Jocelyn DeVance Warren, MSW, PhD
Hello! I’m Jocelyn, and I am delighted that you are considering A Paradigm Shift Event for your wedding or other special event! I am a Certified Wedding Planner who is creative and innovative. I am an experienced organizer, troubleshooter, and problem solver. I have more than 20 years of project management and event planning experience but in 2013, I started my wedding and event planning business. For years, as part of my varied professional career I planned conferences, meetings, workshops, and other nonprofit events. It was something I did as part of my other positions and it was really easy for me to do. But I was not thrilled about it.
What excited me was planning life event celebrations! Weddings, graduation parties, birthday parties... now those things excite me. I LOVE celebrations. As a social work educator, I encourage others to celebrate life's milestones. That is what brought me to wedding and event planning. My goal is to make sure that life events are celebrated, recognized, and enjoyed!
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Social Work, and a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, but I returned to school to be trained in wedding planning and bridal consultation to pursue my passion. I am a Certified Wedding Planner, registered with the State of North Carolina, licensed by The City of Raleigh, and insured with NV Ruccio & Associates. I will bring the excellence of a trained, professional planner to your wedding or special event. I work with my husband Earl and a team of event planning professionals to make your wedding or special event a stress-free, fun, and memorable celebration.
Please contact me soon, and let’s start planning an event that exceeds your expectations and shifts your paradigm!
Jocelyn, the owner, was extremely organized, patient, adaptable to the day's evolution and conducted business with a smile!
Jocelyn and her team at A Paradigm Shift were absolutely amazing. From the moment we first met I knew she was the perfect person to help plan our wedding. She was so flexible and patient with my request and concerns leading up to that day. She made sure that everything we talked about was just as we discussed. She handled our large wedding party and different venues with compassion and grace. We never would have been able to pull it off without her!
Jocelyn was the best event planner ever! We actually hired Jocelyn as our month of coordinator and she truly followed our vision and brought our DREAM wedding to life! On the day of our wedding Jocelyn made sure that our décor was on point while also making sure that our vendors were in place. I received great feedback from my vendors stating that she was so easy to work with, well organized and her professional time line that she created for my vendors was very helpful! Even on our actual day when things shook up a little before the wedding Jocelyn came in with her calming spirit and made things ok. Words cant express how much she assisted us with executing our wedding day! My ONLY regret is that we wished we had hired her sooner!