Vera Jones - Women Motivational Keynote Speaker Jacksonville Florida


Vera Jones presents Play Through the Foul to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Faculty and Staff Convocation

Professional Development and Leadership Training ServicesPlay Through the Foul - Team Building Training

Play Through the Foul™ Team Building and Communication Training

A highly interactive and fun workshop designed to empower, enlighten and encourage effective interpersonal communication, particularly given challenging group dynamics. A hit with sports teams as well as corporate or social groups seeking to improve team unity and overall productivity. Key training topics include: Leadership; Accountability; Valuing Diversity; Goal Achievement and Interpreting Communication and Social Styles Differences.


Excellence you can count on because Training comes with “E’s”

Empowerment: Breakout group sessions stimulate original ideas, team dynamics and leadership.

Enlightenment: Innovative communication strategies and theories are presented for practical application in real life settings.

Encouragement: Grounded with interactive sports principles and activities, participants learn to value others and are compelled to cheer each other on, encouraging significance for everyone.

Empathy: Pre-Consultation sessions assure workshops are sensitive to your individual dynamics and concerns. Participants learn the true value of overcoming obstacles by caring about each other, the team goal, and the team’s success.

Effectiveness: Post-Workshop evaluations and periodic follow up consultations help to measure your team’s growth and training success. Expect a shift towards an improved, motivated team and culture.

Learning to be a better communicator and teammate couldn’t possibly be more fun! Play Through the Foul training sessions are loaded with interactive excitement!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:


Corporate Leadership Training - Vera Jones Professional Keynote SpeakerPlay Through the Foul began as a basketball saying used to empower a player to stay focused on the goal when trying to score a basket, instead of the foul or opposition that might hinder that objective. In reality it is a life concept or an attitude for overcoming adversity. Vera Jones wrote her first book, Play Through the Foul – Basketball Lessons for the Game of Life© [Create a link to book on product page] under the realization that when we're not prepared or trained to play through our interpersonal fouls, we're more likely to be defeated by them. With the understanding that the greatest adversity we all face is in effectively communicating and relating to one another, Play Through the Foul Team Building and Communications Skills Training Workshops were born.


We provide training to help individuals and teams become more empowered, enlightened and encouraged as effective interpersonal communicators for the betterment of team unity and productivity.


We develop, design and deliver training seminars and workshops that are motivational, educational, interactive and entertaining. Training forums are typically classroom or conference room based settings. Standard workshops are four hours, but sessions are time tailored for as brief as a one- hour professional development session to more extensive two-day retreats. Our goal and motto is to structurally provide training with “E’s”: Empowerment, Enlightenment, Encouragement, Empathy, Effectiveness and Enthusiasm.


We provide winning team building and communication solutions for athletic, business and community organizations all over the country. We specialize in educational forums, sports and women’s groups. Our most requested training topics include: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Diversity, Athletic or Academic Achievement. Larger organizations like the US Patent and Trademark Office and Walmart have taken advantage of Play through the Foul Training, but small churches and community organizations have found tremendous value in the training as well. Educational leaders such as the Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) as well as individual school districts and schools are regular training participants. The short answer is we train for everyone who is looking to improve their team’s motivation, communication and cohesiveness!


Click here to fill out the Contact form. You can also contact our office directly at (904) 371-4131.

If effective communication is vital to your team’s success, Don’t drop the ball, give us a call!

A few of Vera’s Favorite Quotes to Live By:

Team Building Seminars & Workshop“Leadership is about EMPATHY. It is about having the ability to connect with people for the purpose of empowering and inspiring their lives.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”   
~ John Quincy Adams

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Your goal should never be as much about being APRROVED as it is about being IMPROVED.”
~ Vera Jones

images/sportsss.png“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
~ Sarah Ban Breatnach

“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.”
~ Marilyn Griest

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
~ Zig Ziglar

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
~ Helen Keller

“If you think it’s all about YOU, soon you’ll be right, because you is all you will have.”                        
~ Vera Jones



Other Services Include:

  • One-on-one coaching
  • Coaching for coaches
  • Award Banquets and Presentations
  • Educational Workshops
  • Keynote Speaking Engagements
  • Moderated Forums or Panels
  • Sports Clinics and Camps
  • Corporate Voiceovers
  • Broadcast Announcing
  • Public Address

and Affiliations:

National Speaker’s Association

Federal Government Contractor

Society of Human Resources Management



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