Finding Success

A working woman’s guide to turning rejection into promotion, loneliness into acceptance, and poverty into abundance.

About The Book

How does a raggedy-dressed, high-school dropout who grew up in a poor and abusive home mature into a well-respected Chief Financial Officer of an aerospace business while also reflecting the image of Jesus in the workplace? After 60 years of experience in the business world, Patricia shares the highs and lows of lifelong challenges and lessons learned along the way that may help you avoid critical mistakes and focus on what makes for success.

Through teaching, storytelling, and poetry, Patricia’s desire is to pass on to you what kind of attitude and actions will help a Christian woman find fulfillment in her career, friendship with other women, and deepen her intimacy with Jesus.

A working woman’s guide to turning rejection into promotion, loneliness into acceptance, and poverty into abundance

What’s inside


Finding Wisdom

A Workplace Guide


Finding Success

A Workplace Memoir


Finding His Glory

A Devotional

Chapter 1

I remember nearly nothing about being four years old other than lying in bed with my grandmother in northern California, memorizing the 23rd Psalm with her.

 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever,” my grandmother recited.

 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever,” I repeated.

That was the only religious education I had growing up because my dad’s mom was the only religious person in our family. She didn’t teach me about Jesus; and I rarely saw her, but I believe those passages of Scripture placed just enough of a seed in me to set my spirit on a quest to connect with its soulmate—the Living Spirit of God.

Meanwhile, back home in Los Angeles, I didn’t really think about God except when I was afraid. At age eight, hiding from my enraged alcoholic father, I recited the 23rd

Psalm and it comforted me. What I thought about most as I grew up was being successful. Even when I had to drop out of high school in 9th grade to make enough money to eat and had no apparent skills or direction, I set my mind on being successful.

Success in worldly terms is somewhat different than success in biblical terms, but God’s Word instructs us on how to be successful in both and He wants us to be successful in both—for His glory. My prayer for you is that you will glean some of the wisdom God has granted me over the past six decades in the workplace. With wisdom, you can successfully move through any challenges and painful experiences you are facing at work or in your home life, in the spiritual or in the physical, in a way that honors God and His will for your life.

Part One of this book offers nuggets of wisdom and advice to keep in your thoughts and put into practice as you move through each workday. Part Two narrates how God guided and protected me through family dysfunction and risky situations so that I would become successful in attaining corporate positions as well as finding my spiritual soulmate. Part Three weaves the teaching and wisdom of Parts One and Two into a creative expression of true success, giving God all the glory.

 So, let’s spend some time together as I share with you how I’ve learned to succeed in the workplace and in my relationship with the Lord as a woman seeking God’s heart.



Success by modern definitions is about achieving some favorable or desired outcome; the attainment of wealth, favor and status. That’s what the marketplace is focused on. In the Bible, many of the patriarchs and king of Israel were quite successful by these standards. 

Bravo!! I love this book!! I love how the author describes what a truthful relationship with Jesus looks like! No games. No pretending. No religiosity! God meets us right where we are and helps us as we surrender to Him. Thank you, Patricia Jackson!! I will recommend this book to women and men!!


Patricia is a joyful woman of God, a true spiritual mom to Christian women in the workplace who are eagerly seeking success with a heart for God. As her editor, I am excited to see how her teaching, testimony, and inspirational writing will transform and encourage these special women.

Edie Glaser, Owner of

Pat Jackson embodies a unique balance of strong leadership through example and service, of accountability through mentoring and compassion, and of determination through hard work and longsuffering.

Windy W. Warren, Ph.D.

High School Principal and Educator

About the author.

Patricia Jackson has earned respect among her coworkers, colleagues, and supervisors for her above-reproach work ethics, which are based on her unwavering faith in God and His biblical principles.

She and her husband recently retired from their privately held corporation, but she still maintains the title of Chief Executive Officer. Patricia has been blessed above and beyond anything she could ever imagine.

She enjoys spending time with her devoted husband Benn of more than 40 years as well as beautiful friends from the workplace and Calvary Chapel, where she has fellowshipped and served the Lord for over 40 years. 20 of those years have been at Calvary Chapel South Bay in Southern California

Patricia Kay Jackson


The desire of Pat’s heart is to teach women about the Word of God in a simple but personal way.

Her quest has always been to share the amazing truths of scripture and help women grow in their walk with the Lord.

Pat is available to speak at weekend retreats or events.

If you would like to contact her, please fill out the form.

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“The world is full of people climbing the ladder of success, but rare is the person who’s not only climbing the ladder but looking around to take others to the top with them. It’s one thing to do what you do and be successful, but it’s a whole other thing when you are successful and you look around to see who you can mentor and help along the way. That’s the Patricia (Pat) Jackson that I have come to know and love over the past 20 years, and this is what she has shared with the world in this book.” 

-Suzie Park, Women’s Ministry Board, CC South Bay

“The Word of God is our manual for life; there is not a question or a circumstance that is not spoken of in Scripture either directly or through principles.”

Patricia Kay Jackson