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Meet Jackquelina “The Coach” English of One Voice One Child Advocacy Center

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jackquelina “The Coach” English.

Jackquelina “The Coach”, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
The vision for One Voice One Child Advocacy Center is a dream materialized as a result of me deciding to become a volunteer court-appointed special advocate and guardian ad litem with the juvenile court system in 2008. This was by far one of the single best decisions that I have made in my adult life. Having the opportunity to advocate for the best interest of children and families in the foster care system and experiencing the dramatic ending of cases where children were ultimately returned to their parents or guardians motivated me to become a “social entrepreneur”.

In 2012 I graduated from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida with a Masters of Arts in Forensic Psychology. Since completing my master’s degree in psychology I have continued to practice as a supervised therapist utilizing various modalities of therapeutic interventions. I continued to integrate and search more innovative ways to manage my client’s symptoms and traits associated with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder which has become epidemic at this point in time in the school, workplace and community setting.

In 2014 One Voice One Child Advocacy Center was officially incorporated. The center was a mobile business up until 2017 when the center was finally able to find a stationary home in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road to being a social entrepreneur, advocate and a small business owner has been full of blessings, setbacks and breakthroughs. Achieving balance personally while serving so many deserving children and families can test your stamina and endurance. Self-care is essential in preventing compassion fatigue.

The present challenges that are on the horizon would be anticipating how disruptive technology can and will affect how human services are provided in the future.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
One Voice One Child Advocacy Center specializes in providing multi-culturally sensitive, innovative and uniquely customized coaching services for adults, children and families challenged with managing their life while living with Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The center provides an initial consultation appointment to determine the client needs and expectations to complete critical evaluations and assessments to develop a personalized coaching plan of action.

One Voice One Child Advocacy center offers various other coaching services that include: Parenting, career, business start-up and individual and family coaching services.

I am most proud of the children who have been returned to the care of their families and guardians as a result of the center’s diligent efforts to encourage and motivate parents who have fought uphill battles in breaking the cycle of generational foster care involvement.

What sets One Voice One Child Advocacy Center apart is the center’s unique ability to provide holistic and personalized services on call and in real time.

What were you like growing up?
I grew up experiencing the dynamics of a blended family and I am the oldest of nine siblings. Growing up my hobbies and interest were fashion, live music and being a social butterfly.

While attending graduate school in Florida I discovered that I am intrigued by the concept of having serenity. I found the process of collecting seashells, relaxing on the beach and baking cakes as a way to provide self-care and relaxation. Personality and interest wise I have always had a heart for the human condition.

Pricing:

  • Consultation Session $35 for children 5 years of age and under with code “ATLVoyage”
  • Consultation Session $45 for Children 6 to 9 years of age with code “ATLVoyage”
  • Consultation Session $55 for Children 10 to 17 years of age with code “ATLVoyage”
  • Consultation Session $65 for ages 18 years of age and up with code “ATLVoyage”

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