— Donna Russo, JumpStartNYC Program Manager, SUNY Levin Institute
Jezra showed me how one word or phrase can influence the outcome of a pitch. After one session, I began to reap the rewards of her lessons. Jezra is whip-smart, intuitive, analytical and kind. If I could figure out a way to clone her and keep her in my pocket at all times, I would.
— Paula Seibel, President, Paula Seibel Associates Executive Search
Jezra taught me how to write and deliver my first keynote speech for a major corporation’s senior level retreat, walking me through the process, step by step, teaching me the skills I needed to succeed. She was steadfast, patient, available, professional, insightful and masterful. I quadrupled my business with this client within a week of delivering the keynote.
— Amy Abrams, entrepreneur, author, speaker; Co-Founder, In Good Company Workplaces
Jezra is an amazing speaking coach. She is warm, professional and engaging. Her expert guidance will activate and enhance the skills of novices and experienced speakers alike.
— Alyssa Schuck, Clinical Associate Professor
Director, JFEW SF Program, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University
led communications workshop for Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women Science Fellowship scholars
— Daniel Sheehan, Copy Director, ROBIN HOOD
coached Robin Hood’s 2011 Heroes for their awards acceptance speeches
— Stephen Chase (“Chase”), President, EvoSpend
coached Chase’s company pitch at the massive Consumer Electronics Show
You met me where I was and had an insane ability to help me be the best me I could be. I had never considered how much a speech coach could help at every step in the process – now I can’t imagine having done it alone.
— Anne-Marie Van Dijk, Model and Founder, Cleanse NYC
I cannot emphasize how extraordinarily amazing you are!! I don’t remember spending as productive a two hours with another professional as what I accomplished with you today.
— Boaz (Buzz) Shattan, Jr., Senior Investment Director, The Greenwich Group Intl. LLC
— Isabel Cruz Artist, Arts Educator, Founder, Bluebell Summer Arts Camp
I loved your event! More women need to know about you!
— Radiris Diaz, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Cute Geek
Listening to Jezra, the lightbulb definitely went on. She is great!
— Andy Young, Founder, Big Apple Bites Back Productions
Working with Jezra was a fantastic experience. She immediately picked up on and helped me correct the habits that were negatively impacting my effectiveness as a speaker. With her invaluable help and patient support, I can now speak concisely and confidently in any setting about what sets my company apart.
— Caroline Clark, Founder, Organized Simplicity
Jezra has a laser-like focus in one-on-one meetings, and can hone in on exactly what is holding you back from success, in short order!
— Amanda Hofman, Founder, Urban Girl Squad
After just one call with Jezra, I immediately developed new communication tools that help me manage my team and grow my business. She’s worth every penny.
— Steve Goldenberg, Founder and CEO, Interfolio
I was a big hit at the conference, which would NEVER have happened without the work I did with Jezra. Not only did she structure and improve my content, and help me with visuals, she also taught me how to connect with the audience to be a better presenter. I’m definitely going to work with her on every big presentation I give.
— Caroline Green, Director of Business Development, IvanExpert
Working with you was one of the highlights of writing the book. A true pleasure!
—Amir Levine, M.D. and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.S. | Co-Authors Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find — and Keep — Love
coached Amir and Rachel for book tour interviews and a keynote presentation
Jezra’s help was invaluable. She helped me de-clutter my presentation and clarify the keymessages I needed to drive home for my audience.
Jezra has a magnetic personality and an undeniable presence, connecting her immediately to the audience she is addressing.
— Susan L. Sheets, President, National Aircraft Resale Association
Spoke at NARA’s 2010 Conference in Puerta Vallarta
It was truly amazing to watch your process – taking a written document and turning it into a speech!
— Rebecca Skinner, Head of School, International School of Brooklyn
It’s always a real pleasure to work with you. You step back first to see if I’m headed in the right direction rather than just proceeding. Many others race ahead without first assessing and discussing enough, but you make sure we accomplish the real goals.
— Andrea Kihlstedt, Co-Founder, Asking Matters
I continue to refer back to our notes and refine my messages to various constituents, and it is quite powerful.
— Kelly Gagan, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Nazareth College
Jezra gave me the confidence to go on a national news show and get my message across, succinctly and clearly. In just a few hours, I was ready… and I did well!
— Candace Carponter, Esq., Law Office of Candace Carponter
Legal Director, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn
I’ve already received several comments about how inspirational your talk was. Thank you for Untapped Ability!
— Dede Gotthelf, Owner, Southampton Inn/ Host, “Untapped Ability” Seminar
Jezra engaged the girls in our outreach program with fun exercises that helped them actively change the way they understand their own voices and the ability each has to speak powerfully and convincingly.
— Victoria Pettibone, co-Founder WET’s Risk Takers Series
I was able to speak in public finally without fear.
— 2010 WET’s Risk Taker Series participant
10th grader, High School for Medical Professions
Jezra is not only a superb writer who combines creative skills with strategic client insight; she is also a marvelous communicator, able to present ideas to clients with subtlety, passion and power.
— Richard Bruno, Corporate Creative Director
Your keynote speech provided sound and practical suggestions for strategies and actions women can take to immediately address the workplace challenges and inequities they face.
— Karen Rancourt, Organizational Consultant
Your presentation at our conference in Belgium was outstanding!
— Debra D. Fowler, President, International Aviation Women’s Association
I hired Jezra to help me re-tool a speech I’d been giving for 4 years. It is now much tighter, and flows and clarity, passion and punch. Most importantly, the audience really connected with it, learned from it, and said they were taking the key points home to work on. Hire Jezra — she’ll make your speeches great!
— Kathleen Loehr, Non-Profit Organizational Management Consultant
I’ve turned to Jezra Kaye to help prepare for everything from informal panels to television appearances. With insight, humor, and grace, she shapes speakers into expert presenters.
— Hayley Gorenberg, Esq.
I may not meet Jezra again, considering she lives in New York and I in Mumbai. But the lessons learnt during the few hours she spent coaching me will last a lifetime. All I can say is: Thank you, Jezra. You’ve helped me grow.
— Rajesh Jain, CEO, Netcore and Chairman, Novatium
Jezra is the best speaker coach in the business. She provides a simple, painless format for executives to understand how to structure a powerful presentation. As a coach, she is honest and supportive. She pulls no punches but is able to communicate critique in a way that isn’t threatening or ego-deflating. I’ve witnessed the ‘before’ and ‘after’ effect of Jezra’s coaching and the improvement is dramatic! There are speech coaches out there who do more damage than good. Jezra’s calm, supportive and targeted expertise really shines through the charlatans.
— Hilaury Stern, Corporate Creative Director
We have entrusted Jezra to provide expert speech coaching to some of our most important clients. The noted improvement in our client’s speech delivery at subsequent events has far exceeded our expectations.
— Christine Creter, President, Strategist, and Executive Producer, Creter Group, Inc.
I want to thank you for your insightful comments to my team. The points that you raised were very helpful to us in improving our presentations, and the quality of our talks will reflect the benefit that your comments and questions provided.
— Ray Ruddon, MD, Ph.D. Former Corporate VP, Science & Technology and Chief Scientific Officer Johnson & Johnson
I recently heard one of Jezra’s and my mutual clients speak. Her presentation was superb: Clear, confident, completely authentic and forceful. When I complimented her, she laughed and said, ‘I was channeling Jezra!’
— Paula Peter, President, The Solstice Group
Jezra is a topnotch writer and a brilliant creative thinker and strategist. Her ability to help others succeed through all aspects of communications is astounding. And all of these talents are wrapped up in a warm, supportive demeanor, which makes Jezra the absolute go-to person for any message that needs to be expressed.
— Susannah Maurer, Corporate Communicator
Jezra is THE woman to go to if you want to present like a rock star. She works with you wherever you are at. She puts you at ease and makes you feel confident. She doesn’t try to mold you into some robotic, slick, speaking machine, and for that, I am truly grateful! Run, don’t walk, to your phone and call Jezra today!
—Laura Allen, President and Co-Founder, 15 Second Pitch
I recommend that if you want a position of influence you choose Jezra Kaye as your professional and personal coach.
— Carmen Colon, Former Executive Director Association of New York City Education Councils
Jezra worked with me to improve my ‘stump speech’ during my campaign for Congress in 2006. Each session was effective and beneficial, even though I speak in public often, and was a championship speaker in high school.
— Chris Owens, Regional Director, BELL and Former Congressional Candidate
I’ve used Jezra’s services to help me better understand my communication style, and she provided real insights that have also helped me be much more effective in business.
— Howard Levy, Principal, The Red Rooster Group
Not only did you demonstrate how to to Speak Up for Success, you gave the audience wonderful tips to use when making a presentation or in an interview. To quote one of our patrons, ‘One of the best presentations I have seen this year. Jezra is a phenomenal speaker.
— Maud Andrew, Manager of Programs, Brooklyn Public Library
I have to say your presentation was remarkable. We have had great presenters speak to us before, but you amazed me and the students.
— Betty Wiltshire, Program Director, NY Jeter’s Leaders Program
It seems as if you are able to form a bond, which translates to presenters trusting you. It is this trust that seems to free the speakers. You intuitively focus on the personality of the speaker, nurture their message, and then also give them the presentation skills to bring their message to life on stage.
— Trish Whitehurst, Film and Theater Producer
I would like to thank you for your invaluable presentation on Advocacy Skills for Young People during the plenary session of our Professional Development Conference. You presented a wealth of activities and assignments that could become part of every teacher’s repertoire.
— Robert Zweig, Principal, NYC Department of Offsite Educational Services