Jessica Pettitt, CSP

June 07, 2018
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Hilton Garden Inn
500 Promenade Blvd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Jessica was scheduled to do a Humor Lab last year, and whooping cough and pneumonia made that impossible. Luckily, with another year under her belt, she is coming for us with one warning. Be careful what you ask her - she will answer you!

After speaking high-volume, low-fee for over a decade to mostly college audiences, switching to associations and corporate work, blending her experience as a stand-up comic and social justice education, Jess can share a lot and most importantly her mistakes. 

This isn't just a speaker therapy session, but an honest space to share professional choices, areas of focus, branding decisions, and big and often expensive mistakes:

  • Going from an idea to a successful product
  • Self-publishing vs. using a “real” publisher
  • Keynoting, training, seminars, retreats, oh my!
  • Using humor with difficult subjects
  • Earning and leveraging your CSP
  • Serving on the National Board of NSA
  • Being a road warrior and traveling 300 days a year
  • Balancing business and personal life
  • What would you do if...?
  • And much much more!


Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity training in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together.  With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

After speaking for over a decade, Jessica Pettitt, CSP, now travels chapter to chapter to give back to NSA.  Learn from her mistakes and accidental smart choices no matter how many years you have been speaking and laugh along the way.  

6 PM-7 PM Dinner & Networking
7 PM-9 PM Program


$65.00 NSA NJ Chapter Member Rate - Evening Meeting
$50.00 Earlybird rate before June 6

$65.00 Neighboring Chapter Member Rate - Evening Meeting
$50.00 Earlybird rate before June 6