Devaney Rae Jones Bio

Devaney Rae Jones is a Certified Professional Sales and Leadership Coach. She specializes in teaching ethical sales techniques and strategies that individuals and teams can use to immediately grow their sales.

  • Master of Science, Instructional Design Technology for Professional Trainers, New York Institute of Technology May 2009.
  • Sales Leader with $1M annual healthcare sales and $500k annual personal retail sales (franchise retail).
  • Sales Manager and Trainer with 10-15 member sales team in three metropolitan cities in regional malls, leading $1M annual sales in each market.
  • Technology-driven user and coach with a passion for business profitability, process management, and workflow improvement through the effective utilization of technology.
  • Entrepreneurial advisor with a love for helping others succeed in business endeavors while positively impacting the local community. Successful owner of 3 business entities before age 40.
  • Over 500 hours as a Professional Trainer presenting classroom interactive, media-enhanced training materials in a blended learning environment consisting of instructor-led combined with web or computer-based content delivery.
  • 25 years’ experience in business management, sales, coaching, and consulting in business administration, sales, human resources, training, organizational development, change management, and strategic business planning.
  • Founder and President of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Countless Joys, Inc.

As a lifelong learner and crazy-loyal friend, Devaney lives by the motto, “Be Intentionally Intentional!” She loves jewel searching, as in looking to connect with people who are seeking “the more” in life – for themselves and in order to help others.

After 20 years in healthcare administration and clinical practice, Devaney re-educated and pursued her passion for serving others in the areas of professional development, training, coaching, and business consulting for 15 years. However, Southwestern Consulting takes all of these offerings to the next level of excellence with an expert team of professionals, proven Sales and Leadership curriculum, effective tools, and superb client support. Getting to be a part of the Southwestern team of professionals while partnering to change lives and elevate sales is such a blessing and honor. We are always better together!

Devaney is a published author (Countless Joys: The Place Beyond Tears, Westbow Press, 2015) and a Featured Columnist with BizCatalyst360, writing leadership, business, and life principled articles.

Devaney loves being outdoors and participating in athletic activities, especially running and tennis. She loves to travel, enjoying activities like exploring historic areas, old bookstores, quaint coffee shops, and meeting old-soul kind of people along the way. She is passionate about community involvement, spending time increasing education and awareness about human trafficking while also being involved with the survivors of trafficking. Devaney grew up in southwest Louisiana but has traveled throughout the US for business and personal adventures. She currently lives between Southwest Louisiana and Fairhope, Alabama.