Life Coaches


Abby Buter

Abby is a personal growth coach focusing on the Enneagram and self-care. Often described as an Enneagram and self-care enthusiast, Abby uses the Enneagram to help others understand themselves better so they know how to care for themselves well. With extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, Abby learned first hand the importance of paying attention to our own self-care and personal growth. Upon completing her graduate thesis about creating cultures of self-care at nonprofit organizations, Abby started her own coaching business and has made it her personal mission to help others know how to care for themselves well.

Amy Lyles

Amy Lyles Wilson

Amy Lyles Wilson is a story coach and spiritual director who works to help people tell the stories they need to tell. Through a variety of creative and spiritual practices, she guides clients toward claiming, developing, and honoring their true voices. She has degrees in English, journalism, and theology, and has worked in the world of words for some thirty years. A published writer and popular workshop/retreat leader, she is also a trained spiritual director (Haden Institute). In addition, she holds certificates in facilitation for SoulCollage® and Amherst Writers and Artists. She has contributed to or co-authored eight books, and her writing has appeared in a variety of periodicals and online publications. Amy Lyles has taught at the Earlham School of Religion, The Porch in Nashville, Nashville Community Education, and the Chautauqua Institution.

Haden Institute, Spiritual Direction SoulCollage®, Facilitator Amherst Writers & Artists, Facilitator Narrative Healthcare, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Chip Low

Chip Low is a Professional Certified Coach (ICF), Team Coach, Coach Trainer, and Certified Mentor Coach. Through his company, Compass Coaching, he coaches individuals, teams, and groups in a variety of organizations around various topics like leadership formation, individual and organizational change and transition, healthy conflict, and financial development.

Chip is a Coach Trainer with Loaves and Fishes Coach Training LLC for those wishing to become coaches and a Certified Mentor Coach for the International Coach Federation certification process. Chip chose the compass as his guiding image because it grounds people and teams first in who they are with its center but then invites them in new directions and to new edges of growth, action, and results.

Professional Certification Coach, Mentor Coach, Coach Trainer through International Coach Federation Coaching Change, Transition, and Transformation, Coaching Leadership Development and Organizational Change, Coaching Teams, Coaching Healthy Conflict Core Values Index Assessor

Debra Ventura

With over 30 years of experience as a successful commercial business leader and professional Executive Coach, Debra Ventura has a strong ability to interface at all levels to encourage accountability and achieve effective outcomes and desired results both professionally and personally.

Debra partners with her clients to close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. She has coaching clients around the world from CEO's to college students. She has supported her clients to achieve their professional goals and personal dreams.

Before beginning her executive coaching practice, Debra worked in the pharmaceutical sector as a dynamic commercial strategist and authentic leader through a broad range of commercial functions, from Brand Strategy, Sales Training & Development, Sales Director, Strategy & Operations Director, etc. She has lead teams of all sizes.

She was selected to drive highly visible initiatives to improve sales force efficiency and effectiveness, and act as a liaison with Commercial Strategy and Operations leadership to ensure cross-commercial alignment and execution. In these roles, she partnered with cross-functional VP-level leadership to create organizational policy and drive scorecard business objectives.

She brings a proven track record of partnering with clients to develop practical, action-based solutions to complex business and personal challenges, forming strong relationships based on trust, integrity, credibility and a focus on results. Debra earned a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from Widener University, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Computer Systems Management from Drexel University. She and her husband have raised 4 children and live in the Philadelphia area. She is a devoted fan of her family, friends, active living and health.

Certified Executive / Performance / Business Coach and Facilitator

Esther Bailey-Bass

Esther Bailey-Bass, founder and principal of EBB 'n Flow Lifestyle | Leadership Coaching & Consulting, is an experienced and accredited Life & Leadership Coach, Healer, Circle Facilitator, Trainer, and Inspirational Speaker. Before journeying onto the path of coaching, Circle process work and facilitation, Esther spent nearly 25 years in print and non-profit media as a sales, marketing and fundraising professional all while serving on numerous non-profit boards honing her leadership skills.

In 2012, Esther began her journey into coaching which immediately transformed her life and unveiled her true purpose to help others to (RE)member, (RE)connect, and (RE)claim their brilliance and to unapologetically lead from the inside/out. Esther believes that love is at the center of all leadership and uses love energy to inform her work.

After leaving an 18 year career in public media she founded EBB 'n Flow Lifestyle | Leadership Coaching & Consulting where she, as the EBB 'n Flow Coach, focuses on professional and executive women leaders, particularly Black women and women of color, who have been silenced and sidelined.

A natural born leader herself, and influencer she often challenged the status quo and found herself unsupported, pigeon-holed and marginalized as a leader. Her potential was stifled by those who had the authority and influence to mentor and sponsor her. It took her nearly 3 years before she gained clarity and understanding for the harm and trauma she experienced during her 18 year career.

Empowered with a new vision, greater sense of purpose, more knowledge and wisdom Esther is bringing this work to the forefront. She's focusing on the untold stories of women leaders who have silently suffered the trauma of being sidelined and to help them creatively express their stories, (RE)align with their values, heal their voices, determine their purpose and define their mission. Esther is a self-proclaimed champion for the underdog, overlooked and underserved natural born leaders, women of color, who are leaders by title but silenced and sidelined within their organizations.

Available for private, one-to-one sessions or group coaching.

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Co-Active Training Institute, 2015; Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, 2020; Circle Facilitator, through the Circle Center, 2015; HOGAN Certified, 2020.

Eve Mannix

Eve (she/her) coaches people who are ready to make bold, courageous changes in their lives. She offers guidance and shares tools to live a more fulfilling life. She is a master at cutting through the “shoulds” in life and finding client’s inner callings. Eve coaches utilizing life and leadership coaching tools sourced from the Martha Beck Life Coach Training and Vanderbilt Executive Coaching coursework.

Eve earned her Masters in Leadership and Organizational Performance from Vanderbilt University and her Bachelors in Interpersonal Communications from UCLA.

ICF Certification (Fall 2021) Martha Beck Wayfinder Coach Training Certification (Fall 2021) Masters in Leadership and Organizational Performance (Vanderbilt, 2017) Bachelors of Arts in Interpersonal Communications (2009)

Hannah Staller Coaching

Hannah Staller is a certified professional coach who started coaching in 2020. She works with professionals in a variety of career stages as they pursue their goals and establish more balance between their work and home lives.

In addition to coaching, Hannah is a business consultant with experience in nonprofits, higher education, healthcare, software, airlines, and government. She holds a Masters in Leadership and Organizational Performance from Vanderbilt University.

Certified Professional Coach, Academy of Creative Coaching Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation

Kasey Hitt

A Spiritual Director since 2003, Kasey enjoys companioning people from all walks of life along their spiritual and healing journeys. From pastors to physicists, stay-at-home parents to school teachers, religious to nonreligious, she helps others discover the Wisdom within as they get in touch with God and their Authentic Self.

Offering hospitality to the soul by being present and listening to the whole of one's life--daytime, nighttime, body, mind, spirit, and relationships--are foundational to her practice. She utilizes a variety of ancient and present-day tools to help her clients; these include Lectio Divina, Dreamwork, Breathwork, IFS (parts work), as well as imaginative & guided prayer and relaxation.

Kasey's own story of becoming a Spiritual Director began with mental, physical, and relational burnout as a Youth Pastor. She has a passion to help others prevent burnout through paying attention to the holy invitations in their lives. And she meets those in the middle of burnout as they grieve and discern the life-giving path forward.

Besides Spiritual Direction, Kasey also offers retreats and classes and is a Level III Reiki Therapist. Currently, she is putting together an online Wisdom-based Spiritual Direction Certification program, the first cohort beginning fall 2021.

MDiv, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology Certificate in Spiritual Direction, The Seattle School Certificate in Level III Reiki: The Usui Method of Natural Healing

Kyla Cofer

Kyla helps people lead with integrity and life balance. Feeling stressed and burnt out? Kyla will help you get your life back without leaving behind all the work you're passionate about.

After serving on the board of a nonprofit for 5 years with at least weekly engagement, Kyla was left feeling exhausted and burnt out. Shortly after, she jumped into working several part-time jobs while caring for her newborn son. She felt exhausted and lonely. At the same time, her empathetic nature left her feeling the depth of the pain around the world, and wanting to fix it all.

Kyla is a Life Purpose Institute certified Life Coach with a BS in Human Services & Psychology from John Brown University. These fields taught her how to lead, listen and coach. It also taught her about boundaries.

So when she was burnt out - she knew exactly what to do. And using her education, empathy, and leadership experience, created a step-by-step process for you to heal from and prevent burnout, too. And in 2021, she started the Leadership School podcast to glean the wisdom of people in positions of leadership.

Reach out to Kyla if you want to know how to find yourself after giving too much of yourself. Clients receive access to 1:1 coaching, and to the Passion Restoration Project, an online course created to prevent and heal from burnout.

Certified Life Coach, B.S. Human & Family Services & Psychology

Linda Zelnik

You are created with limitless potential. Sometimes people and circumstances try to convince you otherwise, but your innate potential is truly endless. Linda helps people combine awareness, practice, celebration and tweaking to get where they want to go and beyond. Is there something you want to be doing that you aren't yet? A personal or professional dream you don't want to put off any longer? She would be honored to see if ALTA Coaching can serve as your thinking partner to the reality you desire and deserve.

Career experiences include: 25 years in cross cultural business and education across behavioral leadership assessments; corporate culture and talent management; cross-cultural marketing; global skill training; higher education administration, curriculum development, faculty coaching, and course instruction; international program development and management; international sourcing and logistics; leadership competency development; and nonprofit program management.

Associate Certified Coach, ICF Certified Coach, Speaker & Trainer, John Maxwell Team Maxwell DISC Method Certified Trainer Advanced Assessor & Assessment Center Director & Trainer, Lipscomb University CORE Assessment Center - Behavioral Leadership Assessments Online Teaching Certificate, Online Learning Consortium Thunderbird Global Mindset Inventory, inactive

PaQuita Pullen

PaQuita R. Pullen is the owner of Ubuntu Counseling & Wellness. She is a Nashville/Middle TN native. She completed her undergraduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2014. She is also a Doctoral Candidate at Trevecca Nazarene University in Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision, a 2020 NBCC Doctoral Fellow, and a Brainspotting Therapist. In 2019, she attained her LPC-MHSP license for the state of Tennessee. In addition to her clinical mental health training, she is a Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT-200).

PaQuita strives to remind each client that they matter and are worthy of compassion. She is committed to serving each client with culturally competent, developmentally appropriate and ethical care. PaQuita understands that life can be difficult to manage, but she encourages each client to access their personal power and resources to achieve change and well-being.

PaQuita hopes that all of her clients have an authentic experience in counseling rooted in connectedness and genuineness.

Brainspotting Level 1 Licensed Professional Counselor

Pam Brown

Pam Brown is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation. She's been coaching female senior professionals for more than a decade. She created Becoming Shouldless after noticing a trend among women: Their "shoulds" are holding them back. Through working with Pam, clients have:

Left soul-sucking jobs and started their own businesses

Learned how to live within their means so that they could trade in stressful careers for more meaningful work

Let go of old resentments and found peace

Turned their cluttered homes into peaceful retreats

Discovered they had the means to take a “once in a lifetime trip” more than once!

In short, her clients have let go of the “shoulds” that have been holding them back. I’d love to help you do the same.

Professional Certified Coach

Rebekah Osteen

No one wants to spend precious time, money, and energy only to live a survival mode, just-getting-by kind of life. Good news is, you don’t have to.

Rebekah Osteen, MPS ACC utilizes the power of coaching to facilitate customized learning experiences that help people increase their clarity, confidence, and competence so they can live well and win at work and at home.

Rebekah's desire as a Certified Performance Coach, consultant, and talent development professional is to see every client she works with become fully engaged and fully alive, maximizing their full potential for the good of all. Few other things are as satisfying to her than seeing individuals and organizations move from stuck to strategic, drift to direction, and good to great.

Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation Certified Performance Coach, Lipscomb University Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Organizational Leadership, Lipscomb University

Rosemary McPherson

Rosemary is a working mother of four children who has been married for 27 years. She has worked in the non-profit field for thirty years; and would like help anyone that wants to improve their life in all areas.

Certificate in Performance Coaching.

The Detangler LLC

Jayne’s coaching is deeply informed through working in global organizations for over 25 years in the UK and US where she had diversified business and leadership roles in Finance and Human Resources within the Financial Services and the Oil & Gas industry working in companies such as UBS AG, Barclays PLC and British Gas PLC. She has significant experience in successfully leading and delivering transformational projects in conjunction with building, managing, mentoring, coaching and motivating teams spread across multiple geographies and cultures. She has proven success in navigating these complex matrix organizations and operating in fast paced, demanding environments. In particular, she partnered with senior leaders to enable them to make better people decisions around reward, performance and leadership development with integrity and authenticity.

Jayne enables her clients to create positive change and transformation for themselves. She has drawn on years of hands-on experience, extensive knowledge, and key insights to provide value for her clients and form her coaching practice.
In a complex, fast changing world, which constantly asks us to be open to new ways of being and doing, Jayne asks insightful questions which enable you to scope out possibilities, focus in on your strengths and commit to practice new behaviors in realistic, actionable ways in order that you can sustainably improve performance at work and have a healthy and fulfilling life outside of it.


Tiffany Bird

After experiencing her own soul renewal through the ministry of spiritual direction, Tiffany Bird received rigorous training as a spiritual director and has been offering spiritual direction and soul care for Christian leaders for the past decade. She received a Masters in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Biola University, and further training in Ignatian Spirituality from Lispcomb University's Institute for Christian Spirituality.

Tiffany has also completed Sage Hill's Relationship Centered Training as well as trainings in several forms of healing prayer. For several years she served with a non-profit that sought to prevent burnout in pastors, missionaries, and non-profit leaders, offering soul-care coaching, sabbatical planning, and day retreats on a variety of spiritual formation topics. Tiffany enjoys hosting her directees in her home office in Franklin, TN or around the globe via Zoom. She is also privileged to train counselors, pastors, and other leaders in the ministry of spiritual direction through Lispcomb University. You can read more about her practice at

M.A. Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Certified in Spiritual Direction from Biola's Institute for Spiritual Formation Training in Ignatian Spirituality from Lispcomb University Education in Enneagram the Your Enneagram Coach Trained in several methodologies of Christian Healing Prayer