Based in Toronto, Canada, Jessica Santonato is a TEDx Speaker who shares the message of forgiveness and finding the gift in painful experiences. She is an award-winning author featured alongside Lisa Nicholas, Neale Donald Walsch, and SARK in the book series “Pebbles in the Pond”. In her latest memoir “Flip The Script” (February 2020), she shares her journey of living a criminal lifestyle, assault, attempted suicide and domestic violence before the age of 30, to her rise in conscious leadership and humanitarian work by the age of 35. Recognized for her leadership abilities, she was one of three people chosen by an American personal development company to help more than a thousand entrepreneurs from across all continents achieve success through the power of vivid story sharing and communication.
Flip The Script, an organization Jessica founded with her rich life experience and degrees in psychology and criminology, is a raw and unfiltered story sharing community where everyday people inspirationally share how they’ve overcome adversity and discovered the gift in their pain. Proceeds from events support their story sharing program ‘From the Streets to the Stage’ for men with criminal histories by giving them a platform to share their stories and appreciate their experiences from a positive perspective.
She has been featured in media such as CBC Radio, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Rogers TV and various podcasts, and has given talks at TEDx, Humber College, University of Guelph, Mississauga City Hall, inner-city schools and at an event for international peace activist/conscious hip-hop artist, Emmanuel Jal.