Jenny Drescher & Ellen Feldman Ornato

Founding Partners

The Bolder Company

The Bolder Company works with manufacturing and AEC (architecture, engineering & construction) organizations, helping individuals and teams to make positive changes in their communication and behavior through fully experiential, improvisation-based learning. All Bolder Company engagements move individuals towards mastery of essential, foundational workplace skills; listening, speaking up, taking ownership, and developing relationships.  These newly developed skills improve cooperation and collaboration and reduce stress and turnover.

Jenny Drescher is an invigorating speaker and coach with a bold, funny style. An accomplished performance Improviser, instructional designer, and candid-yet-kind facilitator, she draws out courage and playfulness in her audiences and students. She delights in guiding people to break free of patterns that hold them back and liberate the powerful leader within. Jenny has 10+ years of executive coaching and facilitation experience in workplaces, service agencies, and schools. Jenny’s corporate work background includes inside and outside sales, customer service and account management. She has been a certified coach since 2007, bringing extensive knowledge about Emotional Intelligence to each interaction. She is a performing improviser with the Mop & Bucket Company in Schenectady, NY.

Bolder Company Founding Partner Ellen Feldman Ornato has a diverse work background that includes stints as a city planner, an economic development official, and a marketing director in a large retail chain. She is an entrepreneur at heart and owned a learning company and a marketing & public relations agency prior to launching Bolder Company with Jenny Drescher in 2014. Ellen has extensive experience working with manufacturers, building essential supervisory and leadership skills with rising leaders. She is bilingual (English/Spanish) and blends her knowledge of Unconscious Bias, DiSC®, Adaptability, and other leadership content with a wide variety of experiential methods that make learning stick. Ellen is a gifted storyteller who performs regularly at regional storytelling events.