Jackie Welch is a professional life coach and president of Visions Manifest Coaching Services. She began coaching in 2000 and brought to her coaching her passion for creativity – inviting it, practicing it, and applying it to all aspects of life. In fact, creativity lives at the heart of her coaching philosophy. Jackie believes that as creative beings, we all have the ability to be our own best resource for finding the fulfillment and joy that life has to offer.
Jackie received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Duke University and is a graduate of Coach U (The Coach Training Program), a program accredited by the International Coach Federation. She is also a graduate of Coach Academy of Texas and is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach. A long-time member of the International Coach Federation, Jackie serves as Board President of Tennessee Coaches Alliance for 2010.
Jackie’s love of coaching is grounded in experiencing her clients’ learning and discovery of greater passion, enthusiasm, and possibility in their lives. She helps creative professionals, and professionals who want to be more creative, do what they love and love what they do.
Jackie’s professional life has its roots in the performing arts. As a child, she studied violin and piano and was exposed to theater, dance and the fine arts. After college, she took to the theatrical stage. There she found a creative home performing in children’s theater, musicals, classical theater, comedy and improv. Opportunities soon came along to take her acting skills from the stage to the screen via television and film. Her creative work grew to include writing, directing, and teaching, amounting to well over 20 years “in the biz”.
Jackie continues to draw on her performing skills and experience to help others tap their natural creative abilities in all aspects of their day-to-day. In addition to her individual and group coaching services, she offers keynote presentations and workshops, including improv workshops for non-actors. Her workshops have been described as fun, creatively liberating, and confidence boosting by participants seeking to fan their creative spark.
Her client list has included professionals in the arts – writers, filmmakers, poets, musicians, composers, actors, directors, producers, designers – as well as marketing executives, entrepreneurs, counselors, teachers, realtors, homemakers, attorneys, Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management, and the Nashville Business Journal.