I am a Certified Professional Life Coach who specializes in personal, spiritual, and relationship coaching for women in the Chattanooga, TN area.
As a relationship coach, I walk with women who are dissatisfied with the drama that often play out in their most meaningful relationships and are motivated to change the negative impact this is having on them physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. They are women on a journey to a more purposeful future as they restore joy, peace, and harmony in their relationship with God, themselves, and others.
Here's a little of what I do and why I do it:
In order to change the trajectory of a life that seemed utterly hopeless after going through a divorce and several years of life as a single-mom, God stepped into my world and saved me. As I began my walk of faith with Jesus in this new-found relationship, He lovingly healed my broken heart and taught me how to cultivate healthier relationships.
As someone who continues to embrace change and envision how God might use my adversities for the good of others and His ultimate glory, I am grateful for His call to help women strengthen their walk with Him and others as they too envision the future, embrace change, and enhance their God-given potential.
With God's help, I journey with my clients as they seek to find a way out of their discouragement, unfulfillment, and frustration to become all He created them to be. As their coach, I help them discover and clarify what it means for them to establish and preserve strong relational bonds, identify what's getting in the way, and recognize what needs to change. All while holding them accountable to carry out self-identified action steps they believe will lead to the drama-free life they're longing for in their valued relationships.
For over 25 years I have been bringing out God's best in others while serving in leadership, coaching, counseling, consulting, and mentoring roles in businesses, schools, colleges, churches, the community, and non-profit organizations. With compassionate support and the Holy Spirit's guidance I've worked with others to help build on their strengths and attain the personal growth or change they're committed to achieving.
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10 This verse motivates me to walk wisely in the good works God has prepared for me as a relationship coach. I am passionate about walking with women as they discover God's good works in their life so that they too may walk wisely in them!
On a more personal note...
Given the high statistic rates of failed second marriages with blended families, my 34-year marriage to Richard is definitely a testament to the grace and glory of our God. They have not all been easy years, but years where we have grown stronger in our faith and relationship as we constantly seek the Lord's help to live out the commitments we made in our vows to Him and to one another.
God doesn't waste anything, even the lessons we learn in our struggles. Therefore, I am grateful He has chosen me to walk with His daughters during their times of difficulty. I have so much passion, purpose and promise for the work and ministry He has called me to as a coach!
I am also the mother of an adult daughter and son-in-law; and proud to be called grandma by my handsome fun-loving grandson and beautiful feisty granddaughter. They are my special blessings who keeps me young at heart and heavily dependent on prayer!
Professional Qualifications and Affliations
BS, Covenant College
MS, Richmont Graduate University
Certification - Professional Christian Coaching Institute
Relationship Coach Specialist - Institute for Life Coach Training
SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts) Certified Facilitator
AILS (Abuse Intervention with Life Skills) Trained Facilitator
Advisory Board Member of Scenic City Women's Network
Member of Leslie Vernick's EQUIP Community for Counselors/Coaches