Jayzen Patria is a noted speaker, facilitator, corporate learning leader and performance consultant helping transform organizations through the power of their people finding their authentic voice and bringing their full selves to work.
A dynamic and inspiring showman and presenter, Jayzen has been featured at national conferences, including Mika Brzezinski’s Know Your Value, TEDx, SXSW, Creating Change, Out & Equal, Models of Pride, and Elliott Masie’s annual Learning event.
Jayzen is a 25-year learning and development veteran of Fortune 100 companies, including General Electric, Comcast, and NBCUniversal. He has worked with some of the world's top entertainment and media brands, including Bravo, USA Network, The Golf Channel, Telemundo, Focus Features, and Universal Parks & Resorts.
Most recently he led executive development and architected the Talent Lab, a uniquely branded corporate university, for NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. There, he led executive development focused on aligning new and newly promoted VPs to the company culture and accelerating high-potential leaders to the senior executive level. He also supported NBCUniversal’s Chief Diversity Officer in curating leadership development programs for high-potential, diverse executives and curating and producing the annual IMPACT Summit, a unique leadership development conference for diverse employees.
A life-long equality advocate inspired by his multicultural background, Jayzen cut his teeth in the diversity space running the Gay Student Union at the University of Southern California. He helped bring the group “out of the closet” to be a highly visible element of student programming by creating alliances with campus student groups for women and people of color.
Throughout his career, he has served in volunteer roles to champion the advocacy of diverse employees, leveraging his talent development expertise. He co-led GE’s GLBTA Alliance for 5 years, helping drive LGBT acceptance throughout the company by launching chapters around the world, establishing an annual global meeting of LGBT & ally employees, and helping to build the business case for achieving a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. For over a decade, he led OUT@NBCUniversal, one of the oldest LGBT Employee Resource Groups in corporate America, expanding from one chapter to 13 global chapters with over 3,000 voluntary members. In that role, Jayzen shaped the company’s LGBT philanthropy strategy, partnering with non-profits to create activations for recruitment, development, and engagement of employees. He also was a sought-after advisor on the LGBT community for TV, film, and news storytellers and marketers supporting iconic content, including MILK, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, THE DANISH GIRL, I AM CAIT, HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, and the reboot of WILL & GRACE. At Comcast, he supported the establishment and launch of seven national Employee Resource Groups and their partnership with the cable operator’s multicultural team.
Jayzen is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world’s largest LGBT non-profit, and has been honored to speak on their behalf about LGBT workplace equality with organizations, NGOs, and multinational companies in China.