Jacqueline is a native New Yorker, who has a wealth of professional experience and a passion for helping others to achieve their maximum potential. Her background is very diverse. She holds several professional degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology & Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice; a Master of Public Administration from Metropolitan College of NY, and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management, from Walden University. Prior to starting her coaching business, Jacqueline had a successful 18 year career, in social services & non profit management, working with people in recovery and person's living with HIV/AIDS; ten of those years were in management and leadership positions, managing the oversight of grant funded and revenue generating programs. She left her last position as Vice President of Human Resources for a private company in NYC, to start her own Coaching/Consulting business.
Throughout her career, Jacqueline has trained, managed and coached staff, many of whom have gone on to become successful leaders, managers and business entrepreneurs today. Currently, Jacqueline is teaching undergraduates in Public Administration, managing her coaching business, and supporting new entrepreneurs. She lives in the Atlanta metro area, and is working on her Doctoral degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing & Entrepreneurship.
Jacqueline is a member of the following professional organizations:
FUN FACTS ABOUT
1. I come from a large family, and I'm the youngest of 14.
2. My family is originally from the Caribbean island of, Trinidad & Tobago. And we're a wonderful mixture of African, Indo-caribbean & Latin origins.
3. My favorite food is, Italian.
4. I love all types of music: Salsa, R&B, calypso, pop, jazz, country and, reggae.
5. My favorite & lucky color is, PINK!
6. I have a terrible sweet tooth, & I LOOVE ice-cream, ALL flavors. :)
7. I love scented candles, pink roses, & jewelry.
8. My horoscope is Cancer, and I'm terribly sentimental.
9. My middle initial stands for, "Leslie-Ann".
10. I LOVE to travel. My favorite places so far are, Hawaii and London.
11. My nick name was "squeaky" in HS, but my dad nick named me "JJ", as a child.
12. I graduated from HS, valedictorian.
13. I have a shoe, perfume, & designer pocketbook obsession.
14. I love the Spring & Fall months.
15, Bravo TV is my guilty pleasure in my free time.
16. I enjoy Salsa dancing.
My Favorite Quote: "Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful". - Jacqueline Bisset, Actor.
My Personal Mantra: "Great business-women are like diamonds - bright, rare, valuable, and always in demand". - Jacqueline.
"Well....... that was my official bio, but here's what I really want you to know......."
I have a passion for working with people. There is nothing I love more than to impart what I have gained in experience and knowledge, to those who want to improve their lives, and build better futures for themselves and their families.
I can relate to many of the frustrations you may feel in wanting better and more out of life. You see, I have come a long way and was not really supposed to be a success, if you listen to some. I grew up in single parent household. Although my dad was present in my life, I was primarily raised by my mom, in the very tough community of Flatbush, Brooklyn, where I was supposed to be a HS drop out and statistic. I experienced many ups and downs in my life, have overcome adversities that were painful, including losing several loved ones to HIV/AIDS, and enduring the sadness of watching a family member suffer from the deep holds of drug addiction. But, I loved to learn and school was my anchor. I worked my way through college and grad school, and worked for some great and not so great employers. I have had a mountain of student loan and other debt that, I not only felt ashamed of, never thought I would get out of, even though I worked for a six-figure salary.
In 2013, after being a New Yorker for 42 years of my life, with no job prospects, and an uncertain future, I made the most difficult decision of my life. I walked away from a great paying job, and moved my family to Atlanta, GA. Since my move, I have started my doctoral studies, held one of the BEST positions of my career where I learned about online marketing, and launched a business that has connected me to some wonderful people and clients. I now know that every experience that I have had, has prepared me for the present and what I truly wanted.
I've learned so much about management and business throughout my career, that it has prepared me to run a business and brand that I feel proud of, and has infinite potential. I strongly believe that nothing happens BEFORE it is supposed to. And the right time, is the present. I finally took control of my life, career, finances and future. I did what was truly in my heart, I started my own coaching business, and I have NEVER been happier. That's how I know, YOU can TOO!
Wishing you the best in business & success,
- Jacqueline, xoxo