I am honored to be writing a review for my dear friend, Jay. During this past decade, Jay and I have traveled on parallel paths of seeking to become our best selves. We know and respect each other’s journey. Jay has supported and given me practical and applicable perspectives throughout this experience called: “LIFE”.
A particular conversation with Jay still and always will resonate with me. It was a time when I realized I had trust issues. She said to me, “We only try to control the areas of our lives that we secretly think God has failed us in”. Wow! I still get chills when I think of how this opened my heart to dive deeper into my spiritual journey.
Jay has encouraged me and caused me to expand my thoughts in so many areas of my life. Jay has a way of comforting and sharpening you with tools of truths that will only serve you. I am proud that Jay is using her life’s journey to inspire others. I am confident that Jay will uplift, encourage, and strengthen you as she has done for me, countless times. - Tenikki Sesley
Friend and Executive Director, Apple Seeds, Inc.
2020 has been a hard year of losses, a year that changed my mindset on life. I have realized that I am not in control of the unexpected. I needed a change, starting a business has always been my dream, but learning how to start, and juggling with the areas of a solid foundation had my mind all over the place. I felt like I was going in circles. I was exhausting myself of thinking maybe I’m not worthy of being a business owner. I should stay in my lane and work my 9-5 job…I needed help getting to that mental next level. I needed someone that understood my rants about lacking organizational skills. I needed someone to see through insecurities and low self-confidence. I also needed to be reminded of my resilience. Jay Reid has taken the time to provide an endless open door for me. She has taken the time to shift the negative to a positive. She’s taught me how to stop, breathe and listen to my inner self. She taught me to visit that inner peace. It’s beautiful there, guys! I definitely recommend AllthingsJay.com coaching service. Give her a try, you won’t regret it! - Shawn C., Writer
Jay's guidance has been vital in helping me develop and commit to strategies that have been beneficial both in my professional and personal life. Without her as a coach, I doubt that I would have ever truly learned to find, accept, and walk in authenticity. I have used her services for well over a decade and have watched her transform the lives of other family and friends that have also signed on as clients. For those that are truly serious about seeing results, you owe yourself a session with Jay.
Jay is a fountain of knowledge. She radiates truth in a loving way. She doesn't claim to know it all, so not only has she be instrumental in my emotional well-being but she has also given me some wonderful external resources for my general well-being.
Tanika C., Entreprenuer
My life has certainly been a journey in 42 short years. As an African American woman, the world has placed on my shoulders has certainly been heavy and at some points seemingly unbearable until God sent Jay Reid my way. Many times He places people in your path for a reason, but few have been as instrumental as Jay in helping me hone into the gifts God has given me. Because of her, I don't see ADHD has a "disability" but a "special ability" to use at will, when needed. Clarity has never come so easy. Jay helped me seek understanding of what was going on inside my head and she "coaches" me on tools to manage this (one) life of mine! To her, I am forever grateful! I look forward to our sessions like the 'Karate Kid' and his Sensei! She will certainly be an asset to all she encounters!
I am so grateful for the beautiful soul behind All things Jay! Last year when I was at my wit’s end with my job, she basically talked me off a cliff. I had worked in this job for over 12 years and management shifted. I loved my coworkers and had a bond like no other with them. My new supervisor, however, would talk to me as if I were nothing. I felt as though I was an idiot. I was picked on daily. The little town I lived in had very few jobs so I was stuck in the one that “pays really good”. Needless to say, I was ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE!!!! It was Jay that sent me daily encouragement. She kept me from some possible “charges” - Okay!!! She helped me pick up the pieces as I was crushed with words/ discouraged and basically pushed out the door. There was this one day, though I’ll never forget she said something that really stuck with me - “Shonda”, she says in that sweet calm voice, “Nothing, and I mean NOTHING is worth your Peace!!” It was at that moment that I decided that my peace was a precious gift given to me by God and I wasn’t going to let a JOB steal my God-given right to be happy. So I started looking. Jay also offered to review my resume and walk me through the process of “moving on”. Not too long after that, I landed my dream job in another state where the atmosphere is extremely peaceful and pleasant. Talking to Jay is like talking to my best friend!! She’s more than a coach because she genuinely cares!!!
* Shonda C., Accountant & Mom