Jordyn Benattar

JD/MBA Candidate at the University of Toronto; Founder and President of Speakwell Coaching & Consulting

Jordyn Benattar is an award-winning public speaker, actress, writer, and entrepreneur. As a national public speaking champion, Jordyn represented Canada at world tournaments and earned international recognition in such categories as persuasive speaking, impromptu speaking, dramatic interpretations, radio speech, and after-dinner speaking. After earning her coaching certification at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, Jordyn began helping others realize their full potential as confident, effective, and memorable speakers. Jordyn’s affinity for speaking before large audiences began with her career as an actress in film and television. Her performances have earned her a CAMIE Award, a Gemini Award nomination, and a Young Artist Award nomination. As an expert in communication, Jordyn has worked in fashion public relations, book editing, news media, and most recently, in the venture capital arena at O'Leary Ventures. ​ Jordyn graduated with honors from Queen’s University, where she was awarded the Medal in Sociology and the Prince of Wales Prize as the university’s top B.A. student. She also studied journalism, acting, and communications at New York University, and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Jordyn is currently completing her JD/MBA at the University of Toronto, writing her first book, and coaching individuals to speak well.

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