We had the good fortune of connecting with Jackquelina The Coach and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jackquelina, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking and how I think about risk has played a huge role in planning out my life and career. Hello I am Jackquelina English the CEO and Founder of One Voice One Child Advocacy Center and Jackquelina The Coach. I am a social entrepreneur in Atlanta, Georgia. Risk taking and creativity is inherently a part of the equation when you are conceptualizing a business model or making pivotal decisions in life. Relocating to Atlanta, Georgia in 2001 was a risky decision for my family at the time. My daughter was turning 2 years old when we moved away from our comfort zone and all that was familiar. Relocating to Atlanta, Georgia was both risky and rewarding. My decision to leave the workplace full-time to become Mom CEO and a full-time college student was both refreshing and risky. My greatest growth has come during times of calculated risk. During my time spent obtaining a graduate degree I began to research and brainstorm my ideas on creating a business that would allow me to advocate for children, women and families in the community as a social entrepreneur. When I created One Voice One Child Advocacy Center in 2014, it was very risky but incredibly exciting to become the CEO/Founder of my own company. My focus was not profit but solving a problem in the community. Jackquelina The Coach and One Voice One Child Advocacy Center continues to educate and advocate for the health and well-being of children, women, men and families living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder while highlighting and providing high quality educational resources on social media to address the unique experiences of African Americans living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets Jackquelina The Coach apart from others is my passion and dedication to inspire and advocate for individuals who desire personal development, wellness and desire a coach to design a customized plan of action to achieve their goals. I am most excited about planning a business networking launch event at my new co-working space that will highlight individuals who have created innovative business ventures. The Operation Hope entrepreneur training program ETP) located in Atlanta, Georgia was very instrumental in teaching and inspiring me to follow my dreams of creating a business plan. The lessons I have learned along the way is to create a business that will fulfill your mission in life but not jeopardize your financial stability in the future. Being the CEO of a business is not easy because you are the lifeline for the business. Your decisions and how you market your services determine if potential clients can find you on social media or in the community. The way I have continued to remain true to my call to action in an ever evolving economic environment is to put advocacy and education as the focus of my social media engagement. I have overcome the challenges of being a business owner by having realistic expectations about how I measure my business success. The lessons that I have learned along the way is that it is essential for women to own and become confident in their ability to negotiate business moves and decisions. What I want the world to know about my brand and story is that all things are possible if you believe that you are a conquer.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When visiting Atlanta, Georgia I show my guest the best time by taking them to have brunch, lunch or dinner at the Milk and Honey Restaurant at Cascade. We would have cocktails and hang out at PuffmeetsPearl@GardenParc on Saturday night and finish the weekend off with visiting the Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site on Auburn Ave and attending the beautiful church service on Sunday at Ebeneezer Baptist Church at 11:00 am. Last, but not least on Sunday night I would take my guest to the popular Cascade Roller Skate Rink. My guest are sure to have a weekend to remember in Atlanta,Georgia.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shout out is dedicated to all the fearless and courageous individual’s who think or know they have ADHD but continue to live outside the box, love without limits and continue to make their health and wellness the focus.
Photography by Jackquelina English