The world needs coaches now more than ever. Join host and Co-Founder John Andrew Williams and Coach Training EDU trainers and graduates as they share their time and talents to inspire, connect, and raise others up with coaching tools to flourish in life, education, business, and wellness.
Being a Force for Good with Sheree Baugh
For Sheree Baugh, CTEDU Certified Executive Life Coach, it is people who matter most. Every human life holds weight, and that weight has an impact on us all. This perspective was solidified in her after living through a set of simultaneous experiences that include experiencing the battle and loss of her father to cancer, navigating a toxic relationship, and navigating the ups and downs in discovering her career path.
As coach, Sheree empowers leaders to drive positive impact by showing up to work in ways that value and honor others, as they do themselves. She is most excited about the leader who seeks to be a force for good in their communities - from the church ministry leader, to the corporate executive who values people, as well as profit.
When she isn't coaching, Sheree manages team marketing programs at a geo-spatial technology company; is dancing and choreographing new pieces for the church and friends; busy being a sister, daughter, relative, friend and girlfriend; and listening to an interesting podcast or audiobook. Sheree holds a M.B.A., is a State of California-certified Mediator, and is working towards professional certification with the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Reimagining Health & Wellness with Sahmura Gonzalez
Sahmura Gonzalez, CTEDU Certified Coach, works to spread the awareness that wellness is not a passive or static state, and it's not a score, checkmark, or ending. Rather, wellness is a fluid, ever-changing process.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She has over nine years of experience in the fitness, health, and wellness industry. Sahmura has trained and coached over 15,000 sessions and worked with hundreds of clients with a wide variety of backgrounds and goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sahmura is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and a Certified Personal Trainer in NYC. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and completed her IHCPT at the Department of Integrative Medicine at Duke University.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Her business, SG Fitness & Integrative Health Coaching, is fully committed to meeting people where they are at and ensuring they feel empowered and capable of reaching and sustaining their desired changes.
Connect with Sahmura!
On Instagram: @gimmesahmurasquats
On her website: https://www.sahmuragonzalez.com/⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Finding Your Groove with Jennifer Kjell
Jen Kjell, CTEDU Certified Coach, helps busy professionals build their confidence and increase productivity.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jen's an event professional by day and mom, wife and life coach at all other times.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She's passionate about helping people find their productivity groove and her goal is to give clients the tools to prioritize themselves and their needs, ensuring that they have the energy to do the things that fuel them. ⠀
Connect with Jen!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On Instagram: @jenniferkjellcoach
Stepping into your Purpose with Gabrielle Matthews
Gabrielle Matthews, CTEDU Certified Executive Life Coach, stepped into her purpose and is passionate about helping you do the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After taking a Human Development class at Auburn University, she fell in love with why and how. Gabrielle believes people are the way they are and the idea that no one person is designed to be alike or a specific way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Combined with major life lessons, heart-centered spirituality and excellent leadership skills, she’s been able to lead and impact people from all walks of life. She doesn’t think anyone’s life has to be less than fulfilling and personally successful nor should it represent anything short of greatness and pride. It’s just a matter of the bold choices we are willing to make for ourselves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Connect with Gabrielle!
On Instagram: @lifecoachgabrielle
On her website: www.iconcoachstudio.com
Equity & Access with Bre Pressey
Bre Pressey, CTEDU Certified Academic Coach, is committed to helping low-income students of color get the opportunity to receive a college education. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She currently serves as the Executive Director of The Dr. Doretha Pressey Southern Scholars Initiative, Inc. Southern Scholars is a nonprofit scholarship and college completion program dedicated tocreating access, equity, and success for students of color from low-income communities in the rural South. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Bre and her family founded Southern Scholars in 2019 to honor the legacy of her mother, Dr. Doretha Pressey - a passionate and determined educator who committed her life to generously helping those in need. Under Bre’s leadership, Southern Scholars has already awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships to four promising young people, and the organization will be welcoming an additional four Scholars later this spring. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Bre has nearly two decades of experience in nonprofit, education, and social impact work. Prior to founding Southern Scholars, she served as Program Coordinator for the Center for African, Black, and Caribbean Studies at Adelphi University, where she conceptualized and managed diversity programming for the promotion and awareness of student leaders of color,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
LGBTQIA+ students, and other multicultural and religious student groups. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Bre began her career at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. At the Schomburg, Bre first served as a Public Programs Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Manager of Special Events. ⠀⠀
Empowering Marginalized Students with Keyanna Hawkins
Keyanna Hawkins, CTEDU Certified Academic Coach, is committed to empowering marginalized students.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Keyanna has spent a majority of her professional career supporting TRIO, federal outreach and student services programs in the United States designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. She began her TRIO career at Old Dominion University eight years ago with TRiO Support Services (SSS) and TRiO Upward Bound as an intern for both programs. However, Keyanna developed her passion for TRiO as a participant in the TRiO SSS program at Thomas Nelson Community College.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
From a young age, education was a struggle for her. However, Keyanna beat all odds and has gone on to earn her degree from Old Dominion University, Masters from Liberty University in Human Services, and now she is earning a Doctorate in Higher Education with a specialization in Leadership at North Central University.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have been moved and inspired by these stories! It’s incredible to hear how coaching has changed their lives and how big the ripple effect is. It’s motivated me to continuously learn and grow!
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Each of the guests invited to this podcast have beautifully unique and relatable stories. Listening to these conversations makes me feel empowered to live a life of passion and risk-taking. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
It’s so inspiring to hear from others in the coaching world! Coaching truly is changing lives. So grateful for this. And the host John is fantastic!