Meet Jay

Hello! I’m Jay Jackson and welcome to my world. Before you read further, there’s something I need you to know. “I work with the laws of the Universe.”

In The Beginning

As the oldest of 4, and second oldest of twenty grandkids, I’ve had my share of opportunities in leading others.
Accountability rested on my shoulders. My elders directed their questions to me if we did not complete our chores. Often, those questions turned to physical and emotional abuse by my mother & stepfather. Therefore, we accomplished tasks to the best of everyone’s abilities and on time.
During middle and high school, I served as a captain or co-captain of most my sports teams. Not because I was the best player because I rarely was. However, it was because my coaches and teammates trusted me to do what was in the best interest of the teams. Leading by example by arriving early most days, working hard, and encouraging others. Over the years, my responsibilities have increased as my family grows and ages.

The Best Decision Ever Made

 On 26 October 1999, I accepted the oath of enlistment to serve in the United States Air Force. Leadership and followership continued and were paramount during my military experience.
“One must learn to follow before graduating to leadership.”  ~ Jay Jackson
I admit this was a challenge in my early years. I wasn’t accustomed to following at the magnitude of military service. However, once I understood and accepted my role, we made magic! My experiences afforded me the opportunity to grow with the world’s best and brightest. Leading to multiple leadership and meritorious service awards throughout my career. In particular, Air Traffic Control Supervisor Of The Year.

Iraq Was My Tipping Point

The moment I stepped off the C-130 Hercules 30 Dec 2009, I vowed never to experience war again! I was 6,765 miles from home, blistering hot, afraid, and I didn’t know anyone.I didn’t experience hand-to-hand combat, however, mortar attacks and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) are real. I was thinking “Why am I really here? Was I created to die in modern day Babylon?” 

It’s a great thing I’m comfortable with meeting new people. I don’t connect with everyone. And this is natural for us all. However, if not for the relationships built, I wouldn’t have made it. My crew and I kept each other at an elite performance level. We studied policies and procedures, ate dinner, and exercised together. I even broke my toe during the playoffs of a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. I wore the walking boot for two days and played in the championship. What can I say, “My team needed me.” And yes we won!

The Great Shift

On June 28, 2010, I landed In Baltimore, MD. Next to the birth dates of my son and daughter, this was the greatest day of my life! However, I wanted more. My perspective had shifted. I’m convinced there’s a reason I returned home intact, “physically.” However, there was a war taking place in my mind. I was over ten years on active duty. Therefore, walking away from safety and security wasn’t an option. So I got laser focused on delivering tremendous value to my subordinates and leaders. Striving to be the best Airman possible, until I experienced a conflict.

The Infamous Conflict

Many say “Race and Class where the culprits.” Some say “Ego’s and Pride are to blame.” However, I say “It was time to move to my next phase, and I take full responsibility for my role in that debacle.

I Was Court-Martialed

Individuals in positions of authority said “He has character issues.” Labeled me many things in public and only God knows what in private.
 
I understood the odds I was facing. A personality conflict with those who had a tremendous amount of control over my life & career. I thought “No one will trust me over a couple of Colonels and a Command Chief Master Sergeant in a high-profile role.” Therefore, I immediately began taking steps to preserve my career. I had recently earned the rank of Master Sergeant at 13 years when the Air Force average was 16.5 years.
 
Although I was aware of the situation I was in, I was unaware of what was in store. As I awaited man’s verdict, I did what we all do oh so well during times of desperation; I called on God to save me! I never lost faith in my Source during the experience. However, I was facing up to 10 years in prison for crimes I know I didn’t commit. Also, I knew there was only one Source robust enough to maintain my physical freedom.
 
As I paced up and down the sidewalk, I started crying out with every ounce of emotion I had remaining in the tank. I asked for forgiveness and understanding. Questioning, “Why the All-mighty would do this to me?” Silly me and my small mortal way of thinking. I didn’t see the bigger picture. Then out of desperation, the magic words came out.

A Journey Of Leading From Hell To Abundance

During my prayers, I made a promise. I promised to tell the world about God if I didn’t go to jail. At the time, I had zero understanding of the power of words. Of course I knew not to speak negative things into existence; however, this was different. I also didn’t understand that God grants desires that form as a vision mixed with planning, hard work (primarily on yourself), and the proper team.
 
was found not guilty on two of three charges. The charges were “Leaving without permission (Guilty). Failure to obey a lawful order (Not Guilty), and Failure to report to duty (Not Guilty).”
 
I paid the penalty for the guilty charge, and that was it. I wouldn’t step foot inside a jail. Maybe you’re saying “Amen. God is good!”
 
Heck, so was I when this experience was over. I had given a valiant effort against the U.S. government. But it wasn’t over. In less than two months, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced workforce cuts. And the criteria for cuts included individuals with quality indicators on their record.
 
This decision meant my time on Active Duty (AD) was over. Therefore, I was devastated! I thought serving in the military was my purpose. I loved what I did and the results showed. However, I was honorably discharged. Fifteen years sooner than planned and five years shy of retirement eligibility.

Continuously Serving A Great Cause

Today, I’m pursuing a new purpose. I teach entrepreneurs, non-profit directors, and community organizers who want to increase their revenue; How to transform into the leader they need to be, without compromising their morals and values.  Through books, speaking, and coaching I empower individuals to maximize their potential. I help them experience improvements in their lives and businesses.
As a life and business strategist, I’ve worked hard on my personal development, added multiple streams of income and helped others do the same. I’ve also established and built relationships with mentors, coaches, and new friends. Each who has helped me experience quantum leaps in my impact on those I serve and my income. And I want to share it all with you.
There was a time during my transition to Life 2.0 when I thought “What am I going to do?” However, I now know God had to extract me from one mission and prepare me for the next: “Leading you to a life of abundance.”
Maybe the end of my military experience wasn’t a debacle after all. Therefore, during your next unexpected extraction, don’t panic. Trust that the Universe has a greater plan in store.

What I Offer

I offer more than 20 years leadership and strategic planning experience to transform your trajectory. I design customized programs for high-performance outcomes.

As a U.S. Air Force Veteran, I’ve mastered the art of leading teams to produce measurable results. I led operations in support of a $9B sustainment acquisition and managed teams of 20+. During my tenure of active duty, I identified organizational inefficiencies and saved the Air Force $2.5 billion. I also led operations in more than 40 aircraft emergencies as an Air Traffic Controller.

During my tenure in the Air Force, I was considered a “Fast Burner.” I’m the recipient of multiple awards and decorations. For example, the Global War on Terrorism, Iraq Campaign, and National Defense Service Medals. Furthermore, I earned Distinguished Graduate from the Leadership and Management I & II Courses.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Columbia Southern University. I’ve received entrepreneur training at Syracuse University and personal coaching from Paul C. Brunson. I’ve also trained in sales under the Sandler Sales Training program, a top 20 global sales course. Furthermore, I hold the Project Management (PMP) certification.

I’m also the author of The Transformation Experience: Shifting Paradigms for Success.

Areas of Expertise

★ Searching for strategies to increase your focus & productivity to increase your profits?

★ Are you a leader who wants to improve the morale of your team(s)?

★ Do you want to enhance your individual leadership skills?

★ Are you an entrepreneur or executive who wants to reduce stress and better manage your emotions?

With proper training, you can better understand who you are. You can improve your habits, thought patterns, decision-making, productivity, and results.