In the spring of 2014, SELFIE Check was created as a weekly radio show on a local radio station. It was a space where I was able to speak freely; no stress or burdens from the many hats and titles I wore. I spoke about various topics geared towards personal growth and wholeness.
It was birthed during the toughest moments of my life, feeling as if the weight of the world was on my shoulders. I remember taking a SELFIE, looking at the smile, but feeling convicted by the façade I portrayed. I had to CHECK SELF and realign my focus on what I wanted to make of my life. Unfortunately, in December 2014, I closed the book on SELFIE Check to embark upon a personal healing journey.
In October 2019, God led me to revamp the vision because the time was coming when I needed to recreate the safe space to talk about real-life matters. After 6 years, I stepped out on faith on June 8, 2020, and officially relaunched the show in blog form. SELFIE Check became S.E.L.F.I.E. Check by Jas, with S.E.L.F.I.E. becoming an acronym for Supporting and Empowering Lives For Impactful Evolution.
On January 21, 2021, just 7 months after relaunching, S.E.L.F.I.E. Check by Jas became a licensed business. The outreach has expanded to include Life Coaching, workshops, a podcast, and more. How God transformed my vision from a radio show, to a blog, and now a business, is something that only HE gets the glory for! My message to people is to be open to God for how He wants to transform your plans; His way is always better. Stay tuned because this is only the beginning!
Jasmine Lafayette is a Christian Life Coach, Personal Development Consultant, and Owner of S.E.L.F.I.E. Check by Jas, LLC. Born and raised in Mississippi, Jasmine found her passion early in life for helping others, being active in community engagement and awareness, and serving in ministry.
She obtained her B.A. in Political Science/Pre-Law from Alcorn State University, M.S. in Social Justice and Criminology from Delta State University, and a Masters of Public Administration, along with Certificates in Human Resources and Leadership, from Belhaven University. Her Life Coaching Certifications include the following: Goal Success, Happiness, Life Purpose, Professional Life Coaching, and Forgiveness.
As a Law Enforcement Telecommunicator, Communications Training Officer, and Training Interventionist, she used analytical thinking, reasoning, comprehensive interviewing, and emotional intelligence to properly assess the needs of citizens. As a Christian Life Coach, she uses those skills and others to be intentional in supporting her clients as they pursue their coaching goals.
It is her desire, as a vessel being used by God, to show love and give hope through S.E.L.F.I.E. Check by Jas, and for it to be a respectful space that offers support and encouragement for all who are navigating different phases of their lives.