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Joan knows..
"A divorce coach can really help someone define and refine their goals and let you pare down and peel the onion layers and get to what really matters,"

Getting to Know Joan


Joan vowed to make it her mission to help individuals and couples navigate through their life transitions. Joan knows. She knows all the manipulative games that people play. Joan knows the pitfalls to avoid, the bullets to dodge, the emotional loopholes that no one tells you about until it’s too late. 


Joan is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and lived in Southern California for many years. She currently resides in Northern Virginia. In addition to all that Joan knows from the School of Hard Knocks, she’s a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and is currently studying at Arizona State University pursing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Joan knows business too and has established several businesses of her own. To add to what Joan knows, she has been a certified Life Coach since 2006 specializing in helping people through life transitions, whether it's relationships, business, divorce or child custody challenges.


Over the years Joan has become known for her participation in women’s seminars, Oprah’s Angel Network, NFL Wives Associations, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Make a Wish Foundation, Teri’s Inc. Children with Autism, Habitat for Humanity, shelters for battered women and other charitable organizations. She also knows the non-profit world; serving as president and co-founder of John and Joan Jackson Foundation funding college scholarships for youth. She’s been a consistent keynote speaker and prominent participant at various seminars. Through these gatherings, Joan’s professional commitment led her to know that networking is the key to building relationships for businesses and philanthropy work. She has been featured in magazines, on radio and television, including an on-stage appearance with Oprah on the Oprah Winfrey Show, FOX San Diego Morning Show, Roland Martin Show and NBC Channel 9 News DC/MD/VA. So it’s no wonder that Joan knows what she knows. And if you know Joan, you know one thing for sure: she knows how to get things done, as a coach, businesswoman and philanthropist. Always with dignity, strength and results.



Joan Jackson, Certified Life Coach, Author and Speaker

Life Purpose Institute, La Jolla, California