Guest: Jay Perry
Jay Perry, author of Take Charge of Your Talent: three Keys to Thriving in Your Career, Organization, and Life, is a Master Coach (MCAC), personal champion and creative partner who helps people to take advantage of both business and personal challenges in unique and powerful ways. His clients include Fortune 500 corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and creative artists. He is currently on the teaching faculty of ADDCA, The ADD Coaching Academy and works with people who have been diagnosed with ADD to take advantage of their special gifts.
Jay’s clients appreciate his fresh perspectives that help them to see themselves and their situations in a new light. He earned a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from Ohio University. With a background in professional theater as an actor, teacher, director, stage manager, and theater owner, Jay approaches his work with a sense of playfulness and a passion for developing creative communities. In the 1980s, he applied these skills in operating the Actors’ Information Project to empower performing artists to take charge of their careers and lead healthy lives. He also served as CEO of a digital imaging and archiving business with offices in New York and Los Angeles.
Jay has coached and led workshops for thousands of people around the world on topics such as business planning, leadership, transformational change, coaching skills, communication, and career planning. In 1991, he began working with legendary coach Thomas Leonard and participated in the creation of Coach University and the International Coach Federation. Jay’s coaching clients include executives at AT&T, Avaya, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Shell, First National Bank of Nebraska, and Schlumberger.
One of his current passions is developing a new approach to credentialing ADHD coaches.