Jessie Clark-Funk, MSW

Develop Unshakable Emotional Intelligence

  • Topics:
  • Mental Health
  • Resilience
  • Social-Emotional
  • Audiences:
  • Grade K-5 Students
  • Grade 6-12 Students

Fee: $3K-5K

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Six-time Published Author
Featured on America’s Got Talent
Pursuing PhD in Critical Thinking Skills

Jessie Clark Funk, MSW, has mentored students for over a decade.

She holds a leadership certification from the University of Notre Dame, is a certified life coach, and holds a B.S. Degree in Psychology and a Masters in social work. Jessie is a former leadership facilitator for Franklin Covey and has also been a professional youth speaker for 18 years, speaking to over one million teens in high schools and at leadership conferences nationwide.

She is a 6-time published author. Her passion for helping teens led her to start an international non-profit organization called “Ivy Girl Academy,” a confidence and leadership training program for teen ladies.

As a professional vocalist, she has released five solo albums, has toured 36 states with the Broadway musical “Footloose,” and has also been hired for hundreds of recording sessions as a studio vocalist, including songs heard on TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” ESPN and “The Biggest Loser.”

Jessie has walked away from three record deals, unwilling to sell her soul for fame. She chooses to use her voice to lift and inspire in positive ways.
She also just began a lifelong dream of pursuing a doctorate, focusing her dissertation on resilience and critical thinking skills. Jessie is a mother to two teenagers and knows firsthand how complex and wonderful the raising of kids can be!

Jessie takes a research-based approach to teach the importance of making good choices. She gives students four proven tools to take their lives from average to extraordinary. She does all this while sharing personal, hilarious stories and dynamic pop music.


“What an AMAZING presentation from Jessie Funk! The kids and staff absolutely LOVED IT! ”
Gracie G, Counselor at Forte Jr. High School
“I have never experienced a better speaker than Jessie Funk. She instantly connected with our students, they were riveted the entire time. They knew she genuinely cared about them and I had many students afterward tell me that they are going to actually apply some of her techniques. ”
Linda T, Veteran Educator
“Jessie delivered a knock-out performance. The students were blown away and teachers and administrators were moved. ”
Mark W, Principal, Springtown School

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