As a professional speaker, her expertise earned her the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. A designation held by fewer than 800 people world-wide. As a facilitator, she provides the framework for open, welcoming, and productive conversation. Whether she provides a motivational keynote, an in-depth workshop, facilitates group interaction, or frames an entire conference as emcee, Jessica brings humor, a high level understanding of adult learning, and an ability to engage participants and encourage them to engage with each other. Participants walk away focused and confident in their role to make change now.
By moving the discussion away from daily squabbles or task oriented challenges, to a larger vision of what is possible and how best to engage people of diverse experiences, Jessica provides the context to evaluate the situation now and move forward successfully to what could be.
For more than a decade, Jessica has been educating college and university staff members to support and guide diverse students to success. Her social justice and diversity curricula are used nationwide. This background uniquely qualifies her to educate employers on building welcoming, productive, and innovative teams. The ability to communicate, listen, learn, take responsibility, acquire and retain talent and resources will lead to and maintain a welcoming, and dare we say, fun workplace environment. This has a direct impact on your bottom line NOW.
Dana meets some awesome people! Case in point: Masters of Education and Certified Diversity Trainer, Jessica Pettitt. Jessica is a former comedian to boot. (Who are we kidding, she’s still a riot.) Jessica does everything from working with burnt out teams and supervisors to dramatically shift workplace culture to individual self reflection and personal responsibility. Inspiring people to try – to disrupt the stuck cycle of being burnt out – and helping them to believe the possibility that there is a possibility sets them on the path of forward momentum towards creativity and innovation. It’s this work, and Jessica’s general awesomeness, that has led her to write Good Enough Now. Want to look at what is in your control and what you can do to create change in yourself? Do it. You’re good enough now. You got this.