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English Language and Cultural Training for your Employees

We teach the language of confidence.

We teach the language of cultural intelligence.

We teach the language of diversity and inclusion.

For your employees.

For your company.

For the world.

In-person in Silicon Valley

Online anywhere


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I earned my Ph.D. in English Education from the University of Arizona. For 15 years I directed academic programs and taught professional communication at Columbia, Stanford, Harvard, Arizona, and Case Western Reserve Universities.


In 2017, I started J. Gerard Consulting to train and coach professionals who are new to the US. I specialize in English language and cultural training in the workplace as well as special programs for women and families of relocated employees.

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Coaching, Workshops, and Consultations Created and Led by Jessica Gerard, Ph.D.

Cultural Training for Israelis and Americans in the Workplace

Interested in cross-cultural team and relationship building between Israeli and American offices and employees?


Join us to discuss critical areas of difference between Israeli and American interactional styles and learn strategies and language tools to improve communication and trust.

We'll discuss common areas of cultural misunderstanding, including directness, feedback, honesty, negotiation, and leadership style.

Customized programs available.

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Why J. Gerard Consulting

I create programs that align with your company’s goals and transform your employees. My experience in academia and private language coaching for employees has given me the know-how to effectively train and coach internationals so they feel they can accomplish anything.


Here are other benefits to partnering with J. Gerard Consulting:


INcrease cultural awareness

Internationals learn why DEI is important in the workplace. This creates an inclusive environment and reduces the escalation of issues and HR involvement. JG Consulting can also make recommendations for additional training based on workshop and client needs.


Employees experience less stress and spend less time on language-related tasks, increasing productivity and efficiency.

increase revenue

Employees are more confident and happier, reducing turnover and enhancing performance which contributes to the company’s bottom line. 


What Clients Have to Say


Advancing your English language could be a very challenging task. Especially once done alone. For that reason, I was looking for the best language trainer who would help me to bridge between my desire to have an advanced level of English with the actions that would bring me there.

Jessica Gerard was the exact professional I was looking for! After attending two of her workshops, I decided to meet with Jessica for private lessons. What a fantastic attitude and structure she has for her classes! I was amazed by her ability to make each session relevant to my needs, but also operate in a fun and enjoyable way. Every week I was looking forward to those meetings with Jessica and that's what really helped me to make a progress. For sure, I am going to continue working with her in person or on-line from my next destination on the globe. Highly recommended!

--Nadia, Client, Private English Classes/Workshops

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