“Live Bold, Abundant, and on Purpose.” 

Living Strong Consulting provides high quality training and consulting services, which empowers leaders to build confidence, competence, and capacity for effective decision making in business and in life. Providing leaders with practical tools for systemic change and relationship based coaching to conquer the illusive nature of finding balance in career, financial strength, physical wellness, and personal/ professional integrity.

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Fearlessly Impacting Change

At Living Strong Consulting, LLC, we take great pride in all of the partnerships we have forged and created with those we have come in contact with over the last two years.

We have had the pleasure of working with various organizations, companies, and groups, at the state and local levels, providing services that range from team building, professional development, & media design, to youth empowerment summits, keynote speaking engagements, & a video series.

Check out what we have to offer! We hope to work with you in 2019!

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48: Educational Virtual Resource Toolkit: PK – 12 eBooks Access Free

If you are a school administrator or librarian thinking ahead to the start of the school year and are looking for methods to include access to eBooks for all students, the video resource explanation below outlines 2 options from Mackin Books & Tumble Library. Mackin Books specifically is free through December 31st! Get more information for this resource in our PADLET!

Trauma Informed Best Practices

Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. Check out our Trauma Informed Care Resources & Trauma Informed Professional Development Opportunities.

Cultural Competence

Achieving or approaching cultural competence within an organization requires systematic change. Our services work best as a unit, but depending on an organizations immediate need, each program is structured to stand alone. Our programs include: organizational professional development, leadership development, participant cohorts, cultural climate change, community engagement, & culture conversation groups. Click here for more information.

Parent Engagement

We provide high quality programs, activities, and workshops to support schools and organizations in their connection to parents and their children. Click here to see some resources we provide.

Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God

Fearless Conversations With A Limitless God is a series of conversations found in scripture that unpack how Christ met different individuals at specific points in their lives and interrupted their broken belief systems, misguided self narratives, tragic stories of shame and regret and exposed “hiding places” in order to free them to walk in a fearless confidence, accessing promises meant to be kept and used as a weapon to unravel lies of the enemy. As a certified trainer of trauma informed practices, I hope to bring a connected understanding between Biblical Principles and grounded science about the impact of stress and trauma on brain development and behavior through the confirmation of God’s word and instruction.  It will be a devotional, journal reflection with adult coloring pages and video series (downloadable) that will be launched in May 2019.

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Students describe MLK Day speaker as ‘inspiring’ and ‘enlightening’Posted on 01/20/2020Dr. Veirdre Jackson, the keynote speaker, talks to QCSD students as part of the MLK Day of Service.By Gary Weckselblatt

About 250 students and 25 teachers and administrators packed the Quakertown Community High School cafeteria this morning and heard from a dynamic speaker before heading out to various parts of Bucks County and the Lehigh Valley to serve their fellow citizens.

The district’s second Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service was a wonderful moment for those seeking to make a positive experience on others. And it began with a one-hour presentation by Dr. Veirdre Jackson, an award-winning author, educator, and entrepreneur who is recognized as a leading educational trainer in trauma-informed practices and cultural competence.

“When a school district allows young people to take leadership, the students believe they can have an impact and begin to think about who they can be impacting,” said Dr. Jackson, the CEO/Founder of Living Strong Consulting LLC and the Co-Founder of Fresh Fountain of Life Counseling and Wellness. “These young people are invested in the process and they are empowered. Results can happen in a peer to peer connection. Young people have the power to influence.”

Dr. Jackson said interactions between people can be powerful with life-altering consequences, adding that “while we are products of our past, we don’t have to be prisoners to it.” She urged students not to be silent or apathetic if they see something wrong, and often spoke of Dr. King’s message and of the importance of being “authentic, empathetic spirits.”

“We must look past our differences and allow ourselves to see each other. As you go out into the community, look for opportunities to close the gap between you and someone else. I ask you, ‘what is going to be your legacy?’ ”

Students said they felt the impact of Dr. Jackson’s words.

“She was so inspiring. Everything she said related to my life,” said Angelina Becker. “I will take this with me when I step outside of school and it will stick with me.”

Riya Sembhi said she “loved” Dr. Jackson’s presentation. “She made me more aware of the different classes and social structure. This was enlightening.”

High school teachers Bethany Fuller and Jen Stover, Peggy Smith of Trumbauersville Elementary School and Strayer Middle School assistant principal Kim Finnerty worked to develop the district’s second MLK Day event.

Students had several service options to choose from. The 10 possibilities included helping at the Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown, Hope ReStored Thrift Store, Phoebe Richland Retirement Community, First Church of the Brethren, Trumbauersville Food Pantry, Pennridge FISH, NOVA Thrift Shop and LifePath. Strayer Middle School students also hosted elementary school students with storytime, and others worked in the high school Cyber Commons on filling Easter eggs for Quakertown Borough and making Valentine’s Day cards for nursing home residents.

High school assistant principal Jennifer Carolla said she was proud of the planning done by teachers and the enthusiasm to serve shown by students. She also praised Dr. Jackson’s presentation. “It’s a humbling feeling to reach inside yourself and have self-reflection because that’s when true change occurs and you can make an impact on someone else’s life. That’s what this day is about. Let’s pay it forward.”

Gary Weckselblatt, QCSD Director of Communications, writes about the people and the programs that impact the Quakertown Community School District. He can be reached at 215-529-2028 or gweckselblatt@qcsd.org.