J.B. Powell believes that good communication is foundational for every person who desires to relate well with people in order to impact their lives. Her desire to come alongside people from different spheres of life demands a willingness to learn and evolve as culture and the means of communication grows and evolves. J.B. Powell is the author of The Energy of Encouragement: How Affirmation Can Lift You and Everyone Around You. She has a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College, A Master of Theology, and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. She and her husband are teachers and get great satisfaction from working with students and seeing them learn and grow. She is known for her faith in God and a firm belief that people excel when they are taught to work hard, be self-sufficient, and always say, “Thank you” for what they receive. Her love for God, family, and country and her desire to awaken people from the warped web of entitlement-thinking were pivotal for writing The Greatness of Gratitude.