Jay is a veteran communications coach who has honed interpersonal and messaging skills with managers and executives at all levels in the financial, tech, branding, media and health sectors. Jay’s passion for powerful communication stems from his years as an actor and director. He received his BA from Swarthmore College and completed his acting and voice training at New York’s William Esper Studio. He has also taught performance and public speaking with Chicago’s famous Second City, at the Yale School of Drama, and the People’s Improv Theatre. Jay is especially proud to have coached members of the US Olympic team in preparation for their media interviews at the Beijing Games. Jay specialises in using creative vocal techniques to develop clearer communication within and between teams, and between senior managers and their reports. His goal is to provide people with practical tools and ways to continually improve the clarity and persuasiveness of their messages. Jay’s teaching style encourages the making of “useful mistakes”, allowing people to take supported risks in order to show up with more executive presence, confidence, and connection with any audience.