A two-time published author, Ms. Jessica Yaffa, is an internationally-recognized healthy relationships expert, speaker, trainer, and coach. With a degree in sociology from the University of San Diego, California, and more than 2 decades of experience, Ms. Yaffa holds several positions of leadership within the mental health community: Co-founder and President of the nationally-recognized non-profit, No Silence, No Violence, former President of The San Diego Domestic Violence Council, and CEO of Jessica Yaffa Coaching Institute. She has been featured on several high-profile talk shows, as well as in numerous publications in print and on the Web.
As a survivor of extreme domestic violence, Ms. Yaffa has dedicated her professional life to improving the lives of thousands of women, children, and men. Securing her place among the top ranks of thought leaders and domestic violence experts, she is shifting the way we view, talk about, and address relationship abuse.
After extensive work in the private rehabilitation sector, intervention services, and numerous community initiative programs, Ms. Yaffa recognized the profound need for prevention, education, and professional training surrounding topics of relationship abuse. It was because of this need that Ms. Yaffa began traveling the country, speaking to universities, government agencies, attorneys, treatment centers, hospitals, mental health professionals, and first responders.
She has developed unique training and certification programs for professionals and transformative, inspiring workshops that speak to the community.
Perhaps the pivotal moment of her career thus far was the epiphany that her vast knowledge of dysfunctional relationships offered her unique insight and an intimate understanding of the dynamics of healthy relationships. She realized that, through reverse logic, the exact systems that break down a relationship can actually build it up.
Understanding that unhealthy relationships and healthy relationships are two sides of the same coin, Ms. Yaffa became a certified relationship coach, offering private coaching for individuals and couples to help them realize and affirm their true value, find freedom in vulnerability, and step into their authentic selves.
Her expertise expanded to include relationships in the workplace and she has helped numerous corporations and organizations embrace cultural diversity, address communication issues, and increase emotional intelligence at all levels of the organizational hierarchy.
It is here, at the helm of a movement to eliminate relationship abuse and strengthen the bonds that tie us together, that Ms. Yaffa has triumphed over tragedy.
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