I explore how to be your best, most honest, true self, and how that helps you take fearless risks
Meet Jeanne - Award-Winning Speaker, Fortune 100 Consultant, & 7-Time Emmy Winner
Jeanne’s three decades of award-winning work in the media with a reach of more than 500 million people, combined with her wealth of experience as a respected speaker, consultant, and faculty member at Northwestern University have shaped her perspective on the important and very necessary connection between personal value, communication skills, and success.
Her extensive repertoire includes hosting her own daily TV talk show for seven years, co-hosting daily radio shows with comedic giants Steve Harvey, George Wallace, and Danny Bonaduce, and interviewing hundreds of Hollywood heavyweights, including Kevin Costner, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, and Susan Sarandon.
She hosts a weekly radio show for V-103, the #1-ranked iHeart Radio station in Chicago and now hosts a podcast “Fearless Authenticity with Jeanne Sparrow” on the iHeart Podcast Network. She appears regularly on top-rated Chicago TV stations as a fill-in host and guest.
Jeanne books frequent speaking events with corporate clients like AT&T, Northwestern University, Guaranteed Rate, Ravinia, iHeartRadio, Governors State University, Black Women’s Expo, Chicago Auto Show (Women’s Day) and The Trotter Project.
She has 30 years of voiceover experience, doing commercials for Fortune 500 companies like Allstate, GMC, McDonald’s, and United Airlines. She’s also an actor, appearing in commercials, and featured on FOX’s Empire, and NBC’s Chicago Med.
On the corporate side, she has the ear of C-suite executives, along with other top-level managers and business owners who want to know the secrets to achieving more while speaking with confidence.
Her high-level consulting includes training in internal and external communication, as well as presentation and media training for corporations and non-profit organizations. Jeanne’s mission is to help her clients become stronger leaders, to know their value and the power of their words to get what they want, and to lead others to success.
She’s also a highly in-demand faculty member at Northwestern University, teaching at the graduate level in the School of Communication. It’s also where she earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees.
Media Recognition & Honors
- 7 NATAS Emmy Awards including Outstanding Achievement for Entertainment, Magazine, & Public Affairs Programming
- African-American Television & Filmmakers’ 2003 Sapphire Reinvention Award
- Midwest Radio & Music Association’s 2002 Radio Personality of the Year & Griot Award
- Chicago Association of Black Journalists: Award for Excellence (2000)
- Chicago Association of Black Journalists: Award for Excellence in Features (1998)
Recent Media Highlights
Chicago Tribune — Jeanne and her dad (June 2020)
Fete Lifestyle Magazine (FLM)— Rock Your Zoom Call (April 2020)
Blog for Northwestern MSC — Revelations from the Daily Grind of COVID-19 Press Conferences (Spring 2020)