PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
DEI and Communication
It is necessary, incredibly self-affirming, and empowering to explore how we can be successful in a world that isn’t fair – one that is full of microaggressions, bias, and a daily need to (re)explain ourselves as people of color. What vision can we create that acts as a beacon for ourselves and for our lives when we are faced with what feels like daily assaults? What skills do we need in order to communicate most authentically and effectively with those within and outside of our communities, so that we may bring that vision to life? Jennifer’s work with hundreds of people of color – from high school students to corporate executives = is absolutely life-altering. There are no words to convey the impact of this work with diverse people. This DEI topic can be offered for retreats or as a day-long masterclass/workshop and is ideal for diverse corporate ERGs/teams as well as students and staff of color (high school/college).
Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking
Managing the fear of public speaking is the subject of a thousand books, workshops, and programs that attempt to help deal with and mitigate its effects. Yet only a fundamental shift in the way in how this anxiety is perceived will allow us to overcome and transcend it. In this presentation, Jennifer speaks to the true nature of performance anxiety, helping us to break down the barrier- finally- that exists between us and other people in all of our interactions.
Leadership And Voice
As leaders, we know the importance of communication, yet our habits and blind spots can hinder our ability to effectively lead, connect and advance our careers. In this talk, Jen leads a conversation about the technical and emotional issues that interfere with our communication and self-expression. In this interactive approach, you will learn practical tools for developing and extending your most powerful voice in the workplace and beyond.
Finding Your Voice
In this presentation, Jennifer teaches us how to discover, honor, and express our most authentic selves. She explores topics including our levels of physical, mental, and emotional awareness, and how to address and resolve any limiting associations and actions that prevent us from walking openly, joyfully, and powerfully into and through our lives.
Corporate Public Speaking: The Heart & Art
Whether you’re in sales, customer service, or the CEO of a company – you’ll walk away from this talk feeling ready to communicate and lead with confidence and a new perspective on self and your stakeholders! While most communication training aims to teach you the tricks of the technical trade: how to craft a great speech, connect with your audience, and properly protect and project your voice (all important goals, for sure) – these are not nearly important as first considering who is doing the speaking. In this engaging interactive presentation, Jennifer helps individuals and teams discover the dis-empowering ways of thinking and being that have been standing in the way of their best self-expression at work. Once revealed, Jennifer works with participants to bring the technical skills of speaking and communication to life in an interactive format that is the hallmark of her keynotes and workshops.
Voice And Communication In The Culinary Arts/Food Industry
The food industry is a demanding career path and as with any work, communication is often challenging. When you throw high stakes, pressure, and different personalities in a professional culinary kitchen into the mix, communication can quickly get out of hand. Join Jennifer for a unique look at how to bridge the divides that diminish our power and joy in working together in the food industry – resulting in respect, partnership, and a shared sense of vision and responsibility. You and your culinary team will walk away from this incredible conversation with the skills necessary for personal, interpersonal, and professional success.
Masterclass: Voice For Singers
Working with aspiring and professional singers is one of Jennifer’s greatest joys. Each event is tailored to meet your group’s specific needs, which Jennifer brings to life through a combination of conversation and working one on one with volunteers. Whether participants sing or observe, the experience of being ‘shown’ rather than ‘told’– combined with Jennifer’s unique ability to teach and lead with love, humility, and humor– will result in a magical and memorable session, as well as vocal and personal tools that last.
Popular topics include:
- Performance Presentation and Authenticity
- Vocal Technique and Troubleshooting
- Working With and Through Performance Anxiety
- Bringing Balance and Bravery to a Career in Music
NSLS Keynote Conversation
Jennifer talks with leadership students about voice, agency, and how to move forward despite those who aim to bring you down.
Meet Jennifer Hamady
Jennifer introduces her work as a voice psychotherapist in this short video.
“Jennifer was the highlight of our event, and year. It is rare to see someone so talented and powerful also bring such warmth and tenderness to the table. And to so effectively connect and communicate with an audience. We all were left in awe and transformed.”
– Janae Noble, Partner, Next Wave Investments, LLC
“A one in a million find… we are talking about a brilliant and truly special person.”
– Dr. James Fallon, TED Speaker, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobiology (UC Irvine)
“Having attended another of Jennifer’s workshops, I knew she would be great. But I remain blown away by the impact of her time here at BuzzBack on my staff and our ability to better express ourselves and communicate with one another. The great feedback, and results, keep coming.”
– Carol Fitzgerald, CEO and Founder of BuzzBack
“Jennifer has a knack for figuring out how people tick and uses it to help people get the most out of their voices, personally and professionally.”
– Paul Crick, IBM, Senior Managing Consultant and Strategy Manager, London; TEDx Speaker
“Jennifer Hamady is The Voice Whisperer”
– Karen Salmansohn, NY Times best-selling author
“Jennifer Hamady was the keynote speaker at my school’s annual Global Awareness Day activities. Jennifer has a unique set of abilities—she is able to make a big room feel small and intimate, she makes students feel safe sharing their thoughts and aspirations, and she brings out a high level of engagement even at 8:00 in the morning on a Monday. Jennifer worked closely with our students to create a shared vision for the event and then brought that vision into reality. She is someone who is excellent at encouraging free-form conversation and bringing out the best and most interesting parts of that conversation. I enthusiastically recommend Jennifer!”
– David Miller, Director of Global Programs, The Gunston School
“Amazing and transformational – our girls loved working with her and have begged me to bring her back. Thank you so much!”
– Joel Sohn, Episcopal High School, Office of Equity & Inclusion Co-Director (PS – they did bring her back!)
“It’s The Artist’s Way, The Four Agreements, and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain all rolled into one. An author, and force to be reckoned with.”- Don Davis, Variety (referencing Jennifer’s book The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice)
Jennifer Hamady is a voice consultant and board-certified psychotherapist specializing in technical and emotional issues that interfere with self-expression. With offices in New York and Washington DC, Jennifer works in private practice with musicians and others to discover, develop and confidently release their personal, professional and performance potential. Her clients include Grammy and CMA award-winners, contestants on The Voice and American Idol, performers in Emmy and Tony award-winning productions, and corporate clients (including CEO’s) across an array of industries.
Jennifer is the author of The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice, Learning to Sing: A Transformative Approach to Vocal Performance and Instruction, and The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio. Jennifer also writes regularly for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today on matters of creative expression, and conducts workshops and lectures frequently around the world.
In addition to recording four albums of her own material, Jennifer toured internationally with Cirque du Soleil’s DELIRIUM as a lead singer and sang back-up vocals for artists and television programs including Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Def Leppard, Jessica Simpson, Lee Ann Womack, The Grammys, American Idol, David Letterman, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show.
Her undergraduate and graduate work are in Classical Vocal Performance and Psychology, she holds current, professional affiliations with The American Counseling Association (ACA), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), The International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), American Society of Composers and Performers (ASCAP), Women In Music (WIM), The Author’s Guild (AG), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the New York Singing Teacher’s Association (NYSTA).
Jennifer is of Lebanese, Cuban and Mexican descent. She loves to travel abroad and speaks Spanish. Jennifer resides in the Washington DC area.
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