About the Academy
Nona Jones was a corporate executive by the age of twenty-three, a sought after speaker and minister of the gospel, recognized by leading publications as an influential woman to watch, and wife of a devoted husband. But, beneath her success was a crumbling foundation of feeling empty, confused and alone. To top it all off, she was overweight, unhealthy and constantly felt exhausted.
Nona prayed and reflected on her life and decisions and discovered that the trauma of childhood sexual and physical abuse left such deep wounds that no amount of success could heal them. She realized she had used food to medicate her pain, but after making her feel better for a moment, she would climb into her size 18/20 clothes and feel worse. Nona needed a major intervention.
After prayerfully seeking God and discovering the keys to freedom from past pain, Nona went on to build fulfilling success out of empty success, became a global voice of hope and healing and lost 100 pounds in the process. She chronicled her story in Success from the Inside Out and launched the Nona Jones Leadership Academy to similarly equip and empower others to build their best life.
Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, author, business executive, entrepreneur, media personality and worship leader. In her day job she serves as the Head of Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook where she leads the company’s work with faith-based organizations around the world. She is the author of two bestselling books, Success from the Inside Out, chronicling her unlikely story of success after a childhood filled with physical and sexual abuse and From Social Media to Social Ministry, the internationally renowned guide to digital discipleship.
Since being licensed into the gospel ministry at the age of 17, Nona has preached around the world. As a business executive and entrepreneur, she has been profiled by ESSENCE Magazine as an “Under 40 Woman to Watch” and Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s “30-Something All Stars.” She has also been featured on TBN, CBN News and The Word Network. She holds a Bachelor in Communications and Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumnus and she has completed graduate studies at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.
She is a graduate of Leadership Florida and the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a joint initiative of President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. She also holds memberships in The Links, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She and her husband, Pastor Tim, lead a church together in Florida and are the proud parents of two boys.
Success School exists to equip you with the strategies you need to actualize the unique passion and purpose lying within you, whether recognized or not yet discovered. The 8-week curriculum will cover the strategies Nona Jones uses to be optimally productive and impactful in business, ministry and life.
How it Works
The Nona Jones Leadership Academy is an 8-week, online program with web-based teaching that you can take at your own pace and a monthly, live group coaching session that will challenge you, grow you, inspire you and equip you to achieve your goals. Homework is designed to help you dig deeper into your personal goals and growth opportunities and, once you become a cohort member, you will join a group of people who are as committed to personal growth and development as you and passionate about helping you succeed, too!