While many people are motivated by their own dreams, visions, and aspirations, her greatest level of fulfillment comes from helping others reach the top. When her God-given image was distorted by fear, disappointments, challenges and the chokeholds of life, Marietta Mills Jones not only lost sight of who she was—but whom she was called to influence and empower. After taking an intimate journey to self-awareness, she made a conscious choice to step out of the clouds and use her stumbling blocks as stepping stones to her great success—in addition to encouraging others to do the same.
As a licensed and ordained minister, Marietta soon realized that the average person needs more than a Sunday morning sermon to experience a life of wholeness and healing. Using her testimony of trials and tribulations to triumph as a launching pad, she made it her life’s mission to walk hand in hand with others through life’s transformational moments. After more than a year of self-reflection, she recognized that she had to visualize herself as strong, loving, passionate, and worthy of love long before it would manifest in natural appearance. It’s her unapologetic authenticity, boldness, and courage that draws others to her in both the marketplace and the ministry.
As a highly sought-after author, motivational speaker, and philanthropist, her willingness to confront the shadow of fear, self-hatred and the negative opinions of others ushered her into the woman of God He originally created her to be. In addition to modeling for her blog, Marietta also co-authored the book, In My Own Words—My Life's Journey from Beginning to Eternity: Inspirational Life Memoirs, with her late husband, William Bernard Jones. In his honor, she not only founded The WBJ Foundation, but she also authored her sophomore book project, Married 2 an Addiction. Since the release of those projects, she has been fortunate to be featured on numerous media platforms, including Good News with Greg Davis on The Impact Network.
Affectionately known by many as an overcomer and a mighty force to be reckoned with, Marietta found her greatest purpose and passion in helping others be the best version of themselves, fulfill their hopes and dreams, and recognize their God-given gifts and talents. Follow a significant part of her journey on her inspirational blog also available in print, "12 to 50 - My 12 Month Journey to Turning 50", Full-Color Paperback and at www.12to50.com.
Marietta can be found volunteering at Vista Maria as a Heart Mover Spiritual Volunteer, and Guardian Angel Hospital & Health Care. She's also a member of Toastmasters International for three years developing her public speaking and leadership skills.