Cornelius D. Jones, is a husband, father, veteran, author, and entrepreneur.
Cornelius story is unique but it speaks to his resiliency. He often admits that he made his fair share of mistakes as a teenager. Like most young men from areas like he grew up, he witnessed a lot of violence and despair. As a child he spent time in foster care and became familiar with social services. He often found himself in trouble at home, with the police, and suspended from school. At 16, a juvenile court judge sent him to Oakley Training School for 6 months. Shortly after his release, he dropped out of school but later attended Jacobs Creek Job Corp where he earned his GED.
Once he completed the program, he returned to Atlanta, GA. and decided to become a police officer. His decision was rooted in wanting to make a difference in communities of color. While waiting to attend the police academy for the Gwinnett County Police Department, something happened that changed his life. In 2000, Cornelius enlisted in the United States Navy the day after the USS Cole 17. During the nearly 2 decades he served the country, he made education a priority. While on active duty, he earned multiple college degrees and in 2006, he became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. The rare ability to go from a GED to a PhD is a part of Cornelius's testimony of perseverance.
Cornelius, owns four companies, across three states including Jones Counseling & Consulting. He combines his years of clinical counseling with his business experience to passionately build belief in others. He guides them to identify their vision, connect to its significance to unfold their talent and move confidently toward achieving their goals. He uses his success to mentor small business owners around the nation. As his own agent and publicist Cornelius began to build a blueprint for writers. This later led to his decision to be more personally involved in the evolution of helping aspiring authors transfer their thoughts into books. In 2020, he created the Journey to Publishing to help navigate the publishing process for others. He now incorporates author development as a part of his consulting business. He offers value-rich personalized and structured stewardship to writers who are committed to achieving their dream of becoming published authors.
Cornelius empowers entrepreneurs, experts, and industry leaders to expand their visibility, credibility, and influence in the marketplace. Writing and publishing books can massively impact anyone's brand and business.
"A writer must write from the heart, that is the only way for readers to see the passion of our work". - Author: Cornelius D. Jones