Jerry Stanecki was born with an insatiable curiosity; Jerry has always looked at life as a great adventure. Jerry is a man always willing to stretch, try new things and learn. He is an author, television journalist, radio commentator, newspaper columnist, photographer, screenwriter, and actor.

Over the past 30 years, Jerry’s been a highly recognized “On Air” Detroit television personality, both at WJBK-TV and WXYZ-TV as The Newshawk and as “JUST STANECKI”.

Strongly identified for his caring and concerns for others, Jerry Stanecki is known for compassion and integrity, while looking at life with a twist of humor.  He is passionate about sharing what life has taught him.

For years Jerry has been writing of new discoveries, new ways of learning how to change old pictures—destructive diseased ego-based thinking—into new, exciting, powerful thinking, ways of thinking that celebrate life instead of just surviving it.

Jerry has published in The New York Times, Playboy Magazine, Style Oakland Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Macomb Daily, Observer-Eccentric Newspapers, The Journal Group Newspapers, The Post, The BISBEE News and HOUR Magazine.

Jerry’s latest audiobook THE BRIDGE TO HAPPINESS is a collection of 17 true-life stories of courage, overcoming adversity and gut level spirituality.

“His tales are more like haunting short stories by O. Henry than heartwarming nuggets from “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

David Crumm-Detroit Free Press 

 Life is a joke and God wrote it, Jerry’s first book on winning at life, offers a powerful guide to enriching your daily life. His proactive thoughts and suggestions offer immediate ways to ease stress, anxiety, fear, and panic.

Jerry’s philosophy is hard earned by a long painful journey that took him from the darkest side of life—professionally and personally— into the light.

“I choose to believe what happens in my life is always to make my life better, happier and more complete. When I practice that belief, I avoid falling into self-pity.”

With more than 30 years of sobriety, Jerry, an alcoholic has used the negatives of alcoholism to enrich his life and love of life.

He is the author of numerous personal growth audio cassettes on creating new power in your world.

Jerry, a much in demand speaker, also offers individual and group coaching sessions, seminars in schools, and businesses.

Jerry solutions for relief from anxiety, stress, and fear always bring an enthusiastic response from audiences like the 1500 workers at FORD North America Car division to a statewide rally of the NCAA, Diamler-Chrylser employees and to an annual meeting of the mental health experts of the EAP Association.