Dr. Gloria Burgess

“Just like jazz music, everything we do is about inspiration and collaboration. We honor the wisdom and expertise of your team while celebrating and building on new ideas that emerge.”

Gloria Burgess PhD
President and CEO
Jazz, Inc.

This is My Story

Dr. Gloria Burgess is Seattle’s TOP inspirational speaker. Triumphing over extreme poverty, racism, and sexism, she shows that your life circumstances do not have to predict your destiny.

An acclaimed international speaker, Gloria Burgess has presented keynotes to tens of thousands of people in nearly 30 countries and has shared the stage with luminaries such as Dr. Phil McGraw, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Jean Houston, John O’Donohue, Marci Shimoff, and Immaculée Ilibagiza. She has also been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including NPR, British Public Radio, and Seattle’s renowned Dr. Pat Show.

Her clients include Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing, MSNBC, Farmers Insurance, AT&T, Russell Financial, Providence Health Systems, American Business Women’s Association, Executive Women in Texas Government, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, University of Southern California, International Coach Federation, Embassy of South Africa in Switzerland, National Parliament of Kenya, Women’s International Network, and AGLOW International.

My Recent Work

Gloria Burgess’s most recent work includes two books on leadership in the Building Leadership Bridges series and Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside. Focused on values-driven leadership, Gloria has received high praise from leadership gurus Dr. Warren Bennis and Peter Block.


Creating a bridge…

Gloria Burgess loves nothing more than inspiring others to create a bridge from what was… and what is… to what can be… and she’s dedicated her entire life to doing just that.

As an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and executive coach, Gloria engages individuals and teams in finding the vital core of their creative genius. And she weaves together her own personal legacy using the threads of authenticity, creativity, soulfulness, and cultural inclusion.


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