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Meet Trailblazer Veronica Jackson

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

Veronica, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
First and foremost, I would not be where I am today without the grace of GOD and growth. Every day is a fight to be a better me, which has genuinely lead me to the path I am currently on. I’m proud to say I was born and raised in Perry, Georgia. I come from a fantastic family, and when I think of the lyric “Black like having my cousins back”- Andre 3000… my GEORGIA raised family comes to mind.

I’m the youngest of both of my parent’s kids. My maternal side of the family owns a traditional business in the area, and my father is a retired business owner. I grew up in a small town around a family that worked for the things they wanted, and it instilled in me at a very young age: love, integrity, motivation, entrepreneurship, and confidence. I’m a natural-born leader, and I never allowed anything to get in my way, and I’ve just always gone after what my heart desires. I’m still eager to learn more and determined to reach my goals! Growing up around influential people such as my mother and other strong figures helped mold me. I’m a mother to a beautiful 5th grader, and she’s one of my biggest reasons why I strive for greatness in all I do.

Thus far in my 20’s, I’ve gained work experience, experience with entertainment, hospitality, mass communication, other industries, and networking. I enjoy facing challenges and turning great ideas into reality. Thanks to my amazing friends, along with some other great people who believe and trust me has brought me to where I am today. I currently manage a few talents, Airbnb properties, as well as my other ventures. To those of you who support me buckle your seatbelt because we’re in for a ride! Faith without works are dead, and the substance is now unfolding! I see clearly, hello destiny!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Location, Location, Location! A significant challenge I’ve had to overcome was having my daughter in the right place while trying to pursue my goals. Moving away from my support system, which was a big help with my daughter. Having that support back at home made it easier for me to make some of the moves I‘ve made. Being in a small town with limited opportunities and resources for my visions just was a challenge for me. After starting to suffer from a form of depression for not being able to let my creative juices flow truly, I then knew that my time to go was then. The first opportunity that came my way that made sense for my daughter and me, I immediately picked up, found a place, and moved. I was a bit uncomfortable removing my daughter from our support system. However, I’m so glad that I’ve made a move because everything that I need is here. Even though we’re not around the support that we know, GOD has filled any voids, so there is no lack of support. I’m at peace, I’m in the perfect location for my visions to flourish, and I overcame that hurdle of feeling like I needed to keep my daughter near the village to make moves.

What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I’m a woman with exceptional talents and visions. One thing I do not believe in is hiding my abilities. I specialize in content creation, communication, management, and motivational speaking. I also have an online clothing store, I work with integrity with all that I do. I’m most proud of how many people I motivate. What sets me apart from others is that I am ME, my southern hospitality, and my will to be genuine.

Finding a mentor and building a network are often cited in studies as a major factor impacting one’s success. Do you have any advice or lessons to share regarding finding a mentor or networking in general?
It’s great to have a mentor or someone you can call to get advice from and give you that extra support and guidance. It’s no harm in asking someone to be your mentor. Networking has worked for me and has created many opportunities for me. “Network to net worth” that’s a phrase I truly respect! Never be afraid to get out there and network.

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Photographer: Ashish Panchal

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