Curriculum Vitae 2011
Lisa Jeffery. MBA,MA
6538 Collins Ave. #415 Miami Beach, Florida 33141 Office 305-395-5253 cell 305-479-8337
www.lisajeffery.com email: email@example.com
Proven top-performer and motivational leader with a verifiable record of successful professional training and
development experience in nine countries. Lisa is a highly energetic and exuberant motivational speaker, educator
& coach who has trained thousands of people and always received rave reviews and referrals!
* Executive Coach to CEOs, VPs & Celebrities * Motivational Keynote speaker
* Impressive International Client List * Powerful presentations and workshops
* Extensive PR and Fundraising Experience * Award-winning writer and editor
Former United States Air Force Captain, Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, Fluent in English and French
Jeffery Communications Speech and Accent Academy, Miami Beach 2002 - Present
President and CEO - Consultant, Trainer, Coach
Clients include: NBC Today Show, Burger King Corp., Merrill Lynch, DHL, UPS, Friends of the Israeli Defense
Fund, Jewish Federation of Greater Miami, Microsoft, Miami Dade County, Roberta Flack, Congressman
William Lehman, Ministry of Transport, Nigeria, Jamaican Employers Federation, Palm Beach HR Council,
authors, actors, attorneys, TV show hosts & Race Car Driver Steven Goldstein
Trained over 2,000 Miami Dade County Employees in Business Writing, Communication Skills, and Accent
Reduction, Public Speaking and Leadership Communication
Trained the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of Transport of Nigeria and other public relations officials in
PR in crisis management, reputation management, public speaking and media relations
Trained 300 members of the Jamaican Employers Federation on cultural communication & diversity
Trained more than 550 engineers from NASA, FAA, military and private engineering organizations
Organized a press conference and media relations for Roberta’s Flack’s visit to Miami in May, 2004
Tour Director for EF Smithsonian Educational Tours (New York, DC, Boston in 2008) and for the Presidential
Inauguration in 2009.
Florida International University, Miami, 2008 – Present
Adjunct Professor, Advanced Business English, FIU International MBA & Master, International Business
Teaches Advanced Business English for two of FIU’s top-ranked graduate programs
Barry University, Miami, Florida 2002 - present
Adjunct Professor of Communications and Workshop Facilitator for Adult & Continuing Education
Teaches speech communication, Persuasion, Voice & Articulation, Interpersonal Communication, including
intercultural communication, relationships and communication between men and women, how to improve
communication, how to be a better listener, emotional intelligence, and writing skills.
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2000-2004
Adjunct Professor of Communication
Taught business communication and public speaking for the Miami, Jamaica and Bahamas campuses. Recruited
to teach Marketing in the Business School and executive seminars for the Entrepreneurial Center.
Consistently ranks significantly above the national mean on student evaluations.
Florida Memorial University, Miami, Florida, 1999 - 2000
Public Relations & Capital Campaign Publicity Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Communication and Public Relations
Taught Public Relations Campaigns, International Public Relations, Fundraising and Development,
International Mass Communication, Broadcasting, Journalism and Public Opinion and Propaganda.
Coordinated fundraising-campaign publicity and planning, video documentary, media relations and
developed donor relations -- resulting in raising $32 million in two years.
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Solutions International, Inc. Cape Town South Africa 1996-1998
President and CEO, Public Relations Consultant
EPI - Editions and Promotions International, S.A.M. Monte Carlo, Monaco 1995
Marketing and PR Coordinator, “The Monte Carlo International Rendezvous of Electric Vehicles”
Secured the participation of international companies such as Mitsubishi, Mercedes
and Shell Oil for the first exhibition and Grand Prix-route rally of electric vehicles.
Sophie Benoit Public Relations, (Ketchum Communications) Paris, France 1994
Public Relations Practitioner
Fountainhead Development, Inc. Fairbanks, Alaska, 1993
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Developed new marketing strategies and PR campaigns for a chain of hotels in Alaska to compete with aggressive
development of large hotels built by major cruise lines.
Opened new markets catering to Japanese visitors during off-season.
Secured the business of major bus-tour group companies during summer season.
Completely filled the hotels during critical months, with niche-market tourists.
United States Air Forces in Europe
Chief of Public Affairs, Italy, Greece 1987 - 1992
Chief of Public Affairs at three Mediterranean Bases. (Iraklion Air Station, Crete; Hellenikon Air Base, Greece; San
Vito Air Station, Italy.) Official Air Force Spokesperson for Greece and Southern Italy. Directed the Public Affairs
plan, program and staff:
Executive Editor of award-winning U.S. Air Force newspaper
Produced weekly TV and Radio talk shows, weekly newspaper and annual magazine
Created and high-level anti-terrorism awareness campaign & crisis information program
Created and executed all public relations for the closing of the largest U.S. base in Greece 1991
Handled the media onslaught while assigned to the White House Advance Team when former
President George Bush visited Italy in 1989, and Crete in 1991
Held press conferences after terrorist groups killed two U.S. officials, and plane crash in Aegean Sea
United States Air Force, Air Training Command Headquarters, San Antonio TX, 1986-1987
Dep. Chief, Creative Productions Division
Created campaign plans and publicity materials for print, radio, television media. Created and directed two
documentaries featuring people who benefited from the campaign.
Helped raise more than $17 million in 1986 -1987
Won the Public Relations Society of America award, for the Best Non-Profit Ad Campaign in
Texas ("Silver Spur" Award).
United States Air Force, Air Training Command Headquarters, San Antonio TX, 1985- 1986
Media Relations Officer -- Media spokesperson for 13 pilot-training bases.
Helped quell adverse media attention when any of the Air Training bases faced a media crisis. Organized press
conferences, wrote press releases, feature stories, and speeches for Air Force generals.
Helped organize a press conference when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986.
Conducted media training to prepare Air Force generals to respond to hostile media.
Helped create and execute media relations surrounding the formation of the USAF Space Command.
Organized Air Force band concerts, VIP visits, and created positive media publicity
Instituted a command-wide program to improve the quality and quantity of news releases, significantly
increasing media publicity in four states.
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International University of Monaco Principality of Monaco
Master of Business Administration, International Marketing, 1995
(Rotary Foundation “International Ambassadorial” Scholar)
European University (Headquartered in Montreux, Switzerland) Paris, France
Master of Arts, Business Communication and Public Relations, 1994
Chaminade University Honolulu, Hawaii
Bachelor of Arts, Communication & Journalism, 1985
United States Defense Information School Washington D.C.
Graduate Public Affairs Officer Course, 1986
Strategic Management, Public Relations, Media Relations, Crisis PR, Internal Communication, Broadcast Journalism, Video and
documentary production, Journalism, Editing, Photojournalism
Institute des Etudes Françaises de Touraine Loire Valley, Tours, France
French Language Certificate, 1994
Sorbonne Paris, France
French Language Program, 1994
Literacy Council of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska
Teaching Certificate: English as a Second Language, 1993
Awards and Achievements
Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholar
Best Small Newspaper in the United States Air Forces in Europe
Best Editorial Commentary, United States Air Forces in Europe
Best Internal Information Program in the United States Air Forces in Europe
Best Non-Profit Ad Campaign, Public Relations Society of America, Texas Chapter
Inspirational Leader Award, U.S. Air Force Officers' Training
Outstanding Senior in Communications, Chaminade University
Four United States Air Force Commendation Medals
Honorable discharge as Captain, United States Air Force
Member of the National Speakers Association
Member of the International Coaching Federation
Member o the Florida Speakers Association
Member of the American Society for Training and Development
Member of the Native American Journalists Association
Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
Wrote and illustrated a children’s book called “The Magical Kingdom and Diabetes”
Served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Florida Poets (1998-2003)
Serves on the Board of Directors of the South Florida Poets and Writers Forum (2003 – present)
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Lisa Jeffery. MBA, MA
6538 Collins Ave. #415 Miami Beach, Florida 33141 305-395-5253 cell 305-479-8337 www.lisajeffery.com email:
Lisa Jeffery, MBA, MA
Lisa Jeffery is the CEO of Jeffery Communications Speech and Accent Academy, an international company
that offers training, consulting and executive coaching in all communication skills including writing, public
speaking, persuasion, fundraising and public relations. She teaches speech, persuasion and communication at
Barry University and Advanced Business English at Florida International University, International MBA
program. Lisa has trained thousands of people public speaking, accent reduction, writing, leadership skills, and
building confidence and self-esteem. She has a diverse background with 27 years international experience —
living working, and teaching in nine countries: the United States, Italy, Greece, France, Monaco, South Africa,
Nigeria, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Her unique international insight and academic credentials sets her apart
from other speakers, trainers and executive coaches.
Her clients include NBC, Merrill Lynch, Burger King, ING, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Bank of America, Friends of
the Israeli Defense Fund, Nigerian Ministry of Transport, Jamaican Employers’ Federation, BusinessWire
International sales teams, Diageo, Inc., the Palm Beach Human Resources Council and Home Diagnostics, Inc.
She has trained more than 2,000 Miami-Dade County employees in communication skills – from firefighters,
police officers, librarians to county spokespersons.
She is a former Captain in the United States Air Force, and a distinguished wartime veteran of the first Gulf
War. As an Air Force Captain, she was Chief of Public Affairs at three bases in Italy and Greece from 1987-
1992. While in Greece, as a journalist and executive editor, she won the award for Best Editorial Commentary
and Best Newspaper in the United States Air Forces in Europe. She helped organize press conferences after the
space shuttle Challenger exploded; terrorist attacks in Europe, and plane crashes in the Mediterranean. She was
assigned to the White House Advance team as Media Liaison for two U.S. presidential visits (President George
Bush Sr.) to Europe: Italy, 1989 and Greece, 1991. She also directed and anchored Armed Forces television
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and radio shows, and produced two fundraising documentaries. As a Lieutenant in Texas, she helped the Air
Force raise $33 million for charity in 1986-1987. She helped Florida Memorial University raise $32 million in
1992. She was trained in Public Relations, Journalism and Broadcasting at the United States Defense
Information School in Washington D.C.
She studied French at the Sorbonne in Paris and L’Institute des Etudes Françaises in Tours. She holds a Masters
Degree in Business Communication and a MBA, International Marketing from the International University of
Monaco. In 1994, she was selected as a Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholar, as an
“Ambassador of Goodwill” to the Principality of Monaco. As a Scholar, her mission was to make speeches
throughout Monaco, France, and the U.S. promoting international education, understanding and goodwill. Lisa
speaks fluent French and is experienced in public speaking in both French and English. She earned her
bachelors degree in Journalism and Communication at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1985.
Lisa is a published poet and writer, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Florida Poets.
She is a member of the American Society for Training & Development, the Association of University
Professors, Native American Journalists Association, Florida Speakers Association and the National Speakers