As Founder and CEO of Michael K. Jackson International, Michael leverages over two decades of business, government and ministry leadership experience to advance his mission of inspiring, empowering, and equipping purpose-driven leaders around the world to bounce back from setbacks and “build back stronger” from adversity.
Michael has overcome significant challenges in his personal and professional life that have prepared him to guide leaders along their success journey. He leverages his own experiences and scientific research to provide incredible value to the organizations with which he works. Through his inspirational keynote speeches and virtual workshops, he provides leaders with proven strategies and techniques to increase their resilience and improve their well-being so they and their organizations can be more profitable, more productive, and have more peace of mind.
Michael holds the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Master Trainer and National Wellness Institute (NWI) Resilience & Thriving Facilitator credentials. He earned an MBA in International Business from American Intercontinental University and a B.S. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland Global Campus Europe (Germany). He is a husband, a proud father of 4 daughters and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
The Power of a P.L.A.N
Liv Sain is LIVING to tell her story of push backs, surprises, grief, and triumph. After losing the will to live, Liv successfully completely treatment for alcohol abuse, suicidal thoughts, bipolar disorder and depression. She now speaks and educates anyone who is in the process of wanting to go from hopelessness to hopefulness.
In addition, She founded Sain’s Stuffed Giving, has benefited the Downtown Outlook Clinic, was recognized for being Orlando's Finest for her fund-raising efforts for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was Women of The Year in 2019 by Orlando Magazine.
Lessons from Dad
Berwick Augustin was born in Port Au Prince Haiti and raised in Little Haiti’s section of Miami, FL. His literary work is a sponge that has been soaked with a strong blend of culture and spirituality. He uses spoken word poetry and theatre as a vehicle to drive empowerment, freedom, and pride to the international community from a Haitian perspective. He has also facilitated writing workshops throughout South Florida. He served as the Artistic Administrator, Acting Coach, and spoken word instructor for Miramar Cultural Art Center’s Summer Camp Little Broadway (2012-2014).
Berwick has been an educator for over a decade. His experience ranges from teaching Haitian-Creole, reading, and writing at the elementary to high school level. He is also a former reading coach and now serves as an assistant principal. Mr. Augustin has authored a myriad of literary content and books. Among his most recent books are The 1803-Haitian Flag and Black Freedom Series with accompanying curriculum workbooks (K-12).
Berwick has written, produced, directed, and acted in numerous stage productions. As a playwright, his plays reveal the true essence of reality by fusing his visionary mind with the power of interpreting hands. He has released a poetry book and four spoken-word CDs. Under his leadership, Evoke180 LLC and Evoke180 Publishing were founded in 2004 to fuse pieces of the arts and multiculturalism into well-blended productions for the international community.
A Father's Legacy
Elston Montford is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Elston is an enthusiastic mentor and guide with a passion for assisting individuals and groups in discovering their true own passions by connecting to their personal power. Elston understands how it feels to hit-and-miss goals while riding the roller coaster of inconsistency, but with clear vision, Elston understands that connecting personal power to those goals provides needed consistency and puts passion into motion.
Whether he is working with Sales Teams, Youth Organizations, Entertainment Groups, or Local Community Leaders, Elston follows a strict model:
Clarity – Commitment – Consistency
Ignites the Confidence needed to achieve any Desired Outcomes or Results
This proven model has helped Elston achieve several sales awards in the telecommunications industry for almost two decades. This model has inspired business owners and leaders to revise and rewrite their visions and redefine their missions. This model has aided in the development of church leadership groups and youth organizations for teens. This is a model that can work for you, too!
Known for delivering strategic solutions to Fortune 500 clients, and recognized for his expertise in transformational leadership, Brian Jones is the CEO and Founder of Christian Jones Consulting. Sanctioned by his clients as a change agent, Brian is a prominent results-oriented mentor and coach, using over 25 years of executive project management and leadership development experience to help move organizations and individuals towards higher levels of thinking.
Brian's interactive approach to strategic planning and leadership development has garnered him national attention for leading, facilitating and coaching high-performing teams. His innovative platform has been used across multiple industries to enable professionals and organizations to clarify their current challenges and deliver sustainable solutions to strategic issues.
Prior to founding Christian Jones Consulting, LLC, Brian held executive roles with Ocwen Financial Group, Mass Mutual, Aetna and progressive program and project management positions with GE, BMO Financial Group, BP-Amoco, Ernst & Young, LLP, Hewitt Associates and State Farm Insurance.
The biggest pride and joy of his life are his two children, Brianna and Nathan. "I am nothing without these two in my life."