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Success Stories

Tammy L Wright

Best board retreat ever!  I have organized several board retreats in the past, but this was by far the easiest and best. Jackie helped board members look beyond the organization and answer the personal question of, “Why am I on this board?” Answering this question opened the door for building trust and better communication for our board.  Jackie’s enthusiasm is contagious.

Forsyth County Recycling & Solid Waste Department & Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, Manager of Environmental Programs

Kristen Neal

I just wanted to sincerely thank you for coming to speak. You have personally moved me with your passion at seeing people becoming the best versions of themselves! As I mentioned last night I am passionate about the same thing. I would definitely like to keep in contact and hear more about how you got involved with what you do.

Student - Georgia State University

Tony Peters

Jackie Martin did a fantastic job conducting strategic planning sessions for two planning committees for the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.  She facilitated discussion to help us uncover our obstacles and gave us strategies for moving through them.  Ultimately she helped us create consensus which resulted in a clear vision and excitement about our mission for the future.

Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce, VP of Community Developement

Julie Emerson

I really enjoyed my consultation with Jackie Martin. She gave me the clarity I needed to take launching my business to the next level. We worked on fine tuning my client base, defining the work that needed done and built on my assets so that I can focus on the momentum I need to be successful. Thank you, Jackie. You were truly a God-send.

Connect The Dots” Session Recipient

Mark Thompson

​Jackie came and helped our staff learn to communicate better with each other and to our customers. We have a staff of different personalities and communicating with each other can be a challenge at times. Jackie did a fantastic job at educating everyone on the type of communication techniques that each of our individuals respond best and how we can create more understanding. Our team is still putting these tools to use today. I would highly recommend bringing Jackie in to talk to your team in order to better your companies communication with each other and your customers.

Owner & President of Absolute Pool and Spa Care

Sonja Bullard

YOU ARE THE BOMB! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything that you do. From your willingness to partner with us, meet and develop our Realtor Ed Series and being just a ray of sunshine every time I am around you!

Acopia Homes

Monica Lee

Jackie Martin is a powerful presenter. She knows how to organize and present training in a way that’s both interesting and effective. Her content is as quality as her delivery. She gets the audience involved with light, sound and even touch in groups of 1,000 or more, and leaves the listeners with an experience instead of just a lecture. In addition, she is excellent on follow-through and a pleasure to work with. I recommend her highly.

Homemade Gourmet

Sara Harrison

Jackie Martin provided excellent training to the Forsyth Conference Center team. We took three half days to focus on DISC profiles, communicating and redefining our vision, mission and value statements. The half days were perfect to really focus on the subject and then allow us to be able to work before or after to keep our business going. Her energizing style of delivery and workbooks helped us to build a more connected workplace. She is a great communicator and provides a wealth of information. Our team enjoyed the training and will look forward to implementing all that we learned. Thank you so much Jackie!

Director, Conference Center at Lanier Technical College

Suellen Daniels

From Leadership Forsyth training, to our weekly Mastermind class, to personal coaching I (and my organization & board) have gained immeasurable knowledge, insight, confidence and skills all at the feet of a wonderful, funny trainer. Jackie is a choice you will NEVER regret!

Executive Director of Fill Ministries

Cynthia Lopez

I’ve become a fan of Jackie Martin and I can say she’s played a big role in my professional development with the amazing workshops. In such a short amount of time my manager and director see a difference in me and I’m so grateful for her!! Truly fortunate to be surrounded by amazing women.

Goodwill Career Center

Cynthia Harper

Jackie is incredible. A must see. She changes your complete trajectory.

5M Purpose Journey

Diane Booms

 “Jackie is exceptional with her facilitation of The Change Cycle™ course information.  Her 20+ years of knowledge of the content and her ability to connect to individuals during virtual sessions has been impressive.  She truly practices The Change Cycle™ model and provides valuable “real life” examples during the training that help individuals connect to how using the model will make difference with changes they are experiencing now and in the future.” 

Corporate Learning Manager, Nestle USA

Robyn Fleming

Jackie conducted a training for my company’s monthly Lunch & Learn entitled, “Powerful Connections Create Powerful Communication.” We met at an Executive Assistant Leadership conference where I was impressed with her presentation skills. At the Lunch & Learn, Jackie provided new insight into communicating for professional and social purposes. We learned how to make a connection first in order to have effective and productive communication. Her presentation was lively, interactive and informative. She is friendly, professional and very easy to work with. I would definitely use, and recommend Jackie for another presentation.

Executive Assistant, Sparksgrove

Kim Ziprik

I really appreciate the great job you did with the HPS team. I just received a note from Doug’s boss that he heard great news from the team about the change workshop, so I am going to continue to influence him that we do similar workshops for the remainder of his organization.

NASCO, Manager, Organizational Development

Kathi McMullan

Everyone, including Leslie – our Managing Partner – raved about the training and your skill in delivering sensitive messages in a wonderfully positive and warm way.  It was superb!  You are a phenomenal facilitator and we would welcome the opportunity to have you join us again.

VCG Consultants, Benefits & HR Consultants

Kuaretta Lawrence

I really enjoyed the Atlanta Executive Leadership Support Forum… Your contribution was outstanding!!  I loved your displayed confidence and knowledge of the material you presented.  Your vocal projection was on point, and sharing with us about your new shoes really showed your commonality.  For those reasons, along with your bubbly personality, I will definitely keep you in mind for future learning within our work group.  Your motivation is appreciated!

GE Power Digital

Peggie Morrow

Jackie and I were a part of Leadership Forsyth Class, and felt an immediate connection. She was a crucial part of this class and helped us communicate as Leaders! I have listened to her speak in many different settings and am always motivated and certainly more educated when it ends. We have asked Jackie to be a part of our on-going training at Morrow Family Medicine. Her knowledge and expertise have been valuable and we always look forward to the next time she comes to the office for our Lunch and Learns! I would recommend her to any group, large or small!

Morrow Family Medicine and Board of Director of Morrow Community Founda

LouAnn Brownlee

Jackie and her team are great! Every training event I have attended has left me recharged and ready to take on the world. Jackie’s style is warm and genuine.

FoCo Woman

Crystal Johnson

Jackie has a down to earth way of helping people overcome their obstacles and increase their effectiveness while keeping it relevant and upbeat. She has helped me one on one and in a classroom/workshop setting and I highly recommend her. She takes a genuine interest in people’s success.

Matt Watson

Jackie is an incredibly engaging speaker who draws people in with her personality and builds them up through her intellect. She’s great at simplifying the complex and inspiring people to action. Jackie has been a big part of helping plan and speak at my last two Leadership Summit training events. I’m a huge fan of Jackie and I highly recommend her for your ministry or business training needs!

Mountain Lake Church, Operations Pastor

Margaux Dolenc

“The North Georgia Community Foundation provides a variety of educational opportunities to the nonprofits we work with. We absolutely love working with Jackie and A Matter of Motivation, Inc.  She personalizes all of her programs to fit the audience she is speaking to and is able to work with people and groups to build them up both personally and professionally. Even in the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, she hasn’t skipped a beat – and has pivoted to online webinars that continue to provide a wealth of knowledge to participants. We are thankful for all of the insight, knowledge, and enthusiasm that Jackie always has, you can tell that she truly loves what she does.”

Director of Grants & Community Partnerships, North Georgia Community Foundation

Nancy Babbitt

Jackie is an amazing speaker. So many attendees connect with her saying they feel she is their new “best friend”. Her knowledge in leadership, change management, and employee engagement are phenomenal. Jackie is a must have for your next meeting or workshop in your office.

FACMPE, Founder, Transformationist, V2V Management Solutions

Julie Emerson

I really enjoyed my consultation with Jackie Martin. She gave me the clarity I needed to take launching my business to the next level. We worked on fine tuning my client base, defining the work that needed done and built on my assets so that I can focus on the momentum I need to be successful. Thank you, Jackie. You were truly God-sent.

“Connect The Dots” Session Recipient

Jamie Gower

Thank YOU for all you did to get us set up! We have heard nothing but great feedback from participants and will be sure to pass along the comments/feedback we get from them!  Overall they loved your energy and several times I heard how “fast” the 3 hours went – especially for those people who were less than excited to attend the class.  I would absolutely recommend you and your skill and would be more than happy to serve as a reference at any time.

VP of HR, WESTconsin Credit Union

Jane O’Gorman

I had the great privilege of attending one of Jackie’s Mastermind Groups on communication. What a treat as well as growth opportunity! The group was just the right size for wonderful conversation. Jackie was a great facilitator – she kept us on track but allowed us plenty of time to share and learn from each other – everyone was included and encouraged to share their viewpoint. I look forward to taking more Mastermind classes in the future.

University of North Georgia

Sylvia Jackson

I had the pleasure of hiring Jackie to conduct training for my company and it was amazing. I had so many of my class participants come to me afterward to say it was one of the best presentations they had attended in quite a while. I will hire Jackie again in the future and highly recommend her for any team or customer service training you might need.

Director of Contracting/Network Integration for Kids Health First and The Children’s Care Network

Tammi Bramblett

Jackie has facilitated several Leadership workshops over the past several years for Leadership Forsyth. I have had the honor of attending each one and even if I have heard her speak on the topic in the past, I always take away very meaningful and inspiring lessons on how to be a better leader. She is upbeat, engaging and informative. After each workshop, the participants all rate her as one of their favorite speakers of the program year. Thank you Jackie for all you give and share with us through your workshops!

Executive Director Leadership Forsyth

Angela Hosch

I want to thank you again for our seminar yesterday.  I’ve received nothing but rave reviews from attendees.  I hope we’ll be able to use you again sometime in the future.

Georgia Power, Executive Administrative Asst to VP, Corporate Communication

Andy Austin

I had been tasked with giving a high profile presentation to management.  Having had previous bad experiences with presenting, I turned to Jackie for a coaching session.  Jackie was able to evaluate my capabilities and styles, give tips on things to avoid, and gave some very useful techniques for regaining composure when needed.  I found Jackie’s style very encouraging and comfortable, and amazed myself later that week when I gave my flawless presentation.  Thanks Jackie!

Security Administrator, Compucredit

Katherine Wofford

I recently attended an event in which Jackie was the speaker. I would highly recommend her to speak with your office, team, networking groups, etc. Her presentation was both interactive and informative, pulling each participant into her program on an individual level, yet connecting the room. Her “One Word” discussion with the group was incredibly motivational and was perfect for the company’s New Year kick-off meeting!

Marketing Coordinator, Element Funding