About the Author
Dr. Veirdre Jackson is a woman pursuing her purpose, passion, and life’s priority to share her belief that all children deserve the best education available. She is an award-winning author, educator, and entrepreneur who is recognized as a leading educational trainer in trauma informed practices and cultural competence. She is a veteran educator with over 20 years of experience supporting non-profit and executive leadership.

Through her experiences with systems based approaches to Trauma Awareness and Competency Development, the Resiliency Approach, and Positive Behavior and Intervention Strategies, she has harnessed her passion for building organizational resilience and strength on behalf of youth, families, and educational professionals and provides training for parents, educators, administrators, clinicians and youth development staff who desire to impact children from the inside out. Dr. Jackson is the CEO/Founder of Living Strong Consulting LLC and the Co-Founder of Fresh Fountain of Life Counseling and Wellness. The center uses a non-traditional method of small group studies and healing through creative expression and dance. Its focus on mind, body, and spiritual health encourages women impacted by adverse experiences to live an abundant life.

She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and consultant, working with organizations like Lakeside Global Institute as a mentor trainer; Penn State Extension as an online module developer; Pennsylvania Early Head Start as a classroom and home visiting coach; Zero to Three as a Certified trainer in Infant Toddler Competencies and the Growing Brain; and various K-12 public and chart school districts as a Cultural Competence and Relational Coach. Her book—16 Principles for Abundant Living—is a widely-used foundational guide for women’s empowerment.

Dr. Jackson has been recognized for her expertise in professional development by Keystone Stars’ Southeast Regional Key as a Professional Development Champion; is a featured presenter for the newly released 4 Part Trauma and Child Development Series by Better Kid Care; has been a contributor to Women’s Entrepreneur Magazine; and was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of 40 Leaders Under 40.

She holds a master’s degree in elementary education and a doctorate in educational leadership and innovation. She is married and the mother of two daughters and GiGi to a grandson.Dr. Jackson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University; a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Temple University; and a Doctoral Degree from Wilmington University in Educational Leadership and Innovation. She is a wife and mother of two girls, and GiGi to her first grandson, Max.