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Meet Alice Jackson of Catalyst For Change

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alice Jackson.

Alice’s journey began in a small town in the housing projects of Decatur, Georgia. As a young girl, her aspiration was to become a nurse and find a way to help others. She became a teen mom at the age of 16. She felt that her dreams were shattered but against all odds, she pursued her passion to achieve her goals. She always had an inner strength of leadership although she didn’t have many examples around her. Her desire and determination led her to where she is today.

Alice Jackson has unparalleled expertise in the field of human potential, personal development, leadership, and conflict resolution industry. She brings a rich background with over 20 years of working in higher education. Alice Jackson is a transformational leader and expert facilitator with a passion for delivering life-changing professional development training. Her expertise is sought after by peers, clients, and companies because of her knowledge-building strategy. Alice brings both an individualized approach as well as an organizational skill set to her role as facilitator. She works with leaders to develop pathways for change.

Alice specializes in connecting people with the resources they need to transform their lives through effective training and consultation to enable them to achieve their professional goals through direct experience. She is gifted in connecting people in meaningful ways to accomplish their specific goals and provide authenticity in their professional and personal capacities. She is a catalyst for change!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
No, it has not been a smooth road. With four children and being a single mom after a divorce, I continued to persevere. I had to work two full-time jobs to take care of my children and go back to school. I worked very hard to move from an apartment to homeownership. Without the great mentorship during these difficult years, I may not have been able to achieve the goals that I desired for my life and the life of my family.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Catalyst For Change, Inc.?
A Catalyst for Change Training and Development, Inc. is an organization that focuses on building families, strengthening communities, assisting organizations through unlocking possibilities of growth, change, and development. Catalyst for Change’s mission is to modernize professional development and create a climate for performance excellence through collaboration and cross-functional problem-solving. Our consultants bring diverse experience, perspectives, and fields together for long-term growth and improvement in organization-wide practices. We are catalysts for change through our experiences in training, out-of-the-box thinking, practical application, and collaborative approach. The best way to impact communities is to work alongside them. As part of this work, we recognize that culture is everything — how we live, work and relate to each other creates the fabric of who we are. In our experience, providing transformational impact requires collective action, not an individual effort.

We strongly believe organizations should be able to choose the path they take—whether that’s changing tactics or implementing a new approach—informed by a deep understanding of their own needs. This understanding allows us to assess the needs of each partnership. Collaboration is key to our process. From the start, we work as one team to launch and grow every project. We leverage our collective expertise to help you build your organization the right way—one project at a time. We can help shape the future of your organization with personalized training and tools for your team to succeed.

Our organization consists of experienced trainers in various fields. This includes building and strengthening communities, organizations, staff development, facilitation, ethics, cultural awareness, and youth prevention.

I am most proud of being 72 years old and starting my own organization of things that I’m most passionate about. I’m also proud of having the strong support of my children. Personally, what I’m most proud of is having four children, 18 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. It’s a blessing to be a part of their lives.

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
What makes me happy is being able to impart into others and serving as a catalyst for their lives. It warms my heart to see them change for the better.

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