined your website while sitting in the group session at the cancer and careers conference today! I am not only a cancer survivor, but also a licensed professional counselor. By far and away you were the most dynamic speaker of the day and I really look forward to reading your blog and trying out some of the resources on the website!”
—Dawn C., Cancer & Careers
“Jenny Blake was a speaking rock star at Moxie Camp. In her delicious Make Sh*t Happen session, she dished rock solid advice on how to take big, beautiful, bold action on your dream and my gals ate her up!”
—Alexia Vernon – Founder, Influencer Academy
“Your keynote reminded me how far I’ve come and how far I’ve yet to go. You reminded me, among other things, to not get complacent or comfortable, to keep putting effort into everything because life is a big beautiful playhouse. So thank you for the inspiration when I didn’t know I needed to hear it. Thank you for resonating with me when I didn’t think any of the speakers would. Thank you for delightfully surprising me. And thank you for your honesty.”
–Renee P., 20-Something-Blogger Summit attendee
“Thank you so much for your help with the NSHMBA Career Reboot! I wanted to say your involvement as moderator was spectacular, and I really appreciate the support and help you gave in helping execute on making the event a success!”
–Juan E., Executive Vice President at National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) – San Jose Chapter
“Jenny really impressed me with her talk at TEDxCMU. Her strategies to success find the delicate balance between optimism and pragmatism and her success and enthusiasm are testimonial to her ideas. Jenny’s thought process and intellect are aspects of her character that really make her stand out.”
–Mia Wang, Member of the TEDxCMU (Carnegie Melon) organizer team