Renee Jones-Welch, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, With Kids in Mind Foundation
Renee Jones-Welch, Ph.D., is an accredited resilience coach. Resilience Coaching is a model of life-coaching which teaches individuals to be their own healer and manage traumatic or painful experiences skillfully, leveraging tools and approaches needed to be their best selves. Renee is avid about learning and making life lessons fun and relatable to kids. As a new FAA certified drone pilot, she looks forward to introducing disadvantaged youth to the world of unmanned aerial systems and drones designing STE(A)M skills in and out of school programs. Renee's high energy engages groups in sharing and exploring, always leaving them with practical tools, reflective practices, and ah-ha moments. Renee's most inspiring role to date is that of Grandma to her two granddaughters, Aaryn and Aarys. She is also a children's book author and currently serves as a board of director member for multiple non-profit youth focused organizations and spends time between Chicago and Las Vegas.