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Robert  Jackson

Robert Jackson

National/International Education Consultant & Author


Robert Jackson began his teaching career over 20 years ago in Indianapolis Public Schools with a No More Excuses teaching approach with all of his students. 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 students to successful Pastors, Lawyers, School Administrators, Teachers, Pharmaceutical Sales Reps, Business Owners, Pro Athletes, Entertainers and more. Read 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. 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 5 books and has written articles for ASCD EL Leadership Magazine. He is currently writing a new book for ASCD on building cultural diversity with Black and Latino Males. 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 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 Minnesota Vikings he began his teaching career. There he met many young students, both young men and women who had been broken by life changes, dealing with issues much greater than school work. Instead of focusing on the problem, he decided to focus on teaching solutions by helping students cope with their inner pain and navigating more effectively through the school system. 

He has remained deeply rooted in his commitment to serve his community as a speaker and mentor to many. He has spoken at national conferences including ASCD, SDE, CAAASA, NABSE, HSTW, School Discipline National Conferences and SAAB National Conference.

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 NOBLE Justice by Action Youth Award, the Key to the City of Miami Florida from Congresswomen Frederica Wilson, Collaborate to Save our Sons Award and the Do Something Positive, Be Something Positive Award. He has spoken at Harvard University, Nova Scotia, Canada and Hawaii just to name a few. 1000’s of youth and adults nationally 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.

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

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