I empower people to live their unique greatness. As shared in my GREATNESS PARADIGM, I am fully convinced it's there on the inside of each of us.
With full commitment to lifting others, I am 100% educator. I am a concept curator who masterfully escorts vague ideas from the inside of your head outside into the real world as actionable next steps. I am an empowerment enthusiast who honors the greatness in others, every aspect. The common thread in all of it, I am a speaker.
I have combined 15+ years of experience in public and higher education, 7+ years of of curating strategies and concepts as well as knowledge and expertise acquired while obtaining a B.A., M.A, MACL, and Ed.D, and a life-long natural penchant for seeing the best in humanity into a strategic approach to empowering the world each and every person at a time.
A better person equals a better everything.
SHIFTING FROM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT TO THE BENEFIT OF THE BELIEF REVOLUTIONIZED HOW I SEE OTHERS. BIG FACTS.
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Gena L. Jerkins', Ed.. D, utilizing the nomenclature DRGENALYN, absolute sweet spot is showing up in the world empowering others to actualize their best selves. Symbolized by her logo, the boot and stiletto, instead of choosing narrowly, DRGENALYN believes that individuals should freely explore the breadth of their inner greatness without predetermined limitations and singular expressions. As an empowerment enthusiast, she contends that individuals should live each and every healthy aspect of themselves. Relying on her natural knack and trained expertise, she strategically empowers individuals, teams, and organizational groups to explore and maximize the greatness contained within. them.
As educator, with 15+ years in public and higher education, DRGENALYN is adept at streamlining specific goals, benchmark milestones, and necessary actionable next steps to obtain desired outcomes. She is most capable of assessing a need, structuring a plan, and empowering towards a desired outcome.
As concept curator, with 7+ years leading a service organization in program development best matched for its constituency, DRGENALYN is a master strategist in crafting concepts, concrete paradigms, and guiding direction. For individuals and corporations, she is superb at firming up vague vision with her crystallized precision.
Always learning and desiring to serve with excellence, DRGENALYN obtained a Bachelor of Art, Texas A&M University; Master of Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University; Doctorate of Educational Leadership, University of Houston as well as her most recent obtainment of Masters of Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. As part of her professional vita, DRGENALYN has mid-management and superintendent certifications. Within the public school sector, DRGENALYN served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Within the higher education arena, DRGENALYN served as teaching assistant, teacher supervisor, and adjunct professor. Dr. Jerkins has authored/co-authored articles for the several journals on the topic of multiculturalism and education
Her professional associations have included the Texas Association of Secondary School Administrators, National Association of Middle School Administrators, and the University of Houston; College of Education Alumni Board. Her current affiliations are DTS Alumni. Texas A&M Black Former Student Network, Inspire, Burleson County Economic Development Committee.
Local, national, and international travels continue to spark her interest in empowerment issues among disenfranchised people throughout our world.
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What's an interesting family secret that's not so secret?
I am from 7 siblings. Each of our names begin with the letter G.
What;s a favorite past time?
Travelling. Reading. Cooking. People
What's your favorite book?
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
What is a best memory?
Swimming with the sharks and parasailing in Belize.
What's on your vision board this year?
Serve God, Self-Care, Service to Others. Simple
What is a favorite snack?
Varies. Sometimes ice cream. Chips and salsa. Brownies. Plums
What's an item from your bucket list?
Attend the summer Olympics.
What's something that you still can quite believe you've done?
Completed a full marathon (twice). All 26.2 miles
What's a part of your every day?
Hands down, God and prayer.
What's your favorite thing about your line of work?
People. People are everything!
What's a golden rule for you?
Give up the right to be right.
What is a least favorite thing to do?
Pump gas, especially on a Sunday morning.
How do you safe guard your sanity?
A suggestion by a dear to create a Run of Show (ROS) rescued my life.
LEANING IN FOR MORE...OK, HERE YOU GO.
Per usual, her high energy and inspirational segment as a featured keynote was just what the participants needed to refuel themselves.
-DANIELLE STARLING, BOLD CONFERENCE