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Jackie Wellwood is the author of several books, a professional keynote speaker, life coach and workshop leader. Her latest book is Lead With Your Integrity. Her speaking career began twenty years ago when her first book, The Busy Mom’s Guide to Simple Living, was published. Leading workshops, speaking at conventions and authoring two more books, 101 Devotions for Homeschool Moms and 101 More Devotions for Homeschool Moms, were Jackie’s favorite ways to encourage others with inspiring stories for those who had chosen a non-traditional schooling method. At the core of all her teaching is her heart for everyone to be their authentic self and reach their potential in any circumstances.
The experience of raising seven children (four girls and three boys) together in a homeschool environment set the stage for the running of her first successful business. Personalities and gender communication became a passion for Jackie to understand as she taught her children to function well as a team. Change in this environment was constant and overwhelmed Jackie. But she became comfortable using these opportunities to take intentional action to make improvements. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jim, she adjusted to his challenging 24 hour on 48 hour off firefighter schedule. Systems ran differently when Dad was home requiring her to vacillate between running the show and having a supporting role. Various jobs in corporate America prior to starting her family gave her a strong business foundation before staying home to raise the children for two decades. Currently enjoying the empty nest, Jackie enjoys the freedom of running two businesses from her 10 acre farm in the Midwest.
The passion for relational success in her family has led to an amazing experience of adult children who help each other and have close relationships. The addition of several grandchildren just makes it sweeter. It is now time for others to experience this joy in businesses, marriages, friendships and personally. As a woman devoted to leading with her integrity, Jackie desires to share the tools that work with both men and women.
Jackie grew up in the Chicago suburbs where she lived until moving to a rural location nearly twenty years ago. A graduate of Elmhurst College, she has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and various certifications, including Advanced Certified Personality Trainer, CLASS Communicator, Toastmaster’s Competent Communicator, licensed EMT-Basic and Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Instructor. As a result, she has a well-rounded wealth of experience to draw upon as she encourages large audiences or coaches one on one.