Power of Perseverance : Circumstances Don’t Define Who You Are

September 9, 2021
Hosted by Dr. Veirdre Jackson

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Have you heard the saying,” It’s not how you start, but how you finish.”? Well, for Sergeant Waleska Gonzalez, it’s her lived experience, not just a cliché. After enduring homelessness, growing up in a home with domestic violence, dropping out of school in 10th grade, and overcoming later divorce. She joins the Flip Side conversation on 9/9 @ 5:00 pm EST with how she broke generational cycles, shattered glass ceilings and blazes trails for others as Sergeant Gonzalez, the first Puerto Rican female Pennsylvania State Police Officer. Making her dreams into a reality at all cost, empowered by will, strength and faith. On this journey she discovered purpose, a new-found freedom and ultimately self-love and power.

Living Strong: The Flip Side of Adversity

Living Strong: The Flip Side of Adversity

Thursday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

Resilience isn’t about bouncing back, but bouncing forward. Living Strong: The Flip Side of Adversity brings powerful stories and fearless conversations from experts in the field of business, relationships, emotional, physical and mental health, and faith-based communities together to give practical insight on how there is always a flip side to every story. Each episode creates a brave space that combines proven lessons from neuroscience, powerful tools from authentic connection, key principles from life lessons, and practical promises from faith-based insights. Trauma, toxic stress, broken habits and hurting hearts don’t define destiny, but peace isn’t passive. It requires an exchange. To create a flip and access peace in the middle of the pieces, you are challenged to make an exchange of the lies that have kept you mentally hostage in basement moments for a Steps of Growth framework, which cultivates a shift toward growth planning and forward movement.

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Dr. Veirdre Jackson

Dr. Veirdre Jackson

Dr. Veirdre Jackson is a woman pursuing her purpose and passion, to share her belief that she has survived her pain to be love and light for others on their journey to walk out their promise and live abundantly. As an author, speaker, veteran educator, trauma trainer, business consultant and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience, she has connected with thousands of men and women from around the country, cultivated leaders, forged community- based initiatives, built ministry teams and implemented relationship-based programs that deeply impact communities, organizations and individuals from the inside out. Her gift for turning complex concepts into practical approaches for healing shows up in her first book, 16 Principles for Abundant Living, which is a foundational guide for women’s empowerment. In her book and video series, Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God, women and men tackle breaking the cycle of toxic thoughts that keep individuals in hiding places.

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