Empowerment to Pursue Life with Urgency and Intention...Because our Purpose and Dreams Cannot Wait

About Autumn McKenzie

About the blog and the writer, Autumn McKenzie.  What inspires me to live, love, write, and dream boldly. 


Autumn McKenzie Speaker|Writer

Contact info: Autumn@AutumnMcKenzie.com 202-869-0289

Topics: Encouragement to live our best lives defined by alignment with purpose, fueled by urgency, and navigated by intention.

There is something beautiful and powerful in everyone.  We are all here on this earth for a reason.  Autumn helps you recognize it. Your dreams and goals are important and powerful when aligned with purpose!  She encourages you to capitalize on NOW because time is uncertain. Understanding the power of change whether engineered, anticipated or unexpected is paramount. Autumn encourages you to know your worth, grow through change and persist because the world needs your gifts.

Change Agent and Writer: Autumn McKenzie Jackson

Change Agent and Writer: Autumn McKenzie Jackson


Autumn McKenzie loves a challenge.  She is a former Division I student-athlete at Colgate University with a concentration in Neuroscience.  Most notably, she lead her team to win back to back Conference Championships and first ever appearance of a Colgate’s Women’s team in the NCAA.  In 2015, Colgate retired her volleyball jersey.

She obtained her Masters in Health Science and Physician Assistant training at Duke University.  Currently, she practices at Johns Hopkins Emergency Department. In 2015, she was recognized by the Johns Hopkins Nursing and Magnet Committee as the Johns Hopkins Hospital Emergency Medicine Outstanding Provider of the Year.    

She was married to an exceptional man and raising two incredible girls while balancing a full time career.  Her future could not have been any brighter when her life was broad sided by tragedy. Her husband was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and died in 2014.

Struck by the brevity of life and her own mortality, in February 2017 she launched her blog.  She is compelled to share her story with the world because of the love and grace that enabled her to not only begin again, but to live boldly. 

 She writes about real life as it relates to busy professionals with children balancing a career and life while being cognizant of time and purpose. Her blogs highlight optimism and deconstruct the obstacles that stand in the way of living boldly.  Video Blogs can be found on You Tube

 She is writing a book about pursuing life with urgency and intention because our purpose and dreams cannot wait! Autumn McKenzie lives in Maryland with her two little girls.  She travels frequently while modeling a bold life for her two little girls.  She posts travel and life pictures to instagram. Like her life, this blog is a work in progress.


Please contact Autumn for additional information re: speaking engagements, press/media inquiries and collaboration.  She is happy to receive feedback, comments and suggestions.