Background & Experience
Jessica Breitenfeld is a trainer, speaker and therapist. She is 5x state champion of Public Speaking and Europe’s Top female speaker ´22, Jessica trains effective communication so your ideas get the attention they deserve. Her human-focused-methodology is 80% action and 20% PowerPoint. She facilitates courses on how to adapt to GenZ culture, to difficult people and how to adapt in the changing and difficult VUCA market.
Based on finding individual strengths and strengthening the efficiency of a team, all courses are focused on interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. Participants experience improvements in adaptive self-leadership, empathy for diversity, team trust, and their presentation and communication skills. Jessica encourages teams to act like a sports team, encouraging the strengths of the each of the members to lead innovation and excellence. Enthusiastic and a women’s empowerment advocate, Jessica was on the National University Basketball championship team of Canada as a Scholarship recipient. Now, based in Spain, Jessica has been training scientists how to blend emotions with science, having helped raise millions of euros for IS Global Institute researchers.
She trains presentation skills and to teams to incorporate storytelling and persuasive body language and how to adapt one’s style to the audience. She is the founder of her company Engage Team Training, founder of a bimonthly fundraiser called ¨Women’s Speaking Club¨ and a therapist in Gestalt Psychotherapy. She is a mentor for GLEAC which is situated in Dubai, a mentor for Professional Women’s Network and Vice President of Barcelona Women’s Network.
- 2nd place ¨Top Speaker¨ in The Professional Speakers Association of London 2021
- Winner of the European Toastmasters 2020 Pitchathon,
- Toastmasters 1st place Russian national speech contest
- Toastmasters ¨Online Presenters contest ’24 ¨Top Speaker¨
- 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 Breitenfeld interview about innovation with GLEAC
- Read this Jessica Breitenfeld in Barcelona Metropolitan
Global Experience: In 2023, Jessica travelled to and trained professionals in Riyadh, Dubai, Manila, Cebu, Kuala Lumpur, Chennai, France, England, Morocco, Holland, Mexico, Italy and Spain. She has lived in eight countries, visited 50+ and has taught in five continents for thirteen years. She speaks German, French, English and Spanish.
Jessica is a certified expert in:
- Adaptability iQ coach: AQai Assessments & Coaching www.aqai.io
- Applied Improvisation Practitioner: Applied Improvisation Network (AIN)
- Competent Communication: Toastmasters International certification
- Therapist: Spanish Association of Gestalt Therapy. AETG
- MENA: Leoron Institute, KSA, Dolphin, Arab National Bank (ANB) Marafiq
- EUROPE: Esade University, Amazon, AirbnB, Oracle, Shell, Pfizer, B Braun, Coca Cola, H&M, Universitat Obert de Catalunya, La Caixa, Damm, Maersk, Incasòl Solars, Ferrer, SAS etc.
Unique Gamified approach and Benefits and Coaching Approach and Benefits
People learn by doing, right? Can you agree that PowerPoints full of content participants can search for in Wikipedia and Chatgpt is a waste of L&D´s money? Jessica removes the desks, puts participants a LAB experience so that they think and feel inspired to shift. Jessica has been trained for 8 years as an improvisation facilitator and is certified with the The Applied Improvisation Network. She has developed a unique, highly efficient method for change- called the LAB, in which teams develop an atmosphere of psychological safety so they can step outside of the box and try new behaviours. Humorous and warm, Jessica has a charisma that makes her an internationally loved Professional Speaker. She received training by the International Association of Facilitation, Barcelona Improv Group, was a member of five Professional Speakers Associations, was a Board member of the Virtual Speakers Association, the Professional Speakers Association of Spain and the AIN. She has presented virtual and live workshops at all 10 National annual Toastmasters Public Speaking conference in Europe using tips from Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), PsychK subconscious quantum mind programming with which she engages teams to #talkReallyTalk with experiential small group 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
Training Courses – Masterclasses Cultural Intelligence
- Adaptability IQ :Adapt to GenZ / Adapt to Cultural Diversity / Adapt to VUCA
- Impactful Speaking Engaging Presentation Skills / StorySelling / Influence & Persuasion
- Team Trust Feedback skills / High Status / Empower Introverted Engineers / Company Culture of Care
- Emotional Intelligence Psychological Safety / Conflict Management / How to talk to anyone
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
Applied Linguistics degree from the University of Victoria in 2007. Honours College diploma in Resource Management, Georgian College 2011.Certified Insurance agent, Ontario, 2010.