Dr. Jiajoyce Conway is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel, married for 23- years, mother to four beautiful children, published author, educator, Certified Christian Life Coach and mentor, womanpreneur, and currently a practicing Doctor of Clinical Advanced Practice for over 18 years. Above all she is a survivor. She is the founder/CEO of “Changed From the Inside Out Ministries, LLC”. “Changed From the Inside Out,” evolved out of a life that was consumed and only knew the pain of past abuse and loss, to a life of a woman that gave God a chance at restoration and wholeness, despite her own brokenness. She has served on many platforms as a speaker, workshop presenter and preacher. Minister Jiajoyce currently resides in York, Pennsylvania with her husband and children. Her life’s mantra is “Purpose to Change and Change on Purpose!” She is committed to a life that is not just consumed by her own personal success, but one that breeds impact and significance in the lives of others.
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
I see a woman that has learned to embrace and love who she is in God according to His creation. No longer do I see a woman strangled by her fears, flaws and foul ups, but a woman that loves life, loves who she has become from the inside out, and that reflects what a life of purpose looks like surrounded to God.
What do you do for a living?
By profession I am a certified practicing nurse practitioner, ordained evangelist and certified Christian Life/Wellness Coach.
How do you think self-love plays a role in success?
It is impossible to embrace success if an individual does not love themselves because they will always feel as if they are inadequate to fulfill the shoes of success, non-deserving and unworthy of the blessing of success. Self-love places one in a position where they can embrace who they are flaws and all, be empowered in their God-ordained purpose and execute a lifestyle of living and not just existing. Self-love propels one forward into success because you come to know that you are not what you have been through that tried to rob you of your self-love and worth, but that it only made you stronger.
How do you think we, as women, can work together to lift each other?
Being transparent and honest with one another empowers and lifts. When we don’t step from behind the veil of being overcomes to help another sister, then we fail to breathe life into another sister. At large another sister needs to know that we can relate, we understand and are not removed from the trials and tribulations of pain. Purpose comes at cost and it is the cost of saying NO to what and who is not for us, and YES to who and what God has for you. Some of us don’t know how to do that because we have become comfortable with our pain. We owe it another sister, because someone was strategically placed in our space by God to lift us from the pit of Hell an onward to our Hallelujah!
Have you had any adversities that you’ve had to overcome in order to achieve success?
I have had to overcome low self-esteem, lack of self-love, fear of my gifts talents and abilities and rejection. I had to get out of my own head, space and WAY to allow God to have His way. Success was not the measurement of “things and stuff,” but it was the measure of being restored, replenished and refreshed in the things of God that were already ordained for me. What God has for me is for me and coming to this understanding of this principle has made me successful, because I am operating from a can’t lose blueprint just FOR ME!
What has been your greatest accomplishment to date?
My greatest accomplishment to date has been hosting my first women’s conference. That has meant the world to me because it means I can reach the masses with an empowering word through the lens of God! Nothing brings me more joy than seeing the impact of lives changed because I am walking out my God-ordained purpose. That’s success!