Jay Franze


Born and raised outside of Boston, MA, Jay spent his school years engulfed in the thriving music scene that the city had to offer. After graduation he moved to Nashville to work in the music business, building a name for himself over his 25+ years as a leader in the industry.

Jay is an author, speaker, coach, with a passion for leadership development. His coaching focuses on career development and personal branding. He helps people and teams reach their maximum potential through service innovation.

Jay is an Advisory Council Member for Harvard Business Review, an Advisory Board Member at Rutgers University, and a 2020 inductee of Marquis Who’s Who in America. He is also the host of the Franze and Friends podcast, a show where Jay interviews leaders from all industries.



Informative, edgy, and entertaining.  Franze and Friends is a podcast hosted by Jay Franze.  On this show, Jay interviews leaders from all industries.

This show makes even the most stressful of commutes fly by, so select an episode, laugh, and learn.  To listen at home or in the office, just ask Siri, Alexa, or Google to “play the Franze and Friends Podcast.”

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lessons from the field


This book will provide any manager with the guidance necessary to become a leader. Whether you are new to management or a seasoned professional, this book should never leave your side. The ultimate goal is to provide lessons from the field that will take you from manager to leader.

~ Lisa Evans, State Street Bank

It’s rare that you come across a true leader like Jay. I have had the privilege of working with him for many years, and I trust his leadership completely. I am continuously impressed by his ability to stay calm under the most stressful of situations and provide the guidance necessary to successfully make it through. I have learned so much from him and his lessons. I truly believe that this book is a must for any manager looking to become a true leader.

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