Jen Waldman New York, NY

  • One of Simon Sinek's Igniters at "Start With Why"
  • Founder and Executive Director, Jen Waldman Studio
  • Professor, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts

Biography

Jen Waldman helps people hone in on their unique gifts, empowering them to take action with authenticity and heart. Using her background in the arts, she encourages creative thinking and imagination, so that others can cultivate new ideas and share them with the world.

Jen and Simon Sinek united several years ago when Simon became aware that Jen was using the Golden Circle to inspire artists to make a greater impact with their work. The two recognized that by combining their efforts they could help people across many different industries discover their WHY and bring it to life. Jen now travels the world offering Why-inspired keynotes and workshops on leadership, communication, and presentation skills so that individuals and organizations can have more impact with their ideas. Jen is on a personal mission to shine a light on the ways in which we might build a more diverse and inclusive world. As an active participant in the modern civil rights movement, she is an outspoken advocate for social justice and works to raise awareness and funds for the organizations and causes she believes in. She was honored with a Proclamation from the City of New York for her work as a “champion of equal rights.”

In addition to her work with Start With Why, Jen is the Founder and Executive Director of Jen Waldman Studio , New York City’s premiere training studio for Broadway actors. She has worked with over a thousand artists to develop and nurture their creative voice and technique. Her clients include Tony Award winners and nominees, and in 2017 alone, her clients appeared in 28 Broadway shows. Her studio maintains a robust scholarship program for artists who have demonstrated a commitment to using their art to make a positive impact on the world. Jen is particularly inspired by and dedicated to mentoring young people. She recently served a 5 year term as the Theatre Chair for the National YoungArts Foundation and is a professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Jen Waldman ’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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The power of WHY
The power of WHY
Jen Waldman: Bringing Your Why to Life
Jen Waldman: Bringing Your Why to Life
Jen Waldman | Theater Panelist & YoungArts Alumna
Jen Waldman | Theater Panelist & YoungArts Alumna

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