TESTIMONIALS

“By working with Jeanne I've developed into a calm, thoughtful leader. She taught me to lead, to listen and to hold people accountable.”

CEO

Health Care Company

“I loved working with Jeanne Blake. She is an outstanding executive coach and professional, who is full of insights and conversant with the world of medicine and science. She is enthusiastic, energetic, and thoughtful, and has an uncanny ability to push you to do your very best in a positive and encouraging manner. This helped me hone skills and develop new ones where lacking, while respecting my autonomy and refining my own style.”

Jose Florez, MD, PhD

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

Leading Insurance Company

“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 skills to help us execute a highly successful event.”

Jim Burns, PhD

Head of the Sanofi-Genzyme R&D Center
Head of Sanofi’s Boston R&D Hub

 

“Jeanne Blake brought unique insights to how I communicate with an audience. Her contributions ranged broadly from visual presentation of content to strategies on how to best engage an audience. Jeanne’s experience and skills will help anyone committed to improving their presentation skills meet their goals!”

Anthony Johnson, MD, President and CEO
Goldfinch Bio

 

“Jeanne worked with our leadership team to help craft a compelling story and deliver it in a way that would resonate with our key audiences. She worked effectively with different personalities and communication styles, tailoring the training to meet their specific needs. We could not have been happier with the outcome. Thanks to her expertise, her thoughtful approach and the artful way she delivered feedback, our team emerged from her training sessions with vastly improved presentation skills, telling a crisper and more memorable story with confidence and credibility!”

Naomi Aoki, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Syros Pharmaceuticals

 

“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 the audience. By working with Jeanne I now find presenting a relaxed, enjoyable and fulfilling experience.”

John Bernard, MD, Clinical Study Director
Sanofi Oncology

“Jeanne’s decades of media experience, and her deep knowledge of science and medicine, sets her apart from other coaches. She skillfully helps our faculty connect with their audiences with confidence through clear and compelling presentations.”

Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, Former Chief, Division of Women’s Health

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

“Jeanne helped me prepare for a high-stakes presentation. I was anxious – but she quickly identified why I was ‘stuck’ and taught me techniques to connect with my audience in a calm, engaging manner. One colleague called my presentation ‘brilliant.’ Coaching with Jeanne was an investment in my career.”

Susan Sarkis, Senior Enterprise Sales Leader
IHS

 

“Jeanne is a highly effective presentation coach. She taught me to connect with and engage audiences of all sizes by communicating sometimes complex information clearly and concisely. She helps me find my own voice and my own style. As a result of our coaching, I am significantly more at ease when speaking - both internally and externally, which has helped create greater visibility for the firm.”

Paul Ayoub, Partner, Executive Committee

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

“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, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Former President, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Former CEO, CareGroup

 

“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, MD, MPH, Director, Mental Health
Programs, Partners in Health
Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital

 

“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

 

“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, PhD, 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

 

“Jeanne Blake’s ‘Mastering the Art of High-Impact Presentations’ was transformative. We learned to give vastly more dynamic and powerful presentations. Jeanne worked with each participant to develop tools to apply in various professional settings. I would take any course Jeanne offered, and strongly urge colleagues and friends to do the same.”

Kristin Russell, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
MBA, Sloan School of Management

 

“Jeanne offered ‘Mastering the Art of High-Impact Presentations’ to a team of scientists and physicians at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The feedback was resoundingly positive. Scientists often dive into the details of a story, forgetting the gestalt. Jeanne taught how to transmit knowledge clearly and succinctly how to keep the audience interested. In a series of hands-on videotaped exercises, Jeanne also demonstrated how to use body language to our advantage.”

Emily Jacobs, PhD

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

“I learned many new skills in ‘Mastering the Art of High-Impact Presentations.’ Jeanne is very knowledgeable about verbal and non-verbal communication and takes a personal interest in fit strategies to individuals. Thank you Jeanne. I found great value in this program.”

Kastoori Iyengar, MD

St. Vincent Medical Group

 

“Jeanne Blake is the best tutor one could hope for in the subject of ‘Mastering the Art of High-Impact Presentations.’ Her guidance helps me create presentations that effectively capture the audience’s attention. Her suggestions about the use of ‘right proportions of professional knowledge, medium of communication and body language’ are truly revealing.”

Srilatha Kodali, MD

Pelham Healthcare Associates
President-elect, Middlesex North District Medical Society

 

“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, PhD, Instructor in Psychology
Harvard Medical School

"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 Alameddine, VP, Enterprise Sales

Nvidia

 

"Jeanne Blake was the keynote speaker at our very successful annual employee Town Hall. Her presentation, Time to Connect: The Problem with Being Crazy Busy, focused on technology's impact on employee creativity and relationships. She engaged us with scientific research, video and humorous insights. It's always a pleasure to work with Jeanne!"

Corinne Broderick, Executive VP

Massachusetts Medical Society

 

“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

 

“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 with hundreds of audience participants – and guides them toward positive strategies for dealing with challenging issues.”

Ronnie Sanders, Executive Director for Community Health
Partners HealthCare

 

“Jeanne Blake is a gifted and talented communicator. She expertly facilitated 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

 

“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, EdD, PhD, Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School

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