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© Copyright Jake Graf | Transgender Writer, Actor & Director

website by: sam rouche | photographs by: paul grace

Jake Graf is an inspiring, engaging, and entertaining speaker.

 

As an actor, writer and director, Jake has a multitude of experience working in diverse teams and with an inspiring personal story is an ideal speaker for a wide range of events.

 

With a portfolio of 9 award winning films dealing with such diverse topics as disability, asylum seeking, LGBT issues, travel and representation and isolation in old age, Jake is able to create bespoke sessions combining both his films and personal experience. Events can be delivered in a variety of settings including keynotes, fireside chats, panels and Q&As, each tailored to your individual requirements.

To date Jake has spoken and screened films for BNP Paribas, P&G, Pearsons, Sainsbury's, Lloyds, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Cosmopolitan, HSBC, NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, Citi Bank, Purple Reign, CMS, Pinsent Masons, BAUN, The Travel Gazette, Proud Experiences, the Mermaids Charity and The Rainbow Network, where his unique combination has proved hugely popular.

If you are interested in Jake speaking for you or your organisation, please contact using the form below and he will get back to you to discuss creating your perfect event.

TESTIMONIALS

"Jake recently spoke at an even hosted by &Proud, Dentsu Aegis Network’s LGBT+ employee network.  His keynote was truly inspirational! Delivered with a great balance of humility and humour, he captivated the audience and was able to articulate and address a topic too often ignored. He came across as very genuine and I am sure his bravery in telling his story will help raise the profile of Trans people and highlight the work still to be done to really ensure Britain is a safe, tolerant and accepting place for everyone – regardless of who they are."  - Tom Amies-Cull, COO at iProspect

 

"We recently booked Jake to speak as our keynote address at a large-scale InterComms LGBT+ Network event and we can safely say he was an incredible opener to our panel discussion 'Why just the G in LGBT? Let's start with the LBT'. Jake's story was personal, inspiring, touching and delivered with aplomb to an extremely engaged audience. He also got involved with the panel debate afterwards, delivering well-thought out and balanced answers to our attendees questions. Jake is a consummate professional, and an incredible ambassador for the Trans and LGBT+ communities." - Ethan Spibey, Chair of InterComms LGBT Network

 

“Listening to Jake’s story and having the opportunity to watch his film making was educational, emotional and enjoyable. Huge thanks to Jake for his honesty, openness and for being his authentic self” – Sara Hills, MD, EMEA CEO Chief of Staff

 

“I would certainly recommend Jake to anyone who is hoping to develop their awareness and understanding of trans issues. I particularly appreciated his positive approach and candour. Listening to his personal story was enlightening and thought provoking, as well as thoroughly enjoyable. The event we ran at Citi was extremely well-received and undoubtedly helped us to highlight some of the challenges and issues that trans individuals still face. Jake is a great ambassador for the trans community” – Jacqui Lloyd, SVP, Apprentice Lead at Citi

 

“Jake was warm, candid and great company. He has an easy style that draws a group in. His short films were a great way to stimulate a conversation.” – Matthew Stovin-Bradford, Director, Global Head of Securities Services Quality Control

 

“Not only is Jake a charismatic, passionate, and informed speaker, but his films generated a lot of important discussion and questions from our audience. His honesty around his transition and candid answers to questions was endearing, and we have had only positive feedback from our event. Jake was a pleasure to work with – happy to adapt to whatever style of speech we wanted him to deliver, and his charity work brought a lot of new faces to our company” – Alexandra D’Sa, Business Analyst, Citi