Executive & Christian Life Skills Coach, Author, Speaker, Trainer
Jacquie Hood Martin is a full-time servant leader and a woman “with a yielded Spirit.” Hood Martin has been inspiring women and leadership executives across the world with her matter-of-fact teaching and leadership style for over twenty years. Whether abroad in Ghana, speaking, writing columns or in her books, Fulfilled! The Art and Joy of Balanced Living, or Wedded Bliss! A 52-week Devotional to Balanced Living, Hood Martin’s focus is to bring the best out of each and every person.
As owner of J. Hood & Associates, a boutique firm offering a range of personal, professional, and prophetic coaching since 1990, Hood Martin equips and empowers people for daily living. Highly skilled and educated, she coaches women and men from all walks of life, collegiate to corporate, helping them to set their priorities and to make smart, sound decisions. She has served as an executive coach and trainer for a few of BE’s top 100 companies. Named recently as Cambridge Who’s Who Education Professional of the Year, Hood Martin has served in higher education as a Dean and College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs in the one of the toughest communities in the United States in the City Colleges of Chicago education system. Hood Martin has also worked to integrate gay and lesbian students into collegiate and campus life. Created training modules to educate, nurture, and re-building lives affected by bullying. During her busiest time as a professional she and her husband also paused to raise her sister-in-laws 4 young children two of whom had fallen below academic grade level. Hood Martin is a certified early childhood specialist in children ages 2-5 years old citing “that the formative years of a child’s existence is the most impressionable period of life where they learn critical skills for future success.” She is an ordained minister working with church leaders to enrich, enable, and empower their congregations through her organization Jacquie Hood Ministries. Hood Martin served for a decade as the first female staff pastor at The Church Without Walls, Houston, TX, Dr. Ralph Douglas West, Senior Pastor; she served for two years as pastor at The Bridge International, Chicago, IL, a church she co-founded to meet the needs of inner city youth, young adults, and senior adults; equally she served as a National Christian Leadership Trainer for Lifeway Church Resources for seven years alongside her work with the Baptist General Convention of Texas State Women’s Evangelism Team. Currently she hosts an online bible study reaching people across the globe; helps introduce calming methods of yoga to parents and children with exceptional behavior concerns; and seniors to improve their quality of life through range of motion exercises. Her approach to ministry, leadership development, and education instills confidence toward leading a more balanced and fulfilling life for all.
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