Motivational Speaker





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 "I am humbled every day by the wonderful and amazing people I get to work with and their commitment to our youth"

I have been speaking professionally for 5+ years and I have given keynote presentations to both large and small audiences. 

I’ve presented to audiences both large and small in a variety of different settings and contexts. As a presenter, I will use stories, comedy and humor to not only make a point but to keep your audience engaged and listening. They will leave with practical, applicable next steps to take with them beyond that session.

We know as a conference/event planner, there are a lot of details you have to manage and juggle. The speaker should be the last of your concerns. We’ve worked with hundreds of event planners and are regularly told we were the easiest/most low maintenance, professional speaker they’ve ever worked with.

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“Having Javonnie speak at our event was a great way to connect powerful messages of kindness, empathy and respect to a large group in a way that is both meaningful and engaging.”



Javonnie is undeniably an effective speaker; she has an unusual ability to propel her audience into taking positive actions. She inspires her audience and provides them with relevant information that encourages confidence and trust in themselves.

She has been speaking professionally for five years, covering a range of topics to both large and small audiences. She uses story telling as a way to connect the lessons she's learned and shares them in both entertaining and emotional ways!

 “Please continue doing what you're doing, you’re changing lives every day, bet you didn't know you've changed mine!” - Teacher, Portland Village School, Staff Development Day

“Your inspiration and compassion filled our hearts. Your message of overcoming obstacles, taking responsibility for your actions, and the importance of self reflection and awareness, were incredibly valuable to hear."- Principal, Albany high School


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 Reynolds School Board Meeting Portland Family Magazine - Read Article  Visit the UP an Over Official Website



How Do I Book Javonnie? 

Javonnie would love to partner with you for your upcoming event or conference. The following information will help us to better serve you and customize what we do to assist in meeting the goals and objectives of your event. We look forward to working together to impact lives! Submitting this form does not obligate you in any way, we just want to hear from you!

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Javonnie Shearn is the Executive Director and Founder of Up and Over, LLC. Up and Over’s mission is to provide youth with the fundamental supports, techniques and strategies to empower them to successfully navigate life’s challenges, thereby achieving and maintaining a position of mental, spiritual and emotional balance. Up and Over was the result of her willingness to start a program for women in recovery but decided she did not want to wait until a young person needed recovery before helping. 

As an advocate for youth, Javonnie has worked for six plus years creating and facilitating workshops, trainings and dialogues that support and equip youth, educators and parents. She has also worked with various school districts as a mentor and/or provided mentors through Up and Over’s programs. She has been speaking professionally for five years, covering a range of topics to both large and small audiences. he way she tells stories to connect the lessons she's learned and shares in both entertaining and emotional!

Javonnie’s other areas of interests include issues related to youth transitioning out of correctional facilities back into the public school system and/or the workforce and educating and supporting youth and young adults experience mental illness. Being a parent of an adult son with schizophrenia and having to learn to navigate the system, she knows the emotional, mental and physical toll it can take on everyone involved. She recently began developing a program called “Someone’s Someone” which will help parents advocate for their loved ones and in July of 2017 was appointed to the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board.



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