Employment & Education

Publications & Awards


  • CJ Jones Speaking, Coaching, & Caregiving, Owner, 2012-current
  • Gate Lady Publishing, Owner, Published Opening the Gates of the Heart, 2010-2012
  • Carolyn Jones Photographs, Owner, Sold fine art photographs, 2006-2010
  • Intracorp, Nurse Case Manager, 1994-2001
  • Pediatric Services of America, Director of Nursing, 1993-1994
  • Colorado Medicaid Program, Nurse Resource Consultant, 1985-1992
  • Hospital and nursing home Staff Nurse, home care visiting nurse, 1974-1985


  • Studied the art of speaking through involvement in numerous events, speech classes, and Toastmasters, 2012 – 2018
  • Awarded coaching certificate, Barbara Wainwright Coaching School, 2014
  • Self-taught renovator of houses, boats, cars, and a van, 1975 – 2002
  • Self-taught photographer, augmented with classes and private instruction, 1962 – 2004 
  • Awarded Bachelor of Science Degree, Kent State University School of Nursing,  June, 1974



  • The Art of Forgiveness: A Promise of Peace, International Bestseller (Available under Books)
  • The Song of a Hero (Free report when you leave your name and email in the spaces on the top right of this site)


  • Co-author, Live in Gratitude Daily: The Key to Abundance, Joy, and Love, Bestseller
  • Co-author, Women of Courage, Women of Destiny: Moving from Fear to Faith to Freedom, Bestseller 
  • Co-author, Bloom Where You Are Planted and Shine! International Bestseller 


  • The Beginning: Change Your Story, Change Your Life (Previous free report)
  • In Search of Forgiveness: Getting Past Your Anger to Find the Life You Want (ebook)(Available under Books)


  • Four Keys of Forgiveness: The Pathway to Peace (CD/MP3 and Workbook set), (ask CJ)


  • Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing, Bestseller, Silver Medal Award for World Peace  (Available under Books)


2018 (for Opening the Gates of the Heart)

  • Silver Medal for World Peace in 2018 Living Now Evergreen Book Awards

2012 (for Opening the Gates of the Heart)

  • Silver Medal Award for best Gift/Specialty book from Nautilus Book Awards
  • daVinci Eye Award for best cover art from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards
  • Honorable Mention for Spirituality by the Nautilus Book Awards

2011 (for Opening the Gates of the Heart)

  • Best Fine Art Photography Book, by the Bay Area Independent Publisher’s Association
  • Finalist in Inspiration category in the Global ebook Awards by Dan Poytner

2010 (for Opening the Gates of the Heart)

  • First Prize, Poetry, by the Do-It-Yourself Book Festival
  • Honorable Mention, Spirituality, by the New York Book Festival
  • Honorable Mention, Photography/Art, by the San Francisco Book Festival