JD Schramm


Ed.D., Higher Ed Leadership, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
MBA, Management and Entrepreneurship, New York University, 2002
BFA, Theatre Management and Marketing, Emporia State University, 1985


A passionate coach and gifted communicator in his own right, JD Schramm treasures the opportunity to bring out the best in those he teaches, advises or inspires through his speaking, coaching and teaching. Thousands of students at UC Davis, Stanford, Columbia, New York University and the University of Southern California have benefitted from his hallmark style of teaching and rigorous feedback to help them speak with conviction and write for impact.

Beyond the classroom Schramm works with individuals, teams and entire organizations to communicate with greater mastery. A sought-out speaker and trainer, he has worked with firms and groups including the Aspen Institute, Qualtrics, YPO, Breakline, Jane Street Financial, GenenTech, Ciena, AQR Capital, Adams Street Partners, Schmidt Science Fellows, NASA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Google. He invests the same commitment to helping a client prepare for Davos or TED that he does to secure their next round of funding or win a pitch competition. An active member of the LGBTQ community,Schramm particularly focuses his energy on inclusion efforts within higher education and communities of faith. He is an advocate for suicide prevention, foster care services and HIV/AIDS research. He and his husband, Rev. Ken Daigle, make their home in San Francisco raising three very active children.

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LGBTQ+ Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Storytelling, Mastery

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Management and Organizations