JEANNE BLAKE

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Jeanne Blake

CEO of Blake Works

Jeanne Blake is an executive leadership and communication coach, author, award-winning science and medical television journalist and founder of Blake Works. Jeanne has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, CNN, and been featured in The Boston Globe and on NPR and Bloomberg Radio.  

 

Leadership Advisor
Jeanne is a trusted advisor to senior level executives seeking to enhance their leadership and communication skills. Her clients gain the confidence to motivate their teams to drive success. With Jeanne’s guidance, leaders strengthen skills to clearly communicate vision and strategy to all stakeholders. While she works with leaders across all industries, the depth of Jeanne’s experience in science and medicine distinguishes her communication expertise. Of note is Jeanne’s skilled approach to coaching clients for whom English is a second language.

 

Keynote Speaker and Moderator
Jeanne is a featured speaker at corporate offsite events. As a creator and facilitator of professional development seminars and offsites, her deft interviewing skills and command of complex information ensure an engaged audience.

 

Innovative Journalism

Jeanne has established a record of firsts in TV journalism.

  • First medical and science beat at CBS affiliate WBZ-TV, Boston

  • First co-host of award-winning nightly program Chronicle at ABC affiliate WCVB-TV, Boston

  • First journalist to report on the case of missing and murdered children in Atlanta, at CBS affiliate WAGA-TV, Atlanta, receiving national recognition

  • First medical beat at ABC affiliate KMSP-TV, Minneapolis

 

Entrepreneur
After a successful career in commercial television, Jeanne founded Blake Works and Family Health Productions in 1991. Her companies produced and distributed the award-winning library of multimedia Words Can Work products to guide communities worldwide in talking about the public and mental health challenges kids face growing up.

 

Awards and Recognition
As one of the first reporters in the country to report on HIV/AIDS, Jeanne earned The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Americans for Democratic Action honored Jeanne for her “outstanding leadership in the field of healthcare.”

 

Civic Leadership
Jeanne is an Honorary Trustee of McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest psychiatric teaching hospital, and is an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addiction. Jeanne served as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls and was a Kaiser Media Fellow in Health. She co-founded the Perfect Storm Foundation with author Sebastian Junger. Jeanne facilitated a series of NFL-sponsored Town Hall meetings on concussions, which were co-sponsored by The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, founded by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D.

 

Author
Jeanne’s book Risky Times: How to be AIDS-Smart and Stay Healthy (Workman) was featured on Oprah and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. A quarter million copies are in print in English, Spanish and Japanese. Jeanne contributed to AIDS: Prevention Through Education: A World View (Oxford Press). She’s also author of the popular series of Words Can Work e-books, addressing youth and public health issues. Jeanne is the creator and executive producer of the online program Kids' Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic, which is designed to guide parents and other caring adults in having resilience-building conversations about stresses kids face growing up — from day-to-day personal challenges to global crises. 

Jeanne lives in Gloucester, MA and New York City. She enjoys photography and distance swimming.