Jennifer Rettele-Thomas

(she, her, hers)

Operations and Sales

As the co-founder of Voice First World, I connect clients to the resources they need to find their physical voices, communicate authentically, and reach their desired audience with confidence. 

21st century employees crave workplace opportunities to support career advancement. With more than twenty years of experience in university development, donor relations, and leadership, I advocate for employer sponsored professional development and radical stewardship of employees and clients.

Previously the associate vice president of campaign and principal gift operations for the Kansas State University Foundation, I am excited to see you own your power and presence.

Jennifer Vellenga

(she, her, hers)

Coaching and Creative

As the co-founder of Voice First World, I help leaders speak with courage, clarity, and presence so they can influence positive change in the workplace. I love coaching clients to find their most powerful stories and communicate authentically to reach their desired audience with confidence. My specialty is working with women (including non-binary) and serving underrepresented voices to develop their everyday  communications.

With more than twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts, higher education, and leadership, I advocate for creative communication in all industries.

As a former professor of theatre and stage director, I’ve spent my career developing stories and helping to build the confidence of leaders, speakers, students, and children through communication and performance training.