Jay Perry is a Master Coach who helps people to take advantage of both business and personal challenges in unique and powerful ways. His clients include Fortune 500 corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and creative artists. He is also known as one of the world’s leading mentors for coaches seeking professional certification.
Jay’s clients appreciate his fresh perspectives that help them to see themselves and their situations in a new light. He earned a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from Ohio University. With a background in professional theater as an actor, teacher, director, stage manager, and theater owner, Jay approaches his work with a sense of playfulness and a passion for developing creative communities. In the 1980s, he applied these skills in creating and operating the Actors’ Information Project, whose purpose was to empower performing artists to take charge of their careers and lead healthy lives. Jay has coached and led workshops for thousands of people around the world on topics such as business planning, leadership, transformational change, coaching skills, communication, and career planning. In 1991, he began working with legendary coach Thomas Leonard and participated in the creation of Coach University (inaugural faculty member) and the International Coach Federation (serving on its Board of Directors.) He is currently on the faculty of AADCA (The ADD Coaching Academy) Jay’s coaching clients have included executives at AT&T, Avaya, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Shell, and Schlumberger. Additionally, he has a personal mission of bringing the benefits of coaching to traditionally underserved and at-risk populations and has volunteered his services in jails and prisons.
He has co-authored the book "Take Charge of Your Talent" which is part of a movement to bring the essence of coaching to everyone on the planet. www.takechargeofyourtalent.com
Jay lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, Susan; dog, Mozart; and cat, Shadow.