- grief recovery and empowerment
- survivor of suicide coaching
- life direction and career
- spiritual direction
- anxiety and depression
As a Southeastern Emmy award-winning documentarian and 20-year national network news professional, I was catapulted into intense grief by my husband’s suicide and the loss of my mother within 5 months’ time.
In an instant, I became a pregnant widow with a toddler. To help overcome my overwhelming sense of depression, anxiety, and despair, I depended on my faith in Jesus and training as a missionary with Youth With a Mission, interviewing a group of over thirty experts and inspirational individuals in health, wellness, grief recovery, widowhood and loss, I discovered a new path to a healthy God-adventure.
Now a widowed mom, life coach, speaker, nonprofit leader, and award-winning author, my goal is to help you craft a life you love! Think of me as your “Boots on the Ground Life Coach” for grief, trauma, and widowhood. God can take your mess, create a message, and even launch a ministry. Let’s take this journey together!
I founded a nonprofit, Widow Strong, an active clinically-proven, Biblically-based support group movement for widows and their children. As a widow, I’ve also authored grief empowerment curricula that is used in churches.
My Eight Steps of Grief Empowerment in the 180 Your Life print and video series, are a proven grief recovery resource to small groups in the US. My focus as an author is a creating your roadmap to Post Traumatic Growth. PTG is the study of people who have gone through massive grief and trauma and are now living their most purposeful, fulfilling lives.
I love making life an adventure: from creating a fun stay-cation with my daughters, horseback riding on the beaches of Costa Rica, and backpacking in Europe as a family. I also love to garden, take walks with my dog, and bake bread. If you can dream it, you can do it! Jesus came to give us abundant life and joy!
Together, let’s empower your grief journey with clinically proven strategies, thoughtful conversation, and prayer. Let’s find your spark again, create lasting legacy, and live a life you love!
Certifications and Affiliations
Ordained Minister, Christian Global Outreach
Certified Life Coach & Public Speaker, Maxwell Leadership
Member of the International Coaching Federation
Member of the International Christian Coaching Association
Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors
Certified Nonprofit Leader, Ministry Ventures
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Discipleship Training School, Youth With A Mission
Take the first step to a healthier and more fulfilling life. I offer sessions by phone or video chat. Contact me today for a free 15 minute phone consultation, or if you’re ready, book a session by clicking the “book a session” button below.
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