As the result of life being short I have a strong passion to assist others in achieving all that they can and be all that they desire to be. As a Certified Christian Life Coach, I form a strategic partnership with women to guide them through a transformational process that will help them to rediscover who they are and whose they are. I will assist them in going to the next level of life. This partnership involves the area of ABCD's (AWARENESS: Seeking to better understand yourself - your strengths, desires, values, motivation; BALANCE: Seeking balance is the key to maintaining positive and growth inspiring habits in your life; CONFIDENCE: Believing in yourself and your strengths is not always natural or comfortable. Working on developing greater confidence and applying it to your life will help you attain your goals more easily and with greater reward; DEVELOPMENT: We would never move forward if we did not seek to develop ourselves toward becoming the person we want to be. This ability is in all of us, should we seek to develop it.) Through a combination of skilled listening, specific coaching tools and exercises I will help you identify limiting beliefs, assistinthe establishment of goals and assist with bringing about new ideas to help you be more focused, motivated and open to new ideas. My main area of focus is women in life transitions, specifically those over 40.
In 2009, I received a certificate of completion in the study of the lifestyle of women from the Amercian Association of Christian Counseling. I received my credentialed Christian Life Coach training in 2011 through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching (LLC), Founded in 1999 by Dr. Joseph Umidi, Professor of Practical Theology at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA. LLC embodies the following core values:
Transformation is primarily experiential, not informational
God initiates transformation through real, everyday life experiences
Effective coaching flows out of mental, emotional and spiritual maturity
Each person is a uniquely designed individual whom God has entrusted with a stewardship over his or her own life
Authentic relationships are foundational to leadership growth and abundant living
In May 2012, I received two Master's degrees, Practical Theology and Human Service Counseling from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA. As the result of course work in women's issues, I received a Certificate of Completion in November 2009, from the American Association of Christian Counseling.
I am committed to actively growing and developing my coaching skills and received certification through the Life Coach Institute of Orange County, CA. I am a member of the Biblical Coaching Association which holds coaches to a high standard based on Christian values and principals. In 2016, I was the ACHI Magazine Woman of Influence nominee. In August 2017, my article on "Approaching Retirement as a Fresh Start" was published in the International Coaching News, Issue 18.
With over 20 years of motivating and inspiring others I have assisted individuals in increasing their personal skills, self-development and moving toward the next level. It brings me great joy to help people to live a more fulfilling life, seeing their dreams move from the intangible to the tangible, and watch them transition into being all that God has designed them to be. Ecclesiastes 6:10 ESV / Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he.