Background & Experience
Jessica Breitenfeld is a trainer, speaker and therapist in Gestalt psychotherapy and winner of Barcelona´s Best speaker and evaluator and Toastmasters’ best female speaker for southern Europe in 2022. She has developed a method in which teams develop an atmosphere of psychological safety. Based on finding individual strengths and strengthening the efficiency of a team. Courses are focused on adaptive self-leadership, diversity, team building, presentation and communication skills. She is based in Spain. For the last four years she has coached scientists to get funds and scholarships. She coaches presentation skills and to teams to incorporate storytelling and persuasive emotional body language. She has lived in eight countries and has taught in five continents for eleven years. She is the founder of Engage Communication Training. Applying NLP, emotional intelligence and humor within consulting roles and with individual coaching clients.
She is a mentor for GLEAC (see photo in Dubai with SallyAnn Della Casa , CEO of GLEAC )
- Watch this Jessica Breitenfeld’s winning speech for ToastMasters best female European speech
- Watch this Jessica Breitenfeld’s presentation at Professional Speakers Association Nov 2022 (2 mins)
- Watch this Jessica Breitenfeld, Engaging Keynote Speaker & Pitch Trainer
- Watch this Jessica Brieitenfeld interview about innovation with GLEAC
She is a member of the International Association of Facilitation, four Professional Speakers Associations, Board member of the Virtual Speakers Association, Therapist with the AETG. She won best speech in Barcelona, best Evaluator in Barcelona from Toastmasters- the world’s largest non profit dedicated to public speaking. She won Barcelona´s Best speaker and evaluator 2022 in Toastmasters, and four European International speaking awards during Corona. She was the keynote speaker at the annual Chicago conference on Public Speaking and has presented workshops at ninety five percent of the European annual conferences. She has done level one of NLP, PsychK subconscious mind managing, and is a Linguist with an honours post grad in Resource Management. She is a volunteer Hospital clown and an Applied Improvisation Practitioner with the AIN and teaches Business English at Esade. She is a Certified Level 1. AQai. Adaptability Quotient coach.
Client history and assignments include: Leoron Institute KSA, Esade Univeristy, B Braun, Coca Cola, Damm brewery, H&M, Grup Pitagora, Essential for Business, ISGlobal, Universitat Obert de Catalunya, La Caixa, Damm, Maersk, Incasòl Solars, CIC Cultural Institution, Crockley Business Communication
Training and Coaching Approach and Benefits
Jessica coaches teams to understand their capabilities and to communicate clearly and give feedback that leads to real conversations. She trains individuals to speak their message so their ideas get heard. She uses positive psychology and trains the LAB technique from Chicago to develop Adaptability Quotient in the minds of international virtual teams. She engages teams to get real with experiential activities, dynamic improvisation role plays and a ¨Yes, And¨ mindset.
The benefits of Jessica’s approach include:
- Seeing the possibilities on teams to more efficient teams
- Focusing on managing change on teams, overcoming challenges with great feedback and moving into psychological safe cultures
- Understanding process and strategy to maximise opportunities
- Developing understanding of personality through activities where they act and experience themselves
- No PowerPoint learning: learn by doing style
- Building better communications between individuals and clients
“The best online course ever/Best part is Jessica´s energy and communication style/ Jessica was excellent- very knowledgeable and cooperative/Lively with active participation/ The coach’s method and approach was very effective/
Exercises were very engaging” Delegates from Marafiq, Saudi Arabia training 2021
“It was a great opportunity to bring such a lively experience to our friends at Marafiq. Thank you again, Jessica, for your efforts which ensured an unforgettable and immensely valuable workshop. Jessica was great in acting promptly and revising many things so quickly. Needless to say, everyone enjoyed the course and I am very glad to see such feedback. So thank you very much for making sure these individuals both learned and had fun.” George Gligorov, Leoron Institute
“Jessica is a properly talented speaker … funny, engaging, smart and grounded, but with an imagination and energy that will make your audience truly fly. Her rare combination of comic timing and therapy training combine brilliantly to catch the attention, focus the audience, and inspire everyone to be better at what they do!is one of those coaches with whom a coaching session is more like an empowering, dynamic and constructive dialog. “ Jonathan Holloway, Artistic Director.
“If you are looking for a coach that helps you overcome stage fear, teaches you how to best express yourself in public, pushes you to your limits, enhances your better traits and detects your insecurities, and guides you in the difficult world of becoming a better communicator, Jessica Breitenfeld is the woman. She has helped me and many other ISGlobal researchers in preparing big interviews for research funding and she’s a master. Will also help you polish your rusty English for the same prize.”. Quique Bassat , ICREA Research Professor, Director del Programa de Malaria, IS Global, Barcelona
“Jessica reviewed my “elevator pitch” talk for a grant that I had to present to a committee of persons of mixed professional backgrounds. She was absolutely great. She helped structure the short talk and orient on focusing on main messages omitting obvious statements, insisted in the importance of the opening statement, AND was flexible without intending to canalise too much. Also the way she handled the discussion (young professional coaching older scientist) was just fantastic, I really enjoyed. At ISGlobal we have asked Jessica to review several of our applicants but it was the first time we worked together. I would recommend without any hesitation..” Manolis Kogevinas, Scientific Director, Severo Ochoa-Barcelona Institute for Global Health. ISGlobal
“Highly recommended for corporate cross-cultural communication and negotiation skills. She coached me in English public speaking and assessed in content editing. Great eye for smooth sounding, natural English and an excellent ability to identify and correct mistakes. Communication sessions with Jessica become a deep learning experience, even funny and enjoyable. She shared her insights into cultural diversity and provided different approaches in dealing with complex organizations. A trusted communication coach” Luis Alfonso Márquez, Head of Compliance – Americas en A.P. Moller – Maersk. Panama
“Jessica is hands-on one of the best trainers I worked with. As I live and progress, I become more cognizant of others’ limitations and areas of improvement. Jessica on the other hand is beyond astonishing! everyone has a purpose in life and hers is to make you earn more, develop more, and have a better resume! She is what artificial intelligence dreams of emulating. She is specialized in spotting your weaknesses and cohesively and simply helping you get better than someone who is a natural at these skills! One of the remarkable achievements that helped me know of her initially was winning four European-wide speech contests in 2020! Do yourself a favor and test my testimonial with her!” Mohammed Alazzani. Network Engineer. TMC President. Riyadh Saudi Arabia
“Jessica taught a Masterclass to CaixaBank Relationship Managers and Acc Managers about cultural exchange in professional environment with great accuracy and high motivation, which spread around the class, involving the attendees in the bottom line of the course, which was the awareness of verbal and non verbal comm, and thus controlling the message sent to our interlocutors. Highly recommended experience. .” Javier Roca. Corporate Relationship Manager en CaixaBank
Examples of Training Courses and Webinars Delivered
- Make your team Psychological Safe (Signature Corporate Training)
- Cultural Intelligence
- Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
- Virtual teams who talk
- Get your Ideas Heard: StorySelling.
- Team Talks: feedback
- Adaptability IQ: Linkedin´s number 1 skill of the future of work
- Train the Trainer: Adaptability Quotient mentality
- LAB: Emotional Intelligence Experience
- 4 types of Meetings
- Feedback skills
- Coaching the bad apple
- Business English Zoom engagement skills
- How to be Funny and sell
- How to engage audiences
Other Activities & Professional contributions
- Conference presentations: Applied Improvisation Network, California. Thirty Annual Toastmasters conferences, Ship for World Youth, Ambassador of Canada Youth program, Japan. President of Spreeredner Toastmasters Rhetoric club, Berlin.
- Winner of the National University Basketball championship of Canada. Scholarship recipient.
- Languages: Native Canadian English: Intermediate: German, French, Spanish