MY PERSONAL MISSION
I teach people how to be better Human Beings by seeking, saying, and living in truth.
MY PROMISE TO CLIENTS
I hold steadfast to four values that are supported by my actions and define who I AM:
Respect for the Individual
For the last 19 years, I've dedicated my life to teaching people how to be better Human Beings. I spent 18 years rescuing sex-trafficked teens across the country and abroad while pursuing my dream career as a Motivational Speaker. I've also spent the last 24 years mentoring some of the brightest "at-risk" teens while helping some financially to pursue their college dreams.
But, I wasn't always a saint.
Once upon a time, I was a very dysfunctional young lady. I sabotaged every relationship I had in my life because I was addicted to negativity. Every negative experience one could imagine, I've had. I didn't know that I was speaking all of this drama into my life. I played the victim, and I blamed everyone for my problems. I was labeled, "the pretty girl with issues" and told by a high school counselor to, "take up a trade because you won't make it in a four-year college or university."
Then, one day, I realized that my trials and tribulations were a way for God to humble and educate me simultaneously. My mindset started to change and the way I used to see things started to disappear. I began to love myself enough to disassociate myself from negative people, negative places, negative thoughts, and negative situations. I started to love myself enough to stop blaming everyone else for my unhappiness. I started to love myself enough to get healthy.
As I grow and learn, I'm compelled to come back and teach others how to do the same. I love teaching people how to authentically love life, by sharing the same tools I use to navigate through this wonderful World. I yearn to help people change their lives.
I love you, and there's absolutely, positively, NOTHIN' you can do about it!
Jayla Baxter, MBA - The Self Esteem Queen™
Right out of college in 2000, I started rescuing teenage runaways, sex trafficked teens, and prostitutes through my own non-profit organization
Since 1998, I've worked as an advocate for sex trafficked teens on the city and state level and currently train Human Service Professionals on how to identify, empathize with & treat sex-trafficked teens
Since 2000, I've partnered with numerous non-profit foundation to provide under-served youth a path to empowerment and educational excellence through academic programming, college access skills, and personal development
In 2002, I started a luxury candle business and took part of the proceeds from the sales and sent candles to suicide survivors
I speak at numerous middle schools, high schools, and corporations on self-esteem enhancement
I keynote at industry specific business, motivation, and spiritual events and hold private workshops across the United States
I trained for 6 years and became a Licensed Reiki Master Teacher to assist others in balancing wellness through focused awareness of Body, Mind and Spirit
As a Certified Life Coach, I coach & mentor a wide range of people from entertainers to executives to everyday people on personal, professional, financial, and spiritual growth
In 2010, I began a project through my non-profit mentoring teens in the LGBTQ community who battle depression, suicidal thoughts, "coming out", and self-love
In 2012, I partnered with spiritual leader Anthony Goulet to develop a suicide/depression prevention program for Native American Youth called, "You Are The Answer". We now do healing work with Native American Communities and youth across the country
I continue to lend my expertise to various government agencies in the areas of teenage prostitution and child trafficking
In 2014, I took my love for candle making and created Light The Mood, an ongoing fund-raiser for my non-profit with 100% of all donations going to mentor teens who cannot afford our services
I retired my mom years before retirement age, and, she and I work together to heal relationships between parents and their teens
In 2016 I served as Assistant to the Director and Story-line Consultant on a feature film, produced by Howard Barish of Kandoo Films (The 13th) and directed by Adisa Septuri (Khepra Films) about sex-trafficking (loosely based on my life) called, "Skin In The Game"
In 2018 Skin in the Game debuted at the Urban World Film Festival in New York & the Whistler Film Festival in Canada
In 2019 Skin in the Game sold out at their first screening debuted at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, California to a sold-out first screening