Prisk founded Prisk Communication in 1990 with the mission to provide exemplary public speaking and communication skills. She has coached hundreds of corporate executives and corporate teams in the United States and internationally. She has provided communications training skills to Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Sony, and and serves as a presentation training coach to the United States Navy’s Special Forces Seals teams.
Prisk, a dynamic and highly sought after motivational speaker and performer on the world stage for over 40 years, illustrates that with a strong voice, focus and determination, you can make a difference and make the world a better place for everyone. Prisk is available for keynote, team building and to emcee your event.
She is the author of Communication Skills Training, a publication of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). For six years she was a faculty professor at the University of San Diego in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program. In collaboration with PRIDE Inc. San Diego, she developed and led a recurring course in public speaking for developmentally disabled adults.
Jenni is a Commissioner on the Status of Women, San Diego. In 2001, she founded Voices of Women (VOW), a nonprofit organization with the mission to expand knowledge of global issues, advocate for human rights, and support the equal participation of women and men in advancing human security. VOW has presented 70+ educational events, and raised significant funds for global nonprofit organizations. The organization supports the Daraja Academy for Girls in Kenya, and in San Diego collaborates with refugee women from East Africa to provide professional development workshops. Jenni emcees TEDx Del Mar programs. She is the emcee for the National Conflict Resolution Center’s Peacemaker Awards.
For almost a decade she anchored (live) KPBS-TV San Diego fundraisers and has interviewed numerous guests: Dr. Ken Blanchard, Sarah Brightman, Paul Anka, JohnTesh, Patti LuPone, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Andrew Weil (and more.)
Jenni was born and raised in New Zealand, where she gained a Diploma in Adult Teaching and qualified as a Human Relations and Communications Instructor for the New Zealand Marriage Guidance Council. She has a Diploma in Speech & Drama from Trinity College of London, England.
1994: San Diego Business Journal’s Award for Women Who Mean Business
1995: Bank of America’s 1st Enterprise Award Program finalist; honoree in Women Together Awards
1999: Working Woman magazine’s first Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Program regional finalist
2006: Living Legacy Award from the Women’s International Center (WIC)
2008: Community Leader Award from the UCSD Student-Run Free Dental Clinic Project
2009: San Diego Magazine’s Women of Worth Awards nominee
2011: YWCA TWIN Award Recipient