Jason Sanford | Training Consultant
Jason is an actor and training consultant with Ovation who is based in New York. He is the proud co-founder of Be Ready, a non-profit dedicated to helping under-resourced students of color develop effective communication and presentation skills. He has worked with executive teams from Spitfire, Microsoft, Tableau, Lockheed Martin, Raymond James, Smartsheet, and ASTHO amongst others. He prides himself on creating a safe space for all trainees where they are empowered to make bold choices in service of finding their authentic voice. His greatest joy is watching trainees dispense with their inner critic and utilize simple techniques to deliver confident presentations.
Onstage, Jason has performed at some of the top regional theatres in the country, including Seattle Rep, Shakespeare & Company, California Shakespeare Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is passionate about classical texts and has had the pleasure of playing titular roles from Shakespeare in Hamlet and Othello.
Jason is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and holds an MFA from the University of Washington.
What’s one thing you wish the business world would borrow from the acting world?
Which role or performance of your own has meant the most to you as an actor?
I played Hamlet and it was by far the most rewarding experience of my life. The role required me to use all of my physical, intellectual, and emotional powers. I learned a lot about myself as a performer and a person. I would not trade that experience for anything in the world.
What do you consider your personal trademark as a trainer?
What’s the sports team you give your all for?
Los Angeles Lakers. Let’s Go LeBron!
You’ve won a vacation of your choosing! Where are you going?
Croatia. There’s something about the piercing blue water and coastal city that seems really magical to me.