Meet Dr. Mario

There’s nothing better than the feeling of accomplishment when you achieve one of your life’s goals.


Sometimes life gets in the way and takes us off track from living the life we most desire. Perhaps you might be feeling disappointed about giving up on one of your life’s dreams.


Maybe you’re feeling powerless, and you’re just going through the motions in life. I know how awful this feels because I’ve been there.

Not knowing where your life is taking you can be frightening, confusing, and overwhelming.

Disappointments add up over time, which can lead to regret. How would it feel to let go of regret and get back on the path to reaching your life’s goals?

Taking small actions every day is the key to live a more fulfilling life—true to yourself—not the life others expect of you.

After ending my marriage in 2018, I was feeling depressed about where I was in life. I had a well-paying teaching career and a decent apartment in northwest DC.


But I still couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing. I was living on autopilot, and my days just all seemed to run together.

I reached my breaking point the following year. I realized that I couldn’t keep waiting for something to change—I had to take responsibility for making the changes I wanted. That’s when I decided to launch my business and move to Puerto Rico.

The hardest part of the process was getting out of my own way.


Learning the skills that helped me manage my fear, anxiety, and mindset was invaluable. Today, I’m helping people just like you avoid living a life full of regret and reignite their passion for pursuing their most ambitious goals.

I created Office Hours with Dr. Mario to help professionals get off autopilot and reignite their passion for living a more gratifying life. My clients and I partner together to discover and eliminate the internal and external barriers holding them back from living life on their own terms.  

When I’m not working with clients, I’m hanging out at the beach or exploring the island. I’m also a big foodie, so I love eating delicious food. When I’m not at the beach, I’m at the gym trying to burn off the extra calories from all of the yummy food I eat.

Dr. Mario’s Professional Background & Education

  • Certified Coach from Coach Training Alliance (CTA), an International Coach Federation (ICF) recognized program

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University, Atlanta, GA

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Guidance and Counseling Services from Clemson University, Clemson, SC

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

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Dr. Mario Jackson 
Professional Coach & Speaker

Office Hours with Dr. Mario 


Helping individuals trapped living by others' expectations free themselves and pursue their life's most ambitious dreams.