Corporate Speaker & Trainer

I have combined my skills from my experience to be the consultant and coach I am today and still learn something new every day. img_1992

  • 20 years in IT working with pharmaceutical, corporate and small business clients.
  • Almost two decades of managing teams and individuals both virtual and in person.
  • Public Speaking and Training
  • Stand Up Comedy
  • Improv and Motivation Speaking
  • Producer and Director

As different as they may seem they are all about Communication! Add my Organizational skills, and I can do amazing things for you. Let’s discuss your needs.

With 20 years of experience in building teams and managing both entire departments to small group projects. Working as the face of customer service, management, and sales with Start-Up Ventures.  I have built teams here in the US, In India and The Philippines. Created company culture and customer service protocols. 

Jess’s decided to leave his old corporate career as an Art Director and Department Manager to do what made him happy Helping others with his Humor and insight. His ultimate goal was to make the corporate life for others better and more enjoyable. He is now working as a Keynote Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Team Builder and Coach. Using his life experience with Dyslexia and 20 years of Corporate Culture and with the use of humor and improv, he will help make stronger teams and smarter leaders.

Leadership and Personal Development are my specialties; I train groups and individuals all about goal setting, mindsets, and ethics.

Recent accomplishment
Drexel University: 
Creative Leadership and problem-solving (Masters Program)

I use techniques from acting and articulation to teach presentation skills as well as confidence in social interaction. I studied in Acting, Speach, Body Language Presentation Presentation skill.

Below lists some of my accomplishment and training.

Produced and Directed live performances, managed groups of talent and hosted live events all over the country. I am currently traveling all over the country teaching presentation skill to the employees of over 300 Franchise Studios.

Drexel University:
Professional Presentations with Erik Herr (News Caster)
Acting Fundamentals with Gerre Garrett
Speech and Articulation
Improv for Actors with Bobbi Block
Public Relations and Media

Specialized Training:
Acting for Animation
The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Worked with body language and movement.

Comedy is one of my gifts that I use to deliver information to corporate events as well as in my one on one interactions where humor makes the information memorable and there for useful.

Stand Up Comedy
Trained with Judy Carter, the Author of the Comedy Bible
Most of my style mimics Judy’s style of joke writing and theory.
Studied with Jerry Corley on delivery and comedy styles

Improv: I use improv games in my Corporate breakout sessions as well as games to strengthen teams. Below lists some of my accomplishment and training.

Founding Member of Iron Lung Improv Troupe
Creator of “The Comedian Deconstruction” an award-winning and internationally recognized improv format.

Philadelphia Improv Theater:
Studied 101 with Mike Marbach
Studied 201 with Amie Roe
Studied 301 with Mike Marbach
Studied 401 with Nate Edmondson
Susan Messing Improv Master Class
Fun Easy Improv in 3 Simple Steps with Matt Holmes
Advanced Improv the UCB Way Workshop

Magnet Theater:
Improv Level One: Rick Andrews
Coaching/Teaching Improv: Student: Armando Diaz
Storytelling: Adam Wade

Level 101 Advanced Improv with David Dritsas
Level 201 Advanced Improv with David Dritsas
Level 301 Advanced Improv with David Dritsas