All of us have stories in our lives through which we can connect with and encourage others! I’ve experienced God using my story so I can share empathy, encouragement, and support with others. Some great joys in my life have been living life as a Christ-follower, marrying my best friend, and having my dream career as homemaker with two delightful daughters. Some of my sorrows and stresses have included the death of my father, a miscarriage, transitions in church, and moving.Life and Family: Richard and I make a great team as we explore and journey through life together. It’s been exciting to see how our CliftonStrength themes work together, as some of them are very different from each other. Our family enjoys exploring our home state of Oregon, playing games, and conversations around the dinner table. As a homemaker, I’m passionate about creating a sense of haven in our home and mentoring my girls as they enter the teen years.
Strengths and Ministry: Coaching is a natural expression of my spiritual gifts, and has grown and developed through ministry-related experiences. My spiritual gifts include hospitality, encouragement, and shepherding. My Top 5 CliftonStrengths themes are Responsibility, Empathy, Discipline, Connectedness, and Positivity.
Being engaged and serving in the church has allowed me discover my passion for coaching and seek further training. My style of coaching has similarities with mentoring and discipleship, which relates to many of my experiences: serving as Assistant Children’s Ministry Director, mentoring college students and women, facilitating Bible studies, teaching adult Sunday school, leading a mom’s group, hosting and leading small groups in our home with Richard, co-leading a greeting team, serving as a marriage mentor together with my husband, and volunteering as a MOPS Mentor Mom.
Training: I am a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, as well as a Christian Life Coach, certified by the Board of Christian Life Coaching. Through Light University Online, I have completed an Advanced Diploma in Christian Life Coaching. Out of my interest in encouraging healthy marriages, I have been certified as a Prepare/Enrich Marriage Facilitator. I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa with an emphasis in communications.
You can learn more about me professionally at LinkedIn, and find me on Instagram as live.and.love.well.
A few things I like:
- Exploring (I’m a Google Guide Level 7)
- Iced mochas
- Holding hands with my husband Richard
- Meaningful conversations
- Saturday morning breakfast with my family