DrPamela J. Smith-Downing is a native of New Haven, CT. She is an international speaker, consultant, author, business owner, veteran, and crisis and transformational coach to people around the world. She motivates her listeners to reach beyond their circumstances to achieve a more rewarding life. She conducts transformational seminars, financial seminars, mentoring and coaching sessions, workshops, and conferences. She carries out her mission to all to live victorious lives in the midst of disappointments and pain. 

DrPamela was recognized by several political dignitaries for her leadership and service in her community and abroad. She is a graduate of the USDA Executive Leadership Program and holds an Doctorate in Theology from Life Christian University (Summa Cum Laude) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Technical Studies from Old Dominion University.  DrPamela is also a graduate of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Master Coach Training Program.

An entrepreneur with a business mind and an eye for style and excellence, DrPamela is founder and CEO of PJD Enterprises, L.L.C. PJD enterprises is designed to assist customers to go after their dreams and goals with no excuses and lead with passion. She is also founder and CEO of The Jelani and Jade Parent Foundation, AKA, No Child Left Alone. This foundation’s mission is to provide superior service and support to children and parents and to alleviate the on-going tragedies of children being left alone. 

DrPamela also conducts the Ministry of Excellence conferences, which are designed to train business owners, church leaders, and those seeking to go to another level in every area of their lives. DrPamela is the founder of Victorious Over-comers in the Word (VOW) Women’s conference. The VOW conference is designed to help women stop breaking vows and become a VOW.

Dr. Pamela has written many books, including her signature book “Throw Away The Excuses and Succeed, Ignite Your Dreams and Goals.” She has authored books on leadership, finance and church protocol. She also built a vast library of materials designed to prepare men and women to live victoriously in the areas of leadership, finance, and excellence. Her training materials are widely used in corporate settings and churches.

DrPamela shares her life and love with her husband Steven, and her two daughters Brittney and Joi. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, travelling internationally, reading, and event planning. DrPamela’s life vision is to help others throw away the excuses and succeed!