Speaking Testimonials

  • "I attended Ken's CAPRSA Spring Conference 2018 break-out session, “How to Help Your Next-Gen Become Effective Leaders in Their Own Right” and really found it worthwhile, educational, and very informative. Ken is a great presenter and speaker and very engaging with the those in attendance. Two of the key things I took away from the session was "when you recognize the next gen as leaders, then it will motivate them to step up" and also "creating the objective, showing the direction, and then to get out of the way."
    John McCartney
    John McCartney Principal at Jmac PR LLC
  • "Ken is an excellent speaker, provides tangible resources and actionable ideas. For experienced leaders, his back-to-basics reminders challenge us to reflect and assess our leadership style/habits. I appreciate Ken’s detailed talking points to illustrate tone and approach to challenging conversations."
    Pamela Nix, MBA, APR
    Pamela Nix, MBA, APRDirector of Human Resources
  • "I was fortunate to hear not one, but two (!) of Ken's leadership presentations at the 2023 PRSA ICON conference, and learned valuable tips I could put into practice back at the office. His depth of experience in the PR/communications field, combined with his expertise in coaching for leadership, were just the right combination that led to a standing-room-only session during the conference. Ken's passion and sincerity for coaching/helping are evident, whether he's presenting in a crowded room, or chatting one-on-one."
    Robin King
    Robin King Director of Community Relations
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed Kens presentation,"11 Things You MUST Do Now To More Effectively Lead Your Teams" at PRSA ICON 2023. It was informative and extremely relatable. He's spot on with addressing the leadership environment in any profession. Among the topics covered, Ken's discussion about delegating vs, empowering your team, as well as the value of performance vs. perfection challenged us to be better leaders. I look forward to attending his session at ICON 2024."
    Brendalyn Carpenter Player
    Brendalyn Carpenter Player Communications Consultant and Coach
  • "I highly recommend Ken as a leadership speaker/keynote/workshop lead. I took part in Ken's "11 Things You Must Start Doing NOW to Lead More Effectively in 2023" breakout session at the 2023 Public Relations Society of America International Conference in Nashville. He hit it out of the park! Ken's approach is heartfelt - you immediately know that Ken believes in what he shares and has a sincere desire to help others continue on their way to 5-Star Leadership! I look forward to staying connected with Ken and involving him in leadership development activities with my association team."
    Aaron Putze, APR
    Aaron Putze, APRChief Officer, Strategy & Brand Management, Iowa Soybean Association
  • "I loved Ken's presentation at PRSA's ICON "11 Things You MUST Start Doing Now To Be A More Effective Leader." The content was valuable, the recommendations were useful and practical, and his presentation style was engaging. It was the most enjoyable and informative presentation I attended. Thank you so much!"
    Ronica Cleary
    Ronica ClearyFounder & CEO, Cleary Strategies
  • "I had the pleasure of seeing Ken in action as he presented "11 Things You Must Start Doing Now To Lead More Effectively" at PRSA's 2023 Leadership Academy. His energy and style were terrific, and his content was relevant and on point. And I was certainly not the only one to notice - his audience was actively engaged. They took notes throughout, had lots of questions and I received many comments during his program and after about how much they enjoyed his presentation. Great job, Ken!"
    Jessica Graham
    Jessica Graham Founder & CEO, Fionix Consulting
  • "I can’t say enough about the recent presentation Ken Jacobs did at our annual Croft Society Next Generation meeting in October 2023. Ken was our kick off speaker and owned the room. Ken was speaking to public relations professionals from around the country who are the future leaders of many independent firms. His talks, “Go From Manager to Leader” and How to Lead Through Uncertain Times” were highly valuable to this group. They embraced his content, admired his delivery and I’m sure went home with many practical tips to improve their leadership style . Needless to say I would highly recommend Ken to speak about leadership and share his thoughts which he seems to always keep current.”
    Phil Morabito,
    Phil Morabito,Chief Executive Officer, Pierpont Communications
  • "I had the pleasure of attending Ken's breakout session at CAPRSA Scottsdale on "How To Evolve Your Leadership Style So Your Teams Will Follow You Through Any Uncertainty." Ken's presentation style is both engaging and insightful, seamlessly blending strategic insights with thought-provoking content. What truly stood out to me were the practical and actionable recommendations he offered throughout the session. They were not only doable but added immense value to my approach to leadership. Ken's expertise as an Executive Coach to PR, Communications, and Marketing leaders is evident, and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to elevate their leadership skills."
    Amanda Muneton Anaya 
    Amanda Muneton Anaya Vice President, Operations at Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc
  • "I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Ken speak at PRSA Conferences over the past decade and each time I learn a new leadership strategy that I can apply immediately at my company. I recommend Ken because he has the experience, dedication, and reputation you need to achieve desired outcomes."
    Linda Welter
    Linda WelterCEO & Founder, Board Chair, Brand Marketing & PR Strategy, Reputation Management, Speaker