Meet Yolanda Deval Shaw-Jackson, a visionary advocate with an unwavering passion for making a profound difference in the lives of children, youth, individuals, and families facing adversity.
With an impressive educational background, including a Master of Public Health, a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelors in Management, Undergraduate in Human Resources Management, Associate of Science in Gerontology, and diverse qualifications; Yolanda is not only highly educated but also the Head Coach of a Varsity High School Girls Softball Program, a Certified Genealogist and a Realtor, showcasing her multifaceted expertise.
During her 20-year career with the State of California, Yolanda's dedication and professionalism stood out. Starting as an Office Assistant, she worked her way up to become an Associate Governmental Program Analyst. Amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yolanda's leadership shone brightly as the Director, Mission Support Team for two Alternate Care Sites, managing, coaching, and mentoring over 100 personnel with utmost respect from her peers and executive management.
Yolanda's extraordinary journey is marked by resilience, perseverance, and a commitment to creating brighter, more prosperous communities. Her unique experiences, including significant grief from back-to-back losses of loved ones, have fueled her determination to make a positive impact. Yolanda's journey is also rooted in the indomitable human spirit. Enduring unimaginable hardship from age 5 to 15, she emerged as a survivor, fiercely resilient and unbroken. Her personal experience as a survivor of childhood molestation ignited an unwavering passion to support and uplift others facing similar struggles, becoming a beacon of hope, understanding, and guidance.
Her story extends beyond academic achievements; Yolanda is a true survivor in every sense. Weathering the storm of divorce, she found herself a single mother of four children, navigating financial struggles. Through unwavering persistence and an unyielding commitment to a brighter future, Yolanda transformed her hardships into steppingstones, raising resilient children who now thrive as self-sufficient adults. Now remarried for 21 years, her journey stands as a testament to the power of the human spirit—a symbol of strength, courage, and unwavering hope.
Yolanda's personal experiences have fueled her dedication to helping children, youth, and families facing adversity. She founded Pearls of Wisdom Resource Services to ensure that they receive the support and resources they need, drawing from her Christian faith and servant leadership.
Yolanda's approach is rooted in education, empowerment, encouragement, and equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel. Her commitment extends to mentoring, coaching, training, presentations, seminars, and workshops, offering a comprehensive approach to personal and professional growth. If you're seeking assistance on your path to healing and self-sufficiency, Pearls of Wisdom Resource Services, led by Yolanda, is here to empower survivors, single parents, and anyone in need.
Yolanda's story serves as a shining example of triumph over adversity and the transformative power of dedication and resilience. Contact Pearls of Wisdom Resource Services today to discover how Yolanda's experience, knowledge, and unwavering commitment can benefit you. She is living proof that no obstacle is insurmountable, and your future is filled with promise and potential, no matter where you start.