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Choosing the right relationships for you and your desired outcome.

When it’s time to find a coach, most people naturally gravitate toward someone they are comfortable with and feel they can trust. Finding the best possible coach for YOU to work with may take some time and effort but can make all the difference in the world. Selecting the coach most suited to your needs and personality will greatly increase your level of success and satisfaction. Coach Training World is prepared to assist you with this process.

How to find a coach

Decide what type of coaching would best help you meet your goals.
There are many different arenas of coaching to fulfill the various needs of its recipients – life, wellness, business, communications or life transitions, and more. The coaches at Coach Training World are trained in Whole Person Coaching enabling them to assist a diverse clientele with fulfilling their desired outcomes.

Determine what traits are important to you in a coach.
These can be anything from gender and age to professional/life experiences and fee structure. Coaches listed with (WPCC) after their name have attended our full mastery level coach training program and are specialized in the advanced techniques of Whole Person Coaching. In addition, those who are ICF Credentialed as an Associated Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) or Master Certified Coach (MCC) are also indicated.

Get referrals.
Request recommendations from your prospective coach. Ask coaches that you interview for names of others who may better meet your criteria if it isn’t a good fit. At Baraka Institute (CTW) it is our desire to meet your needs and we all agree that the right fit means the right relationship.

If you are not sure that coaching is the most appropriate track for you, please refer to our FAQ section concerning how coaching differs from other professions such as psychotherapy and counseling.

Find Your Next Coach Here:

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Carmen Reed-Gilkison
Company Name: Midlife to Best Life
Phone: 503-218-3829
Location: Clackamas, OR
Coaching Bio:

You are a strong, intelligent, and compassionate warrior in your life. You find yourself at midlife, wondering how to lose the status quo so you can be who you really are and remain fierce and vital.

You value your relationship with yourself first and foremost. You know that if you aren’t at your best, you aren’t able to impact your world in the way you want and need to, and you don't do things half-way.

Midlife to Best Life is a community where warriors gather to reassess our lives. It's a place to dream, plan, strategize, and weigh the pros and cons of our many possible futures. It's a place where we lift each other up as we create our best lives together.

The purpose of Midlife to Best Life is to support highly motivated people in building their best life from midlife and beyond. You're invited to join the Facebook Group, or the Meetup Group if you're local to the Portland Metro Area. The members are fantastic, uplifting, and inclusive. You don't have to go it alone any longer.

Midlife is a gift! We get to hit our “reset” button and create the life of our dreams. It can be one of the most exciting times of life if you surround yourself with supportive people and find guidance. You hold the key to your happiness; I can help you unlock your best life.

As a Whole Person Certified Coach, Carmen Reed-Gilkison approaches the dynamics of midlife holistically. Believing that happiness starts with health, she covers topics around five major life-pillars:

• Body

• Mind

• Soul

• Relationships

• Career

Whether you want to improve your health to ensure vitality into your golden years or live life on your terms by starting a business of your own, this is a supportive, safe place to network and explore the magic and opportunities that midlife holds.

Here's a video that I did around the question "Are You Settling?" It's a great conversation starter and further illustrates what my mission is:

https://youtu.be/8OdjAOgrcQs

Let's connect!

Website: https://midlifetobestlife.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJkoFjhtFAj1J36jGEKUjEQ?

Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/Midlife-to-Best-Life/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidlifetoBestLife

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Midlifetobestlifecommunity/

Carol Merwin, MA, CPC
Company Name: Carol Merwin Coaching LLC
Phone: 503.961.2401
Location: Portland, OR
Coaching Bio:

I coach in three areas - right partner, right livelihood, and Parent as Life Coach (coaching you to coach your kid(s) to approach life with a resilient and creative-problem-solving mindset).

Clarity of intention, creativity, courage, and resilience are all learnable skills that put your dream within reach.

Our coaching time will be strength-based, future-focused, and collaborative. You will explore creative processes that uncover the next step on your journey, experience inner shifts that inspire heart-centered action, eliminate blocks to taking action, and put accountability in place to get results.

My Credentials:

I am a CPC, Certified Professional Coach, trained in Whole Person Life Coaching through Baraka Institute – Coach Training World in 2015. At the heart of whole person coaching is respect for the client, and trust that he or she is whole, complete and resourceful.

My M.A. in Spiritual Psychology is a natural fit with whole-person coaching. My B.S. in Computer Science and my years designing and building computer systems trained me to be solution-focused and results-oriented. My work in Addiction Counseling strengthened my belief that the start of your life does not define the rest of your life. No matter what you’ve done or what you’ve been through, a future with purpose and meaning is yours to create.

I have decades of experience working with people who are undergoing major life changes - workers undergoing radical innovation in their daily work processes, families coping with a terminally ill family member, men preparing to leave prison, families in the adoption process, professionals undergoing corporate acquisition and downsizing. Being a partner on your journey, walking side-by-side as your life transforms, is a great privilege.

More About Me:

I have compassion and understanding for people facing obstacles in achieving their dreams. I’ve learned to turn the challenges on my journey to my advantage, and to use every experience as an opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve.

I find joy & growth, purpose & meaning through my coaching, marriage, parenting, creative pursuits, friends & family, and spiritual practice. I live a life I love while being true to who I am. I hold the vision for you to create that in your life as well.

I offer a free call to anyone who would like to contact me and reserve a time. We can have a conversation and see if we are a fit to work together.

Tiffany Marlink, WPCC
Phone: (503) 850-8384
Location: Portland, OR USA
Coaching Bio:

Hello friend! I believe everything happens for a reason and I am so glad that you are here!

Are you familiar with your ability to manifest your reality but feel like it's not working for you?
Good news! You are in the right place to get your questions answered and start aligning with your greatest desires.

I know that you have the power to manifest the life of your dreams. Yes! I am talking about understanding your personal power to use the law of attraction for your own benefit. This is more than just thinking about what you want and hoping that it will come to fruition. My coaching philosophy is based on raising your vibration, removing energetic blocks and living your life in alignment with your desires.

My name is Tiffany and I am a Whole Person Life Coach and Spiritual Mentor. I'm here to be a trusted guide on your journey to creating a life that fills you with joy and meaning. In addition to her WPCC, I am certified as an Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams Trainer and have studied the Law of Attraction for over a decade. I am also Reiki attuned and have taken multiple courses to develop my intuitive abilities.

Kourtney Ann, WPCC
Company Name: Kourtney Ann
Phone: 951-543-8229
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Coaching Bio:

Kourtney Ann is a passionate spiritual coach and energy healer. She specializes in helping soul seekers on the path bust down limiting beliefs and energetic blocks holding them hostage from their most authentic selves. Through a combination of Whole Person Coaching, energy work, and intuitive processes she guides her clients through a unique process to discover and use their energetic signature and energy pattern to reshape their inner and outer worlds to be in true alignment with their most authentic self. Kourtney Ann has received her Whole Person Coaching Certification through Coach Training World and is a Certified Reiki Master and Advanced Thetahealing Practitioner.

Alexis Moore Eytinge, WPCC
Company Name: Exercising Bliss
Phone: 360.350.9509
Location: Portland, OR
Coaching Bio:

Your doubts and fears are holding you back from producing your artistic dream. Your audience awaits, and you are the one holding up the show. You are frustrated that your signature project still sits on the back burner, that you can’t seem to take those first steps to realizing it or can’t seem to sustain the momentum. You dance between that longing for your creativity to be seen, celebrated and cherished by others, and undermining yourself with doubt that you could be successful.

Your dreams want to be exercised and shared. The world is missing out on your gifts, because of these nagging thoughts and the indecision that they bring. You keep putting it off coming up with a million excuses: You don’t have the time. You don’t have the energy, the money or the support. You fear that if you start this project and fail that that would be worse than not starting it at all.

Don't keep your audience waiting. It is time to give your project wings.

Let me help you bring that artistic dream to life. The world is waiting for your input. Take the first step by setting up an introductory coaching session to start living your dream.

Let me support you in making a plan to bring your project to life.

When I’m not coaching, I love to share the latest research about self-confidence building skills cabaret shows. Over the past two years I have created, performed in and produced 6 cabaret shows. I am currently writing a one-person play about a journey to confidence and living my own brilliance. It includes my struggles with valuing myself, binge watching Netflix, cookie addictions, avoidance shopping, accepting my emotions, believing I am worthy of my dreams and finding the courage and resources to follow them.

I also teach Zumba Fitness, give Portland Walking Tours and dance the Blues, Swing and Argentine Tango. I graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and minors in French and Gender Studies. I’ve worked for Adoption NW and NW Surrogacy law firms, Portland Women’s Crisis Line and a preschool for families with children at risk for abuse. I received training at Coach Training World in Portland, OR. I help struggling artists to take action steps to bring their creative projects to life. By building confidence in being their authentic self, they create a satisfying and financially sustainable career.

What are your creative dreams? I’d love to hear from you.

HI, I'm Guinevere, and You are Awesome!!
Company Name: Edge Walker Life Coaching LLC
Phone: 971-258-6620
Location: Portland, Oregon
Coaching Bio:

How I got here,
...and Why I'm a Life Coach

As a transgender woman, I know the risks of being true to one’s self at the deepest level. I speak from experience when I say that with a bit of courage, the right kind of support, and yes, some risk, successful change always leads to a rich, fulfilling life.

The idea of transition or “coming out” isn’t limited to sexuality or gender. Life eventually forces all of us to choose between becoming real and showing up in our lives, or staying safely—if miserably—hidden.

I spent a large portion of my life hidden behind any facade I could spin to keep my fears and confusion packed up so tight no one could possibly see me. From that space, that seemed so safe, I ran a business, had relationships and periodically showed up at events in my life that I thought made a difference.

Breaking down those walls and un-raveling the beliefs that kept me frozen in fear and self loathing was not a cake walk. In retrospect, doing the work to get though the roughs patches wasn’t all that hard and in the end the rewards have been amazing! Things like increased self-awareness, self-confidence, connecting with other people and a willingness to be vulnerable.

Professionally, and prior to becoming a certified Whole Person Life Coach, I was an expert in solving puzzles;

I owned several successful businesses. I’ve been on the cutting edge of designing and manufacturing new equipment for start-up industries. I designed and patented equipment and had the pleasure of watching most of it work well and sell.

Yes, there were times I drove myself crazy trying to get to the bottom of a failed idea, all the while saying to myself “I can do this myself” or “I just can’t afford help.” What I didn’t realize at the time was how my assumptions got in the way of what I could really accomplish. So, I’ve been there. Self doubt, un-helpful beliefs and general stubbornness!

Having let go of past self-imposed restraints (indoctrinated beliefs) I decided to follow my hearts desire and help others to stretch towards believing in themselves, achieving the things they want, and become the best shiny being they can possible be.

So lets make this easy! I offer an awesome support system that takes in all the areas of your life. I’m here to help you gather your courage, align your thoughts and ideas with your goals and actions, then support you in Making it Happen!
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Guinevere de Amblia
Certified Whole Person Life Coach
I offer a lighthearted, results-driven space to explore, define and decide what action or actions, you may take in order to achieve what you are desiring.

I offer a lighthearted, results-driven space to explore, define and decide what action or actions, you may take in order to achieve what you are desiring.

Melanie McCloskey, WPCC, CCJC
Company Name: Melanie McCloskey Coaching
Phone: 541-399-3872
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Coaching Bio:

I’m driven to align trailblazers with their natural power and grace to go bigger. It thrills me to support people to succeed from where they are, with the amazingness of who they are, having a big ole ripple effect on the world. Not only do I help people to get out of their own way to thrive but really get behind themselves to make their life or business rock. My wide coaching passions encompass working with individuals and groups as a life and solo-entrepreneur coach as well as those touched by the challenge of cancer. I've been a working as a Professional Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) for 7 years, originally trained & certified through Coach Training World and deepening my training by becoming a Certified Cancer Journey Coach in 2014 through the Cancer Journey's Panic to Powerful program.

Illness, death, and struggle have been lifelong transformational teachers for me. On top of personal chronic health challenges, a number of dear friends and close family have been impacted by cancer in a very short period of time in my life. Even with my own great tools as a Hospice volunteer and seasoned coach, I was challenged in a whole new way in the face of this bigness. With what seems like overwhelming challenges, by utilizing the gift of skilled support, I’ve experienced powerful personal transformation and witnessed the same in my clients. I’ve learned firsthand what it means to truly decide to be there for oneself. As a result, I want this level of transformation for every single person that reaches out to be coached by me whether they are a cancer survivor asking what now, an entrepreneur, or seeking support at a transition point in life.

Never too far from nature, telemark skiing, and amazing community, I live between two snow-capped peaks in the abundant Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. I work with clients one-on-one and partner with several organizations to offer regional and national group coaching support. Whether driven by passion or necessity, it’s an honor to support trailblazers to thrive and face the big stuff with grace. Life is too precious to not live like you mean it.

Raychel Katz
Company Name: Clarity Coaching with Raychel
Location: All meetings can be virtual via Zoom video conference
Coaching Bio:

As your Whole Person Coach, I will help you find your own authenticity so you can live a life you thought was only possible in your dreams. This is not therapy – we won’t focus on the past or diagnose you based on an existing set of conditions. This is not consulting – I don’t provide advice or “do the work” for you. What I will do is create a confidential, judgment-free space for you to express who you are as you learn to feel at home in your own skin. We will go through some exercises together to help us both identify and understand the areas you’d like to work on together. I will remain curious with you, asking dozens of thoughtful questions, hearing you fully and completely as you unravel your own brilliance.

I will help you define your dream life and, most importantly, I will help you get there.

With love, light and gratitude,
Raychel

Sarah Budd, WPCC
Company Name: Gambit Coaching & Consulting
Phone: 503.853.3359
Location: Portland, OR area
Coaching Bio:

Freedom.
Permission to customize.
Motivation. Energy. Drive.

My coaching session are casual, adaptive and personal. No matter what issue people come into the session with, they tend to leave with a sense of energy and motivation to go through whatever door has just opened up for them. I work with people who are ready and able to engage in developing their own self-awareness and start leveraging it to accomplish their goals.

If you're looking to take action on your goals, your self-awareness and/or your dreams, I'd love to talk with you.

Feel free to see what others are saying about working with me here: www.gambitcoaching.com/what-people-are-saying

Sarah Budd
Gambit Coaching & Consulting
www.gambitcoaching.com
sarah@gambitcoaching.com

Tina M Woosley, WPCC
Company Name: Tina Woosley Coaching
Phone: 503-810-1810
Location: Portland, Oregon
Coaching Bio:

After 30 years of outstanding customer service, I have taken my people skills and am now a certified spiritual life coach.

Having walked through a nasty divorce that involved custody battle as well as addiction I have found spiritual principles to live by. Today I have a passion to assist and be a witness to a person's spiritual growth.

As a spiritual life coach I get to witness a client becoming crystal clear on who and which forms of spirituality they connect to. It's a pleasure to observe the client go from stress, fear and pain to positive thinking and awareness all is good inside of them. It's me deepest passion to connect to the human spirt with authenticity and inspiration.

Michelle Wirta, WPCC
Company Name: The Soul Translator
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Coaching Bio:

Hello! I work with clients on many levels and topics. My background is in psychology, coaching, and branding and identity. I was an instructor and coaching mentor at Coach Training World, then known as Baraka. My specialty is in combining counseling skills, soul coaching in life and business, and intuitive arts to help people trust themselves and take action on their purpose and passions.

Raychel Katz
Company Name: Clarity Coaching with Raychel
Location: Global (virtual sessions)
Coaching Bio:

Are you ready for a transformation? Are you tired of feeling uncertain about where your life is headed? Do you feel like you're in a rut? Do you regularly feel drained by pain, grief, or a lack of passion?

If any of the above sounds like you, look no further. I work with people all over the world to help them transform their lives and give them direction and purpose.. to move past the feelings of pain or uncertainty and into a place of peace. As a result, my clients feel confident, fulfilled and at ease in their own skin.

Whatever the type of life change you're looking for, we can create it together:
- Professional/career
- Health/well-being
- Social life/relationships
- Family relations
- Entrepreneur/business development
- Romance/sex life
- Personal satisfaction
- Goal attainment
- Purposeful living

I will help you define your dream life and, most importantly, I will help you get there.

Aaron Kent
Company Name: Aaron Kent Coaching
Phone: 8044269224
Location: NYC, NY
Coaching Bio:

Helping you take action in a way that reflects what’s important to you. I believe in moving forward by creating the safety to explore. My coaching approach is informed by theory and fueled by my passion for connection and listening.

B.A. Psychology, Columbia University
M.A. Social-Organizational Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College

Audrea J. Sullivan, MA, CPC
Company Name: Seaswell Transformational Coaching
Phone: (303) 931-8339
Coaching Bio:

Audrea J. Sullivan, MA, CPC is a transformational coach, mindfulness mentor, change-maker, & believer in the power of yoga & movement as a way to deepen one’s connection with who they are.

Facilitator of well-being, weight-loss, & wellness sessions for women who are ready to live boldly in healthy bodies.

Published author & poet.

Believer in love & respect and the power of being present— using creative expression to enhance the experience of being alive.

EDUCATION

Whole Person Coaching Program- Coach Training World (Accredited by the International Coach Federation- ICF)

Master of Arts- Counseling/Applied Psychology

Bachelor of Arts- Psychology

SPECIALTIES

Transformational coaching for weight-loss, well-being, wellness, mindfulness, meditation, self-care, stress-reduction, & self-actualization.

Christa King, CPC
Company Name: Fitlandia Fitness
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Coaching Bio:

My name is Christa King and I’m the CEO and Founder of Fitlandia. We offer a 100% online fitness platform designed to help people end dieting for good and be able make a permanent lifestyle change. As a certified hypnotherapist, whole person coach, nutritional therapist, and group fitness instructor, I've engineered Fitlandia to focus on shifting from the mind out, while also getting access to nutritional webinars, a community forum, and a library of over 1,500 workouts for a truly holistic experience.

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Sarah Rader Urig
Company Name: Syrena Coaching Group LLC
Phone: 704-574-7809
Location: Charlotte, NC
Coaching Bio:

Why work with me?
Because I was you! I struggled to find my place both personally and professionally. It wasn't until I started working with a Coach that I finally found my passion...Helping others achieve their goals and become the best they can be. Now I work with individuals looking to make a transition or achieve a new goal.
I follow the Whole Person Coaching method while blending in concepts from my experience as an Agile Coach. There is something for everyone!
Do you want to understand where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow? Are you ready to identify what is holding you back and start moving forward? We'll work together to identify your target state and design a coaching plan to get you there. Let's get started!

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Sara McArdle, WPCC
Company Name: Sara McArdle Coaching
Phone: (503) 893-2043
Location: Seattle, WA
Coaching Bio:

Sick of the daily grind, but don't know what else to do?

What if you could pinpoint your purpose, take steps toward the livelihood that's right for you and make the rest of your life the best of your life?

My name is Sara McArdle, and I coach mid-career professional women to find the work that delights and energizes them, and aligns with their sense of purpose.

Dreamy, right? Because if you’re like my clients, you’ve been dissatisfied doing what you’re doing for a living—for years. You’re stressed out, frustrated, uninspired or possibly flat-out unhappy, and it's having an impact on your well-being. Maybe you're not getting the respect and appreciation you need. Or, perhaps what you’re doing just “isn’t you.”

Whether you’re clueless about what else to do, you’re scared of losing your cushy pay and benefits or changing your career field is simply too daunting to dive into on your own, I’ve got your back. My programs are designed to help you leave the daily grind behind. We’ll shine a light on which areas of your life are supporting your career change and which ones are holding you back, and we’ll uncover your deepest values and hidden talents. You’ll clarify the work you’re called to do, you’ll have a roadmap and strategies to get from here to there and you’ll begin to take courageous steps toward the livelihood that’s right for you.

Why me? Well, I’ve been down the road of career change, myself. I certainly wasn't born with a clear "calling.” I picked my field in one, five-minute conversation when I was 17 years old. And while I knew as soon as I started working professionally that something was missing, it took me 20 years to try something different. I wish I’d known how much more quickly and easily I could find fulfillment, with the right help!

I have the credentials, too. I’m a Whole Person Certified Coach through Coach Training World and I’ve been practicing NVC since 2013—a discipline that helps people transform their negative self-talk and take actions that bring increasingly greater satisfaction.

Why wait another minute to connect with your calling and do what makes you come alive? Book a free, 30-minute strategy session today at www.saramcardle.com. Let's go!

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Dr. Lori Bisbey, WPCC
Company Name: The Intimacy Coach
Location: England and Wales
Coaching Bio:

Do you wish your relationships could be as full of fire as they were when you were younger?  Or was your sex life never as smoking as you wanted it to be?   When you and your lover have alone time, do you look forward to exciting intimacy or do you dread the routine?

As a psychologist since 1987, I have worked with people exploring sexuality, working through trauma and people in various stages of intimate relationships. I have worked with families and divorcing spouses. As a whole life relationship coach, I have worked with couples and relationship groups to help heal relationships or to help people decide to end them and do so with grace and care. My greatest joy is working with people to create their sizzling hot enduring sexual lives. To me, there is nothing sadder than a life full of regret. I know that everyone can have her ideal sexual relationship. My mission is to show you how to create yours.

Gary A Hughey Jr. CPC
Company Name: SHVA Leadership Advisers
Phone: 888-368-0009
Location: Rockwall, TX
Coaching Bio:

I have had 30+ years coaching and mentoring executives, mid-level leaders, and conducting career coaching.

Jeri Hoover, WPCC
Company Name: Groundshare
Phone: 503-507-6704
Location: Portland, Oregon
Coaching Bio:

Jeri completed coach certification with Coach Training World specializing in life coaching, mediation, and change management for individual careers and businesses. She has worked for over 12 years in rapidly growing companies, most recently the San Francisco tech start-up and sharing economy pioneer Airbnb.

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