“Jeanne’s deep understanding of how to present complex scientific information to diverse audiences was eye-opening and very helpful. She worked diligently with people from diverse backgrounds and improved our presentation skills to help us execute a highly successful event.”
Jim Burns, Ph.D.
Head of the Sanofi-Genzyme R&D Center
Head of Sanofi’s Boston R&D Hub
“I loved working with Jeanne Blake. She is full of insights and conversant with the world of medicine and science. She has an uncanny ability to push you to do your very best in a positive and encouraging manner. This helped me hone presentation skills and develop new ones where lacking, while respecting my autonomy and refining my own style.”
Jose Florez, M.D., Ph.D.
Diabetes Unit
Center for Human Genetic Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Institute
“As an executive coach, Jeanne brings extraordinary insight, skills and organizational savvy to her work. She is not afraid to push her clients out of their comfort zones, which has resulted in visible professional growth among our leaders. Jeanne is results oriented and her work with our organization is highly regarded.”
Vice President of Human Resources
A Leading Insurance Company
“Jeanne Blake delivered a fascinating presentation, Connecting to Influence, to our national sales team. She offered thoughtful insights about how to connect and build trust – based on her deep experience in leadership communication. We learned many proven strategies that will help us be more effective in supporting our customers and partners.”
Rima Alemeddine
VP, Enterprise Sales
“Jeanne has a unique gift for helping people organize and communicate complex information. Her extraordinary ability to distill key points from a sea of data enables me to fine-tune my message and create clear, focused presentations that truly engage every audience. By working with Jeanne, I now find presenting a relaxed, enjoyable and fulfilling experience.”
John Bernard, M.D.
Clinical Study Director
Sanofi Oncology
“Jeanne Blake helped me prepare for a high-stakes presentation at our global sales conference. I was anxious – but Jeanne quickly identified why I was ‘stuck’ and taught me techniques that enabled me to connect with my audience in a calm, engaging manner. One colleague called my presentation ‘brilliant.’ It was one of many compliments. Coaching with Jeanne was an investment in my career.”
Susan Sarkis
Senior Director, Sales Strategy
“We organized [Partners in Health’s] story, conveying it clearly, concisely, and powerfully. Jeanne helped to bring the visual aspect of the presentation to life with elegantly simple slides. She is a smart, artful professional.”
Giuseppe Raviola, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Mental Health
Programs, Partners in Health
Department of Psychiatry
Boston Children’s Hospital
“Jeanne facilitated our annual leadership meeting with exceptional skill. Her command of complex information, and her interviewing expertise, helped to make it a very valuable day for our 120+ participants.”
Thomas Croswell
President and Chief Operating Officer
Tufts Health Plan
“Jeanne skillfully plans and guides group discussions that shed light on complex issues. With her clear thinking and thoughtful questions, she helped us reach consensus around interesting challenges.”
Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd
President and Chief Executive Officer
MASCO – Medical Academic and Scientific
Community Organization
“Working with Jeanne Blake is a wonderful partnership for Partners HealthCare. Using her skills and knowledge as a journalist, she deftly and expertly facilitates Town Hall meeting discussions between hundreds of audience participants and panel members, and guides them toward positive strategies for dealing with challenging issues.”
Ronnie Sanders
Executive Director for Community Health
Partners HealthCare
“I participated in a webinar produced and facilitated by Jeanne Blake and was extremely impressed with her preparation, how every technical detail was attended to and the flow of the content. She is a masterful choreographer and deliverer of complex content.”
Gil Noam, Ed.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
“I love to watch Jeanne Blake work her magic whether as an individual (which I have personally experienced), or with a group. It’s one thing to have mastery over the text and how we verbally convey our science. It’s quite another to understand – as Jeanne does – the power of non-verbal communication. Jeanne is a unique coach who has developed tools to empower the presenter to convey meaning, words and in action. Those of us in academics are not usually offered this incredible level of expertise. I learned so much, and from someone who is such a pleasure with whom to work.
Jill Goldstein, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Connors Center for Women’s
Health and Gender Biology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
“Thank you for the fabulous media training sessions. I’m grateful to be the beneficiary of your tremendous expertise. Your training will help me promote our program most effectively in many venues.”
Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, Ph.D.
Instructor in Psychology
Harvard Medical School
“How often have you attended a presentation and found the content garbled or verbose, the PowerPoint slides confusing or unreadable, the presentation inaudible, or the posture of the speaker disinviting attention? This issue comes home especially these days when the need to “score” at a national meeting, with grant request or donor gift request is of growing importance. Jeanne Blake, a journalist and communications coach, with her years of background in medicine and science, helps physicians and health care managers forge clearer and thus more compelling content in verbal and visual presentations.”
Mitchell Rabkin, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Former President, Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
Former CEO, CareGroup
“Jeanne offered ‘Mastering the Art of High-Impact Presentations’ at Harvard Medical School. The feedback was resoundingly positive. Scientists often dive into the details of a story, forgetting the gestalt. Jeanne taught us to transmit knowledge succinctly, keep the audience interested, and to use body language to our advantage.”
Emily Jacobs, Ph.D.
Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to know and work with Jeanne for nearly two decades. She is a person of great integrity, poised and professional in all of her endeavors, and someone on whom you can count to get the job done.”
Joanne Jaxtimer
Regional Executive/New England
BNY Mellon
“Jeanne Blake is a gifted and talented communicator. I had the privilege of working with her to facilitate a series of challenging panel discussions on concussions. Jeanne moderated the discussion with poise and intelligence enabling all viewpoints to be heard and respected.”
Belinda Lerner
Vice President
National Football League
“Your work is monumental and I thank you for that.”
John Bove
Senior Consultant
Phil Johnston Associates