Corporate Work       

Work with Individuals  

Workshops & Calendar  


Books & CD's              

About Jazz, Inc.          

To Contact Jazz-Inc




To survive in the 21st century, we are going to need a new generation of leaders  leaders, not managers.
Leaders conquer the context ...
while managers surrender to it.
Leaders investigate reality ... managers adopt the truth from others and implement it without probing for the facts that reveal reality.

 W. Bennis

Workshop Descriptions

January 15, 2007
7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Third Place Commons, noon - 1:00 pm ~ Free
2nd floor of the Lake Forest Park Mall
17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park, Washington

Gloria sponsors the annual gathering to honor Dr. King's legacy of freedom, service, & community. This inclusive gathering is for the whole family to enjoy. Bring a friend!
For information call: 206.366.3333 or visit

January 26-28, 2007
Workshop: 2nd Annual Guiding Lights Weekend
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Gloria is a luminary workshop presenter. Her theme is
Purpose, Possibility, & Cultivating the Imagination.
Check back soon for more detailed information.


January 28, 2007
Poetry Experience: Thanking Our Mentors
2nd Annual Guiding Lights Weekend
Noon - at the Seattle Center
Seattle WA


February 3, 2007
Retreat: Legacy ~ Living & Renewal
Providence Hospice
Everett, Washington

February 8, 2007
Keynote: Legacy Living ~ Women in Business
Seattle, Washington

February 15, 2007
Keynote: Legacy Living ~ Accidental Mentorship
Russell Financial Group
Tacoma Firs Country Club
Tacoma WA

March 1 – 3, 2007
Workshop: Writers’ Workshop, Panel, Mentoring
Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference
Langley, Washington

March 15 – 29, 2007
Cultural Reconnections: Weaving Cross-Cultural Legacies

May 26, 2007
Keynote: Legacy ~ Serving With Heart & Soul
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. - Orange County Chapter
Los Angeles, California

June 5, 2007
Keynote: Diversity
Providence Health Systems
Everett, Washington

June 16 – 22, 2007
Workshop: Legacy of the Heart
Hui Ho’olana Retreat Center
Molokai, Hawaii

Join Gloria in Hawaii for the most exciting journey of your life, a legacy of the heart. Through reflection, collage, journaling, music, movement, and time in nature, you will reconnect with your inner core and with your soul’s desire. You will leave refreshed, recommitted, and rejoicing about living your legacy, now.
To register, or for more information, Barbara Robitaille

June 23, 2007
Fundraiser: Sound of the Northwest
20th Anniversary Concert & Cultural Outreach
Guest Conductor:  Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Roc
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, Washington


September 27 – 29, 2007
Keynote: Legacy ~ Women’s International Network
Oslo, Norway

September 30 – October 3, 2007
Panel: Legacy ~ For the Sake of Our Children
National Staff and Development Training Association
Dallas, Texas

October 21 – 23, 2007
Workshop: Giving Our Children Wings to Fly
National Black Child Development Institute
Chicago, Illinois



Leadership for a Change
This interactive session is for experienced managers and leaders who want to discover or polish their leadership gifts. The workshop will help you: Understand the critical difference between management and leadership
Make the most of your current skills Understand how to share influence and power with others Transition from the old paradigm to be a successful leader in the 21st century


Everyone has creative gifts. What are yours? [Re]-discover, explore, and celebrate your creativity in the company of others. You'll be glad you did!

Poetry Performances

Come celebrate the human soul. Relax, listen and lose yourself in the rich, lyrical magic of poetry. Gloria will perform some of her favorite poems, featuring works from her new, just released book "The Open Door". as well as poems from her two previous published books,"Journey of the Rose",and "A Yellow Wood".


Increase your cross-cultural awareness and competence and develop skills in global communication that will last a lifetime.

Building Bridges: The Art of Cross-Cultural Communication
Are you looking for a practical, hands-on workshop where you can learn to increase your cross-cultural sensitivity and take your communication skills to a new level? If so, then this workshop is for you. You will learn to:
  • Understand the importance of cultural sensitivity for rich, fruitful cross-cultural communication
  • Understand your learning styles
  • Understand your communication and how you relate to others
  • Identify your strengths as a communicator
  • Make the best use of your strengths
  • Build and maintain healthy, respectful cross-cultural relationships
You will learn first hand about cross-cultural sensitivity and how to make the best use of your communication and learning styles. You will practice using specific skills to understand how you relate to others. At the end of the workshop, you will have the basic skills necessary to understand and transform how you relate to co-workers, friends, and family members. This workshop will provide you with cross-cultural awareness and skills you can use for the rest of life.

Gloria J. Burgess, PhD, consultant, educator, and executive coach works with organizations throughout the US and Canada to develop cross-cultural competence. Gloria teaches cross-cultural studies, leadership, and management, at the University of Washington, Leadership Tomorrow, and formerly at Bastyr University's Center for Applied Behavioral Science - The Leadership Institute of Seattle. Gloria also creates special programs on cross-cultural awareness for corporations, health care organizations, universities and schools, and foundations.

For additional information on Building Bridges: the Art of Cross-Cultural Communication, please e-mail info@jazz-inc.com.

Personal Development

Take a time out of time for a memorable retreat, to focus on what really matters and to renew your spirit.

Gloria Burgess, Ph.D., is an organizational consultant, educator, producer, performer, and author of Journey of the Rose, and The Open Door which reflects her passion for spirit-filled work. Gloria speaks throughout the US and Canada on leadership, creativity, change, and cultural diversity. She is on the faculty of University of Washington, and Leadership Tomorrow, and formerly on the faculty of Bastyr University/Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS),. Gloria is currently writing a book on courageous leadership and is founder and executive director of The Lift Every Voice Foundation.

For more information about future Spirit & Work sessions, please e-mail info@jazz-inc.co