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Robert  Jackson

Robert Jackson

National/International Education Consultant & Author

Robert Jackson

National/International Education Consultant & Author


For every problem, there is a solution is Robert’s motto. Jackson began his teaching career 26 years ago in Indianapolis Public Schools with a No More Excuses teaching approach with all of his students after being cut from the NFL Minnesota Vikings in 1995. As an educator, he didn’t allow his students to feel sorry for themselves or let their circumstances define their futures. He set high expectations for his students and expected them to do well. As a Coach, the same rules applied. Those same students went from low performing to successful Pastors, Lawyers, School Administrators, Teachers, Pharmaceutical Sales Reps, Business Owners, Pro Athletes, Entertainers and more.

He has become one of the most sought-after speakers in the country, delivering keynote addresses and workshops to educators, administrators, parents and students, corporate events and churches. He has delivered 100’s of presentations and has become an expert in teaching cultural diversity, restorative practices, socio emotional learning, working with students who have experienced trauma and how to educate Black and Latino males. His goal is to teach educators and administrators how to use their power more effectively to Educate, Activate and Motivate all Students to be Successes.

Mr. Jackson has written and published 6 books and has written articles for ASCD EL Leadership Magazine. His latest ASCD book, Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies, Mindsets, and Beliefs for Supporting Male Black and Latino Students won the Gold Excel Award for Technical Writing in 2020. His “No More Excuses” Curriculum has been featured in publications nationally and Is being utilized in K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities in the US and Canada. His other books include, Black Men Stand Up, A Boys Guide to Manhood, A Young Woman’s Guide to Womanhood, Put a Stop to Bullying and Solutions to Educating Black and Latino Males.

He attended Western Kentucky University where he received his BS Degree in Industrial Technology while lettering 4 years in both Football and Track. After being cut from the NFL he was broken himself and understands the importance of educators and administrators being sensitive to students who have experienced trauma and let downs. He teaches solutions while remaining deeply rooted in his commitment to serve his community as a speaker and mentor. He has keynoted and conducted workshops at national conferences including ASCD, ESEA, CAAASA, NABSE, SREB, Innovative Schools Summit, AMLE and AASA.

Mr. Jackson is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and the NFL Players Association. He has received numerous awards for his work including the NOBLE Justice by Action Youth Award, the Key to the City of Miami, Florida and the National Motivational Educator of the Year Award by the Alpha Foundation. 1000’s of youth and adults are being transformed through his speeches and presentations.

He is married to Essence Best Selling Author, Tajuana “TJ” Butler-Jackson and they have 3 children and one Grandson.

“His motto is, “For Every Problem, there is a Solution”

Speaker Videos


Overcoming Pain

Parent Responsibilities

Understanding Socio-economic Disadvantages Among Students

Four Tips to Managing Bias

Giving Young Men a Voice

Boom Experience Conference

Speech Topics

Social/Emotional Learning

Educating students that have experienced trauma, homelessness, difficult behavior, bullying, dysfunction, anxiety and more.

Building a Culture of Awareness

Educating conflict resolution, team building, restorative practices, equity, implicit bias, building character and empathy in students.

Healthy Family Dynamics

Solutions and strategies for parenting and building healthy relationships when dysfunction, anxiety, hormones, the digital world and other things are making it difficult. 

Student Empowerment

How to become your most successful self and conquer any obstacles you find in your way.

Self Help for Educators & Employees in the Corporate Space

Techniques and strategies used to build cultural awareness and to lead, and motivate employees to ensure optimal performance and employee satisfaction. Techniques and strategies employees can implement to be successful and happy at work.

Educating Students of Color

Implicit Bias & Unconscious Bias Training