At 28, Jake has been building businesses in television (CW, FOX, ABC) music tours (J. Cole
, Kanye West
, One Republic
) and events for over a decade. Jake has an “everyman” appeal and his warm and raw honesty fosters meaningful and lively connection with his audiences. Born in Maine to lower income class parents, Jake grew up in a household with an annual income of $30,000. He moved to New York City with a college acceptance letter in one hand and a dream of changing late night TV in the other. He started out with no relationships in Hollywood yet went on
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to become the youngest host in late night TV history. The Edge with Jake Sasseville
aired on ABC after Jimmy Kimmel Live!
and raised $5 million by his twenty-third birthday. Inspired by the tragic death of his brother when Jake was in high school, he’s partnered with organizations throughout his career that contribute massively to children, including his work with the United Nations’ World Food Program
(South Africa),St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
(Memphis) or Room to Read
(San Francisco and Thailand).
— Speeches range from 30 to 90 minutes in length;
A Decade In Pursuit of Late Night: Unorthodox ways Jake Sasseville went from a trailer park in Maine to being the youngest star ever in late night TV on ABC
In his energetic and fearless presentation, Jake Sasseville walks audiences through the history of how his once cable access TV show got 100,000+ people to e-petition Disney
to have “their Jake after Jimmy on ABC.” From the early days of shooting short online segments with the United Nations
producers in the Congo to interviewing Big Bird
and Saturday Night Live
Jake takes you on a whirlwind adventure, outlining the steps he took to navigate through the clutter, how he leveraged social media and music to make his dent in a fifty-year-old industry and how he lost it all, only to rebuild it once again. Three TV shows under his belt by the age of 26, he’s interviewed everyone from the worlds of TV, music and politics and shares insight on how to make your place in the world, not find it.
Takeaways: TV, fame, crowd-sourcing, marketing, social media, state management, sales
Being The CEO Of Your Own Life: Trains, Planes and Automobiles: What makes the difference between leaders and followers?
Leaders have higher standards. Period. Jake hasn’t stopped working since he was 14 years old. Whatever it’s taken to raise the stakes and contribute more massively than ever before, he’s has done it. In this bold presentation, he shares counter-intuitive methods for generating cash, increasing sales, turning NOs into YESes, how to manage powerful teams and create great art.
Takeaways: Persuasive communication, sales techniques, leadership
Coaching as a way to build massive and meaningful success. DIY tools, tricks, hints and shortcuts
When the going gets tough, the tough call Jake. He has been called on as coach by sitcom legend Roseanne Barr
, NBC’s The Office Star Rainn Wilson
, NFL athletes Wade Davis II
and Jay Fiedler
as well as successful San Francisco Bay Area startup entrepreneurs like Manuel Rappard (RPMWest
) and Ethan Bloch (Flotown
Major brands call Jake when they need help, too, including Overstock.com
Co-President Stormy Simon, Fuze Beverage
and FRS Healthy Energy
CEO Carl Sweat and Grey Advertising President Amy Tunick
. Using these real-life learnings, Jake, a master storyteller, teaches you step-by-step how to effectively condition yourself for success, the neuro-associative processes he’s used to get more out those who he coaches and persuasive communication techniques that ensure you are powerfully influential in all areas of your life.
Takeaways: goal-and-intention setting workshop, interactive case studies.