Dr. Jay Kent-Ferraro, Ph.D., MBA
A leader and recognized authority in optimal performance coaching and professional development, Dr. Jay Kent-Ferraro brings an extensive background of human performance expertise with over two decades of real-life experience as an licensed clinician, Consultant, Certified Coach, Trainer, Author and Speaker (husband and dad to 5 kids too!) with proven technologies that get results!
Dr. Jay grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he received his greatest education— learning about the resiliency of the human spirit and its most valuable gift, the freedom to choose and generate possibility in the face of anything challenging!
From Brooklyn he went on to pursue a career in clinical and counseling psychology completing doctoral degree programs in organizational psychology, family and couples therapy and healthcare administration at American Psychological Association (APA) approved training institutions.
Dr. Jay received post-doctoral training at the prestigious Gestalt Institute of Cleveland with a specialty in working with small groups and intimate systems and completed an APA approved clinical internship with specialties in family psychiatry at the Children’s Medical Center. He earned the certification of Nationally Certified Psychologist, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Corporate Coach & Trainer, was chosen as a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association, is Board Certified in Counseling and Psychotherapy and serves on several national boards promoting wellness and enhanced human performance in corporate America, making him a sought after trainer and consultant to organizations around the country.
With the added degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Dr. Jay offers a unique credential and experience set to his consultancy being a recognized expert in interpersonal technologies along with sound business acumen.
In addition to founding Empowerment Technologies, an executive coaching, training and consultation firm specializing in Emotional Intelligence Consultancy, Dr. Jay is a featured guest on personal and professional development topics on radio and TV.
Together with his wife Julie, they are authors of the tell-all book Surprised By Love: One Couple’s Journey from Infidelity to True Love. As a result of this powerful story of hope, transformation and reconciliation following an affair, Dr. Jay has the rare and unique privilege to work alongside Julie through their joint talents in their company offering transformational seminars, keynotes presentations, consulting and coaching for couples committed to re-designing their relationships from infidelity to people around the world.