Dr. J

Dr. J

National Trainer - Keynote Speaker!

Dr. J’s philosophy about teaching, training, counseling, and consulting is simple— “You cannot give what you have not received.” In other words, “the only way out is through.”

With the many demands fighting for our attention today and the unpredictability of the world’s stage, stress, anxiety, depression, confusion, and burnout are skyrocketing like never before. And kids are not exempt from these same issues as well. As a matter of fact, our young people are yearning for that teacher, coach, counselor, parent, or role model to see beyond their anger, awkwardness, insecurities, and their ups and downs.

Knowing this, kids and even adults alike are oftentimes trying to ‘just get through their days.’ This can leave little room for rest, restoration, and fulfillment, whether in the classroom, your work space, your mission, and even your personal or family life.

Even with the many curve balls that life throws your way, receiving and creating that warm, safe, authentic environment allows both kids AND adults alike to feel, heal, grow, and thrive in the way that we are destined for. It is possible, as you value yourself enough to stop and pause for Y-O-U!

As you do, you will be able to receive the care and nurture you deserve that allows you to grow and develop into the educator, professional, and person you were designed to be. Here, you will teach, lead, counsel, consult, or minister out of a place of rest, calm, peace, and healing that mirrors what you have received from your boldness to journey within.

Kids are depending on you. They may not ever tell you with their words, yet they will show you with their choices. That authentic connection is the foundation of all learning, knowing someone is with them and for them—being on their side.

Dr. J has yielded to her life’s mission, calling, and purpose by simply being herself and persevering despite great odds. Here, this affords others to join in the same.

She has been called a cheerleader by her students and clients for many years and continues to model this in spite of their great challenges as well. Calling out the best in another can set the stage for the next great leader waiting to be released on the world’s stage.

Just as Dr. J’s mom, whose life was cut way too short, sang “did you ever know that you’re my hero…” over her, she calls on the best in you to rise up and know that….

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say,It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” ~ Fred Rogers

Dr. J believes that as children and as adults, we can together create a symphony of new chords that echo new scripts, new ideas, new strategies, new dreams, and new visions. She is ready, able, and willing to stand behind you, with you, and for you, as you renew, refresh, and recharge, launching you into even greater heights and depths both personally and professionally. You, too, can receive the charge (or recharge) you need to set your classroom, work space, professional, or personal life straight, enabling you to walk more fulfilled on this journey of life. Your “kids” and “all” in your path will be glad you said “YES” on their behalf and on yours.

 Together, we can and will get there!


  • CEO & Clinical Director, Mission Acts International
  • National Trainer, Classroom Management
  • National Trainer, Student Engagement and Motivation (SEAM)
  • Doctoral Graduate of Regent University (PhD)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
  • Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Retired Professor
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