Jay Perry, MCAC
Jay Perry, author of Take Charge of Your Talent: three Keys to Thriving in Your Career, Organization, and Life, is a Master Coach (MCAC), personal champion and creative partner who helps people take advantage of both business and personal challenges in unique and powerful ways. His clients include creative artists, entrepreneurs, and 500 corporate executives. He is known as one of the world’s leading mentors for new coaches seeking professional certification. He is currently on the teaching faculty of ADDCA, The ADD Coaching Academy and works with people who have been diagnosed with ADD to take advantage of their special gifts. 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 operating the Actors’ Information Project to empower perform­ing artists to take charge of their careers and lead healthy lives. He also served as CEO of a digital imaging and archiving busi­ness with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Jay has coached and led workshops for thousands of people around the world on diverse topics such as business planning, leader­ship, transformational change, personal mastery, coaching skills, communication, and career planning. In 1991, he began working with legend­ary coach Thomas Leonard and participated in the creation of Coach University and the International Coach Federation. Jay’s corporate coaching clients include executives at AT&T, Avaya, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Shell, First National Bank of Nebraska, and Schlumberger. His artist clients include award winners from stage, television, film, and the visual arts. Jay lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, Susan.

Coaching Focus

Adult, Relationships, Executives/Entrepreneurs, Creative Types



Coaching Method

Video Conference, Phone, In-Person

Client Testimonial

“Jay Perry has tremendous skill in finding and clarifying people’s creative potential. He does this almost effortlessly, with great listening talent and pin-sharp questions at just the right moment. He can rely on a huge range of experiences and taps into that very effectively – but only when needed. It’s sometimes almost uncanny how he manages to plant a creative ‘seed’ that only months later shows its true meaning and strength.”
– Dr. Angelo Vermeulen – artist, speaker, TED Fellow

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