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PJ's Biography

The Narrative

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PJ Jackson - Author, Influencer, Difference Maker 


One-of-a-kind applied scientist, who believes that love, kindness, and respecting others is the success formula for making change a positive experience.  


After three decades of influencing change in federal government, defense and aerospace industry, PJ is focused on our future.  Through active engagements, PJ promotes a respectful and diverse culture of awareness from children to CEOs.  


PJ’s engagements empower and enlighten, creating a memorable experience for her audiences, making a difference and influence change in her own unique way! Strategic influencer and transformational change agent, providing repeatable large scale organizational change, PJ is a high energy leader.  Trained as an engineer, while excelling as a knowledge strategist, PJ has over thirty years of combined professional enterprise-wide change experience in program management, strategic planning, knowledge management, collaboration, customer focus, information management, organizational learning, workforce development, international services, and culture change. 


Leading authority on women in business and career transformation, serving as your catalyst for personal transformation.  As a positive role model, PJ teaches and coaches you to improve your performance and accelerate your career through her unique professional development offering Positive Life Skills for Leading Change.  Through her own story, The Labyrinth Influence, Awaken the Wisdom Within, PJ is focused on helping influence personal transformation.  She helps people accelerate their career growth, teaches them how to be grounded in a positive self-image, and inspires them to find their true center. 


Children’s author and kindness advocate, PJ is providing schools a positive approach to encourage good behavior.  PJ’s character, Sophie G Wanderlin, is a one-of-a-kind adventurer, who teaches children that they are special, that their big ideas matter and that kindness is an adventure.  Sophie and her companion, BOB the Cat, along with Sophie’s friends, are on a quest to make the world a kinder place.  All their adventures are centered around the “Colors of Kindness”, which is a way for schools to encourage good behaviors.  PJ has read to over 2400 children across several states, wearing her rainbow socks and spreading her influence to help change the direction of our children’s future.  PJ work is aligned with positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) set forth by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) influencing future generations to be loving, kind and respectful to themselves and to others. 

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The Results

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PJ’s clients include global companies, many with workforces of over 100,000 employees: United States Navy, Lockheed Martin, France Energy, AT&T, World Bank, Defense Acquisition University.


Enterprise Culture Change Evangelist - Established the Customer Initiative for Fortune 500 aerospace defense contractor to facilitate their cultural evolution.  Spearheaded a powerful catalyst for change across the enterprise of over 100K employees. 


Skilled Diplomat - Led negotiations for adoption of search and social networking platforms resulting in 100% enterprise-wide adoption.  Developed International Collaboration CONOPS with 100% buy-in, exceed indexing to 11M documents, a 275% increase in three years. 


Drives Innovation – Lead Fortune 500 company to become a knowledge-based enterprise, selected as APQC Best Practice Partner for Transferring and Applying Critical Knowledge after eight years of applying KM principles in a decentralized model.   


Influencer – $5 billion increase in profit through improved workforce skills and competencies, a realization of a fifty percent profit increase over a three-year period by implementing a multi-faceted program for 20K Logistics and Sustainment professionals .   


Experienced Program Manager - Inherited ~$27M program portfolio in overall Red status, returned to overall Green within 9 months.  Holds staff accountable, 100% milestones met.  Retired current portal ahead of schedule and realized $4.7M in savings, and accelerated service retirements to realize $3.6M in savings.


PJ proudly served on active duty for fourteen years, United States Navy. 

Degree credentials: Applied Scientist, Engineering Management, George Washington University;  Master of Engineering Management, George Washington University.  


Published Author: 

The Labyrinth Influence, Awaken the Wisdom Within, Ingram Spark, 2018 

Sophie G Wanderlin One of a Kind, Author House, 2017 

Adventure Day One, Seven Positive Strategies When Life’s Journey Gets Rough, Balboa Press, 2014 


KM Strategic Execution: How to Get Executive Attention, Employee Participation, and Increased Organizational Performance, Making it Real: Sustaining Knowledge Management, ACPI, April 2013 

Next Generation Job Title: Knowledge Productivity Coach, On the Horizon Journal, Emerald Publishing, UK, September 2010 

Knowledge Asset Management - A Systems Approach to Human Capital, VINE the Journal for Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Emerald Publishing, UK, April 2007

What People are Saying about PJ

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PJ brings a level of insight and energy that inspires others. Her presence and her spirit raise the level of engagement and enthusiasm wherever she participates. 


Backing this up is her deep understanding of how to get things done whether it is a significant program, a book to publish, a team to lead or “simply” strengthening the love and confidence of all she meets to accomplish great things. 


Definitely one who creates ripples of influence and possibility. 

I recommend you connect with PJ – you will not be sorry!

Gail Hughes

Executive & Leadership Coach, 

Team Performance Consultant, Lockheed Martin

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PJ is the most authentic, driven, and down to earth - balanced business coach I've had the privilege of studying under. She is very intuitive in understanding who and where I am to quickly assess my needs and desires. 


PJ has given me clarity and direction. Because PJ is an expert at what she does she is able to capture what's most important, put it into proper perspective and turned each one of my intimidating obstacles into powerful tools that I am able to use with grace and ease. 


Forever grateful to know PJ and to have encountered her lively spirit. I consider her more than a coach. PJ is now my "Forever Friend." 

~ Dawn Author/Speaker/Coach/Trainer Houston, TX

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Your presentation was amazing! You knew just how to engage primary aged children. You managed a huge group of students brilliantly. Having the children call out the colors of kindness, respond with Sophie, and purr with Bob as you read Sophie G. Wanderlin One of a Kind was perfect for our young students. 


Your “Colors of Kindness Cheer” was a genius way to get the students to participate and allow movement during an assembly. Your energy was contagious and smile provoking. 

I am one of your biggest fans! Now you have a thousand more! 


Thank you for being your authentic, marvelous, and kind self!  You are truly one of a KIND!!! 

With Sincere Adoration,

Heather Waild

Reading Specialist,

 B. M. Williams Primary

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