About Sandra

My History

Welcome! Thank you so much for your interest in my coaching services. You are not here by accident. I have been working with individuals, in varying capacities over the past 30 years and have seen proven results in the methods of teaching, training and personal life growth planning I use.

During my 26 years in church ministry, both paid and volunteer, I discovered that working with people is a special joy and a privilege. As a former Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Children’s and Youth Pastor I have counselled innumerable individuals and groups toward their God-given potential. I have also had many other roles in various churches including Instructor, Administrator, and Executive Assistant. Working with people in the Church has greatly grown the mentor and coach within me.

Through decades of interspersed experience in business, before, after and around my ministerial work, I have developed interpersonal and teaching abilities as well as gained insight into how to overcome the “real world” challenges people in the work force face today. I have had the opportunity to be a National Trainer for a well-recognized abuse-protection and awareness program within the charitable organization sector. Furthermore, I have worked in the corporate sector for a number of companies, in roles such as Distribution Manager, Account Manager, Sales Representative, Buyer, Merchandiser, Assistant Marketing Manager, Executive and Administrative Assistant, and Event Management Assistant. My instructional and managerial roles in the corporate sector have definitely aided in developing the teacher within me and given me insights into the business world.

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I have had people I’ve worked with come back to me years later and expressed how the mentoring I did with them launched them into their dream career. Venturing out on my own to turn coaching into my own company was a natural move for me considering the vocational experience from my past and the current passion in my heart to help people realize their full, God-given potential. Since I began life-coaching, I have worked with stay-at-home moms who are frustrated and feeling trapped to find the joy in their day and I have mentored them toward healthy and happy marriages and lives. I have worked with young businessmen searching to find their calling and purpose in the workforce who have subsequently gained wisdom and direction in their life’s course. I have worked with organizations to grow and develop their people to see the path laid out before them and walk in it. I am ready and able to help YOU see, know and understand the vision God has for your life and how to walk in those God-given dreams.

By definition a coach is a person who trains, a private tutor who prepares a student, and a person who teaches and instructs. A mentor is a wise and trusted counsellor, teacher, or an influential confidante who would be a senior sponsor or supporter. I truly believe God has given me a great gifting in both these areas of coach and mentor. I will take you through the strategic growth process of a coach, but with a heart for and love from the Lord, I am able to mentor you into reaching a relationship level that will help bring you to the other side to attain victory. You are able to do all things through Christ who strengthens you! (Philippians 4:13)

My Mission

To empower and equip Christian Women to uncover their hidden dreams and turn their personal potential into success so they can live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Sandra today!

I’m a wife, a mother, and yes a Nanna, which is the best name everrrrr!!!!!!

I am a lover of instrumental worship music, light jazz and worship rock, although people ask me to stop when I sing… I really sound like Lucille Ball on a good day! Can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

I would most definitely sooner be behind a computer or in front of an audience than I would be cleaning, cooking or grocery shopping. Fortunately, my wonderful man of God, Blair, loves to do those things. All the power to him… Thanks Hun. Blair is also a retired banker who now works part-time in security.

In addition to being with my family whom I love, my favourite things to do are attend church (ya I know, but it’s true), and be on the beach in the Mayan Riviera Mexico with my hubby. I envision building our dream home on property with a pond where we can skate in the winter and enjoy our cold winters here in Canada. I already have the floor plans. Yahoo!

I dream of building our dream home on property with a pond where we can skate in the winter and enjoy our cold winters here in Canada. I already have the floor plans. Yahooo!

But right now, my main goal is to genuinely help others achieve their true passions and goals and live the life that they are destined by God to live.

I truly believe helping you live your dream is me living my dream. It is an amazing feeling to wake up each day with joy, peace and an inner excitement like never before, knowing that it is God’s will for me to help my amazing clients.

I really do think it is so very important for each of us to be our true and authentic selves… so this is why I am sharing a little deeper into my heart with you today, since you’ve taken the time to read through all about me.

Like anyone, over the years I have had my ups and downs, some of which included being a widow with 3 children at the age 42. In the 20 years of my first marriage we moved homes 11 times across 2 countries. It was not an easy road to travel, but the most important thing is that no matter what I faced, I always got up and kept on going. Every time I found my strength in Jesus and the Word of God.

Why do I share all of this? Everyone has a story, everyone has gone through difficult real-life challenges or if you haven’t yet, you will. Knowing what God has brought me through may help you see that you don’t have to let what your life has been determine what your life will be. Instead, like I have done, by the leadership of the Holy Spirit, you can… Determine your Destiny.

My Thoughts

Salvation is more than simply going to heaven when we die.  Salvation from the Biblical Word ‘saved’, does mean to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction (going to heaven) but the reality is it means so much more than that.  The word ‘save’ or the root word “Sozo” means to save a suffering one from suffering from disease, to make them well, to heal and to restore to health.

When we achieve balance and harmony in every area of our life, in that is true prosperity.  The Bible teaches us that once we are ‘saved’ or redeemed from total destruction through our salvation in Christ Jesus, we are then to be working for the saving of our souls.  Our soul is our mind, our will and our intellect.

We are living in the last day, and now more than ever it is time for the Church to rise up and take their place in this world and take territory for the Kingdom of God.  This is God’s divine plan for us as His children. It is time that we live the life that God intended us to live and a life that Jesus paid the price so we can.

My Life Experiences

Over the years I have been in Supportive Ministry as Children’s Ministry Pastor, Church Administrator, Associate Pastor and Lead Pastor of our own Church. If any of you has spent time volunteering in any capacity, you know that it is WORK.

Over the years I have done everything from cleaning toilets and sweeping floors, through to teaching groups of up to 2,000 people. In fact, I think I have done everything within the church from top to bottom…. except camera, soundboard and of course sing. (No one would let me. Who wants to hear Lucille Ball, right?)

While working in the church I continually found myself teaching and training individuals, young and old, and taking them through a mentoring process. I also developed and taught many classes on Vision and Goal setting, Strategic Planning, Time Management, Household Organization and the Personality Gifts and found this very rewarding.

Not only have I taught others but I have applied these life principles in my own life and I learned that our success simply does not just happen, it takes awareness, it takes work and it takes time.

Over the past 30 plus years I have run into various individuals I have mentored and worked with in the volunteer sector who have shared with me how their experience and time working with me helped them to become more confident in themselves, and in many cases helped launch them into the career they were meant to do. This so blesses my heart, which is why I am now doing what I am doing…to help people become all that God has designed them to be.

I am continually in the process of growing and developing. My personal library consists of over 700 books…most of which I have read, I am continually listening to messages from some of the best teachers especially in the area of personal development. All of which contributes to my ability to assist you becoming more authentic, peaceful and happy each day.

As I mentioned, to be authentic and have complete transparency is a significant key for me. I have not accomplished all that I have alone, and none of us truly can. My children and my husband Blair have play a very significant role in my life, as have my Pastors over the years.

However, the one I owe the greatest thanks to is My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Holy spirit guiding all my steps I the solid foundation of my success. To Him be all the glory.

I do know that if you are committed to yourself to make some lifestyle, God centered, biblically based changes, I am the Lifestyle Coach and Mentor for you.

Things I Love

  • My morning prayer time
  • Time with my family
  • Going to Church
  • Studying the Bible
  • Walking in the woods
  • Being by the Beach
  • Instrumental & Worship Music
  • My backyard & fountain

My Skills & Talents

  • Excellent Speak/Teacher
  • Mentoring
  • Event Co-ordination
  • Sewing
  • Computer Graphics
  • Administration
  • Course Creation