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About the Author
Jenna Lange is the founder and president of Lange International. Jenna’s journey to managing high-stakes moments began as a competitive figure skater where she learned to conquer her fears and perform. Sadly, that confidence did not carry through to help her with her deep fear of public speaking. (You can’t skate your way through that.) With focused feedback and curiosity, she embarked on a lifetime journey to learn how to make an impact and project confidence when the stakes are high. Twenty years, three international sales roles, and an MBA later, she turned to consulting and has helped hundreds of executives improve their impact in high-stakes communication moments. Jenna’s experience spans countries, industries, and communication challenges. Jenna works with senior leaders at companies such as Microsoft, NBBJ, The Gates Foundation, The North Face, Expedia, Russell Investments, Google, Blue Shield of California, YouTube, and many more. Jenna also has extensive experience working with VCs to help founders and CEOs craft and deliver their stories for investors, customers, and partners. Jenna earned her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, speaks fluent Spanish and conversational Portuguese, and worked for several years in Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. She has conducted customized training programs to help international teams throughout Europe and Latin America sell, negotiate, and communicate more effectively and pitch to win large new accounts. She has delivered keynote presentations in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Spain, as well as throughout the United States. Before launching Lange International, Jenna spent five years as a principal consultant with Rogen International, a global communication consultancy, where she built and managed the company's West Coast operations. Jenna has been an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Jenna’s book, Please Don’t Picture Them Naked, takes readers on a humorous tour of public speaking dos and don’ts. While Jenna’s ice skates are dusty after a young retirement from figure skating, when she is not working you will find her running or skiing with her husband and two children.