1. “When your personal storm comes, be so rooted in your faith that you stand like a palm tree…you bend, but you don’t break.” – Jewel Diamond Taylor
2. “Family and friends can be a tonic or toxic. You don’t have to give up on them. Just give them UP to God. Being a fixer and rescuer can be exhausting and unhealthy.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor
3. “Dream. Let nothing dim the light that shines in you.” – Maya Angelou
4. When your chest is heavy with stress, anger, fear, anxiety, and grief…stop and take a few deep breaths. Lose the weight of other people’s burdens, expectations, demands, and opinions. Exhale stress…inhale peace. Exhale anxiety…inhale courage. Exhale fear and inhale faith. You got this.
6. “Problems grab us where we are weak. They’re a call to get strong and master that area of our life.” – Tony Robbins
7. “All relationships go through hell. Some GROW through it.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor
8. “Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” – Theodore N. Vail
9. “Our fatigue is often caused not by work… but by worry, frustration, and resentment.” – Dale Carnegie
10. “Lighten your stress load. Let go of people, projects, and problems that are not your assignment.” – Jewel Diamond Taylor
11. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Leroy Satchel Paige
12. “Your struggle is real and so is God’s grace and mercy. At any moment, any day, you can experience a breakthrough. Shift happens and no one said life is fair or easy. Trust the process. Read 1 Corinthians 2:9″ – Jewel Diamond Taylor
13. This…too…shall pass.
14. ” It`s not the load that breaks you down, it`s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne
15. Adversity is a fact of life. It can’t be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it. – Unknown
17. “The true test of a person’s character is how they stand during test of adversity. Are you experiencing a crisis, conflict, or unwelcomed change? These are defining moments which reveal your true character and faith. Will you be destroyed, defeated, or determined to be resilient?” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor
18. God’s promises He will never leave you or forsake you. “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:19 Put feet to your faith. You have to get up and walk by faith. Fear leads to paralysis. Action leads to satisfaction. ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor
20. “Quitting can become a habit. Stick don’t quit.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor
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“My particular style of counseling/coaching and keynote speaking offers you insights to; stop procrastination, heal from the shame and triggers from past emotional pain, bullet proof your self-esteem, deepen your faith and resilience, improve your relationships I.Q., recognize your gifts and purpose, build up your confidence, and reboots you into positive action.
Encouragement and accountability helps you to engage and trust your own possibilities, power, and potential. Sometimes you are unable to see your own blind spots or your possibilities. Some of the deepest longing in you is the voice of your purpose and gift. It calls you to follow a path of action, courage, integrity and humility. Call me 323.964.1736 to set up your one-on-one coaching/counseling with me or for a speaking engagement … email Jewelmotivates@gmail.com
Here are some signs you would benefit from having Jewel Diamond Taylor offer you life coaching:
. you’re not happy with your current life situation, not sure where to start (feeling stuck)
. you have trouble staying motivated
. your heart was broken and it stole your joy and self-motivation
. you desire a breakthrough in your confidence and momentum to move forward with your goals
. your faith, self-esteem, and confidence have been shaken because of the shifts, storms, and stress in your life
. you lack support from family and friends and need a safe place to think and plan out loud
. you have goals, but find it hard to keep on track, resulting into procrastination
. you have something important in your life that you keep thinking about, but never take any action
. you are isolated and need to align with the right connections and resources to grow in your goals, ministry, leadership, business, personal life, purpose, and faith.
How you can benefit from coaching/counseling with Jewel Diamond Taylor;
1) Increase your self-awareness (e.g. patterns, mind traps, purpose, relationships, strengths, possibilities).
2) Recognize when you are caught in self-defeating patterns (e.g. procrastination, anger, addiction, shutting down, shame, people-pleasing, fear) and convert them to positive actions.
3) Connect the dots from your past to your present state of mind to heal from a childhood of dysfunction, abandonment, trauma, struggle, abuse, etc.
4) Gain coping skills to lower your stress and reactivity to past hurt, grief, divorce, betrayals, broken relationships, and setbacks.
5) Discover your voice from; silent suffering, feeling numb, abuse, and gaslighting relationships.
6) Become emotionally healthy, leading to inner peace, satisfaction, confidence, resiliency, and productivity.
7) Cultivate and strengthen your sense of worthiness, confidence, faith, courage, vision, and momentum to live your best life.
Call 323.964.1736 or email – JewelMotivates@gmail.com
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Everyone has different needs and different definitions of a “life coach. As a popular in-demand life coach, Jewel Diamond Taylor is multi-faceted (e.g. accountability coach, advisor, supportive listener, resource center, strategist to support you in achieving a goal, sounding board, life makeover, spiritual exhorter to build up your faith, hope and life purpose, counselor for emotional wellness and resiliency after a life change (e.g. divorce, layoff, disappointments, stress, feeling stuck, abuse, etc.). How would you like the Self-esteem Dr. Jewel Diamond Taylor to support you at this time?
” 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 angel for those of us who need genuine encouragement and a restoration of true self-worth.” – Emily, The United Kingdom
“I had an amazing “author and speaking coaching session” with author and motivational speaker Jewel Diamond Taylor. Anyone who aspires to go to the next level, you must have a mentor or a personal development coach. It’s wonderful when you meet someone that likes you on the next level and can give you guidance as well as give you the ingredients to success! Thank you Jewel for your keen insight, Godly wisdom, and superb road map for success and serving the Kingdom.” Kimberly Williams (speaker and author), Founder of the Matriarch Society
“Since I have joined Jewel Diamond Taylor’s mentoring class my Vision has gone to another level. I thank God for Mrs. Jewel Diamond Taylor she’s awesome.” – Emertha Jones
My 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 one of your retreats. Love you with all my heart mind and spirit.” ~ Charmaine (Maryland).
I had a great life coaching session with a new client Emily from the U.K. London. We had our 90 minute session via skype. I thank her for sharing her positive feedback below.
“Hello Jewel… Just to thank you very much for our session together. I found it totally edifying. Lots of notes and things to ruminate, work, reflect and make friends with myself on. I already feel like I am on a re-defined path of growth, like you have switched on my re-set button. Crucially though without being knocked sideways, radically changing my vision or what I feel God has been nudging and encouraging me towards. It just means navigating the path I will know more what to tune into, in order to maintain stamina and clarity, plus nurse any dispiriting days…which are inevitable as well as the good. I would love to have another session soon.” Warmly, Emily
“I took advantage of this and it was by far one of the best experiences/ coaching session ever. I was very touched that Mrs. Taylor ended our coaching session in Prayer not to mention I felt like a conqueror afterward. I’m in desperate need of another coaching session and hopefully, I can secure the available slots. Thank you!!” Wendy Reed, California
“My decision to meet with Jewel as a Life Coach was a divine life-changing decision. Jewel was so easy to talk to and I instantly felt comfortable enough to open up and share things that I had not shared before. She truly understood me which meant so much. The nuggets of wisdom that I walked away with I will forever treasure. She is truly an anointed Woman of God.” – B. W. (California)
“I just wanted to take a minute to share with you 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. I bought her books. Given her CD’s as gifts. Engaged her to facilitate our women’s weekend retreats (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, New York
“I am a great fan of Jewel Diamond Taylor. She is a genius when it comes down to helping others. Her tremendous life coaching skills have been so helpful in helping me and others to deal with life, family situations and even MY marriage. She empowers me and so many others with her wealth of knowledge and wisdom that she spreads. ~ Kem Morris
Jewel Diamond Taylor, Motivator, Speaker, Life Coach, Author, Supreme Woman of God, what else can I say? Truly my first session with Jewel was an appointment ordained by God. Jewel is truly gifted in her profession and anointed by God. I would have never imagined that I would have an opportunity to work with Jewel from a one-on-one coaching perspective. All I can say is God opened the door. My first session was very informative and caused me to do some heartfelt soul searching. I thank God for Jewel’s book, “You Deserve More” because it gave me a voice around what I could not say of did not know how to say. I could relate to everything in the book. I would strongly recommend that purchase. Make an investment in yourself. During my session with Jewel, she asked probing questions with genuineness and sincerity to understand my expectations and needs. She was very transparent in sharing her experiences which assisted me in expressing and communicating what I was looking to change and improve. Jewel was empathetic and focused on ensuring I pursue my best self in all areas, personally, emotionally, professionally, spiritually, and financially. The most amazing part of this experience was the very next morning after the session, I googled a particular topic on joy and so many of the things that Jewel discussed during my session were confirmed by this article that I searched. I don’t call this luck, I call that an anointed and divine session that God had orchestrated from the time I was being formed in my mother’s womb. Jewel, thank you for a wonderful first session. I look forward to many more. To those of you that are going through any challenge or obstacle, love yourself, invest in yourself because YOU are worth it. Be Blessed and as Jewel says, “Stay In The Light”. ~ Renee (Delaware)
“I could not afford some other women coaches that I researched, but I’m glad I found Dr. Jewel because she is affordable but also very knowledgeable, helpful, and spiritually grounded. She really understands women’s issues. She is a wife, mother, sister, entrepreneur, minister and experienced depression and grief after losing her Mother and son to cancer. I felt very comfortable opening up my heart to her about my issues. She taught me that transparency leads to a triumphant victory of healing. Thank you Dr. Jewel!” ~ Deborah E. in Dallas, TX
“All I can say is “WOW”! I thought it would be embarrassing or useless to have counseling. I was so wrong. My phone sessions with Dr. Jewel have been life-changing. So glad I found her web site and picked up the phone.” ~ Nikki, Oakland, CA
“Now that I am away from family, friends, and my community stationed in Japan, I needed emotional support to cope with change. Thank you so much Jewel for offering your coaching services by SKYPE which helped to settle my spirit and regain my focus. God Bless you!” ~ Sandra B. – JAPAN
“How do you metabolize the pain and difficult passages in your life? Inner peace and maturing in our faith happens when we learn how to be reasonably comfortable with the uncontrollable. Our culture teaches us to run from failure and sorrow instead of teaching us how to embrace and endure the adversity and loss.
Entering into the space of grief and loss teaches us that there is a legitimate place for sorrow as well as gratitude and hope.
We think we can avoid pain and be protected by our good deeds, pedigree, religious standing, accomplishments, acquisitions and masks. Christians become saved and believe they are immune from problems. None of us can escape our appointed time of loss, disappointment, grief and emotional pain. Pain, loss and sorrow are the admission price we pay for the privilege of living.
What discomfort are you avoiding?
Are you willing to confront your fears? Are you learning to cope, adapt, heal, let go and surrender?
Are you resisting loss, change and pain?
Are you making permanent decisions about temporary situations?
Are you isolating to avoid feeling ashamed, embarrassed, vulnerable or feeling insecure?
Do you think acknowledging your pain makes you weak?
Are you wearing a mask to survive and fit in?
Are you afraid people will judge you?
Have you lost confidence in yourself and faith in God?
Are you willing to break open your heart and allow the pain, fears and uncertainties flow out?
Are you willing to connect with others and have the courage to tell your story and speak up? What is your pain trying to tell you?
~ Jewel Diamond Taylor, www. DoNotGiveUp.net
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After he passed away I began to read his books and became very curious about gem stones. There’s a machine called the “Rock Tumbler”. It tumbles dirty, rough and dull rocks in water. It’s very noisy as the rocks start to spin, fly, and crash into each other as they rumble around in the water. After all the tumbling and rubbing up against each other, the rocks that were once rough and dull come out shining and polished. They are transformed.
Whatever pressure, tumbling, polishing or storm you are going through in life it is a process called transformation. Some might feel they are being punished when really God is polishing and perfecting you for a higher purpose. It never feels good or feels fair. In our lives we crash, tumble and rub up against other. Some people polish us up and some crush us.
I have heard testimonies, questions, and stories of pain and success from women from all walks of life. I have seen women so wounded that they can’t see beyond their past. I have seen resilient women overcome cancer, divorce, abuse, poverty, unemployment, loneliness, promiscuity, ridicule, racism, sexism, single parenting, betrayal, addictions, procrastination, depression, homeless, anxiety disorders, anger, rape, incest, prison, low self-esteem/worth, grief and shame. I have seen women grow and take leaps of faith. I have seen women walk out of fear and right into their purpose. I have seen women sit on their assets and some women blossom and grow into entrepreneurship. My clothes have been soaked with tears and my ears have heard untold secrets of shame, hurt, dysfunctional families, depression and drama. I was born for this! I was born to co-labor with my sisters on their path of discovery, healing, peace and restoration. I was born for this. I know that a lot of my sisters are so heavily burden with just surviving, that they don’t have a smile. They don’t have time or know how to enjoy the benefits of sisterhood, serenity, or self-care. I gladly accept the assignment to be a guidepost towards the path of emotional wellness, joy, sanity, peace, sisterhood, purpose, coping skills, self-care, faith, healing and trusting again. I was born for this! I have seen women beat incredible odds and some who complain, whine and easily give up. Some choose to grow and some choose being a a victim. Some women think they will shock with their stories and some choose to live as silent sufferers. No story can scare me or cause me to judge you.
If you are trying to build your business or ministry, write a book, lose weight, become debt free, finish college, find a job, improve or heal relationships, let go of the past or break an addiction…surrender to the PROCESS to get to your PROMISE. Your step by step actions, perseverance, faith and discipline will make the difference. You may get tired, but stay inspired. Anything is possible with faith and action. There are no short cuts. The “PROCESS” is the price of admission to walk through the doors of success.”
The journey of a diamond is a long and complex process. Diamonds are formed under extreme temperatures and pressure. The diamond industry uses “fire polish” to bring sparkle and create a fiery diamond that unleashes the quality, color, beauty and light within. There is a big difference seen once a diamond is polished with fire…it becomes a blazing gem after being recut! Once a diamond has been recut and polished by fire, it flashes with color and light. Are you ready to be in a room full of empowerment, information and women sharing their stories, wisdom, experiences and FIRE?
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As an activist, messenger of God’s love, an author, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, intuitive life coach/counselor, leader and influencer in the movement for women’s life enrichment, I have a keen sense of vision and sensitivity to the issues women face today. I am honored to “fire polish” the attendees who attend my classes, conferences, retreats and coaching sessions. I have been privileged to help shape and polish women for their purpose, destiny, dreams and well-being. I love to leave a little sparkle of encouragement, love, faith and empowerment wherever I go.” ~ The Self-esteem Dr. Jewel Diamond Taylor aka “The Encouragement Whisperer”
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“When you are feeling under the pressure of life, be careful not to lose your way, your faith or your identity. When I see the word “pressure”… I see two (2) words, PRESS and SURE.
The heavy weight of maintaining your family, business, ministry, job, studies, finances and meeting deadliness can PRESS down on you so hard that you can begin to question God and yourself. You could begin to ask, “Are you sure God I’m supposed to be doing this? Are you sure I am anointed, blessed, talented, covered, called and destined to do this? The phone isn’t ringing. The sales are slow. My progress is slow. I feel stuck. No one seems interested in keeping the family, the team, business or ministry together. You may begin to question yourself under the pressure and ask yourself, “Am I sure I can do this? Am I sure God will show up? Am I sure things will work out? Am I sure I am qualified and ready? I’m not sure I can cope and handle this difficult situation.
When you are confused and discouraged because of the pressures in your life you could begin to give up. You could easily give up your calling or decide to change your direction and do something different because your identity in God has been stolen.
These questions under pressure can cause you to experience Identity Theft. External and internal voices, feelings and situations can cause you to lose your confidence and trust in God and trust in yourself.
The term “identity theft” comes from the escalating criminal acts of finances, identification and credit being stolen. Those who fight against identity theft and arrest the criminals, warn people to do three (3) things to avoid identity theft.
I think the three steps can also be applied to protecting your spiritual identity. 1) DETER – minimize risk and safeguard important information and documents.
2) DETECT suspicious activity by routinely monitoring your financial accounts and billing statements. 3) DEFEND your identity and alert creditors to follow certain procedures before they open new accounts in your name or make changes to your existing accounts.
Everyone needs to realize they are vulnerable to financial and spiritual identity theft. Thieves are cunning. They study your habits and routine. They look for easy access to your information. The enemy knows when you are feeling down, discouraged, hopeless and dePRESSed. The enemy knows when you are vulnerable.
When it comes to proactive steps to protect your spiritual identity 1) DETER – minimize risk by protecting your heart and who you share your time, dreams, goals and conversations with. 2) DETECT suspicious activity by monitoring on a regular basis your relationships, what you say, how you feel and what you believe. Check your spirit to avoid depression, pity parties, sabotaging behavior like shame, guilt and procrastination. 3) DEFEND yourself. Block the enemy from stealing your joy and purpose. Before you slip into darkness and want to give up, remind yourself who you really are in God. Speak your declarations and affirmations. Proclaim again that you are worthy, qualified, blessed and resilient. Go for it. Stick with it. Don’t let internal or external enemies discourage you with doubt. Defending your dreams and goals is like hiding a priceless jewels so potential robbers won’t find them and steal them. Defend your purpose and those dreams and goals which are precious to you. Defend and protect your identity in the Lord. You are who God says you are. Encourage yourself and defend your worthiness, talents, dreams, purpose and faith in God. Read Psalm 139:17-18 and remember how precious you are to God.
1 Peter 3:15 says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” ~ by Jewel Diamond Taylor
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Helplessly watching my son fade away in pain from cancer so quickly, I know we were all in a battle to save his life. We were stressed, weary, in shock, sad and felt helpless and disoriented. These are the same symptoms that describe what military soldiers feel when they return home from battle, especially when the events felt unpredictable and uncontrollable. Their anxiety is called Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I don’t look like what I have been through. Because of God’s grace I have “post-traumatic strength.”
The amazing gift of grace that I have experienced and want to share with you is that…even though I went through the most stressful and painful battle in my life (my son dying from cancer), I have not experienced post-traumatic stress. God has given me post-traumatic strength! I am resilient. I’ve been able to remain productive through my tears. Yes, there are overwhelming moments of feeling empty, nauseous, sad or bewildered… but I’m still standing. My faith was not robbed. I realized that the Lord can be with us where family and friends cannot. When you have grown in God’s grace through a spiritual battle you receive the gift of spiritual transformation. You begin to realize bad things do happen to good people. We will suffer in life. Strength comes from realizing you don’t have to suffer from your suffering. My spiritual transformation and feeling raw in my vulnerability revealed some insights which gave me strength instead of stress.
Through the bitter and sweet, the joy and pain, the bad and the good… we must learn how to ACTIVATE our faith in and out of season. We must learn how to MOTIVATE ourselves so the enemy does not overtake our gratitude, joy, health, peace, faith, hope, praise and trust in God. We must learn how CELEBRATE each day with thanksgiving, love, service to mankind and forgiveness. ”
Each time that I’ve been stretched to grow beyond my comfort zone, God was there. Each time I was stretched; I tapped into my power of creative problem solving, my flexibility, my sense of humor, my intelligence, my ability to let go, my inner strength and yes, stretched to give, be and do more than I ever knew was possible. I don’t look like what I have been through. And you don’t have to look like the abuse, dysfunction, grief, stress, sickness, struggle or heartache you have been through.
Life circumstances may be pressing you right now. Are you going to allow your challenges to stop you, stress you, strengthen you or stretch you?
Life circumstances may be pressing you right now. Are you going to allow your challenges to stop you, stress you, strengthen you or stretch you?
Miracles happen every day. Don’t let the spirit of defeat, depression and disappointment rob you of the wonder, blessings, favor, love and supernatural breakthroughs God can bring. God has given us the divine power to demolish strongholds. He is Baal-Perazim. He is the God of Breakthroughs. He wants to see us free. He wants to see us victorious, but we have to “grow” through the process.
I have been a Life Coach to hundreds of women over the years. I have heard painful stories of dysfunction, divorce, debt, disappointments and dreams deferred. Some of their stories sounded like mine. So many women, including myself, became burned out and had to WAKE UP to sadly realize we have been; asleep… living on auto-pilot… sleep walking through love-less marriages… struggling with child-rearing… grieving the loss of a parent child or friend… being silent suffers never speaking up… settling for a part-time relationship… tolerating selfish friends/relatives… walking on eggshells people-pleasing and just getting by hoping our man would change, our job would get better or our lives would just magically get better. Waking up and recovering from an emotional hangover is bitter and sweet. You can feel shocked and ashamed. But you also will feel free and finally exhale. You begin to breathe new oxygen. You begin to create a new normal for yourself.
“We don’t like to feel pain. That is why pain killers, alcoholism, drug abuse, excessive eating, excessive spending, excessive busyness or isolation ruins a lot of lives. Numbing the pain doesn’t make it go away. Attempts to numb any pain is a temporary escape and band aid. People in emotional pain from loss, trauma, or loneliness can become reckless in their life choices by choosing or staying in toxic relationships, neglecting important things like paying their bills, showing up for work, neglecting their health or neglecting their family. Some people cope with their pain with denial, becoming armored, and building walls instead of bridges to connect with others. Pain is a signal that something needs our attention…something needs to be changed …something needs to be healed … something needs to be confronted or accepted.
Pain is like a smoke alarm. If you take out the batteries because you don’t like the noise, or you never put in new batteries, your house could burn down. Don’t let your life be destroyed into ashes because you are ignoring the pain you feel in your heart, body, relationships, finances or job situation. If there is smoke, there is a fire starting. Put out the fire with action, courage and faith. Pay attention to the “alarm signals” or you will pay a heavy price.” by Jewel Diamond Taylor
Interviewer: Why do you think women seek life coaching/counseling?
Jewel: I have discovered most of the women I coach/counsel have issues with their relationships, loneliness, feeling battle weary from their job, feeling isolated, experiencing too much stress/demands or too little time, money, love, support or sense of purpose.
Many of my counseling/coaching mentees are inspired to; stop procrastinating, find their voice to make key decisions, amp up their actions and confidence, deepen their faith and focus more on the real priorities that can change their lives in a positive way. They are renewed to have hope again to believe their future holds promise and possibilities.
Interviewer: Do you believe your style of mentoring/coaching/counseling supersedes the power of prayer?
Jewel: Absolutely not. What I offer only supplements and strengthens one’s personal development and spiritual faith. I believe one’s personal and spiritual strength are interwoven. It is very evident to me that the popularity of social media like Facebook and Instagram proves that people crave to be seen, heard, successful, celebrated, connected and significant. My coaching/counseling, books and my signature events gives women an opportunity to be seen, heard, understood, validated and challenged to GROW beyond their comfort zone, shame, fears and sabotaging behavior.
Interviewer: How long have you been offering your life coaching and counseling for women? Do you only coach women?
Jewel: I’m glad the popularity of life coaching has reduced the negative stigma of people seeking support and mentoring. Long before “life coach” was even heard of and became mainstream in our culture and on TV, I was mentoring and counseling women by phone, in my retreats and my women’s life enrichment gatherings (e.g. The Enlightened Circle and now my Women on the Grow Organization). I started in 1986. Because I share my mistakes, pain, successes, stories, wisdom and experiences as a; wife, mother, sibling, author, ordained minister, self-employed speaker, life coach, columnist, media personality, author and someone who has learned to cope with the loss of both parents and my son from cancer… I believe my life journey allows me to be more relevant in connecting with women’s issues and needs. I have discovered that when a person has no hope, encouragement, faith or vision…they are more likely to return to their past unhealthy and destructive patterns of coping and living.
Interviewer: What are you planning in the near future to engage and empower women to be stronger and encouraged?
Jewel: I am known as the Self-esteem Dr. so I will be offering my “Open Heart Surgery” Relationships Clinic Saturday, July 11 in Los Angeles. I will be teaching from my book “Follow Your Heart But Take Your Brain with You.” In August I will continue with my “Diamond Lane Mentoring Class for Women” in the Los Angeles area. Every October I host a women’s retreat getaway. This year it will be in Northern Las Vegas.
Interviewer: Do you only speak in California?
Jewel: Oh no!!! Over the years I have been invited to speak all over the United States, London, Jamaica, Brazil, the Bahamas, Cancun, the Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Turks and Caicos Islands. I’m ready to travel and bring the inspiration and encouragement around the globe. Below are the states where I have been a guest speaker over the years. My goal next is to speak and/or host a women’s retreat in Hawaii. I’m seeking any contacts in Hawaii to make that happen.
Contact me by email – Jewel@DoNotGiveUp.net