Check your relationship receipts

I’m still in my “life class” learning lessons about relationships. I share many of my relationship lessons in my book “Follow Your Heart But Take Your Brain with You”

. Words don’t always line up with people’s actions. Start paying attention to people’s patterns.

Don’t be surprised when a person is true to their habits, patterns, needs, and personality.

. Don’t try to paint “red” flags green. Stop, look, listen, and proceed accordingly, Too many people run past the red flags and red lights and are surprised when they have a crash.

. Many people are not afraid of new love. They are afraid of old pain. Many people don’t fear commitment, they fear wasting their time.

. Many people would learn from their past mis-takes, choices, and dilemmas if they weren’t so busy wearing glasses of denial or fantasizing with unrealistic expectations.

. Many people are stuck in their ‘healing gap’….”I really want to talk to you.” and “I really need to get over you.” or “I really need to set some clear boundaries.”

. Notice the people who MAKE an effort to stay in your life.

. Ask yourself, “Am I pouring into cups that leave mine empty.” The healthy goal is to have more balanced and reciprocal relationships.

. Sometimes their some GOOD in good-bye. Sometimes their uncaring and disrespectful behavior is all the closure you need.

. An apology means nothing if the pattern remains the same. An apology is just words.

. One of the best feelings is finally losing your attachment and pain to somebody who isn’t good for you.

. One of the biggest battles to win is the war between your heart and mind. That goes for relationships with parents, children, siblings, lovers, spouses, friends, and any family member. Improving your relationship I.Q. is critical for parents and for adults caring for their parents. Your heart can be so loyal, that unfortunately, loved ones can take advantage of your kindness and loyalty. Guard your heart, money, credit, health, time, peace, and priorities.

. Before your heart, life, spirit, bank account, and self-worth are shattered to pieces, I pray you are able to SEE the truth. You can start to rebuild your life and stop walking on eggshells. Remember Proverbs 4:23 teaches us to guard our hearts.

. When you understand your worth, you will stop giving people discounts. You are God’s precious jewel and should be placed inside the glass counter with a lock, not on the discount table for everybody to pick up, touch, and handle.

Continue reading more in my book “Follow Your Heart But Take Your Brain With You”

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You are probably making more progress than you realize. Don’t underestimate what God can do in your season of preparation, waiting, serving, focus, action, and prayer.

Think about this…you cannot hear grass growing. Likewise, you can’t always detect with your senses how you are growing or how God’s holy spirit is moving in you.

Position yourself for discovery, growth, focus, and being a finisher. You can grow from feeling bored and stagnated to being revitalized and resurrected from depression, loss, setbacks, and heartache.

Shake yourself awake, and no longer be under the spell of doubt, defeat, procrastination, fantasy, bitterness, shame, blame, or repeated destructive patterns of behavior.

In order to grow to a new level of joy, health, happiness, peace, and well-being, you must first UNlearn some subconscious habits and let go of everything that has become a stronghold, old, limited, or untrue belief, or a distraction.

You must recognize and release all things that have become a source of agitation, irritation, or conflict in your thinking, actions, and peace.

During my weekly Sunday INNERversity study group in my zoom room, I am sharing insights and strategies for your self-discovery to experience more inner peace, progress, fulfillment, emotional healing, and happiness. You can learn to stop any sabotaging habits, depression, procrastination, toxic relationships, and low self-worth…every Sunday 3:00 pm (Pacific) and 6:00 pm (Eastern). I am so grateful to the 30 consistent women who attend and share their positive feedback. Breakthroughs, understanding, relief, clarity, healing, and results are happening for real!

I was born for this

Jewel Diamond Taylor is an authentic, highly acclaimed, witty, knowledgeable, in-demand, and international conference speaker, author, life coach, talk therapy practitioner, faith leader, retreat facilitator, founder of Women on the Grow, Inc, 501c3, and advocate for women based in Southern California with her family (husband, son, grandson, and host of relatives). Taylor, aka “The Self-esteem Dr.” is a social worker “beyond the walls” empowering, inspiring, teaching, counseling, and mentoring women on how to:

. self-regulate and recharge their energy and thinking to release mental and emotional strongholds

. breakthrough their past limiting beliefs, trauma, and low self-esteem

. how to spiritually renew their minds and soul to recover their peace, faith, and joy 

. develop emotional wellness to heal from past “hurt attacks

. close the generational gaps to connect with other women, resources, mentoring,

entrepreneurs, and difference makers

. grow to be brave, healthy, connected, and feel worthy to live an abundant life 

Watch and receive your “reLAXanation booster” shot from the Self-esteem Dr. When you feel your life is going downhill…gaining critical life skills can be better than depending pills.

Remember to save the time 3 pm Pacific, 6 pm Eastern to flourish in Jewel Diamond Taylor’s INNERversity zoom room every Sunday

How to GLOW Higher PART 2- “YOU GOAL Girl”

Raising the vibe…spreading, love, hope, encouragement, empowerment, wellness, alignment with your purpose/gifts, resiliency, compassion, faith, travel, and epic experiences…that is what I was born to do.

You don’t have all the answers right now … but you do need to know WHAT your next step will be …. and just do it. Anger, worry, procrastination, perfectionism, overthinking, and fear are paralyzing.
Life’s journey brings mystery, miracles, pain, joy, beauty, suffering, blessings, lessons, new beginnings, endings, and opportunities. Having faith in the Lord requires trust because you will not have all the details for your journey. 

We often misdirect our energy and focus on what was or what is happening in the present. Why not focus on what you want to experience. You have choices and the power to heal and create. But if all of your energy, time, thoughts, and focus are on your past, pain, stress, or present unpleasant experiences … you are only giving those circumstances more power to take over your life. A broken key cannot open a door. You cannot open a new door of blessings, breakthroughs, and ease if you are broken inside. It may be more difficult on some days, but every day live with the intention to remember what you are grateful for. Gratitude is a powerful emotion that can create within you peace, power, optimism, momentum, and magnetism.

check out the location for our Part 2 You GOAL Girl Saturday, March 19, 2022 in Encino, CA – limited to 40 guests. To register, click the below link

The Self-esteem Dr. facilitates many “womb room” sessions for women to give birth to; restoration, new possibilities, self-care, mental/emotional wellness, new joy, new life, spiritual breakthroughs, new peace, goals realized, and reJEWELvenation! To book Jewel Diamond Taylor, The Self-esteem Dr. to facilitate a “womb room” for your group, email – or call 323.964.1736.

Open enrollment for the “Diamond INNERversity”

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Enrollment for The Diamond INNERversity will begin in January 2022.

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“I truly appreciate YOU! You have enriched my life immensely for over 30 years and counting! You have helped me overcome many issues in my life!” – Marlene Dyce

“I get reJEWELvenated every time I’m listening to your messages of inspiration, hope, faith, and self-esteem. Thank you so much Dr. Jewel.” – J. Jackson

“Thank you for your LeadHERship classes and your relationship workshops. I just wanted to say thank you for your love, wisdom and support. You Rock Jewel Diamond Taylor. Because of you, I am a better mother, wife, sister, friend and I am able to help other women heal, because of you, I am a better teacher. I love you Jewel. ” ~ JoAnn Mitchell

“I thank the Most High for Women on the Grow. Jewel, I thank you for your words of wisdom and reminding me … no matter what to stay in the light.” – Teresa Brown

” Thank you Jewel Diamond Taylor for blessing my spirit today. I’m on FULL” – Diana Layne-White

“We received a powerfull message that will surely open doors to healing.” – Beverly Porter

” I enjoyed the great content you provided today at The Filing Station. Very uplifting. Thank you for your dynamic leadership and teaching.” – Michelle Moore Bell

“You preached today!!!” – Valerie Vaultz

“Every session is so interesting, a blessing, and so inspiring! It just keeps better with each new Sunday! I love my Filling Station Experience! Thank you. – Joy Lewis

“Jewel the filling station was such a blessing today!” – Tracy Edmonson

“Always a powerful blessing.” – Louida Shaw

“If you’re looking for a way to make a tax deductible donation before the year ends, consider my personal favorite nonprofit organization, 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘄, founded by 𝘑𝘦𝘸𝘦𝘭 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘢𝘺𝘭𝘰𝘳. This organization has impacted my life in so many enriching ways and it is part of my monthly commitment to my SelfCare and why I make a recurring donation each month!!” – Yetta Young ⁣

⁣If you are a champion of women’s wellness on all levels: Emotionally , Spiritually, Mentally, Financially – consider 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘄 for your tax-deductible donations which is a resource for thousands of women over the years who experience adversity (i.e. homeless, depression, grief, trauma, single parenting, caregiving exhaustion, domestic abuse, COVID, breast cancer, unemployment, etc.). You moved me to tears with your love, giving, and compassion!!! For those who wish to add your support, you can go to and donate any amount and any time or become a monthly sister $ower. Or text 213.732.3233 and enter the amount you wish to donate and hit send.

Break this stronghold

In my coaching and counseling sessions I’m hearing a lot of conversations from women who are feeling unworthy, unhappy, depressed, and questioning their lives. Social media posts of weddings, travel vacations, books sales, events, cars, people booed-up, new homes, college graduates, entrepreneurs, marriages, proposals, weight loss, clothes, eyelashes, shoes, etc. are creating a new phenomena of toxic comparison. The pressure to perform and produce to keep up and cover up a sense of “not enoughness” is leading to relationship and marriage breakups, high debt, multiple harmful surgeries, depression, and self-esteem crash and burns.

With the overexposure of social media and people posting their managed image and often exaggerated posts…we are seeing a dramatic increase of people feeling inadequate, stressed, and in high-gear driven to have more and do more.

One must ask these questions. 1) Is what I’m seeing authentic and real? 2) If it is, why am I unable to be happy for other people’s success? 3) Am I realizing I am insecure and need to work on my personal growth? 4) Do I live in fear, lack, and jealousy? 5) Am I practicing good habits of productivity or procrastination? 6) Am I more concerned about what other people think and strive for perfection instead of progress? 7) If what I am coveting is real, am I willing to sacrifice, work, study, and cope with the responsibility that comes with any new level of well-being, satisfaction, success? Social media tends to show the success and finish line… but not show the back story… the mess, the struggle, the heart ache, losses, the setbacks and attacks, the sacrifice, the bumps, bruises, and the obstacles that were behind the posted photos.

The feelings of comparison is spreading like a cancer and steals a person’s peace, gratitude, contentment, joy, and self-esteem.


Women on the Grow GatHERing – One-day Getaway – Shelter Island San Diego

If you are interested in attending, email – to check on the status of registrations before making your AMTRAK reservation. As of now, this excursion is almost sold out.


2. This is the separate link to register for the luncheon event activities $65 per person click here

Depart Union Station Los Angeles to San Diego (Santa Fe Depot) Pacific Surfliner 768 – $55 BusinessSaturday, September 18, 2021

Return Saturday, September 18, 2021 from San Diego (Santa Fe Depot) Pacific Surfliner 593Business $55

$65 per person includes Full menu buffet lunch, tax, gratuity, gift bag goodies, and inspirational presentation from Jewel Diamond Taylor – private dining/meeting area at the beautiful Best Western Island Palms Plus Hotel and Marina, Shelter Island, San Diego Click here to view our beautiful hotel & marina

1. Use this link to make your round trip Amtrak reservations.

2. After you make your Amtrak reservation use this link  to register for your lunch and inspirational gatHERing presented by your host Jewel Diamond Taylor, Founder of Women on the Grow, Inc.   

2. Be sure to provide your active and current email address for updates.
3. Be sure to check your email the week before our excursion to be informed of any updates.
4. Our attire theme for the day is blue and/or white.
5.  Please provide your current text number for any updates.
6.  If you have any questions, reply to this email or text/call 310.526.2552.

We look forward to seeing you and enjoying a wonderful one-day getaway gatHERing of beauty, fun, nature, sunshine, laughter, sisterhood, relaxation, inspiration, and a self-care gift to yourself!

Jewel Diamond Taylor, Founder/President of Women on the Grow, Inc. 
Joy Lewis, Vice-President, Women on the Grow, Inc. 501c3

5 things to manifest your breakthrough and success

5 things to remember to manifest your next level of breakthrough and success…

1. Speak it before you see it. Your words have power.

2. Visualize it…be specific.

3. Think and ink it. Write it down and review often.

4. Seek accountability and support (e.g. mentor, life coach)

5. Give God thanks in advance. Take action with expectancy and gratitude.

Hello Jewel,”Thank you so much for all your wisdom, knowledge & gifts of the spirit. I came to you needing to get unstuck. My plan is to retire in a few years & you said to me narrow my mind &vision & get focused. In the back of my mind, there are all of these voices speaking to me. (e.g. What about this what about that and so on.) I needed to talk with someone who would not judge me & who could give a different perspective on my concerns. Your energy & positive words have helped me to focus better on my goals & desires of my heart. I am better at focusing & trusting God and have you now as an accountability partner.” – F.C.M.

Quote for the day from Jewel Diamond Taylor’s booklet “Note to Self”

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Who is Jewel Diamond Taylor?


Emmy award recipient Jewel Diamond Taylor, aka “The Self-esteem Dr.”, a native of Washington D. C., is an authentic, highly acclaimed, witty, knowledgeable, in-demand, and international conference speaker, author, life coach, talk therapy practitioner, faith leader, retreat facilitator, founder of Women on the Grow, Inc, 501c3, and advocate for women based in Southern California with her family (husband, son, grandson, and host of relatives).

Taylor, aka “The Self-esteem Dr.” is a (social worker) “beyond the walls” empowering, inspiring, teaching, counseling, and mentoring women on how to: 

.  self-regulate and recharge their energy and thinking to release mental and emotional strongholds

. breakthrough their past limiting beliefs, trauma, and low self-esteem

. how to spiritually renew their minds and soul to recover their peace, faith, and joy 

. develop emotional wellness to heal from past “hurt attacks”

. close the generational gaps to connect with other women, resources, mentoring, entrepreneurs, and difference-makers

. grow to be brave, healthy, connected, and feel worthy to live an abundant life 

Taylor’s audiences and clients receive extraordinary learning experiences to; maximize their abilities and gifts, refuel their dreams and goals, minimize distractions, regulate their roller-coaster emotions, heal their wounded heart, activate better health practices, and bulletproof their faith, self-esteem, aspirations, and inner peace.

Taylor is the founder of Women On The Grow, Inc., 501c3 which offers outreach, experiences, life skills, mentoring, resources, and connections for women experiencing; hardship, divorce, grief, breast cancer, domestic abuse, depression from adverse childhood experiences, single parenting, homelessness, unemployment, parenting, and marriage challenges.

      Jewel inspires others by building a bridge of understanding and application between psychology and theology, self-care and emotional/mental wellness, and a bridge between overcoming stress and achieving success.  Every Sunday at 3:00 PM (Pacific) Jewel has been curating a faith-building message of; hope, refreshment for the soul, connections, personal development insights, and coping skills to help others to endure and survive this historic pandemic in her signature zoom room called The Diamond INNERversity.

  Jewel has been an inspirational speaker in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Cancun, the Virgin Islands, Brazil, St. Kitts, South Africa, the U. K., and 35 of 50 United States.  

     To book this transformational speaker, ask questions, or schedule a one-on-one coaching/counseling meeting call 323.964.1736 or email –

To inquire about availability for your conference, campus, retreat or church click here

Sunday Filling Station Weekly Master Class

Are you tired of feeling stuck, angry, sad, tired, or sick?

Are you feeling like something needs to change?

Are you tired of feeling hopeless?

Do you feel like success, love, money, and happiness are calling you?

Every Sunday, 3 pm (Pacific) and 6 pm (Eastern) you are invited to hear Jewel’s Master Class reveal strategies, mindsets, and emotional wellness insights, life skills, and goal achieving step to experience results in the 4 main areas of your life  in her signature zoom room “The Filling Station”.  This session will fill you up with wisdom, confidence, encouragement, empowerment, faith, hope, and a sense of connection to like-minded women.

Only $21 per person.  Once you register by CashApp- $GratefulJDT or click here for paypal you will receive the link and password to enter.   Be sure to include your current email address.  Read the benefits of attending below this video message.

Benefits you will gain:

New knowledge, insight, revelation, and aha moments of clarity to realize your worth, possibilities, and peace of mind.

. Your communication skills will be enhanced to get results.

. You will gain a new perspective of hope, self-worth, confidence, and releasing of blame and shame.

. Tools for creating a new normal
. Your health can improve because you will sleep better, reduce your stress, and arrest those thieves of procrastination, anger, depression, and exhaustion.
. You will learn how to re-prioritize your personal goals and self-care without apology or feeling selfish.
. You will experience a liberating feeling of joy and satisfaction.
. You will experience a new vision and purpose to live your best life.
. You will gain the tools to stop any self-harming habits and develop a mindset for healing, success, and renewal.
. You will experience more momentum with your goals to accomplish your professional goals.
. You will feel more confident in your problem-solving skills.



If you have any questions about this session or one-on-one counseling or coaching, call 323.964.1736 or email –

Meet Jewel Diamond Taylor (bio)

Author Jewel Diamond Taylor, a native of Washington DC, presently resides in Southern California. Taylor is a wife mother and grandmother.  In 1984.  Jewel kicked the glass ceiling with her high heels as one of the 1st women of color motivational speakers.

Colleges, churches, corporations, community events, retreats, and many government agencies have invited this cutting edge speaker to their platform, podium, and pulpit.

Taylor is a voice of empowerment born to teach possibility thinking, leadership, emotional wellness, faith, and success principles. This popular conference speaker’s resiliency story and years of experience empower audiences and coaching clients to grow beyond feeling stuck, unworthy, fear, doubt, and stress.

Jewel (aka ‘The Self-esteem Dr.), teaches impactful insights and actionable steps to increase personal success, deeper faith,  emotional wellness, inner peace, and a life of purpose.

Taylor is the founder of Women on the Grow, a national 501c3 non-profit organization which offers; training, coaching, mentoring, and her signature powerful coaching, conferences, and women’s retreats.

Jewel has been an invited speaker in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Cancun, the Virgin Islands, Brazil, Saint Kitts, South Africa, London, and 34 of the 50 United States.


To book this speaker for your event call 323.964.1736 or email –

Click here to find out the availability of Jewel Diamond Taylor speaking for your event, campus, church, conference, retreat, seminar or book signing.

Jewel’s Impact – testimonies

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diamond 15“Dear Self-esteem Dr. Jewel I have been called stuck up and anti-social for a long time. My coaching sessions with you changed my defensiveness and reactions. Thank you for helping me to see that because I had been hurt so much in the past that I learned to protect myself by withdrawing from close or intimate relationships. When you told me that I protected myself from the risk of being hurt again and that was my survival strategy, a light bulb came on. You helped me to stop allowing people to shame me and identify me as shy or anti-social. My sessions with you gave me clarity to see and understand why I was withdrawing and perceived in a negative way. I now know there is nothing wrong with me. I do want to grow and start opening my heart to new possibilities. My healing will continue and I can’t wait for my next session with you. I’m so glad my friend in California who attends your retreats recommended your life coaching. Be blessed.” – Linda P. (Florida)

diamond 15I thank God for BLESSING me to be BLESSED by the ministry and teachings of MRS. JEWEL DIAMOND TAYLOR 💎 My life has truly been transformed by your LOVE, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGEMENT you have poured into my life, over 35 years, from your coaching, retreats, published books and much more 💙 You are truly a Woman called by God for such a time as this🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 I Love You Mrs. Jewel💎Taylor – Sharron Grant-Burton

diamond 15 I truly appreciate YOU! You have enriched my life immensely for over 30 years and counting! You have helped me overcome many issues in my life! ❤️❤️ – Marlene Dyce

diamond 15Jewel you bless anyone that you encounter no matter how long or how brief! We met in person only once and my life with you ❤️ in it has changed forever! You have God’s anointing and you use your gift to help everyone you meet or through your website, books, lectures, zoom etc. Thank you and may God continue to keep you and Bless 🙏 you ❤️ AMEN!” – Patricia Jacobs

diamond 15“I sought out Jewel because I was emotionally broken She helped me heal and close the door on my past and embrace and look forward to my future she’s truly annoited by God and is such a gift to everyone 💕❤️ God bless her and keep her Amen”💕❣️❤️ – Patricia J. (Los Angeles)

diamond 15“Dear Jewel you helped me open my mind to my possibilities. As you helped me understand how I was limiting myself, I felt a true liberation. I feel free from many of my past emotional hurts and habits. Thank you so much for keeping it real without judging me.” – Sandra W. (Maryland)

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” Jewel is an extremely astute coach, mentor, listener and guide. I had an initial Skype session with Jewel some time back. Since then I have aimed to put in to practice the clear steps she advised me to look at and work on. However, recently I hit a wall, and had an epiphany of what lay at the heart of the majority of my very long standing ‘ negative – self’mindset issues and this resulting suppressant to reach the potential God is calling me to. I knew how deeply significant this was for me and that I’d arrived at a clear watershed in my life. I immediately knew I needed to speak with Jewel. I knew she would read my situation, understand and discern with incisive authority, speaking courage, truth, honor and measured calm in the way that was necessary and fully appropriate to me. I can’t recommend her highly enough. If you are really serious in turning your damaged mindsets round in your life for good so you can move on permanently speak with Jewel to get you on the right path and beyond. Jewel is the total package and genuine spirit-filled- sent article for those of us who need genuine encouragement and a restoration of true self worth.” – Emily, The United Kingdom

diamond 15Jewel I would like to thank you for being a rainbow in my life. I thank God for your love, support and guidance. As I reflect over the years how you have been here for me, I really appreciate you and I Thank you for creating Women On The Grow. You are an answered prayer. In 1993 I had an emotional breakdown, I was mad at God, I didn’t understand why I had to have dysfunctional parents, both of them were on drugs, on top of that my mother was mentally ill.  I was frustrated.  I had just moved back to Los Angeles California from Chico California where I experienced racism first hand and I didn’t know how to deal with it.  There were so many things going wrong in my life and I needed guidance ASAP.

I remember falling down on my knees, praying and crying to God, I need help! please send me some beautiful black women to help me navigate this thing called life. It was about a week later, my prayer was answered God sent me you and four other beautiful women. Thank you so much for creating a safe place where I could heal. Thank you for teaching me coping skills.  Thank you for your LeadHERship classes and your relationship workshops.  I just wanted to say thank you for your love, wisdom and support.  You Rock Jewel Diamond Taylor. Because of you I am a better mother, wife, sister, friend and I am able to help other women heal, because of you I am a better teacher. I love you Jewel. ~ JoAnn Mitchell

“As a nationwide provider of training and development services, the Graduate School, USDA trains in excess of 150,000 government employees in a variety of topical areas.  For several years Jewel Diamond Taylor has participated as a keynote speaker, a workshop presenter and valued colleague for the Graduate School, USDA.  In addition to Jewel Diamond Taylor’s prowess as a speaker and workshop presenter, she is easy to work with and very reliable meeting timeline requirements to insure a successful program.  Any event planner knows that you need reliable and dependable presenters that cooperate with logistics.  Many say they will cooperate…Jewel does!  I particularly enjoy Jewel’s clever and imaginative use of symbolism and language in the creation of her program, poetry and publications.  This creativity drives home teaching points and allows the session to flow.  Jewel has the ability to motivate men and women, young and old, as well as a diverse audience.” ~ Crystal Baker, Program Specialist, Graduate School USDA

diamond 15Jewel Diamond Taylor you have inspired me since 1994.
Fast forward 2018 and I’m experiencing what you spoke about years ago that makes so much more sense now!… Paradigm Shifts!
I recall hearing… “When the student is ready the teacher will appear!… “You have to teach people how to treat you!”
I hear myself telling others…when they use the word “trying” there is no such thing as trying either you Do it or you Don’t. I would use your example…Try to get out of your chair! Either you will stand or you will continue to sit! This very statement is enough for some to make a mental shift! That’s the goal! Paradigm Shifts…
Apparently I’m ready ! I’ve been praying for a Mentor in my workplace to help me navigate when I realized that the Mentor God designed just for me was there with me all along!
Queen Jewel Diamond Taylor! Your pearls of wisdom are embedded in my Spirit. I’m so grateful.  Queen I thank you…Love You Always!”  Valesha Carter, North Carolina

diamond 15My dear beloved Life Coach Jewel: “I wanted to share the fruits of your love as my coach. I couldn’t see the vision and looked down and wanted to give up and you helped lift my head to the Lord from whom ALL my help comes from. From that day in 1993, when I felt my life was not worth living and I contemplated suicide you came into my life via email. God dispatched you as my Angel to lead, guide and encourage me.

With all your books, CDs, and individual coaching over the past 24 years I am humbled and honored to share my endeavors with you.  I will be retiring from my job in Sept 2016. With your coaching and inspiration along with the Holy Spirit I have two businesses that God birth into my spirit last year around this time.  I’m forever grateful for you my Angel. Once I’m retired I can’t wait to attend on of your retreats. Love you with all my hear mind and spirit.” ~ Charmaine (Maryland).

diamond 15 “Your messages still inspire and encourage me. That is an amazing anointing. Usually if I hear a person once or twice I kind of get it and move on. It’s hard for me to learn from and receive from the same speaker over and over. But you, like my pastor have such an anointing that everything that comes from you seems fresh and new like I have never heard you speak before. There is a newness and a revelation that I receive each time I hear you speak. This is a gift that’s hard to even explain to people. I heard some women today saying that they have to stay connected to you so they don’t revert back to their old way of doing things. That means they are learning and growing.  My message to you is simply, “thank you” and keep going. You give women not only a message of hope, inspiration and encouragement but real life directions on how to implement the things that you speak on. You give us a charge and a command to do better and be better. Please know that it is appreciated and needed. Your message is powerful and always relevant. Thank U for being true to what God has called you to do. Thank you,” – Trena Lawson (Los Angeles)

diamond 15I call myself a JDT Devotee because I have been in Jewel’s  Circle all of my post college life as I pause to reflect, I believe we were both Twenty-somethings at my start with her then Enlightened Circle. I affirm that she was “Born For This” She delivers to her audience from a well prepared and transparent place. Which engendered my trust early on and it allowed me to invite others to join me at her events without hesitation. I always know because of her consistency, excellence will be delivered and attendees will be blessed and edutained for investing time with her as I have and continue to be all these years of my JTD Circle journey. Those attending will find as I do a customized per event Life enriching experience that delivers Tools for living your best life. ” – Gwendolyn Goodman, PHR Business & Talent Development, Certified Personality Theory Educator, Corporate Events Planner.

diamond 15“On behalf of The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), we thank you Jewel for presenting such an enlightening and enjoyable presentation for our Social Worker’s conference. You did such a wonderful job touching on all the requested speaking points, and we have received nothing but positive feedback from the attendees.” ~ Priscilla M. Gales, MSW, Psy.D.  Social Services Supervisor

diamond 15“Mrs. Jewel Diamond Taylor,  I wanted to thank you for being such a inspiration to me, I’m so happy to have met you.   You have brought so much clarity into my life concerning my purpose.   In 2014 I became somewhat stagnated and began doubting myself,  I prayed and asked God to help me, I heard you on the radio (KJLH) one morning and you were talking about not giving up and for 2015 you were bringing people together for your annual Super Goal meeting and  to do vision boards,  I got so excited it was just what I needed to reprogram my life..  I been so bless and inspired by your ministry,  I thank you for coaching me and I’m looking forward to our next session.  I thank God for bringing you into my life.”    Sincerely, Chaplain Emertha Jones

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I just had the best coaching session with Life Coach Jewel. When I reached out to Jewel- I was angry, hurt, bitter and felt betrayed. As a Christian, you try not to show those emotions. Jewel advised me what I was feeling was normal – for just a moment. I couldn’t stay angry and bitter.  She said, “God doesn’t expect us to be perfect, but he wants us to perFect us.” After conversing with Jewel Diamond Taylor, she advised me to stay strong, remain encouraged, stand strong in my faith, embrace my life lessons from my situation, pray and recieve wisdom and discernment,to speak life, and let go of self doubt. Let your Test be your Testimony.  More importantly she helped to apply self-preservation, to move Forward and Stay in the Light! Thanks Jewel!

diamond 15“I just wanted to take a minute to share  the force of nature that is Jewel Diamond Taylor.  I first met Jewel back in the 90’s when she was a keynote speaker for African American Tour, a national tour featuring powerhouse African American women whose mission was to inspire and empower.  Jewel was so awesome that she was asked to speak in every city for the many years that the tour ran.  I was immediately captivated, and have followed her ever since.  I’ve gone to her conferences and workshops in different states.  I get her e-newsletters.  Bought her books.  Given her CD’s as gifts.  Engaged her to facilitate our women’s weekend retreats  in New York(five times over the last 20 years, to date).  And regularly visit her website.  All are inspiriting and empowering.   What sets Jewel apart is her empathy, humor, style, insight, and spirit.   Jewel excels at getting to the heart of the matter, and challenging women to take risks and embrace change.  Jewel has taught me to see challenges as opportunities.  She is unafraid to share her own testimony, and does so with grace, humility and humor.  Jewel has a wealth of information, and communicates it in a style that is both engaging and relatable.  She doesn’t preach.  She empowers!  Jewel’s life-strategies are life-changing!  She is that good! ” Roxanne Joy Johnson, V.P., Akiele, Inc. New York

diamond 15“Jewel Diamond Taylor is uniquely qualified to deliver inspiring keynote addresses, leadership workshops, and staff motivation sessions. But I love bringing her in to lead culturally-relevant and gender-relevant workshops with our students of color and women students. From a student development perspective, I couldn’t have asked for a better speaker who could relate her life lessons to the needs, hopes, fears, and dreams that students have. Her relatable stories, relevant examples, and positive energy kept students listening, laughing, and learning. Because she’s lived a full and rich life, with its many ups and downs, she’s able to impart lessons to students and audiences that come across as advice from a favorite cousin or aunt. Because she fully owns her identity as an African American, a woman, and a Black woman, Jewel Diamond Taylor comes across as completely genuine as she uses her life to motivate and help students find their potential in life. There are hundreds of inspiring speakers out there to choose from. Jewel Diamond Taylor is one that we will continue to call on again and again.” – Frederick Smith, Director, Cross Cultural Centers at California State University, Los Angeles

diamond 15“Jewel Diamond Taylor is truly a gem! Having been introduced to her several years ago and her teachings, I can honestly say she has been nothing short of a miracle in my life. Her empowering messages helped me when I was at the lowest point begin to regain my faith in myself and my abilities; to discover my true self-worth, and begin to aggressively pursue my purpose with passion. As a result of her mentoring, I can proudly say I am an author of several books, a speaker, and an entrepreneur. Thank you Jewel for being my mentor, my role model, my shero and to God be all glory!” So blessed by the message today at your Diamond Lane Mentoring class! Thanks Jewel – Warm Regards, Regina Mixon, Los Angeles

diamond 15“I’ve been listening to Jewel Diamond Taylor’s coaching wisdom for many years and I’ve been empowered to move ahead and succeed in every area of my life. She has taught me how to meet and exceed goals both in my personal and professional life. She seeks to build up our confidence and ensures us that we as women or men have it within ourselves to live up to our true potential providing we DoNotGiveUp!” ~ Carolyn Noble, Texas

diamond 15“What a pleasure it has been having you share with us in our special Women of Excellence ministry.   We were all inspired and motivated to move to the next level of our lives.  It is our prayer that as you serve the people of our generation, many more lives will be changed because of your obedience to the call of God on your life.  On behalf of the leadership and members of Bahamas Faith Ministries, we extend our heartfelt thanks to you for allowing yourself to be used of God in such a beautiful way.” – Ruth Monroe, President, Women of Excellence Ministry – Pastor Myles Munroe

diamond 15“It was a pleasure to have you speak at our Administrative Professionals Day in honor of our CAST (Clerical, Administrative, Secretarial and Technical) employees for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina.  On behalf of NIEHS… “Thank You” for your insightful, energetic, and inspiring presentation on “How to Cope with Change, Shift Happens.”  It was a delight to hear your pearls of wisdom, while also learning tools & techniques to help with your professional and personal life.  Even today, I am receiving positive comments and accolades from staff members about your presentation; there was a method that stood out for everyone (me too) –  you have left a lasting impression.  Thanks for making a difference in our everyday lives!” ~ Cynthia Radford, Training Life/Work Coordinator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

diamond 15“We want to express and our sincere appreciation to you for being our keynote speaker.  Based on the evaluations, those in attendance were tremendously blessed, encouraged and helped by your presentations.  Your unique use of music during your presentations was fun and uplifting.  The women appreciated your transparency and knowledge and commended you for “keeping your presentation real.” ~ St. Paul Women’s Ministry, Sacramento, CA

diamond 15“Jewel, is a very professional and knowledgeable person who adds vitality to your life and will extend herself through sharing life experiences that will assist you in achieving your destiny. “Maximize the Moment.”  She has excellent communicative skills, creative, witty, and values her clients as individuals and not a one size fits all. Coaching skills are impeccable.” ~ Valerius Byrd Lindsey

diamond 15“You spoke at my California State University, Los Angeles Black Graduation on June 16, 2012; in Pasadena. I was so inspired by you that I wanted to go up to you and thank you personally. Unfortunately, it was way too crowded to get to you. So, I would like to thank you here for your wonderful speech ( I live near you in Ontario, by the way). You were unbelievable and truly motivated and moved me. I will be buying your books and please keep inspiring us all! Do you have a mailing list that provides the dates and locations of your speaking engagements? ~ Angela V.

diamond 15“On behalf of the Mayor’s GRYD Office and the Bullard Foundation, please allow me to say “Thank You!” Thank you for your time, your high-energy and the sharing of your ministry with all that attended the event. All feedback suggests that everyone had a phenomenal time. Thank you for your anointing. During a time of the year that celebrates Mothers, these women may sometimes find that it can be very difficult to find a reason to smile.  Spirits were uplifted, and much healing occurred.  Something special happened last Saturday, thanks in large part to you. You have the most amazing power to uplift, rejuvenate and transform, and I personally, am thankful for having shared in the experience.  I look forward to the next opportunity to work with you, or merely enjoy your craft, and I wish you the greatest success and the best of all that life has to offer!”  Sincerely, Yvette Nall, Project Coordinator, Communications, Gang Reduction and Youth Development, Office of the Mayor, Los Angeles, CA 90012

diamond 15“On behalf of The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), we thank you Jewel for presenting such an enlightening and enjoyable presentation for our Social Worker’s conference. You did such a wonderful job touching on all the requested speaking points, and we have received nothing but positive feedback from the attendees.” ~ Priscilla M. Gales, MSW, Psy.D.
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diamond 15Where do I start? My journey has been interesting recently. I experienced a place in my life where I needed direction. My compass was not directing me to my good. I am so good at helping everyone else. I reached out to Jewel Diamond Taylor for life coaching. I have learned “No.” is a complete sentence. I am growing thanks Jewel” ~ Nichelle

diamond 15“I love you so much Jewel Diamond Taylor You are such a blessing, but not just to me,but many more more woman on the grow. I thank you a million times for doing what you do. May god continue blessing you endless, because you truly deserve it ,your passion is contagious and transmitted in each an every one of your events.” Wendy Alarcon Olmedo

diamond 15” Coach Jewel …I had someone that wanted to stay with me for a week and I said No without feeling guilty.  I figured why should I compromise me and the stress that I knew would be in my life and my household without any peace.  In addition, I knew that week would have turned into months etc as a result to the person borrowing money at one time promising to pay it back in 30 days and it ended up being 7 months with no mention of it was going to take longer to repay than the initial 30 days promised.  While a part of me felt bad, I am so glad we had our conversation on June 5th.  The feeling was liberating to say the least.  I felt a sense of empowerment after our call.  What I recall from our last call were so many things as I took 4 pages of notes but mostly finding my voice, the termites (4’C’s), recognizing my previous patterns, being clear, definite and specific, importance of working on self. Self defeating thoughts and talk being careful of the voice of being a failure, comparing myself and strongholds.  Realizing that this is going to be a process. Who am I allowing to define my day? How do I define happiness?  Getting out and being more social, taking me out of my comfort zone.  Again, thank you and I look forward to scheduling another call with you soon.”

diamond 15“Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak at our first in a series of Leadership Breakfast Meetings.  Your words of wisdom have made a positive and lasting impact in our lives and careers.  Your down-to-earth and yet powerful presentation was filled with encouragement.  You showed us how through perseverance and confidence we can most certainly meet our career and personal objectives and goals. You are a true leader in our community and we applaud your past and look forward to your future successes.” Respectfully, Ann Young, President of the Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives (Los Angeles)

diamond 15“On behalf of the Sacramento Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., I take this opportunity to thank you for being the Keynote Speaker at the 9th Annual Children of Promise Workshop.  How our hearts delighted in you creating an atmosphere where women, men and youth understood and were/are motivated to take baby steps in changing the way we eat and think about food.  Ms. Taylor, thank you for being a part of that day.  It was our best yet workshop.  We were so privilege to have you speak to us.”   Respectfully, Morlene Anderson, President Tommie R. Whitlow, Chair

diamond 15“On April 17-19, 2009, approx 400 women from over 12 churches convened at the St. Paul Baptist Church Campus (Sacramento, CA) to attend the “Yes We Can” Women’s Conference.  We praise God for His presence at the conference.  Because of Him, the women had a great time in the Lord and the St. Paul Women’s Ministry achieved its conference goal of educating, equipping and empowering women to become Resilient Women of God Rooted in the Lord (Jeremiah 17:7-8).  On behalf of the St. Paul Women’s Ministry Steering Committee, we want to express our sincere appreciation to you for answering our request to be the keynote speaker for this event and for allowing God to use you.  Based on the conference evaluations those in attendance were tremendously blessed, encouraged and helped by your presentations.  Everyone found you highly motivational.  Your unique use of music during your presentations was fun and uplifting.  The women appreciated your transparency and knowledge and commended you for “keeping your presentation real.”

diamond 15“On behalf of the National Association of Black Narcotic Agents, I would like to personally extend my thanks and gratitude to you for your participation in the 31st Annual Training Conference held July 14-18, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Your instruction block was well prepared, informative, professionally presented and very well received.  Your presence made the difference.  The success of the conference was due to the participation and professionalism of those like you.  Your dedication should be commended.”  ~ Aprile Whitesell, NABNA Atlanta Chapter President

diamond 15“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Jewel Diamond Taylor as a presenter.  Jewel has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility and ambition.  This seasoned and energizing speaker connects to any audience quickly speaking to the relevant themes of life with a fresh voice and perspective.  In addition to her excellent presentation skills that touch people from all walks of life, she has proven her leadership ability by organizing a support group that provides the guidance for continuous self-evaluation and personal growth.  As past National President for the National Organization of Blacks in Government, I am happy to give her my wholehearted endorsement.” ~ Gregory Reeves, Austin, TX

diamond 15“I am so excited!!!!!! I love Jewel Diamond Taylor for her inspirational, motivational, sensational and transformational spirit, that empowers, equips, motivates and inspires women for change, challenge and take charge.  I could not help but want to be president of “The Jewel Diamond Fan Club” for Indianapolis.  At one of the lowest moments of my life, I attended a Jewel Diamond meeting at my church and since then I have attended every time she comes to Indianapolis.  WOW!!!! my life has never been the same. She spoke to my heart, mind and spirit!  I was so inspired that I purposed in my heart to stay strong and to prosper myself by lifting myself up so that I could lift up others. I started my own women and young girls empowerment organization. Harvest Girls International, Inc.  I have followed Jewel’s web site and read her books…full of motivations and empowering notes that kept me sound and determined to dream big!!! and to see those dreams come true and yet to continue to challenge myself to elevation, so that I will not become complacent in life’s changes and challenges.  Being the President of the Indianapolis Charter for Jewel Diamond is another level of elevation for me and all those who will join me in this wonderful venture.  Jewel has so much positive energy that it is contagious!!! Come on Indy and join me as we catch the vision with power and excitement in Indianapolis.  Jewel Diamond Taylor is a precious Jewel to the body of Christ who was once a Diamond in the rough and now Taylor made for the kingdom of God, for such a time as this.  Blessings to each and every one who will read this letter and remember…we are “Too Blessed to be stressed!” President Cris Meadows, Jewel Diamond Taylor Fan Club, Indianapolis Chapter

diamond 15“You are the “Quintessential Motivational Speaker” and “Life Coach”. Your retreats are life altering. I have participated in several retreats sponsored by your organization “Women on the Grow” and experienced firsthand your commitment and dedication to women.  There’s an old cliche’ that says “Nothing in Life is Free”, you have singlehandedly dispelled this myth. People do not realize you have offered untold  numbers of  free events, which allow women of all socio-economic  positions to attend.  Jewel, you respects all women and  consider them your Sisterfriends.  I thank God every day for your wisdom and loving spirit.”  Much Love & Respect, Angie Westfield

diamond 15“Mrs. Taylor,  I could not let this day go by and not say a BIG thank you to you!  I attended the Urban League’s Empowerment Summit in Hampton on November 8, 2007.  This was my first (but certainly not the last) opportunity to be in your presence and to hear you minister and motivate!  You delivered awesome words of encouragement and inspiration to me and a dynamic and productive experience. Your presentation was enthusiastic and left me refreshed and motivated. Again, I thank you! Have a good day!”  ~  Sonya (keeping my main thing — my main thing!)

diamond 15“I had the opportunity to participate in one of Ms. Taylor’s workshops entitle “How to Take Your Life to the Next Level” during the National Blacks in Government Annual Conference in Atlanta.  I cannot put into words the impact Ms. Taylor had on my life.  I walked out of her workshop energized, uplifted and ready to take my life and career to the next level.  I never forgot Ms. Taylor or what her workshop did for me.  So when I was asked to find a keynote speaker for the Drug Enforcement Administrator’s 2007 Annual Women’s History Month Celebration, I considered no one else but Jewel Diamond Taylor.  It was an awesome experience.  Her workshops are empowering, effective, engaging and informative.  I highly recommend Ms. Taylor.  She is truly an awesome speaker, life coach, instructor and role model.” Bertha Davis, U. S. Dept of Justice, Philadelphia

diamond 15“I just wanted to thank you again for speaking at our school and inspiring the men and women who guide our children everyday. Teachers have one of the toughest jobs today and I believe that what you had to share with us yesterday was a chance for us to learn, to be students instead of teachers.  In doing so, we were able to listen differently, see differently, and hopefully do things differently. As I said to you yesterday, you are a beautiful person inside and out and I’m very grateful you came to our community. ” ~ Claudia Paeth/ Art teacher/Attica School Corp

diamond 15“On behalf of the Fontana Chamber of Commerce and Inland Empire Woman Conference Executive Planning Committee, we want to thank you for your presentation in the 8th Annual IEWC “The Power of Being a Woman.”  The event was a huge success.  Your support helped us to provide an afternoon of fellowship, personal development and empowerment to over 300 women.”  Phyllis Clark, Chair, Exec Planning Committee

diamond 15“Ms. Taylor, I certainly do enjoy the CD’s I have ordered from you and the books. I am ready to order another book and possibly another CD. I really get a lot out of the CD’s and books. I feel as if you are here talking to me and encouraging me to take another step forward and another and focus on what is forward because what’s behind is behind us, it is gone.  I am a 52 year old College student and I love it.  Education is very important to me and self esteem which over the years I have had squashed, but through your positive attitude and spirit I realize I deserve to achieve whatever I can and go forward in all area’s of my life. And that is what I plan to do!  You are a big motivator and an inspiration to me. God Bless” –  Teresa W., Indiana

diamond 15“Thank you Jewel Diamond Taylor for your exceptional presentation at the U. S. Army Human Resources Command – St. Louis.  Your workshop “How to Cope with Change” was a great inspiration for all who attended the program.  On behalf of myself and the Command, I thank you for your presentation on the 13th of September 2006.”  ~ Robert T. Marsh, Colonel, U. S. Army Commanding

diamond 15“You are truly an inspiration to both men and women.  Having attended my first Blacks in Government Conference this year in New York,  I did not know what to expect in regards to seminars. Your seminar titled. “You Are Too Blessed to be Stressed”, got me so motivated I attended your next seminar titled, “Its the Way You Do the Things you Do”.  It was just as enlightening. You made my BIG experience huge!!!!!!! ~ Richard B.

diamond 15“Your e-mails mean a lot….it helps to keep me focused. My husband, Harry Glenn, died on September 11, 2001 in the Terrorist Attacks at the World Trade Center in NYC. Harry worked on the 97th floor of the North Tower. Each and every morning before his death he would always check to see your Motivational Gems e-mail and would make it a point of printing a copy for me to read during my workday or if time permitted, he would e-mail it to me at work.  Thanks for helping me to heal and get through so a difficult time.  God Bless You and your willingness to help others.”  ~ Sharon Cobb-Glenn

diamond 15“Jewel your motivational messages inspire me as I read them here in Australia.  Keep up the work.  You get me many through difficult days. Please don’t ever stop doing what you do so well.”   C. Shaw – Melbourne, Australia

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“Dear Jewel, I thank God for having a wonderful sister in the Lord like you. Ever since I started receiving motivational gems from you, my approach to life has changed tremendously. Your quotes and motivational gems not only encourage me, but also give me spiritual nourishment.  If I don’t read any gem from you I two days, I feel that something is amiss in me, till I read one.  In this regard, I would like to thank God Almighty for using you as His messenger. May He richly bless you. ”  Kelyson Mang’ola, Lusaka, Zambia, Central Africa

diamond 15hi jewel …It has been a number of years now that I have being reading your encouragements thanks very much for the work you are doing. I know in your own life you have challenges which you share with other people so that they can learn from you.  Continue to do that.  GOD BLESS YOU AND THE WHOLE TEAM WORKING WITH YOU .  CONTINUE TO GOOD WORK . RACHEAL WAMUNDILA  LUSAKA ZAMBIA   SOUTHERN AFRICA

diamond 15“I have been looking for my purpose.  Your workshops and church and so many other paths have slowly but surely bringing clarity to my destiny.  A long story short, your witness today put a key in place I have been searching for.  Thank you for being a witness to God.  Please always be open to what His will is in your life.”  Larry, Denver, CO

diamond 15“I was encouraged to find my passion after hearing you speak at Warm Spirit’s Sales Conference in New Orleans. You are an awesome speaker and a blessing to women everywhere!” Vanessa B.

diamond 15“I attended a workshop you did at the end of March on Edwards Air Force Base. After the afternoon Tea I came to talk to you. Your workshop really moved me and made me change my life. I went and bought a journal the very next day. I read over the notes of the workshop to keep me motivated. I would like to thank you so much for all you have done. It is amazing what words can do when you hear them from the right person. ” ~ Angela R.

diamond 15“On behalf of the Black History Awareness Celebration committee, we’d like to thank you again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be a part of our program.  Your participation has certainly helped make our program a great success.  We really enjoyed your powerful presentation and applaud you for your ability to captivate and motivate the audience.  You were dynamic!”  Rosalyn Youngblood, Chairperson, CHEVRON

diamond 15“Mrs. Taylor, I was very blessed this year to have my 21 year old African American daughter as one of the graduates at UCLA where you were the graduation guest speaker. Throughout my daughter’s graduation party, your speech was the favorite topic. It was so memorable and it touched everyone!! I could think of several people in my life at the top of my head that I wish were there to also hear it. If there is any chance I could purchase a copy of that speech – please, please let me know!  If not, can someone e-mail me a list of tapes or books (especially books) with purchasing directions?  I am especially interested in the subject of not allowing fear to hold us back. It took hearing your statement for it to hit me how much I’ve allowed fear to hold me back. There have been so many things I put off doing because of fear of “what if …”. I am a single Mom of 4 that worked 11 years at two jobs raising my children in Inglewood.  There were many times I didn’t know how I would feed my children the next week (not an exaggeration). But my Heavenly Father always managed to keep food on the table. Christmases and birthdays were very meager. I’ve been very blessed with good kids that are all college graduates now (my oldest received his masters at USC last year in Social Work). I very thankful they were not victims of the streets.  I so appreciate speakers like yourself. Please keep doing what you do!  It keeps many of us going. I didn’t finish college but, now that I don’t have to work two jobs, at 48 I’m back in school. I miss having small children around, so I recently made the long over due call about doing foster parenting. For to long fear has slowed me down, and I didn’t realize it until I heard your speech. You are so loved!”  ~ Gloria N., Los Angeles, CA

diamond 15“I  recently purchased your book – “Too Blessed to be Stressed”.  I can hardly put it down.  I feel as though someone is speaking directly to me. If you do not have this  book and there are issues in your life that you know you need to address, you should pick up a copy of this book.  I have so many motivating books, tapes etc. on my closet shelf.  I would pick out parts I wanted to hear, skip through them and never finished one from cover to finish.  With “Too Blessed to be Stressed”, you do not want to miss one word.  It gives you a strong desire to be better.  I took one “baby step” and already good has come of it. For the first time I feel hope regarding my self imposed prison.  The key has always been there.  I just never used it. Peace, Love, Joy and Blessing to you.”  P. W. – Los Angeles

diamond 15“You are gifted from on high.  Even in the midst of a bountiful supply of gifted professional speakers, you stand out as a beacon.  Your book is a gem, needing only exposure to the larger American audience to take off.  Thank you for my personal and personalized copy.  You have grace, depth, breadth, eloquence, sincerity and humor.   Sincerely  Sr. Pastor “Chip” Cecil L. Murray, First AME Church, Los Angeles, CA

diamond 15Jewel: “I have been on your distribution mail list for 4 years now. Your messages are very powerful and are always right on time for what I am going through. This message is another case in point. I always include your name and website info when sharing your message, I would not rob you in such a way and thereby reduce the riches that I wish to come my way from the Universal flow of the Lord.  Take Good Care, You are in my prayers. ”  Tony W. – Alexandria, VA

diamond 15“My meeting you, your sister and daughter at Blacks in Government in Atlanta August of 2002 has been a real blessing to me and my family. You really were and have been an inspiration my life and I have the privilege of passing it along to my daughter and friends.  I shall never forget that morning (when I was tired and sleepy and was on my way to another seminar), heard the wonderful music from your seminar and just wondered in and sat near the back. Well, let me tell you I wondered in sleepy and tired and left refreshed and motivated!” – V. Johnson

diamond 15“Thank Jewel Diamond Taylor for sharing your success gems with us as our keynote speaker for Women Owners of McDonald’s franchises. Your presentation has received enthusiastic and wonderful reviews.  We wish you all the best.”      WON Conference – San Francisco

diamond 15“The Superstars Advisory Committee wishes to thank you for your participation at the Tenth Annual Superstars Conference on May 8, 2002. Your presentation on self-esteem received excellent ratings. We are looking forward to working with you again.”  Donna Zamor, L. A. Unified School District, Personnel Commission

“It was an absolutely joyful and enriching experience having you at World Vision for our annual Black History Celebration.  I have received nothing less than praise for the chapel service and several staff shared how they were challenged to think, some brought to tears, and others were given an opportunity to reflect on their personal history and church roots.  Thank you, we were blessed by your gifts.”     Angela D. Black – World Vision

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in the San Diego County Symposium 2002. Your address was well received by over 300 persons from the San Diego law enforcement and service communities. Your keynote address was instrumental in setting the tone.”   Carol Williams, Parole and Community Services Division

“I just want to thank Jewel for using the gifts that God has given her to encourage and inspire others. I consider you to be one of my mentors, and I practically listen to some of your tapes everyday, because I need the encouragement to rise above my challenges in life.. Right now I am looking at some of your books again Too Blessed to Be Stressed, Success Gems and Sisterfriends. We all need other people in our lives who encourage us to live to our fullest potential, enjoy life and be a blessing to others, and you do this in my life. Jewel you are a blessing! I met you and your sister Joy in the Bahamas last year,  Thank-you!”  Joy D. – Nassau Bahamas

“Jewel, you are a God send from heaven. Thanks to all your inspirational thoughts, I’ve been able to overcome all the many obstacles that has come my way. GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY, ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS” – Lori Flores Guam, USA

“I thank you and appreciate what you are doing. You are fulfilling lives around you as you fulfill your own. You are a gardener. One who cultivates, sprinkles and waters on many lands (lives). Continue to do your good work in faith!!!”   ~ Cynthia

“I read your book SISTERFRIENDS, and it has really been an inspiration to me. It has made me go after opportunities that I have been afraid of. Remember to be careful in telling your friends and families your dreams because people can be dream destroyers IF YOU LET THEM BE. To all the women, pray to God and then get your answer from him FIRST. Thank you Jewel, and God Bless you some more!” Beverly W. – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“I was introduced to your site by my Daughter Valarie Mance of Oakland,Ca. I love your motivational and encouraging messages.” Sincerely, Henry Mance, Miami, Fl

“Dear Jewel, I received one of your books called “Your are too blessed to be stressed”. This book was very inspirational to me. I am going through some situations where i thought I had no where to turn but as I continued to read on in the book I realized that the only person I can lean on is GOD because God Opens Doors. Thank you and stay blessed.”   C. M. – East Orange, New Jersey

“While living in Chattanooga, TN, I heard your motivational quotes every morning on WJTT Power 94 and was so completely moved that I took a break with my coffee every morning at 10:00 to be uplifted by your words. Thank you for that motivation…I just discovered your website, books, etc. and am looking forward to more inspiration.”   A. Joslin – Indianapolis, Indiana

“I was introduced to your work in Orlando, Florida Thanksgiving ’99. I have bought several things and sent them to dear friends. I am happy to say that more women and people in general are becoming more familiar with you and your messages. Keep up the work. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Sending peace, love, and light !!!”   Kemba, Jackson, MS

“I first heard about Jewel Diamond Taylor on a local radio station and found the motivational notes they read very uplifting and could not help it but be an ardent follower. She is simply divine if I may use that word (God forgive me)” – Paul C. – UNZA, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

“I just want to encourage you to keep doing what you are doing. Both you and Joy are a blessing. I attended your Sisterfriends Retreat for the first time and I will not miss another one. I went home so refreshed. And now when I stand in lines I am no longer impatient I just reflect on what Jewel said and know it is a blessing for me to be able to stand in line and pay for what ever I need or want. I am giving your book “Sisterfriends” to my sisterfriends as Christmas gifts.”  Michelle D. – Los Angeles

“I am thankful most to my good friend Ms. C – for the encouragement she showed in leading me to your website. I needed an affirmation that “I am not superwoman”-I am learning to let it go. Ms. Taylor your website is truly a jolt to the system; a confirmation of mind and spirit. I am that sequential mother/full-time worker /student/ /wife/juggler /coach/ advisor/ supervisor/musician (yet another part-time commitment to church)/teacher/friend/still aspiring to be all that I can be; my only wish is that my children (ages 3-16) take note and learn from the blood, sweat & tears of my journey. I am thankful for the support of true friendship that I have found (in spite of a busy schedule). Ms. Taylor if you are ever in the Great Lakes or midwest region please come to Indianapolis. That’s about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Ft. Wayne-we’d sure love to experience your motivational workshops. Stress-no-more!”  Alicia R – Ft. Wayne, Indiana

“I have been truly blessed through your wisdom , words of encouragement and inspirational advice. I sincerely thank GOD for enabling a “Gem” to shine for the world to see visually and to feel spiritually. I Thank you and your Staff. May GOD continue to Bless you Richly with your future endeavors.”   Kisha S. – Atlanta, GA

“Jewel really motivates me with her words.”  – Alinani Msisya, Lusaka, Zambia, Africa

“I have been receiving your messages from a friend who forwards them over to me, and it has really inspired me to keep the faith. I am a single parent with three daughters to raised and your messages has been truly a blessing in my trails and tribulations. Thanks so much for your words of wisdom.”  Janet F. – Dallas, TX


Who has hired Jewel to speak

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masthead_micJewel Diamond Taylor has been invited to speak in 34 of the United States, the Virgin Islands, Brazil, London, Jamaica, The Bahamas, St. Kitts, Turks and Caicos, Cancun, etc.

Taylor’s most requested topics are; women’s empowerment, strengthening onne’s faith, discovering your purpose, building leadership skills,

. stress management,

. time management

. Sharpen your communication and people skills to energize your team for  igher productivity and success.

· Implement practical steps for personal and professional development
· Learn the difference between leading and managing
· Learn how to avoid the emotional landmines that can kill your career

. emotional intelligence

. enriching and empowering your relationships I. Q.

. the power of visioneering (vision boards)

. polishing up your purpose and passion and spiritual strength to cope with adversity

. how to be resilient during difficult times – coping with change

Organizations of past speaking engagements:

The Pentagon
U. S. Dept of Treasury
Ft. Hood
U. S. Army Management School
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Ft. Belvoir
National Blacks in Government Conference
U. S. Dept of Forestry’
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
U. S. Mint
Coast Guard
USDA Graduate School
African American Women on Tour
Prince George’s County, MD
Los Angeles Police Department
Los Angeles Job Corps
Los Angeles Urban League
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
California State University Los Angeles
Bowling Green University
Many women’s retreats
Black history month U. S. Army 2015 Colonel John Lin.PNG - 1
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Below are the states where Jewel Diamond Taylor has been a guest speaking map
To book this dynamic speaker call 323.964.1736
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What are you attracting into your life?

You attract into your life;

what you expect,
what you fear,
what you give thanks for,
what you believe,
what you feel worthy of receiving,
what you act upon on,
what you concentrate on,
what you visualize,
what you talk about,
what you prepare for,
and what you think about all day

The ideas, energies, and practices that YOU focus your time, energy, and brain on will grow and show up in your experiences.  As you focus on the outcome that you desire most – regardless of the fact that it may not be your current reality. Remember that manifesting is co-creating; it is bringing to you something that you do not yet see in the present. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

Your opportunities can come from the most unexpected places.
· Ask for what you want.
· Act on what you want.
· Affirm what you want.
· Actualize what you want.
Focus today on solutions, peace, love, right action, right speech, and right thinking.

You possess what you confess. Your words have creative power. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock, and my redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14

“I don’t know how to do it”… OR say, “I am committed to LEARN how to do it.”

“I am broke.”….OR say, “My money is circulating. I am a money magnet.”

“I am so tired and so lazy”…OR say, “I’m glad my body gives me signals to rest and restore my body.”

“Nothing works out for me.” OR say, “I am focusing more every day on my blessings. Goodness and mercy are with me. Every day I am getting better and better. Every day I choose to be in the right place at the right time with the right people doing the right things. Miracles and breakthroughs keep showing up in my life. All is well.”

Practice positive self-talk. Catch negative or self-critical thoughts as they pass through your head. Acknowledge that those thoughts exist as an emotional signal, then picture the negative thoughts like clouds drifting by and let them go. If you find yourself using a lot of “should,” “must,” “always” or “never” statements, that’s a good sign to ask yourself, “Am I speaking to myself the way I’d speak to a friend?”

  • For instance, instead of saying, “I should’ve prepared more for that presentation,” give yourself credit for what you did do. For example, “I did the best that I could given the tight deadline, and my coworkers told me it was helpful.”
  • Turn statements expressing worries into hopeful statements. You could turn a thought like, “I’m so nervous for this test” into a statement like, “This test is going to be tough, but I’m going to do my best.”

Stay ready in this changing job environment

This pandemic has ushered in several layers of disruptions and opportunities. The economic effects and rising automation of occupations is a call to action for many to upskill, reskill, or cross-skill their talents and resume.

.Employers predict that problem-solving and critical thinking will become increasingly important skills over the next five years. This is one of the reasons I am so passionate about teaching skills like; active learning, resilience, stress tolerance, problem-solving, flexibility, the power of your thinking/mindset, self-awareness, and how to deepen one’s faith, well-being, and confidence.

Only a person in hiding, denial, emotional/mental turmoil, or fantasy thinking would not see the historical changes we are all experiencing on so many levels (economy, technology, jobs, housing, healthcare, mental illness, stress, etc.)

If someone is in a survival mode they have little interest or time to gain new skills to thrive in these times.

I salute the ladies from California, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Atlanta, and Las Vegas who have been present, proactive, intentional, consistent, and “ride or die” with me for the past 2 years in my signature zoom room “The Diamond INNERversity.” They are experiencing results, clarity, confidence, and an awesome “life toolbox.”

I continue to keep the INNERversity enrollment open, whether you attend every Sunday or as your time permits. It promises to ADD to your life toolbox so you can build a life to excel and endure and enjoy life on a personal or professional level.

MALIBU reJEWELvenation reTREAT 2022

Wednesday, Sept 21, 2022 check in 10 am includes lunch and dinner

Thursday – 3 meals

Friday, Sept 23, 2022 2 pm check out breakfast and lunch included

Private room 2 nights + 6 meals + activity materials, group empowerment sessions w/Retreat Facilitator Jewel Diamond Taylor+ gift bag = $525 per person

Share a room 2 nights + 6 meals + activity materials,group empowerment sessions w/Retreat Facilitator Jewel Diamond Taylor+ gift bag = $450 per person

You can pay $100 deposit to hold your bed.

Share a room deposit – click here or ZELLE

Private room deposit  – click here  or ZELLE

When you are ready to pay in full or make installments, just send an email – indicating the amount you wish to pay and a link will be sent to you or you can ZELLE the funds.

This is a Catholic retreat and conference center which provides the space, in a beautiful setting, for peace, serenity, and reflection. Located between the mountains and the ocean in Malibu, California. The Franciscan Friars and staff invite you to “come apart and rest a while” (Mark 6:13).

If you are too busy to enjoy a retreat; you are too busy.  “Don’t cheat yourself, treat yourself.” – The Self-esteem Dr. Jewel Diamond Taylor

The rooms are minimal, no TV, clean, and comfortable. Wi-fi is available.

Your retreat host, Jewel Diamond Taylor, has produced women’s retreats for over 30 years annually.

Jewel has hosted 9 Women on the Grow previous retreats at this site and the guests have continued to give great reports about the beautiful grounds and the delicious food. Dress attire is casual.

We wear BLUE on Friday

On Friday, we close at the beach at the popular Paradise Cove restaurant.

Your Divine Purpose

“How do I find my purpose?”  This is a common frustration and reason why  I am asked to provide life coaching, training, retreats and conference presentations.  Besides my health and my family, I feel very blessed because I discovered life purpose and signature strengths.  I tried many paths before discovering my purpose and calling.

My personality has the capacity of curiosity and a trial and error approach.  Some people have an “all or nothing” approach to implement ideas.  Some people get stuck with excuses, fear of success, procrastination or perfectionism.   I am still on assignment to encourage and empower others to ask, seek and knock until they discover their life purpose.  Success and life purpose are not “one size fits all”.   My books offer you messages which can empower you to push past those nagging voices of resistance, procrastination and fear. There is something unique in your DNA.  There is a divine plan, purpose, and a gift your life can bring to others for God’s glory.

When you say “yes” to your purpose and “yes” to God’s way to fulfill your purpose, you will become an unstoppable force.

“If their purpose or activity is of human origin it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” ~ Acts 5:38-39

If you are frustrated and asking God to reveal your purpose and gifts, I offer you the following prayer I wrote… “Lord I seek your will and way for my unique life and soulprint. I desire to make a contribution to this world and my community.  Reveal to me how I can fulfill my purpose and bring meaning through dedication to something larger than myself.

I want to empty myself of pride, worry, sadness, regrets, distractions, sin, guilt, hate or self-absorption so I can be available to You. Your word says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'” (Jeremiah 29:11).   My heart is restless until I find rest in You and in my divine spiritual plan and purpose.

Whether you have created me for some type of social transformation, service to people in need, expressing my creativity or merely living a life of love…I am open to live up to my highest spiritual potential.

This is a brand new day to live without apology and to live with gratitude, courage, hope, love, discernment, vision and faith. I am growing each day with inner strength to overcome the challenges of life. My obedience, trust and patience in You, my heavenly Father, grows deeper and stronger each day. I am ready to walk in my divine destiny. Amen”

By His touch you can experience supernatural enthusiasm, boldness and power.  It’s up to you. Ask every day for the Father’s touch. – The Prayer of Jabez

article written by Jewel Diamond Taylor, Keynote Speaker, Minister, Author, Columnist and Women’s Retreat Leader

Do you trust God?

As you ponder and worry about your circumstances, be encouraged today to TRUST the Lord.

If your heart and trust have been broken by others, your ability to trust may be difficult to develop.

If you can not trust yourself because of your past wrong choices, promises you broke, your lack of self-control, false starts or guilt, you may not feel worthy of God delivering you from your dilemmas.

All good relationships (personal and business) are stronger when there is trust.   People don’t usually trust someone unless they know them well.  It is difficult to really trust God if you really don’t know Him well.  If you don’t know His promises for your life then you will have little trust in Him to see you through any storms and valleys.  Who know well…you trust well.

To strengthen your relationship with God, it is critical you learn to know Him, study His word, His promises and trust His word. I know can be challenging to be still and trust God when you overwhelmed with stress. As you learn to TRUST God’s power, protection, provision and peace in your life, you will begin to ACT on His word because you TRUST His promises. As you grow nearer to the Lord, you will receive His remedy and response to your prayers.  No God…No peace. Know God…Know peace.

Let go of the worry, stress, guilt, shame and bad habits. If you trust your eyes, you won’t have trust in your infinite possibilities. Move forward step by step… by faith and not by sight.

“Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace–because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.” (Isaiah 26:3-4)

According to the Revised Standard Version Bible the word “Trust” is mentioned 147 times.

Old Testament – 134 times
New Testament – 13 times

It is taught mostly in the book of Psalms (44 times).

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” (Psalm 9:9-10)

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