Testimonials

A Favorite Among the Faculty

“Jennifer has so squarely hit the mark with our teacher-leaders that she is one of the few presenters that they are always requesting when professional development is the question. Here at the University of Chicago, this acclaim and recognition does not come easily! Jennifer has a way of presenting information that gets quickly to the heart of the matter. Her ability to read the true needs of the group, regardless of the original focus, has made her a favorite among the faculty here at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.”

Jason Lopez, Associate Director, Educational Programs
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL

Highly Engaging Presenter

“Jennifer Abrams is a highly engaging presenter and workshop facilitator. Her presentation skills are exemplary. She gracefully balances the personalization and professionalism of her trainings to meet the needs of her audience. Participants always leave her trainings knowing the content, and with clear goals for implementation of applicable components. They also feel as if they know Jennifer and can call her ‘friend’. We continue to bring her back every year due to popular demand and, she makes us look good!”

Dr. Anna W. Moore, Director, Teacher Credentialing Program/Induction
Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, CA

Jennifer Abrams is Dynamic

“Jennifer Abrams is dynamic as a speaker/presenter/workshop facilitator. Her workshops are teacher focused, engaging, and thought provoking while leaving the participant wanting more.”

George W. Drewry, Principal
Yvonne B. Miller High School, Richmond, VA

Mind-Shifting Workshops

“In today’s digital world, it is even more important to understand the multi-generational workforce, as well as the complications of having hard conversations. Jennifer’s mind-shifting workshops pull you in. You become self-aware, socially aware, and, most importantly, you are given specific skills and strategies to utilize that empower you to be an advocate for change.”

Sara Trotter, Director of Training, Learning and Coaching
Eton Academy, Birmingham, MI

Passion for the Work

“I hope you are well. I approached you right after your morning session on hard conversations to thank you for the amazing workshop. I shared that I am tough to impress. Equally, important, I never smile. Nonetheless, your approach elicited a genuine excitement and passion for the work.”

John Wilson, Curriculum Director
Atlanta Jewish Academy, Atlanta, GA

Honest, Humane and Growth-Producing

“Our school’s work with Jennifer Abrams has sown the seeds of stronger communication skills among the adults in the building. This has only served to strengthen the integrity of communication between staff and students as well. We’ve added her language to our expectations: honest, humane, and growth-producing conversations occur regularly.”

Dr. Nancy Frey, Dean of Academic Affairs
Health Sciences High and Middle College, San Diego, CA

More Tools in my Toolbox

“My name is Vail Kieser and I’m beginning my first year as an elementary principal. Over the summer I participated in a book study with Jennifer’s book, Having Hard Conversations. I have to say this was one of the most applicable books I’ve read and I feel I’ve got more tools in my toolbox to not only lead out those conversations myself, but help others as well.”

Vail Kieser, Principal
Kildeer Elementary

Knowledgeable and Engaging

“Jennifer Abrams is knowledgeable and engaging as a presenter of Having Hard Conversations. She adjusts her delivery to meet the audience’s needs while maintaining fidelity to the content. Her workshops provide research-based context, rigorous content and relevant connections to workplace culture. I always leave my sessions with Jennifer thinking of possibilities and feeling efficacious. Jennifer Abrams’s savvy shines as a workshop facilitator for the lens of multi-generational workplaces. Her workshops are timely and essential for systems who care about relational trust and professional capital. I have attended Generational Savvy twice in three years. Both times left me feeling reflective and appreciative of her brilliance, benevolence and best practices.”

Mylene Keipp, Secondary Literacy Coordinator
Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

Workshops are Relevant, Thought-Provoking and Demanding

“I was first introduced to Jennifer Abrams and her work while attending the New Teacher Center’s annual conference in San Jose. Her work was particularly relevant as I oversee county credentialing programs for new teachers, future administrators and special educators. Jennifer Abrams is an engaging presenter, possessing an in-depth understanding of the challenges teachers and administrators face as well as strategies they might use to sustain an environment that supports the needs of all learners. Her workshops are relevant, thought-provoking and demanding. Attendees are not merely observers but active participants. They are given multiple opportunities to collaborate, think critically and collaboratively address real-world applications to their new learning. I always leave my sessions with Jennifer re-energized and willing to ponder the possibilities that will push me to be a more effective educational leader.”

Judy Levinsohn, Manager, Institute for Leadership Development
Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, CA

Accomplished and Dynamic

“Jennifer Abrams is an accomplished and dynamic workshop facilitator who models Adult Learning Theory strategies and leads provocative professional discussions. Participants always ask for more opportunities to work with her and many of them attend her sessions over and over again!”

Caroline Satoda, BTSA Director
San Francisco USD, San Francisco, CA

A Total Stand-Up Comedian

“Jennifer is wonderful and a total stand-up comedian. I absolutely got so much out of this class in both my professional and personal life – thank you!”

Employee
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA

Exceptional Presenter

“Jennifer Abrams is an exceptional presenter and author. Her workshops are motivational, memorable, and extremely useful. The lessons and skills that she presents are easily shared. Jennifer is charismatic, down-to-earth, and outstanding to work with. We truly enjoyed having her present to our administrators.”

Nekeya Irby, Executive Director
Office of Professional Development, Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI