Jeanne Blake is an executive coach, author, award-winning science and medical television journalist/news anchor, and founder of Blake Works.
Jeanne has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, CNN, and been featured on NPR and Bloomberg Radio. She is a guest columnist for USA TODAY on qualities of leadership.
Executive Leadership and Communication Coach
Jeanne provides leadership communication coaching, presentation coaching and media coaching. She coaches leaders and emerging leaders across all industries. The depth of Jeanne’s experience in science and medicine distinguishes her communication expertise.
Facilitator and Moderator
Jeanne successfully facilitates corporate meetings, Town Halls and high-profile events. Her command of complex information and deft interviewing skills ensure an engaged audience.
Jeanne has established a record of firsts in TV journalism: the first medical and science beat at CBS affiliate WBZ-TV, Boston; the first co-host of the award-winning nightly program Chronicle at ABC affiliate WCVB-TV, Boston; the first journalist to report on the case of the missing and murdered children in Atlanta, at CBS Affiliate WAGA-TV, Atlanta, receiving national recognition; the first medical segment Housecalls at ABC affiliate KMSP-TV, Minneapolis.
After a successful career in commercial television, Jeanne founded Blake Works and Family Health Productions in 1991. Blake Works and Family Health Productions have produced an extensive, award-winning library of multimedia Words Can Work® products to guide families and communities in talking about public health challenges youth face growing up. Blake Works' products are used by thousands of organizations, corporations and communities in health, wellness and education programs worldwide. They are also featured in Blake Works-produced webinars and trainings.
As one of the first reporters in the country to report on HIV/AIDS, Jeanne earned the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award. She received the Governor’s Recognition Award by Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, and earned two Associated Press Awards. Americans for Democratic Action honored Jeanne for her “outstanding leadership in the field of healthcare,” and the Massachusetts Public Health Association recognized her for “significant contributions in public service on behalf of public health.”
Jeanne is a trustee of McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest psychiatric facility, and she is an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addiction. Jeanne served as a member of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Girls and was a Kaiser Media Fellow in Health.
Blake Works partnered with The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, founded by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., to develop a national series of NFL-sponsored Town Hall meetings on concussions. Jeanne consulted in the development of the forums and facilitated the events.
Jeanne’s first book, Risky Times: How to be AIDS-Smart and Stay Healthy (Workman), was featured on Oprah and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. A quarter million copies are in print in English, Spanish and Japanese. Jeanne contributed to AIDS: Prevention Through Education: A World View (Oxford Press). She is also the author of the popular series of Words Can Work booklets, addressing youth and public health issues.