Jessica Gifford, 2022 TEDxGreensboro Speaker

Jessica Gifford

Speaker, Trainer, Community Builder & Connector

Improving mental health and well-being through implementation of evidence-based strategies is the foundation of Jessica’s work. With 20 years of experience, she has come to recognize connection as the most powerful protection we have against depression. She founded ProjectConnect in 2020 to address the loneliness pandemic and offer tools to build connection and community. Jessica has trained over 50 organizations on the ProjectConnect model, which facilitates meaningful interactions and builds positive relationships. She writes a weekly blog “101 Ways to Create Connection and Community.”

“Building connection is the most powerful thing we can do to improve mental health and well-being.”