Our Contributors

Cathy Cathy Alford, MA, ACC, is a Professional Life Coach credentialed with the ICF and works with individuals and teams to identify strengths, team dynamics and growth opportunities for intentional living. She is the Director of LifeWorks Resource Group in Columbus, Georgia. 

(http://www.lifeworksresourcegroup.com)

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At eleven years old, what began as a pleasurable writing hobby for Dana Arcuri gradually grew into a passionate faith inspired-writing ministry which encourages, inspires and offers hope. In addition, Dana is a licensed beauty expert, beauty blogger and freelance writer. 

 

http://writing4theheart-n-soul.blogspot.com/

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Alyssa Avant is a professional author, speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator. She is the creator of Quality Info Product Creation.com. Alyssa is an avid social media marketer loves Coca Cola Classic, her husband and three precious children (not necessarily in that order). She lives in Carrollton, Mississippi. 

(www.alyssaavant.com)

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Cathy Kathie Best is a wife, mother, grandmother, entrepreneur, speaker, writer, women’s advocate and the owner of Transformations Ministry (Est. 2011). For over 12 years, she has helped women overcome their pasts and transform their lives. She has attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Wayland Baptist University in Wichita Falls, and brags that her proudest academic achievement is receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Hard Knocks in 1981. 

(www.transformationsministry.com)

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Sherry Borsheim has been helping businesses and individuals create systems and getting organized for over 23 years. She specializes in organizing paper, email, time and space workflow issues. She recognizes that each client situation is unique and works to create customized organizing systems that work for them. 

(www.bizorganizing.com)

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Dr. Debra Brooks, Emotional Healing Coach, is a licensed Christian Counselor & Certified Christian Life Coach. She is trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Emotional Freedom Techniques. Her goal is to assist you in “healing your past, to empower your future”. 

(www.healingempowermentinstitute.com)

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Dr. Hopelyn M. Brown is a wife, mother, sister, Life Purpose Coach/Facilitator/Instructor, Speaker, and Founder of Hopelyn International Network. She helps women in leadership become clearer on their life purpose, offering practical tools to transform lives into purposeful living. Dr. Brown is the author of ‘Joy for Today Devotionals,’ a 14-day devotional which inspires people to live a more joyful life (available on Amazon.com), and she helps clients and audiences become enthused to live with purpose, confidence, and authenticity. 

(www.DrHopelyn.com)

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Janice Campbell has been a freelance writer and speaker for over two decades and is noted for her warm, encouraging style and for providing concrete, step-by-step guidance for writers and entrepreneurs.  Janice is Director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors, a unique professional organization with a career-building focus.  In her work with the Association, she seeks to empower writers, editors, and entrepreneurs to successfully create multiple streams of income and establish a stable, abundant career. 

(www.NAIWE.com)

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Theresa Ceniccola is The Christian Mompreneur—a Mentor to Moms Who are Running a Business that Supports Faith and Family. She empowers entrepreneurial moms to build profitable businesses with wisdom and grace through the Christian Mompreneur Mastermind program and her professional Marketing services, which include copywriting, marketing and strategy consulting and private coaching. 

(www.theresaceniccola.com)

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A leader in the direct selling industry, Cheryl has coached and trained women for over 30 years and led her team to more than $26,000,000 in sales.  She has earned numerous awards for outstanding achievements and has frequently been a speaker, trainer and workshop leader at national and regional events. Cheryl received her Life Purpose Coaching Certification from LPPCI. 

(www.cherylcresswell.com)

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Dr. Sarah David is a career and reinvention strategist and founder of N!CE:  The National Institute for Career Empowerment™ “The Successful Entrepreneur’s Career Resource.™” She uses her passion for connecting others, drive, “go-giver” attitude and over 13 years experience in professional and personal development to help others get focused and connected in business, career and life!  To take a free quiz to find out about your Entrepreneurial Characteristics, visit 

(www.nicealliance.com)

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Along with 3E Marketing Solutions, Donna Duffy is the co-owner of two other small businesses, Academic Connections Tutoring and Memorable Milestones Event Planning. Her passion is to build community and help others realize and develop their potential especially in the area of events, education and entrepreneurship. Donna and her family lived in Nazareth, Israel for many years, where she was instrumental in heading up educational and community projects including a school for Arab-American students. 

(www.3emarketingsolutions.com and www.actnowde.com)

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Ann Erhard is a Certified Life Purpose Coach®, 2-day Breakthrough Life Plan Facilitator and Founder of Life Design Inspiration. Erhard brings 15 years of Big 5 management consulting experience as an executive assistant and 5 years of coaching experience leading to the necessary questions, knowledge and skills for client success. Erhard holds an undergraduate degree in Bible and Office Management from Northwestern College (Saint Paul, Minnesota), Professional Life Coaching Certificate, Adler Graduate School (Richfield, Minnesota) and a Masters in Human Development, Saint Mary’s University (Minneapolis, Minnesota).

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Mary Kate Evans loves connecting with women at a heart-felt level, helping them find healing, purpose, and balance. Mary Kate lives in central Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband, Jerry, and their family, as well as traveling, working out, reading, baking, and knitting.

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Dawn Fobbs is an enthusiastic entrepreneur with an array of talents. She helps professionals build confidence through her coaching, speaking, and vision planning and has self-published fifteen books and a dozen others in the works.  Through discipline and organization, Dawn Fobbs is living her dream life, professionally and personally. 

(www.dawnfobbs.com)

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Kelly Thorne Gore is the Founder & President of iBloom- the go-to place for Christian life coaching for women . Kelly and her iBloom team are on a mission to inspire and empower every woman on the planet to live a life she LOVES (and ultimately live a life that honors God). Kelly is passionate about living life intentionally and making each day count. 

(www.ibloom.us )

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Joy Harris is a Bible teacher, inspirational speaker, author of Authentic Joy and radio host of Sunday Morning Praise on 107.9 The Beat. For more than eight years, her compassionate and transparent teaching style has made Joy a much sought-after inspirational speaker across the United States by Christian audiences and organizations. As the founder of Inspiring You To Be…Ministries, Joy stands firm on the Word of God to empower others to be all God has pre-destined them to be as they live a purpose-filled life. 

(www.joyaharris.com)

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Naomi Hartung has been a business owner with Tupperware for 15 years and is passionate about changing women’s lives.   She lives by the philosophy that if you change the life of a woman, you change an entire family.  Naomi lives with her family, an amazing husband and 4 beautiful daughters. 

www.twpowerofone.com and www.my.tupperware.ca/powerofone

 

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Thecia Jenkins is a motivational speaker and trainer providing seminars and workshops on emotional intelligence, cultural competence and preventing domestic and sexual violence.  She is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas and has certificates in Diversity Management, Behavioral Consulting and Human Resource Management.  She is the owner of Bold Profession Seminars &  Consulting and resides in Houston, Texas. 

(www.theciajenkins.com)

 

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Janice LaVore-Fletcher is Founder and President of Christian Coach Institute, LLC, a global Christian Coach Training school that educates, equips and encourages Christian Coaches around the world to help others be all that God calls them to be. She is a Master Christian Life Coach and Coach Trainer, Licensed Human Behavior Trainer, Certified Biblical Counselor, and a licensed IAC Coaching Masteries School. 

(www.christiancoachinstitute.com)

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Debbie Luxton is the Founder of Truth for Life™’s Journey, offering Life Coach, Mentor, Trainer and Speaker services.   She is married to a wonderful man of 21 years, has 5 wonderful children, 7 most handsome and beautiful grandchildren and she loves the mountains and snow.  Debbie is passionate about the truth that God created you for nothing less than greatness. The solutions she provides focus on hope, encouragement, driving out fear and keeping life in perspective; visit her website at 

(www.truthforlifesjourney.com)

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Teresa Maples has a full time Christian Counseling Practice in Gig Harbor, Washington. She works with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and various addictions. She honors God every day by using the counseling skills she’s learned over the years and by getting her ego out of the way to let God do his healing work in others. Her practice is flourishing with “I AM’s” love and grace. 

www.woodlandpathways.com

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Gail McKenzie, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Fitness Nutritionist, Certified Life Coach. Owner of Bodi By You, LLC. Married. Mother of two sons. Mimi to one beautiful granddaughter and owned by one cat. Living life in her purpose and passion fully intending to slide sideways into the finish line! Visit Gail at 

www.bodibyyou.com or www.facebook.com/bodibyyou

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Laura Bird Miller grew up as a quiet little girl from “God’s country,” in Ely, Minnesota, up by the Canadian border. In college she pursued her passion for drawing/painting and nature, graduating with a B.A. from the University of Minnesota after studying fine art and biology. She is now an artist, an entrepreneur, and an art teacher, living her dream. Visit Laura at 

http://www.laurabirdmiller.com

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Vickie Minella is the Founder and President of Beyond Walls LLC. She helps busy people organize their lives through a systematic approach and offers motivation to set goals and empower their lives. Her company helps individuals, as well as businesses, incorporate her simple strategies to achieve more productivity, profitability and performance. 

(www.thinkbeyondwalls.com)

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Porshea “PorsheaRae” Mitchell is a seasoned Networking, Marketing, and Public Speaking professional who as a Brand Manager and Marketing Consultant managed over $1.4 Billion in sales for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500. As a Professional Speaker & Entrepreneur, she’s traveled the country inspiring thousands of youth & business professionals, and created the FaceBook video series “PorsheaRae & the Platform” (over 4 Million online views) and the new Kingdom based video series “P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae”. 

(www.PorsheaRae.com)

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Michelle Modellas is the owner of Meeting & Management Solutions and Life By Design, Intl. She works with associations and corporations to expand their organizations and marketing in the area of meetings and events. It is Michelle’s desire to be a woman of influence and inspiration in the US and abroad and to see people hunger to Live Now with a limitless Life By Design. 

MeetingAndManagementSolutions.com

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Nina Newton is the senior editor at Ruby for Women, an online Christian women’s magazine that strives to tell the stories of women in all of their roles in life. “A Voice for Every Christian Woman” is our motto, and we are committed to offering words of inspiration, encouragement, hope, and wisdom, as well as provide a place where women can tell their stories, share recipes and crafts, poetry, short stories, and devotional articles.  Ruby for Women can be found in our community at 

http://rubyforwomen.ning.com

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Kate Powers, CPC, is a writer, speaker and coach. She empowers women to make change that brings harmony in life and success in business. She is the founder of K.F.Powers LLC (http://kfpowers.com) and its subsidiaries Small Business Success Strategist, Kate Powers (http://smallbusinesssuccessstrategist.com) and Ask Coach Kate (http://askcoachkate.com).

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Linda St Meyers touches women who are hurting and struggling in their everyday lives by empowering them to discover true happiness and embrace the now. Suffering through a devastating divorce after 35 years and mid-life, Linda had to find out who she was and what her life purpose would be in the future, so she attended “Life Purpose Institute” to become a certified Life Purpose Coach and was also Commissioned as a Stephens Minister.  Patchwork Ministry began so she could help others become whole again by “putting the pieces of our lives back together again” and be one of God’s beautiful quilt. 

(www.patchworkministry.com)

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Cindy Tannehill is a popular speaker at women’s retreats, leads and facilitates leadership workshops for both men and women throughout the U.S.A and is a coach to ministry leaders around the globe. She has a heart for leaders and enjoys coaching others as they learn how God created them uniquely, identify and embrace their passions and purpose, and learn to soar as men and women of influence.  Her desire and passion is to refuel, re-energize, refresh, and replenish leaders in our churches while she also mentors and coaches women in the corporate setting and those who are launching or growing a business. 

www.passitonpurpose.com

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Denise Taylor, a devoted mother and wife, dynamic speaker and gifted writer, is tireless as she delivers a hope-filled, life changing message to groups, organizations, and clubs of every demographic across the globe. Using a sorrow that would crush many families, Denise combined her unshakable faith with her artistic ability to create something inspirational and unique of their family ‘tragedy’ in an unforgettable memoir:  “Heavenly Birth. A Mother’s Journey. A Daughter’s Legacy” 

(available at www.weGETto.com).

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Catherine Todd is the founder of Abundant Blessings Today. She is a speaker, writer, Life Coach, and Parent Advocate. She considers it a privilege to empower others to live an extraordinary life. Catherine holds a BA in Journalism in Broadcast News and will begin her Masters in Special Education this summer. 

(www.AbundantBlessingsToday.com)

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Susan Tolles founded Flourish Over 50 in 2010, following her passion to inspire women to live abundantly after 50. Through a website, videos, workshops and personal coaching, Susan encourages and equips women to “dream big and step out on faith,” with self-confidence and joy. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband of 31 years, Jim, and they have three grown children. 

(www.flourishover50.com)

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Cynthia Turner is a work-at-home blogger, marketer, Christian mom of two daughters. She loves spreading the good news about God.  Cynthia also loves spending time with her daughters, her dog, gardening, being green, nature, art, music and eating great food. 

(www.twitter.com/mscynt and www.facebook.com/TheMsCyntShow)

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Mary Verstraete is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Center for Coaching Excellence and also Leading Edge Coaching and Consulting. She is a Leadership Consultant and Coach, an acknowledged leader, writer, speaker, and trainer who for over twenty-five years, has invested in faith-based and marketplace leaders. Mary and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in Hugo, Minnesota and have two lovely daughters and two beautiful grandsons. 

(www.centerforcoachingexcellence.com)

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Kayla Watts is a native Wichitan and graduate of Midwestern State University that has returned “home” after almost 18 years. Currently serving as Director of Development and Marketing for Senior Citizens Services of North Texas, she has a varied career background. Kayla is certified in project management, has been part of an Emmy-nominated public awareness campaign and is currently part of many local organizations. A writer at heart, she is working on a personal web site and collection of short stories. Kayla believes, “your job is not who you are, it is how you make a living so you can enjoy life on your terms.” 

 

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Karen Wells, M.Div., is a therapist, speaker, and writer, for Karis Counselling Services. She authored the “Unhooked! 7 Steps To Emotional Freedom” counseling program and provides telephone counseling to women who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse, after abortion distress, or relational abuse. Sign up for the free audio download, ’The Biggest Lie Women Believe’ at 

www.mybestlifepossible.com

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