Affectionately known as the “Self-Help Queen”, Jennifer Shephard Lester is a psychotherapist, child advocate, entrepreneur, life coach, motivational speaker, and author. For more than 20 years, she has been a leader in behavioral change working with federal programs and in private practice. Jennifer combines a master's degree in psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Clark Atlanta University. She was featured as one of Atlanta’s top "Doctors & Health Care Professionals" in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta 15th Edition for her work in mental health.
In 2008, Lester established the Purpose Project, LLC: a multidisciplinary behavioral healthcare practice that offers mental health services, life coaching, leadership training, and nonprofit management. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she uses a Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical approach to insure clinically sound and culturally competent practices. Her focus is on helping others discover their purpose, work in their passion and “find their amazing.” Jennifer has been able to bring about a noticeable change with clients in various settings and at different levels.
In 2008, Lester established the Purpose Project, LLC: a multidisciplinary behavioral healthcare practice that offers mental health services, life coaching, leadership training, and nonprofit management. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she uses a Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical approach to insure clinically sound and culturally competent practices. The Purpose Project has a proven track record of influencing positive change in organizations, individuals, and families. Jennifer has worked with many agencies where she is able to share her knowledge of BFTS, DFCS, Head Start, CSEFEL, DECAL as well as other State and Federal Guidelines.
She is able to communicate effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of formats. Lester is committed to improving local communities and empowering others through resource development, public awareness, advocacy, treatment planning, partnerships, and collaborations. Lester is the author of ‘14 Ways to Find Your Amazing: When Passion and Purpose Collide’. This transformative book shares 14 crucial steps to set you on your journey to find your amazing, the thing that truly makes you special and significant. Essentially, you’ll learn that when your passion and purpose collide, amazing things begin to happen.
Beginning with “honoring your calling” and closing with “being thankful,” the book not only exposes how you can learn to use your “why” as power but also helps you move beyond stagnating fear to purposeful hope. Each step ends with a call to action, “Journey to Amazing,” that will give you practical tools to develop new habits in order to achieve your amazing. Lester’s forward-thinking and electrifying energy has captured audiences. She is committed to helping people live with passion, power, and productivity. .
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Our staff consists of licensed professional counselors, masters, and bachelor levels clinicians who are compassionate, ethically conscious, and dedicated to enriching the lives of others. As well as administrative support personnel to ensure consistent quality for individuals and organizations
For more than a decade, I’ve worked with people from around the globe. This has allowed me to gather facts, identify patterns, and create an “Amazing” formula. The one thing I discovered, is that they all wanted more out of life.