I love what I do, and so do my clients
See the picture to the left? See the huge smile on my face? This is how I look when I've helped my clients to: become a better leader, run a more productive team or business, reduce costs on their assessment process, or improve their company culture.
Watching clients transform themselves or their business makes my heart sing. If I can get you working to your strengths rather than struggling to be something you were not designed to be, then I'm happy, and you become much more confident, effective, and probably slightly happier. I enjoy what I do, and I'm good at it.
I'm a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Being entrepreneurial and inquisitive by nature, I bring a strategic and creative perspective to help you in your career, your business and your relationships.
My Own Start-up
Unlike most Business Psychologists, I have direct experience of setting up and running my own businesses and find that I'm able to better understand my client's needs, and offer realistic insights on their capability for improvement.
Pop over to MIMI More Than Skincare to see what I'm up to in my 'other life' and check out @MakeItMIMI for body positive and confidence boosting updates.
Public Speaking & Events
I regularly speak at Women in Business events, conferences and run workshops. I cover themes including Developing Personal Impact; Charismatic Leadership; How to be More Self-Compassionate. I draw on evidence from psychology, neuropsychology, mindful self-compassion, and use performing arts techniques in my interactive workshops.
I'm regularly featured in Boots Health & Beauty magazine writing on the power of building your inner confidence.
What I'm really like...
I followed wild orangutans in Borneo, 2001 and continue to campaign for sustainable sources of Palm Oil. Did my first improvised solo in 2009. Trained in stand-up comedy, 2011 (not as scary as you think, but still quite scary).
If I'm not sipping a latte I'm knocking back a ginger shot. I love early-morning speed-walks, French & Saunders (the early years) and frequently indulge in an #elbowselfie.
Connect with me @Jsgbaker and on LinkedIn, Jess Baker CPsychol AFBPsS.
Integrity represents my desire for setting clear expectations, consistently delivering what I say I will, and building a trusting, honest and long-lasting relationship with my clients.
I want your business to succeed as much as you do. I will draw on my knowledge, skills and experience to offer you a high quality service that endeavours to exceed your needs.
Without U your business is just 'bsiness', and that really doesn't make sense. Bad jokes aside, as adults we forget to be playful. We get bogged down with the weight of the world and trudge along with a heavy head. I help clients to remember that it's good to laugh, that change doesn't have to be scary, and that seeing things for what they really are improves problem-solving and encourages creativity.
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
Member, Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society
Member, Psychology of Women Section, British Psychological Society
Member, The Association of Business Psychologists
Board Member, The Association of Business Psychologists (2012)
Conference Dean 2012, The Association of Business Psychologists (2012)
Accredited psychometric test user including OPQ, MQ, 16PF, Strengthscope, Talent Gene
Distinction, MSc Work Psychology & Business, Aston Business School
Best Dissertation Award, MSc Work Psychology & Business, Aston Business School
Beta Gamma Sigma Award for Outstanding Achievement, Aston Business School
As well as working with Business Psychology for SME clients, I collaborate with other professionals and professional bodies. My business psychology skills complement their own to enable us to provide our clients with a broad, holistic approach to their business.
Providing a programme of workshops in collaboration with independent
Senior Associate Consultant
Business Psychology Consultancies, London and
Smart Works UK, Volunteer
Career Coach, Interview Skills Training, CV
Speaking at and supporting local and regional SMEs
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"I have struggled with my confidence trying to find a permanent role for some time and I needed a change. The most important thing is she made me realise my worth. Jess is a great listener, calm, fun and committed. I have stopped beating my self up about stuff and have a more positive outlook on my future and abilities, thanks to Jess's guidance. I can't recommend her services enough."
D.C., Career Coachee
"I found the workshop very engaging, informative and insghtful... plus Jess's delivery made it enjoyable and fun. I came away putting new knowledge and practical actions immediately in place, which has made a big diference. I definitely experienced a 'shift' as a result! Thank you!"
Cory Cook, Productivity Coach
"Jess is engaging and insightful. A true professional with a passion for her area of business psychology."
Senior Resourcing Manager Financial Services
"Jess is a highly professional and committed Business Psychologist.
She has strong teamworking and leadership skills and brings a great deal of personal energy to her work. She backs this up with a high level of delivery and is fun to work with."
Head of L&D
Global Retail Bank
"Jess is professional to the core, insightful, detail conscious without loosing
sight of the bigger picture."
Senior Business Psychologist
"Jess came to speak at my event in Surrey. Well we were in for a treat. She is a fantastic speaker, clear in her views and brings her message across with passion. if you are thinking of having Jess as a speaker, I can guarantee you, you will not be disappointed."
Leonie wright, Eat Wright Ltd
"Jess Baker is a STAR. She has turned her career on its head several times and her wealth of experience gives her
talks the WOW factor. Always informative, entertaining and thought provoking - a true professional."
Fabulous Women Ltd
"Engaging, thought-provoking and humorous talk from psychologist Jess Baker, shining a light on deeply ingrained practices in the beauty and media industry. A 'Must-Hear' message for every woman! "
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