Jennifer Arvin Furlong is the Founder and CEO of Communication TwentyFourSeven and host of the Communication TwentyFourSeven Podcast. She is the author of the book, Mini-Handbook for Jackasses: Communication and Relationships and is a TEDx speaker and coach.
Jen is a communication expert whose passion is to help others solve their most difficult communication issues by helping them develop more effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Her clients discover their communication strengths, learn to adapt to others’ communication styles, and become more confident and competent communicators and dynamic public speakers, all while having fun. Organizations who hire her to work with their workforce observe improved employee morale and a more positive and productive work environment. Jen’s professional development programs are informed by her more than 30 years’ experience as a communication specialist and 18 years’ experience as a communication professor.
A Marine Corps veteran, Jen was the first woman Marine to be awarded the Sergeant Major Dan Daly Award and the first woman Marine to be appointed editor of the Quantico Sentry, the Marine Corps’ oldest newspaper. She is a first-generation college graduate (B.A. and M.A. in Communication), a PhD candidate, a mom, a wife, and a breast cancer survivor, which means she doesn’t believe in “I can’t.”
"The first step in becoming an effective communicator is understanding the message you send may not be the message that is received."