Hi! I'm Jes.

I get sh*t done and have the energy of four people. My goal is talk transparently about and create fundamental change in People Operations.  I’m a no BS kind of person focused on hands on engagement, real world experiences, and communicating about both successes and struggles in personal and professional realms. Key areas of expertise are:

  • Organizational Development, employee engagement, and people strategy

  • Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and how to use data to show tangible change

  • Invisible Disabilities, career, and employment

  • (Combating) Imposter Syndrome

  • Women in tech, startups, and entrepreneurship

  • Career coaching and talent development

  • E-Workbook education and self-advocacy

As Co-Founder of The Rise Journey, I work with growth stage companies to design and implement strategies to build the best team and develop a sustainable organizational culture.  As the Director of People and Culture at TodayTix, I put theoretical People Ops ideas into best practices.


Speaker // panelist

Whether speaking at Tech Inclusion, Columbia University, at a local #WomenInBusiness meetup, or being interviewed about organizational culture for a podcast, my talks are engaging, transparently communicated with no BS, and memorable. I would love to bring one of my dynamic talks to your conference, college or business. All talks are based on real world experiences, success, and missteps around being a:

  • Woman in tech, startups, and entrepreneurship

  • Person living, working, and thriving with a disability

  • Startup co-founder: The Rise Journey

  • Career coach and talent development specialist

  • Someone working and thriving with Imposter Syndrome

  • #IamRemarkable workshop lead and advocate

Watch: Solo Talk “How Invisible Disabilities Impact Performance, Tenure in Tech & Entrepreneurship” at Tech Inclusion SF

Watch: PanelistWork Matters for All: Stories of Disability and Professional Success”
Berkeley College NYC (start 33:30)


WOrkshop leader //

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