Episode 055 - Curve the Bullying Epidemic with Jessie Funk
Today on Life in 22 Minutes, Scott and Becky Mackintosh welcome speaker, singer Jessie Funk. Jessie went from the victim of bullying to the bully as a child. Now she has dedicated her life and career to curve the bullying epidemic by inspiring and empowering youth and caring adults around the country. Jessie shares with parents how to spot the warning signs of bullying. She has been mentoring students for over a decade and holds a degree in psychology and a leadership credential from Notre Dame. She has spent years studying and mastering the subject of bullying, self-image and empowerment, emphasizing in how to use the arts as a healing modality for teenagers.
More about Jessie Funk:
Jessie is a former leadership facilitator for Franklin Covey and has also been a professional youth speaker for fourteen years, speaking for high schools and leadership conferences all over the country.
She is a SIX-time published author and her passion to help teens led her to start an international non-profit organization called “Ivy Girl Academy,” a confidence and leadership-training program for teen ladies.
As a professional vocalist she has released FIVE solo albums, has toured 36 states with the Broadway musical “Footloose,” has also been hired for hundreds of recording sessions as a studio vocalist including songs heard on TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” ESPN and “The Biggest Loser.”
Jessie has walked away from THREE record deals unwilling to sell her soul for fame. She chooses to use her voice to lift and inspire in positive ways. Jessie’s favorite role in life is that of adored wife and mother to two.
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