Yolanda Harris-Jackson is a native of Nashville, TN. She is a 1994 graduate of Whites Creek High School and 1998 graduate of Fisk University earning a B.A. degree in Communications and Theater. She is also, a graduate of Union University where she acquired a Masters’ degree in Christian Studies in 2014.
Yolanda is the proud daughter of Pastor William and Susie Harris. Growing up as a PK “Preacher’s Kid”, Yolanda was a natural born leader. She has worked and trained in many aspects of business and ministry. She knows what it takes to yield exceptional performance and results for businesses and organizations.
She fell in love with the ability to help people realize their inner beauty and thrive from her resulting self-confidence. This passion came about at an early age.
A 19-year career in the spa and beauty industry was the perfect route for Yolanda, allowing her to transform people’s lives physically, mentally and spiritually.
Formerly she was in the heart of hospitality at one of the largest hotel companies in the country, Relache Spa at Gaylord Opryland. This experience gave her the opportunity to exercise resilience and exceptional leadership skills with employees. She managed to sustain a world-class team, create environments and revenue streams that grew the Spa’s profits year after year.
During this season at Relache, Yolanda spent a great deal of time networking and building relationships in the community and non-profit organizations.
She has been very active in the community serving on numerous non-profit boards such as Past Chair of CABLE, the largest Women’s Professional Networking and Leadership Organization in Tennessee. She is also a former Board Member for the YWCA of Middle Tennessee.
She has been recognized with numerous awards, most recently she was named one of Nashville Business Net.com 100 Leading Women in Nashville.
As a step-in faith, she transitioned from Corporate America into Ministry where she served as the Director of Spiritual Development for Olive Branch Church.
It was at Olive Branch where Yolanda was able to exercise her servant leadership abilities. Her responsibilities included the creation of Life Groups, established an attractive and sustainable Teen and Youth Ministry along with planning various Christian Education workshops and seminars. While serving as a leader at Olive Branch, in 2016 she came to realize that a ministry really close to her heart was being birthed out of her and her husband Billy Jackson.
Together they founded Live in Peace Ministries, LLC. These two are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to “real life” marriage and family situations. They teach Christian Married Couples who feel disconnected or overwhelmed, the tools necessary to live together as ONE. Teaching and inspiring you to believe that no matter where the broken pieces have fallen, you still can live in peace with God.
Presently, Yolanda Harris-Jackson is an Author, Speaker, Visionary Leader and Marriage Strategist. Together Billy and Yolanda have 4 beautiful children and 4 adorable grandchildren.