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Waneka Jackson
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Certified Coach & Leadership Development expert with 7+ years in coaching and 15+ years in education, specializing in emotional intelligence and personal growth.

Certified Coach & Leadership Development expert with 7+ years in coaching and 15+ years in education, specializing in emotional intelligence and personal growth.

Waneka Jackson is not accepting new clients right now
Waneka Jackson is not accepting new clients right now
Bio

Waneka Jackson is a seasoned professional with a passion for advancing educational leadership and a substantial career coaching and developing educators. Her work with prominent programs like Teach For America and the RETAIN Initiative, created by the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement alongside Learn4Life, has been pivotal in shaping effective leaders who thrive in challenging environments.

As a Leadership Coach, Waneka's expertise lies in enhancing emotional intelligence, fostering resilience, and promoting sustainable growth. Her commitment to cultivating authentic leadership and her ability to empower professionals to overcome obstacles have made her a sought-after coach for those aspiring to leave a lasting impact in their organizations and communities. Waneka's dedication to both personal and professional excellence resonates with her clientele, positioning her as a guiding force for individuals and organizations striving for breakthrough success.

Waneka's work confronts a pivotal issue in leadership: the need for resilience and emotional intelligence at all levels of leadership. Her values—empathy, continuous learning, and authentic connection—guide her holistic approach to professional development. Waneka's strategies are designed not just to address the immediate challenges but to equip her clients with the tools for long-term success and satisfaction in their roles. This commitment to fostering enduring personal growth and leadership effectiveness is at the core of her philosophy.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Helped elevate educators to "Teacher of the Year" status after overcoming peer conflicts and enhancing work-life harmony.

  • Empowered professionals to conquer imposter syndrome, align with their core values, and secure their "dream jobs".

  • Strategically guided a startup from inception to a profitable B2B venture.

  • Devised strategies for a leader battling a severe health challenge to access life-saving resources, positively impacting her overall efficacy.

  • Enabled a school leader to establish work boundaries and time management techniques, which rejuvenated her marriage and leadership focus.

  • Transformed a mid-level manager’s interpersonal skills by addressing emotional challenges, which fortified family and work relationships.

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Work History
Human Capital Institute
Faculty Member
Teach For America Metro Atlanta
  • Director, Teacher Leadership Development
  • Director, Teacher Leadership Development
Atlanta Public Schools
Educator
Credentials
  • ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Master Of Psychology
  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
Industry Specialties
Education, Professional Services, Retail, Non Profit
Functional Specialties
Customer Service, Management, Project Management, Strategy Planning
Expertise
New Grad, Early Career, Mid Career, New People Manager and more

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