Master Success Coach, International Speaker & Author

As the cousin to the famous comedian Richard Pryor, a sense of humor runs in the family — Jesse Ferrell is no exception. Audiences are routinely impressed by his ability to strike a balance between substance and entertainment, as evidenced by the crowds’ laughter and engagement. In fact, Harrah’s Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, and RVC Outdoor Destinations voted Jesse Ferrell Speaker of the Year.

Jesse has always had a passion for hospitality and living into the ideal of the power shared whenever you focus on How You Leave Others Feeling.  He gives credit for the writing of his first best selling book How You Leave Them Feeling to his 36 years spent rising up the ranks in hospitality while practicing his love for the hospitality industry!

After founding JessTalk Speaking & Coaching Firm, Jesse continues to serve the top executives and professionals in the hospitality industry for more than 18 years.  He says, “I take great pleasure in creating partnerships with desiring professionals who have risen more than 3 senior level positions since we first started coaching and facilitating communication and leadership development workshops with them and their teams”.

Jesse chose to bring the highest most expedited leadership and breakthrough success opportunity to those desiring professionals so he teamed up with Lisa Ferrell, Vice President & Master Success Coach and Lisa Ulshafer, Author, Empowerment Coach, & Inspirational Speaker to create The Breakthrough Success Plan.

The Breakthrough Success Plan is a combination of amazing real-life tested strategies, systems, tools and processes all housed in a virtual classroom that offers professionals to learn on demand and serves as the ultimate offering to help them achieve breakthrough success.  They will gain more fulfillment, recognition and income as they excel through The Breakthrough Success Plan. This is the ultimate package plan for breaking through to your desired success on your own time!

In over three decades, Jesse has built relationships with Whoopie Goldberg, Bruce Willis, Muhammad Ali, Zina Garrison, the former world champion tennis player, along with Charles Sampson the world champion bull rider…just to name a few. He’s got range: from actors to professional tennis players to world-champion bull riders, Jesse can impress. Jesse had his own radio show, “JessTalk Radio,” which was co-hosted with his wife Lisa Ferrell. Their next creative move was their “Conversations” podcast, available now for download on iTunes.

Always responding to the latest in technology and emerging communication platforms, Jesse & Lisa have teamed up with Shaundell Newsome (Marketing Expert) to produce a podcast called ‘Brothers & Conversations’. You can catch this podcast on Facebook, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, Jesstalk.com media section and more.

Jesse authored the book, “How You Leave Them Feeling.” With his growing friendship with Louis Gossett Jr, Lou offered to write the forward and Brian Tracy the celebrity speaker and author with his devoted mentorship to Jesse wrote a testimonial for his book. Brian is single handedly the man responsible for piquing Jesse’s interest in speaking and coaching as a vocational choice more than 20 years ago.

Jesse attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) on multiple academic scholarships where he earned two degrees in fine arts and hotel administration. He worked in the hospitality and gaming industry for 36 years, starting as a bus boy and moving to the highest levels of management as the Executive Director of Casino Marketing. He spent six years as an adjunct professor teaching senior-level casino marketing classes at UNLV. Jesse earned his coaching certification from Coach U in order to live out his purpose, invoking his best gifts and talents as a global player. He has been a catalyst for change, transforming people’s lives across the world. Jesse has logged over 126,000 hours developing his expertise in speaking, coaching and educating others.

Hire Jesse to connect with your team or company to help you and your team learn to build powerful relationship equity with colleagues and peers, as well as internal and external customers.

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"When you put the powerful, proven insights from Jesse’s book into action, you will be a more effective person, and get more done in every part of your life. Your future can be unlimited."

Brian Tracy
Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author & Consultant, Brian Tracy International

Jesse’s Influencers

  • Whoopie Goldberg, Former Client
  • Bruce Willis, Former Client
  • Louis Gossett, Jr, Former Client
  • Zina Garrison, Former Client
  • Charles Sampson, Former Client
  • Muhammad Ali, Mentor
  • Brian Tracy, Mentor
  • Richard Pryor, Cousin