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LaNissir James is joyful and energetic with a mission to impact the lives of people to live joyfully and fearlessly as they pursue their God-sized dreams. As an author and an enthusiastic speaker, she loves to inspire people by using humor and real life experiences.


LaNissir is a certified practitioner using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® with over 20 years of experience in offering her clients insight to enriching interpersonal communication. She uses her gifts to help people build successful relationships, families and businesses.


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James Party of 9


LaNissir celebrates 25 years as the wife of Lorenzo James and homeschooling mom of 7 kids: 5 girls and 2 boys from 22 to 5 years old. LaNissir is an intentional mother who enjoys building relationships with her children, with a focus on leaving a legacy. The entire James family has the same initials, so they call themselves the "LJ" family. The oldest daughter finished her Bachelor's degree in Political Science (pre-law) and the second daughter is a college student studying Environmental Science. The other kids enjoy homeschooling from high school to pre-school. It's never a dull moment in the James Party of 9!

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Author & Consultant

LaNissir is the author of Joyful Mother of Children where she inspires parents everywhere to see the JOY in the various challenges of parenting in today's society. She is also collaborating as a co-author of Black Homeschooling in the US. Her newest writing project is the sought after Mom’s Manual.

"Nothing about me is self-made. I owe God everything!" My journey began as a barren woman who was unable to have children. We sought the Lord about our situation and He opened my womb. During the time that I had to wait on the response to my prayers, I believe God was preparing me for such a time as this. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to encourage barren women and anyone who may be overwhelmed with the blessings of having children. 


One of my favorite Bible verses that helps me stand on the word JOYFUL is Psalm 113:9. He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.  Also, I'm FEARLESS because 2 Timothy 1:7 says, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. So no matter what your faith is let me empower and inspire you to live JOYFULLY and FEARLESSLY as you pursue your God-sized dreams.


Business Woman

With almost 30 years as a business leader her passion is to equip business owners to lead and grow their businesses while adding value to their communities. LaNissir’s Mom’s Manual has supported busy moms with managing their families and success.

LaNissir has almost 30 years in the direct sales industry. She is an established leader and ranks in the top 2% of business leaders of an iconic brand.


Community Leader

LaNissir serves many families in the home-educating community both locally and nationwide. She provides social, spiritual, academic, and supervisory support for families near the Washington DC area. Her expertise center around equipping students to transition into colleges, careers, and vocational schools. She recently expanded her reach by joining a team of nationwide Educational Consultants with Homeschool Legal Defense Association.

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More about

LaNissir James

LaNissir earned her Bachelor's Degree in journalism from the University of Maryland College Park and spent several years working for NBC News on the Today Show. She is also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies.

LaNissir is a highly sought after motivational speaker, educator and consultant who loves encouraging others with empathetic, engaging, and practical wisdom. She’s thrilled to be a member of the John Maxwell Team as she pursues her certification as a licensed speaker, coach and trainer using content, resources and materials from the #1 Leadership Expert in the world.

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  • Born and raised in New Jersey

  • Biological mother of 7 children

  • Loves to collect books

  • Hobbies: kayaking, reading and outdoor sports

  • Myer-Briggs Personality Type is ESFJ

  • Favorite verses Psalm 113:9 and 2 Timothy 1:7

  • Loves vision casting and inspiring others

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LaNissir’s mission is to empower and inspire YOU to live joyfully and fearlessly as you pursue your God-sized dreams!