Jennifer Prisk Back

Speech Coach/Trainer, Prisk Communication, USA

Jenni Prisk founded Prisk Communication in 1990 in San Diego, California, to provide exemplary public speaking and communication skills. She has coached hundreds of individuals
and corporate teams in the United States and internationally. Jenni is a dynamic motivational speaker.

Jenni was born and raised in New Zealand. She has a Diploma in Adult Teaching and qualified as a Human Relations and Communications Instructor for the New Zealand Marriage Guidance
Council. She has a Diploma in Speech & Drama from Trinity College, London, England. Jenni is the co-author of Communication Skills Training, published by ASTD. For six years she was a faculty professor at the University of San Diego in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program. In collaboration with PRIDE Inc. San Diego, she developed and led a recurring course in public speaking for developmentally disabled adults.

Jenni chaired the San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls from 2015-2017. From 2016 to 2018 she was the President of the Association of California Commissions on
the Status of Women (ACCW). She is a former Advisory Committee member for the Women Peacemakers’ Program at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD. Jenni is in her second year as an Ambassador for the United State of Women (USOW.) She is the San Diego/California point of contact for Beijing 25+. She will present an Advocacy workshop at CSW64 at the UN in New York in 2020. For six months she acted as the Executive Director of the Women’s Museum of CA. She is an advisor to Women’s Empowerment International and a member of Global Women New Zealand.

In 2001, Jenni founded Voices of Women (VOW), a nonprofit organization with the mission to support and promote local and global educational programs that uplift and empower women and children. VOW presented 80+ educational events and raised funds for global nonprofit organizations including the Daraja Academy for Girls in Kenya, for which Jenni developed and taught a Business Development course. Jenni is the founder and host of iVOW, a Podcast Program featuring voices of global women. 

Jenni is a member of the San Diego Rotary Club where she founded the Peace Committee. She is a Steering Committee member of the San Diego Workplace Equity & Civility Initiative founded
to develop a code of conduct. Jenni has been a speaker at TEDx SDSU; she has emceed TEDx programs. She is featured in a SUE Talk on YouTube. Jenni anchored (live) KPBS-TV and Radio
fundraisers in San Diego, and has interviewed numerous guests: Dr Ken Blanchard, Sarah Brightman, Paul Anka, John Tesh, Patti LuPone, Dr Wayne Dyer, Dr Andrew Weil (and more.)
Jenni is a theatre critic – her reviews are published on Scene by Jenni Prisk on FaceBook.