Joneen's energy permeates a room as she delivers expert advice in an easy-to-digest format. She's the lead author of the nationally-acclaimed REAL Essentials curriculum and has certified over 10,000 educators to empower their students. Joneen Mackenzie graduated from University of Texas' School of Nursing and is a former 1st Lt. in the USAF Nurse Corps. Her credentials in public health make her a valued member of national boards leading the discussion on public policy and health standards in schools. Joneen is the mother of 4 grown children and has a special knack for starting belly laughs in her grandchildren. She loves traveling with her husband, Bruce, and experiencing new cultures and traditions around the world.

"Joneen did an excellent job of training, modeling, informing, and inspiring us in relationship education."

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

Mrs. Mackenzie is an excellent presenter who makes the material come to life.”

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

“Joneen was funny, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, resourceful, real and had a keen ability to connect with the audience.”

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

“Joneen was very personable, knowledgeable and engaging.”

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

“Joneen was amazing! I count it an honor to be trained and certified by the founder and author of REAL Essentials.  What a treat!”

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

“It was so awesome to see the activities done by the woman behind it all! I love Joneen’s passion for healthy relationships.”

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

"This is a very well taught and presented program. Joneen was full of energy, fun and passionate about helping kids learn about healthy relationships."

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

"I think this program is amazing.  Mrs. Mackenzie is an outstanding teacher and very easy to listen to! I would definitely take this class again! She explained and showed the material incredibly well."

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

"Joneen is very dynamic, knowledgable, passionate, effective, but most importantly respectful of her audience and open to receiving feedback."

C. Adlard - REAL Essentials Certification Training Participant

"This workshop was in-depth of knowledge, passion, and purpose.  Joneen has done the work, the research, the time and effort to provide a flexible, impactful curricula. I am so thankful."

A. Simmons - REAL Essentials Certification Training Participant

"Great workshop with effective material.  Joneen is up to date on trends."

M. Maycock, REAL Essentials Certification Training participant

"Joneen is amazing.  This information is amazing."

T. Gibson, REAL Essentials Certification Training participant

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