Following an 18-year career as a jazz singer and bandleader, Jezra Kaye joined the corporate world as a speechwriter and presentation skills coach to Fortune 100 companies such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and AT&T.
In that role, she planned, wrote, and coached executives to deliver over 1,000 speeches, at multi-day events that ranged from product launches to global leadership conferences.
In 2003, Jezra founded Speak Up for Success. Since then, she has coached hundreds of individual clients, led myriad organizational workshops, and, through her own keynote presentations and public speaking events, touched thousands of people with her message about confident communications for all.
Jezra is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator consultant. She offers MBTI workshops to organizations and teams who want to work together more collaboratively, and uses MBTI insights to help individual clients find their best speaking styles.
She is also the author of three popular books on public speaking…
- Speak Like Yourself… No, Really! Follow Your Strengths and Skills to Great Presentations, is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to public speaking success, available in paperback or Kindle.
- Interview Like Yourself… No, Really! Follow Your Strength and Skills and GET THE JOB! will help you accomplish just that!
- 100 Top Public Speaking Tips, an annotated collection of Jezra’s most popular and helpful blog posts.
…the author of a novel, The Tattooed Heart, and the co-author of Managing the Unmanageable: How to Motivate Even the Most Unruly Employee with colleague and “Generational Guru” Anne Loehr.
Jezra lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, acclaimed jazz musician Jerome Harris, and has one adult daughter.
For more information, or to book an individual speaker coaching session or workshop, contact Jezra about your specific needs.