Jen Buck Profile

  • Jen Buck is a globally recognized speaker, author, and host who empowers women to build networks, collaborate, and perform at the highest levels.

  • She brings 25+ years of experience working in leadership development with the biggest brands in the world to transform their teams and increase their output.

  • She's partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the business world, including Square, Boeing, Toyota and Coca-Cola.
  • With over 25 years of experience as a Professional Speaker and Certified Master Trainer, Jen Buck’s strength and conviction on the platform have earned her standing ovations and rave reviews around the world.

    Jen began the first decade of her career in a startup where she helped launch a billion dollar, global and award- winning brand while in a leadership development role. She has founded a nonprofit that helped over 48,000 people, has led federal U.S. Congressional campaigns as the Chief of Staff, and is currently the Chief Communications Officer for an organization. She is a Bestselling author with six publications, has a television show that is seen in 50 countries worldwide, and is the host of a podcast that highlights female leaders who are changing their corner of the world. Jen isn’t just talking about leadership from stages, shes actually DOING IT every day.

    Jen has spoken to over a million people throughout her professional speaking career and has delivered over 10,000 keynotes and workshops in front of audiences sizes of up to 25,000 people. She focuses on leadership and management and is committed to helping teams thrive in ever-evolving and high-intensity environments.

    Jen is a Master Certified Trainer with 8 formal designations and a Certified Professional Coach with three coaching designations who helps people increase their potential so that they can achieve higher levels of success. Along with working with some of the largest brands in the world, she has trained and coached 4- and 5-Star Generals, the highest-level executives at Coca-Cola, Mercedes, McDonalds, Walmart, Google, NASA, Yale University, and even an Emmy nominated actress—the demand for her knowledge and perspective is very broad.

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    PEOPLE FIRST LEADERSHIP - Engagement strategies that change lives

    Best Audience: Leaders, Managers, Emerging Leaders, Teams, Corporations, Conferences

    How do the best companies and leaders win BIG? They put their people first. People First Leaders know their colleagues and put their well-being first and business next. They take care of the people, and in return, the people take care of the business. People First is a people-centered approach to leadership that takes into account the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of all employees so that they can do their best work. When they do their best work, we all win.

    The truth is, employees are overworked, stressed-out, and struggling to find balance in their lives. Putting people first is not about being the best with a few carefully selected employee benefits. Instead, it’s a strong People First mindset that delivers above-average results by putting the needs of employees at the forefront. This inspiring and insightful keynote is for companies and leaders who are struggling to keep their people, build motivation, and sustain long-term engagement… it’s for people who want to transform their leadership in order to change lives.

    This exciting and energizing keynote/session will cover:


    The foundation of People First Leadership is to treat people as people, not human resources. From Virgin to LinkedIn, Facebook to Google, there are specific principles that we can all emulate.


    One of the core beliefs of People First Leadership is that each individual’s contribution is needed for the company to thrive. You’ll get tips, tricks, and ideas to up your engagement strategy.


    The People First approach is a living component and people need to experience it daily. The leaders job is to live it, teach it, recruit around it, then transform a company’s core beliefs to emulate it.

    UNLEASHING YOUR INNER IMPACT MAKER - How to achieve peak performance and make a lasting impact

    Best Audience: Leaders, Managers, Emerging leaders, Frontline, Teams, Corporations, Conferences

    We achieve peak performance when we master the mental game. Every athlete knows the importance of becoming highly skilled physically but, if you really want to give yourself that edge over your competition as an Impact Maker in business, mental skills must be highly developed in order to win the professional game. Impact Makers understand that the ability to win requires focus, attention and mastery of the inside job, first.

    This highly interactive and fun keynote will fire up your audience and get them to recognize their power and activate their impact. Participants will be on their feet and laughing as they recognize the massive impact they can leave with any person they meet. Ultimately, to Unleash Your Inner Impact Maker you have to put the time and effort into your mental game. This motivating and inspiring keynote is a game-changer for people who are ready to exceed their own limits. It will provide tips for mastery over your mental hurdles and proven methods to get your vision and goals in line with your performance. Are you ready to maximize your output and leave an epic impact? Then, this keynote is for you.​

    What you will learn in this fast-paced and exciting keynote/session:


    Learn the techniques that high-performing teams and competitors are using to inspire, ignite, and transform their output.


    Game-changing results require discipline and commitment to master the mental game. You’ll get tips and techniques to overcome the messages that are inhibiting your output.


    Champions don‘t just win once. To be great you must commit to sustaining and elevating your performance every day... and bringing others up around you.

    MAVERICKS, RENEGADES, & IMPACT MAKERS - Social Impact for Today's Leaders

    Best Audience: Leaders, Managers, Emerging leaders, Teams, Corporations, Conferences

    You've heard the call for 'impact' from the mouths of CEOs and most of us believe that impact is reserved for what we do within business hours. Yet, 70% of Chief Executives claim that it’s their commitment to social impact programs that improve their financial performance. In other

    words, the impact we make outside of our cubicle walls is what’s driving much of the corporate success. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey as we learn how we can truly make an impact in the world beyond business. In this motivating keynote, we'll explore the dynamic

    realm of purpose-driven leadership—a force that propels Impact Makers to create extraordinary social impact. You'll learn how a clear sense of purpose doesn't just light the way, it fuels an unlimited well of passion that can change the trajectory of people’s lives... and, that’s why we’re all here.

    As the Chief Operating Officer for a nonprofit organization, along with being the founder of a nonprofit herself, Jen Buck is committed to being an Impact Maker. Whether it’s working in the humanitarian aid sector abroad, leading U.S. Congressional campaigns as the Chief of Staff for marginalized candidates, or contributing in her community to improve the lives of its residents, Jen is committed to utilizing every resource she can to make a difference so that she can leave the world better than she found it. Jen Buck isn’t just talking about being a Maverick, Renegade, and Impact Maker, she’s living it every day.

    In this upbeat and exciting keynote/session you will learn about:


    Discover the secret sauce of famous Impact Leaders who don't just manage processes but inspire movements in every area of their lives.


    Understanding the power of ethical decision-making, stewardship, and pursuit of collective gains in a community is what ensures sustainable change.


    Each individual’s contribution is needed for our society to thrive. You’ll get tips, tricks, and ideas to increase your impact on the future of work, community, and humanity.

    BECOMING A WOMAN OF IMPACT​ - Strategic positioning for women in business

    Best Audience: Women, Leaders, Emerging leaders, Frontline, Teams, Corporations, Conferences, ERGs

    The future is female. And so is much of our past. When we look at social change and the myriad contributions women have made, both to historical events and to the society that shapes our modern world, it’s a woman’s social and emotional compass that is often guiding us. There has truly never been a better time for women to take the lead in creating massive social impact than right this very moment. We are watching more women open organizations, more women lead companies, and more countries with women at the helm-- these are exciting times as we watch women take center stage and stand in their truth. This inspiring and soul-stirring keynote will encourage women to take the lead, step into their power, and create a movement that will have an impact on the world around them.

    As the Chief Operating Officer for an organization with projects in six countries, along with being the founder of a nonprofit, Jen Buck is committed to being a woman of impact. Whether it’s working in the executive role, leading U.S. Congressional campaigns as the Chief of Staff for marginalized candidates, or leading 30,000 people and 15 Directors daily for a women's organization, Jen is committed to utilizing every resource she can to make a difference so that everyone is treated equitably. The goal is to help female leaders plant their flags and leave a legacy--- and that's why this keynote matters so much.

    During this high-energy and inspiring keynote/session participants will learn to:


    We make an impact by stepping into the unknown, disregarding fear and focusing on how we can create change that will benefit others. It's not about being fearless, it's about learning to dance with your fear and come out the other side successfully..


    Bold moves demand imagination and determination, and women have that in spades! Dreaming big, finding the right strategic partners, and being willing to lean in to new opportunities is what will help us leave a mark and make an impact.


    Our ability to adapt to change and make the most of newfound challenges and opportunities will be the key differentiator in the impact that we make. Ultimately, it's about embracing new strategic positioning rules and setting yourself up to be seen as a partner of high value.

    ROCK YOUR PERSONAL BRAND - Building Influence and Raving Fans

    Best Audience: Women, Leaders, Emerging leaders, Frontline, Teams, Corporations, Conferences, ERGs

    Everyone wants to be a rockstar. A professional rockstar is a woman who has the power to impact the decisions of others because of her authority, knowledge, position, or relationship with her peers. We often think of personal branding as being a necessity for those associated with an online presence or digital business. However, in today’s rapidly changing and ever-evolving business world, the footprint you leave online, and also in the hallways, boardroom, and email threads, is not only important but can have a massive impact on your trajectory. A strong personal brand can open the door to new business and career opportunities, which also allows you to build a strong network of influential allies and fans.

    In this fast paced and energetic keynote participants will understand the power of maximizing their brand so that they can increase their influence and be seen as a thought leader who is indispensable and irreplaceable to those in positions of power. By strategically incorporating these highly effective ideas into your professional development, you are bound to find your influence growing more rapidly and steadily, while gaining the respect of top leadership in your organization.

    This upbeat and fast-moving keynote/session will cover:


    The goal is to create a larger impact and get those standing ovations! Learn to build a strong, authentic reputation in order to influence and activate more people.


    No more playing second fiddle! Use the laws of Strategic Positioning to build your relevance and bring forth progressive ideas that will help you take center stage.


    No more playing it by ear! Strategically create opportunities and choreograph proximity to those with authority and influence. It's all about who you know!

    AMPLIFYING YOUR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE - Building impact and influence

    Best Audience: Women, Leaders, Emerging leaders, Frontline, Teams, Corporations, Conferences, ERGs

    Research has shown that companies with women in leadership positions see higher profits and greater employee satisfaction. With such a strong business case to be made for it, senior leaders around the world are striving to get more women into leadership positions within their companies. When a female leader unleashes her value, she is unstoppable—a force that changes the conversations in the boardroom and within the organization. Right this moment, the world is looking for women to lead and it’s our job to strategically position ourselves to stand out.

    Building executive presence is about becoming a recognized partner of high-potential. We must strategically look for interesting projects where our voices are heard and force ourselves to apply for stretch promotions that challenge us. Building valuable partnerships and knowing how to strategically position ourselves in meetings takes work, and sadly many of us haven’t been taught this critical skillset. It’s a continual effort, not a one-time event. When we do this consistently and generously, we will see more women rise to influential leadership roles. This fast-paced and inspiring keynote will give women the tools to plant their flags and step into executive leadership where they can make an impact.

    Here's what you'll learn in this fast-paced and inspiring keynote/session:


    The goal is to create a larger impact and plant your flag. Learn to build a strong positioning statement that will set you apart from your competitors.


    Use the laws of Strategic Positioning to build your relevance and bring forth progressive ideas that will help you take center stage.


    Strategically create opportunities and choreograph proximity to those with authority and influence. It's all about who you know and how you navigate.

    What People are Saying about Seeing Jen Speak

    Rating Entries

    “Jen is a breath of fresh air! She comes from unexpected places with a call to action that is moving and important. What a compelling storyteller!”
    – Ginny Clarke, Vice President at Google

    “I have worked with Jen multiple times with a large variety of clients. Today, she is my “go to” for motivational speaking, communications, leadership, service training, personal mentoring, and coaching. There is no one I have encountered who brings the combo of experience, intelligence, and fun. Simply put, she is exceptional!”
    – Chris Grebowiec, Global Learning Leader at Square

    “Jen’s intimate and vulnerable talks inspire audiences to use their everyday privileges to help others. Jen’s speaking style is relatable to anyone who’s hoped to tackle life’s hard questions.”
    – Miriam Warren, Senior Vice President, Yelp

    “Jen’s got star written all over her… she’s going to be the next big thing!”
    – Les Brown, Motivational Speaker, Author and TV Host

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    Books by Jen Buck:

    Glow Up!: Boosting Your Professional Brand Through Live Streaming

    Social media is king and it’s no longer just a place to browse, kill time, and connect with family. It’s a necessary professional tool to kickstart our businesses, maintain top of mind status in our buyer’s world, and secure a space to be seen as thought leaders. In short, it’s as necessary as an accountant, a bank, and a website for any viable business. Utilizing content marketing, social media, live streaming, and other means to increase your authority and influence are key for successful thought leadership. You may be thinking: “What is thought leadership going to do for me?” The answer: Thought leadership targets the people you really want to get ahold of– the decision-makers. Thought leaders bridge knowledge gaps with audiences, generate third-party credibility, trigger conversation, and ultimately create long-term growth opportunities for themselves and their businesses.

    Whether you are choosing to start a podcast, go live on your social media platforms, create a webcast, do a TED Talk, or join in on a social platform to showcase your talent, the time is ripe for you to jump into these spaces. Thought leaders and marketing professionals are creating opportunities to build lasting relationships in a new and ingenious way and you need to get in on the game. You don’t want to sleep on the opportunity to be on stage in front of this many people, with this much influence, who can skyrocket your notoriety.

    Jen Buck has been a Professional Speaker and Executive Strategist for 24 years and began the first decade of her career in a startup organization that is now a leading global brand and award-winning Fortune 500 company. She is a Bestselling Author and this is her 6th publication. You can learn more about Jen by checking out her podcast and television show, The HERstory Collaborative where she interviews trailblazing women who are changing their corner of the world.

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