I am a Certified Life Coach, a Master Teacher, and a school leader with 25 years of experience. From as far back as my young adult years, I can recall having a passion for helping others. Whether serving my local church and community or teaching in various schools throughout the United States, my desire to share my knowledge with others has been my life’s mission.
At the heart of who I am, lies my values: relationships, balance, honesty, and commitment. These core values have served me well and are evident to all who meet me. Strong relationships are vital to successfully navigating life’s journey, and at the foundation is a relationship with God. Once you know him and live a life that’s pleasing to him, all other kinships or partnerships are sweeter as a result.
Equally important is balance (or equilibrium). A life that is balanced is a fruitful one. The right mix of hard work, play time, reflection, and alone time is difficult to achieve at times, but that mix is necessary for living your best life. When your life is unbalanced, the result is stress, anxiety, or even physical pain. I believe that finding the right mix to achieve balance is essential to living your best life now.
Honesty is the best policy or so the saying goes. Scripture also tells us that the truth shall set you free. I’m fair and honest with my clients because it’s what God expects from me, and it’s necessary in building strong relationships. A partnership built on half-truths or lies is in imminent danger of crumbling, but a relationship that is built on honesty can weather any storm.
Last on the list but certainly not least is commitment. I’m committed to loving and serving God as my top priority. The work ethic I espouse is described in Colossians 3:23 — “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” A commitment like this guarantees honesty, balance, and strong relationships.