About Me

I’ve been serving the Lord for over 40 years and I can’t imagine life without Him. He gives me the wisdom, hope, strength & joy I need to do the work He’s ask me to. The next most important person in my life is my husband. We’ve been married for over 30 years, & have raised two amazing young men. Throughout our marriage we’ve served in various leadership roles within the church and have an understanding of the unique pressures that pastors face. I have a heart to come alongside and be that safe listening ear that so few Christian leaders have, guiding them to step into all the Lord has for them.

After earning a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, I’ve worked for over 27 years as a licensed therapist. Having sat in my office across from too many broken leaders, I wanted to become part of the prevention. This led me to coaching! Now I have the privilege of helping Christian leaders to navigate the often-rocky waters of leadership with wisdom, balance and joy. I love coaching leaders as well as teams. Click the coaching section to see what I specialize in. I still offer limited counseling sessions for those in California, who need more than coaching; see the counseling section for more information. 

I am a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF, a Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach and a Level 4 AG Proficient Coach, as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist.

Certifications

Professional Certified Coach; International Coach Federation

https://coachingfederation.org

 

Maxwell Leadership certified coach, speaker and trainer

http://www.johnmaxwellleadership.com

 

Level 4 AG Coach –  Head up the US Regional Support team for the        AG Coaching Coalition

http://agcoaching.org

Certified Strengths Champion Coach

https://strengthschampion.com/

 

Certified in Conflicts Dynamics Profile 

https://www.conflictdynamics.org

Education & Training

Professional Christian Coaching Institute

www.professionalchristiancoaching.com

Key Courses Include: Developing Leaders through Coaching, Strengths Based Coaching, Spiritual Formation Coaching, Essentials of Leadership Coaching, Group Coaching, Coaching Work Teams, Coaching Skills Development, Coaching Skills Mastery. 

Coach Approach Ministries

https://coachapproachministries.org

Key Course: Coaching in the Local Church, Coaching Church Planters

Light University

www.lightuniversity.com

Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching (2012)

  • Key Courses included: Executive Coaching, Principles in Christian Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Stress Management Coaching, Life Coaching & Advanced Life Coaching
  • Credentialed by IBCC as a Master Christian Life Coach – July, 2014

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

https://agts.edu

Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (1997)

Adrian College

https://adrian.edu

Bachelors of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education (1992)

Accomplishments

  • Maxwell Leadership Certified – https://www.maxwellleadership.com/
  • Certified PCC level coach with the International Coach Federation – www.coachfederation.com 
  • Certified AG Proficient Coach, Level 4 – www.agcoaching.org
  • Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach –www.iccaonline.net
  • Currently Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California #41353
  • Certified in Conflicts Dynamics Profile
  • Certified Strengths Champion Coach
  • Certified SYMBIS facilitator
  • Held a license as Marriage & Family Therapist in Missouri – 2000
  • Was Registered as a Play Therapist – 2000
  • Served as a Staff counselor at Capital Counseling Center, Sacramento
  • Sat on both the California & Missouri State boards for Play Therapy
  • Church staff counselor at Billings Assembly of God, Billings, MO
  • Staff counselor at Ozarks Counseling Center, Springfield, MO
  • Team member of an emotionally impaired preschool; Burrell Behavioral Health, Springfield, MO

Professional Organizations