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After walking away from three record deals, unwilling to twerk her way to fame, Jessie decided to use her voice in more productive ways- such as recording five award-winning albums on her own terms. In addition to her two kids and handsome husband, Ivy Girl is her whole universe. Jessie is an international motivational speaker- exclusively for high schools and teen leadership conferences, she holds a leadership certification from the University of Notre Dame, a Bachelors degree in Psychology and is an author of the book that encompasses Ivy Girl's curriculum, The Lost Art of Ladyhood, published by Familius.com. She is also a facilitator for the world's most prestigious leadership training company, Franklin Covey and she is a curriculum writer for the Anti-Bullying Coalition of Utah. Jessie is able to relate to girls because of her own tumultuous yet educational teen experience.  From those challenges she has found a life-long purpose in empowering young ladies to become confident, classy, powerful women. Book her to speak at jessiefunk.com.

 

 

Executive Director

Mission Statement:

The Ivy Girl Academy teaches girls to be strong, resilient, tenacious, and lovely...just like ivy. We empower girls to keep climbing. Through letting our girls LEAD our science-based and skills-focused workshops, camps, and certification programs; ivy girls learn personal & positional leadership skills. 

Jessie

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Josh Shipp (advisor) is an internationally recognized teen expert. He is an author, TV show host, speaker to millions of teens and director of Youth Speaker University. joshshipp.com

Alan Hall (advisor) is the perfect example of a self-made man, living the American dream. He created a multi-million dollar company, has been listed in Inc. magazine and Forbes.