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About Life By Wisdom

“Life By Wisdom”

The Mission: To produce quality products and services that will inspire positivity with purposeful words of wisdom which can be utilized daily and speaks to the hearts of people!

The Vision: To become a corporate entity looking to expand into All possible markets.

Ortavia Jackson – Founder & CEO


Ortavia JacksonOrtavia J. Jackson, MHA.
is a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. She received her Bachelors in Human Biology from State University of New York at Albany and her Masters in Health Administration from Trident International University. She also received her certification in Nuclear Medicine from St. Vincent’s School of Nuclear Medicine.

Ortavia serves as secretary of the Synergy Project at the hospital where she is employed. This project was designed to boost inter-departmental morale; promote communication among staff and administration and to facilitate a more cohesive work environment in the Radiology Department. Beyond her professional activities, Ortavia devotes her time and energy in the service of others. She has served as a volunteer tutor with the Greater St. Stephens Community Outreach Project, and in 2009 she started her own youth mentoring organization called Wisdom Bound Mentoring by Way of a Paradigm Shift. The organization is currently mentoring 6 youth both males and females between the ages of 9 and 17.

Ortavia’s energy, commitment, and passion to making the world a better place knows no bounds. She is currently the vice-president of the Mo’Hair Foundation, Inc., which is a non-profit charitable organization that provides free non-surgical hair replacement to those individuals (Men, Women, and Children) who lose their hair due to various medical conditions. In 2012 she received a “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community”.

Ortavia is also a published author, poet, and entrepreneur. In 2005, she published her first book, Divine Destiny through a Journey Called Life, and in 2009 she authored a book of poetry, Life by Wisdom, Poetry for Your Mind, Body and Spirit, which was published by Tate Publishing, Company. During 2009, she started an online poetry group, “Writing between the Lines” and from 2010 to 2011 she was the editor for Psalmist Production’s online poetry salon.

In 2005, Ortavia took her 20 year love affair with poetry beyond the limitations of the page and began her journey as a spoken word artist. Inspired by Proverbs 4:7, which states that “Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore seek wisdom, and in all your getting, get understanding”,  Ortavia is also known as “Wisdom” when she approaches the microphone. Through her rhythmic cadence, she seeks to inspire and motivate all who hear her to live life on PURPOSE and with PURPOSE. To that end, her words have not gone unnoticed, in 2009 and in 2010 “Wisdom” aka Ortavia Jackson was nominated for “Poet of the Year” at the Kingdom Choice Awards held on Brooklyn, New York.

In 2013, Ortavia launched Life By Wisdom, Inc. as an entrepreneurial venture inspired by her poetry. Starting with the retailing of her poetry and books, Ortavia and her team have expanded the product-line to include apparel and other novelty item. The mission of the company is motivated by the same inspirational goal as her poetry and everything else she does in life, which is to inspire people to live up to their potential.

Ortavia is a woman who lives out faith in God in every area of her life. She credits her achievements and her accomplishments in her personal and professional life to the fact that she believes and lives out the passage of scripture that says “I can do all things through Christ that strengthen me…”

Steven Strickland
LBW Marketing/Sales Lead

Steven StricklandSteven Strickland, called” LBW’s Walking Commercial” is an integral part of our team. Steven, routinely provides input as it pertains to marketing trends. As a liaison for LBW, he effectively manages product distribution, sales and promotion with other companies. Steven, the founder of Strickly Hosting, an event hosting company; is afforded the opportunity to advertise LBW’s products, which he does with pride. He, produced and directed various commercials and fashion shows to boost awareness. Steven embodies LBW’s core beliefs, and works in conjunction with our team and the community to ensure those beliefs are disseminated. www.StevenStricklandonline.biz

Shawnda Jacobs
LBW Sales Lead

Shawnda JacobsShawnda Jacobs, a longstanding member of LBW is know for her catch phrase, “I have the perfect shirt for you!” Shawnda is awesome at translating customer contact into sales; her duties include setting up displays, managing inventory, updating contact information and finalizing all sales. Additionally, she plays a significant role in training new workers and assigning duties to staff. She masterfully handles customer concerns and questions, which has created a stream of loyal satisfied customers. Her creative contributions stimulate LBW and aide in building the brand. Shawnda’s unselfishly provides encouragement and support.

Partnerships and Sponsors

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