My passion is to inspire and empower others to succeed in their personal and professional endeavors.

As the daughter of Dominican immigrants, I have always understood the value of education and how access to educational opportunities can empower individuals to succeed.

Education in its broadest sense is the foundation of our existence.  We are always learning new things in order to stay relevant and to continue developing personally and professionally.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the learning and growth process for thousands of individuals through my work with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, small businesses, non-profits, companies of all sizes, and individuals like you.

Use the different tools and resources throughout this website to help you discover your strength and succeed as an institution or as an individual.  I provide tools, resources, and services for:

  • Higher education institutions.
  • Companies and organizations.
  • Non-profit organizations.
  • Small businesses.
  • Individuals on any personal or professional journey.


My writing focuses on leadership, personal and professional success strategies, higher education, and teaching and learning.  Access these articles and books here.

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Consulting Services

If you are looking for more extensive consulting services for your students, employees, or overall organization, please contact me directly for more information.  I specialize in academic and student success programs, curriculum development, strategic planning, strategic enrollment management, assessment, accreditation, research, program and grant evaluation, and project management.

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Coffee and an Interview

Listen to new episodes of Coffee and an Interview, and let's learn together from our guests who share their experiences and expertise in all areas of life including education, health, and careers. Each guest will share advice and success tips with us throughout the interview. A list of resources for you with links are provided in the description section of each episode.

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Available on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Click HERE to listen to the podcast.

Discover Your Strength Book Club

The Discover Your Strength Book Club has two programs to help readers find their strengths through the lessons that they learn from fiction and non-fiction books. One program focuses on fiction and non-fiction novels and the other program focuses on leadership.

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The JP Foundation on Empowerment Through Education

The JP Foundation is focused on individual and community empowerment and growth through the power of education.

In response to COVID-19, we are converting all our 2020 conferences into online Discover Your Strength events and will offer them for free throughout the rest of the year.


Join us for our first FREE virtual panel, How to Turn Your Hobby into a Small Business, on July 30 at 7 p.m. (EST). You must register to attend the event.  Click HERE to register.


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For more information about the foundation's services and partnership opportunities, contact info@jacquelinepena.com.