Jay Surti

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Jay Surti graduated from the University of Dundee in 1993 with a Degree in Civil Engineering with Management before attending Law School at The College of Law in York.

She is an international author, keynote speaker and presentation coach based in London. Having practised as a lawyer for 17 years, she realised that many professionals struggle with presenting and public speaking, something which was a significant challenge for her personally for many years until she found a way to overcome that. Her own experiences of not being able to speak up led to missed career opportunities, including not pursuing a career in Civil Engineering.  A fascination for the art of effective communication led to a career change.

Jay now coaches senior executives and professionals across many different industry sectors in mastering their presentation skills and connecting with their audience. She has been a guest lecturer at Manchester Business School working with MBA candidates on effective presentations and has taught CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and ILM (The Institute of Leadership and Management) accredited modules in Management and Leadership for other organisations. 

Her other main area of interest is speaking on the topic of diversity in the workplace. She has served as a member of the Executive Board for Women in Banking & Finance (UK) and is currently the Head of Mentoring. Jay is also a Council Member for the Women’s Engineering Society (UK) and is an ambassador for STEM related careers.

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Start date on Court 1 August 2018
Employment (other than University of Dundee) Self employed - speaker, author and coach
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Director of own company: Authentic You Now Ltd

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