I come alongside you with life coaching,

to help you live and love well

out of your strengths

and your relationship with Christ.

If you are ready to take steps in your relationship with Christ, relationships with the people in your life, or living out your strengths, let’s talk!

To begin with, we set up a half-hour conversation so you can meet me and see if you want to be coached by me, as well as exploring what coaching plan best meets your needs.  Your journey is unique, so my coaching is individualized for you.

Simply write me a note on my Contact page.  I am happy to answer any questions you might have about coaching.  I look forward to hearing from you!

The rest of this page provides Q & A about the coaching I offer.  

What is coaching?

As a coach, I encourage you by actively listening, asking questions, and helping you clarify your goals and values.  I help you explore where you are in life, where you want to be, and steps you can take to get there.  Your journey is unique, so my coaching is individualized to your needs.  See my post, What is Coaching?, to learn more.   

Some topics my life experience and training prepare me to coach for include:  growing your Gallup CliftonStrengths Themes, reaching goals, spiritual growth, relationships, forgiveness, emotional well-being, marriage, parenting, or living well through a season of waiting, transition, stress, or suffering.

Why a biblical worldview?

At its core, a biblical worldview is Christ-centered.  Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, real life change is possible!  We do not depend on simply human effort for growth and change.  Jesus remakes us from the inside out.  The Bible is given to us by God so we might know Him and learn to live the way He created us to live.  It grounds us with truth and provides perspective on how to live life.  

Who is coaching for?  

We all have seasons of life when we could benefit from being coached, such as times of growth, change, challenge, or suffering.  Coaching is different from counseling.  Coaching is focused on the future, for developing ourselves and reaching goals.  There are times in life when we may need support from a counselor who can help us  look back to the past and gain healing.  My training and passion is to help others take steps forward.

How long does coaching last, and where does it take place? 

It can be as short as one to three meetings for conversations about Strengths or a single topic.  Or, it can be an on-going relationship to support someone in an ongoing season of growth or challenge.  It’s terrific to meet in person!  But coaching works great by phone or a video call, which is practical since we may not live near each other.

What are your qualifications?

I am a  certified Christian Life Coach (Board of Christian Life Coaching) and commit to uphold the American Association of Christian Counselors’ Code of Ethics.  I am also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, which equips me to help people discover their areas of strength and use them in all areas of their lives.  Through Light University Online, I have completed an Advanced Diploma in Christian Life Coaching. I earned my B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa with an emphasis in Communication. See my Meet Me page and LinkedIn to learn more.

Out of our special interest in encouraging marriages, my husband Richard and I have been certified as Prepare/Enrich Marriage Facilitators and attended PREP marriage counseling education. 

Why do you use Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment?

It’s exciting and helpful in countless ways to discover who God created you to be!  This assessment also lets me get to know you as your coach.  Our Strengths Themes are very individualized and can help us live and love well in every area of of lives.  Learn more with my post, Introducing CliftonStrengths.

Are you available for speaking and workshops?

Yes!  I am excited to help people connect with each other and learn together.  I have experience presenting to groups and creating positive learning environments.  I am also trained by Gallup to coach teams or groups of people, as well as their managers or leaders.