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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 Wilson

Amy Lyles Wilson is a story coach who helps 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. She recently completed a certificate training in Narrative Healthcare as part of her commitment to lifelong learning.


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

Ashley Dunn

Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Be Found Counseling located in Brentwood, TN. Ashley works with teens, young adults, and adults on various concerns including anxiety, depression, phase of life issues, relationships, etc. She is EMDR trained and specializes in developmental and relational trauma. Her background also includes working as a school psychologist and volunteering in youth ministry settings.



Burns Rogers

Burns brings a variety of perspectives into the counseling relationship. He is an ordained Vocational/Permanent Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. In this role, he has served churches in Franklin and Nashville where his work has largely focused on pastoral care. Burns is a graduate of the Education for Ministry program of the Episcopal Church, and has also completed two certificate programs in the Spirituality of the Enneagram with the Institute for Conscious Being. Burns is also certified as a spiritual director by the Metagem Institute. Burns pursued a career in counseling after having worked in Public Health as an Epidemiologist for over 18 year. While studying counseling at Belmont University, Burns followed the Clinical Pastoral Therapy track. Burns is open to working with people of all faiths. He welcomes those of strong faith, questioning faith, or no faith at all and those who may have been hurt by organized religion or prefer to consider themselves spiritual rather than religious. Burns is open to working with clients with a wide variety of issues, but he particularly enjoys working with individuals experiencing anxiety and/or depression, those experiencing grief and loss, and providing premarital counseling to couples.


Candidate for Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist Under post-graduate supervision Certified Facilitator for SYMBIS Premarital/Marital Assessment Spiritual Direction, Metagem Institute (2020) Scholar and Master’s Level Spirituality of the Enneagram, Institute for Conscious Being (2016 and 2018)

Chris O'Rear

Chris is the former Executive Director of the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee and a former President of the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists. He has experience in both hospital chaplaincy and pastoral psychotherapy. Chris is open to working with clients of all faiths, people who have been hurt by their faith group, and those who identify with no faith. Chris seeks to be open and inclusive with each client. All are welcome here. Chris is trained in in-depth psychotherapy and enjoys exploring the deeper roots of presenting problems with a focus on uncovering practical solutions. As an ordained minister, Chris is also a regular speaker and preacher who has written several published articles and Sunday School lessons.


Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee (CPT038) ACPE Psychotherapist & Diplomate in the Former American Association of Pastoral Counselors Member of the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists Certified Facilitator for SYMBIS Premarital/Marital Assessment Endorsed as a Pastoral Counselor by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (2007) Four Units of Clinical Pastoral Education (Hospital Chaplain)

David Oliver

David is the founder of Living Water, LLC in North Canton, Ohio. He assists Christian leaders and churches across the globe to develop strengths, heal hurts and create positive change. To do this David uses Leadership Coaching, Christ-centered Spiritual Direction, Inner Healing and Freedom Encounter Deliverance. Prior to founding Living Water, David served churches in Ohio for nearly thirty years.


Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation; Leadership Coaching from CoachNet

Eleanor Wells

Eleanor Wells is a Certified Personal Development Coach, a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional and a Registered Nurse. Her practice focus around Compassion Fatigue and Burnout is a direct result of many years of experience working for and consulting with leaders and other "professional helpers" and seeing the tremendous impact of such issues. In her work with many non-profits and churches she has led workshops for larger groups, coached individuals, and consulted with organizations dealing with the “cost of caring” for others. Her medical background also uniquely positions her to relate with medical professionals. Eleanor is passionate and committed to partnering with helping professionals - to care for them so that they are able to care for others. She strongly believes in self-care not by yourself.


Lipscomb University - graduate certificate in Performance Coaching. Samford University - BSN, RN International Coach Federation - ACC Coach Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional - International Association of Trauma Professionals Compassion Fatigue Specialist (Therapist) - Traumatology Institute Compassion Fatigue Educator - Green Cross Academy of Traumatology Enneagram trained by Ian Cron 30+ years of experience working with non-profits extensive public speaking, teaching and leadership experience.

Float Horizen

FLOATATION THERAPY offers an all-natural approach to help manage Stress, Relieve Pain, Improve Sleep, Reduce Anxiety/Depression, and PTSD. Float therapy has been proven to help speed Muscle/Joint Repair, Boost Creativity, and Promote Self Realization. During your Float session you will float effortlessly on 10” of water, enriched with 1000lbs of therapeutic Epsom Salt, in a Weightless/Anti-Gravity, distraction free environment. Floatation Therapy promotes deep relaxation giving your body an extended period of time in the Theta state which science has shown is a place of healing, rest, and rejuvenation. This will allow your body and mind time to destress, recalibrate, and find balance which leads to a healthier and happier life. The more you float the better it gets! INFRARED FULL SPECTRUM SAUNA offers a more enjoyable, pleasant experience as it warms the body from within instead of just heating the air around you. It is one of the best ways to Detoxify your body and promote Weight Loss, Anti-Aging, Heart-Health, and Boost Immunity. Just 30 minutes in an infrared Sauna can burn up to 600 calories. MASSAGE is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. Offering include: - Therapeutic Relaxing Massage to soothe sore muscles and help your body destress. - Deep Tissue Massage to target chronic muscle pain found the deeper layers of connective and muscle tissue to release chronic tension in the body. - Myofacial Massage combines myofacial (muscle band) deep tissue massage, functional movements and assisted stretches to improve balance and pain free movement. - Prenatal, Therapeutic Cupping Hot Stone & Reiki SOUND IMMERSION MEDITATION Sound affects the nervous system which in turn affects every cell in the body. Harmonic Sound Therapy calms the neural network allowing self-healing to begin. Relax and renew your body, mind & spirt with the gentle sacred pathways of sound fields while soaking up the vibrations of Himalayan singing bowls, bells, chimes, and various instruments to balance Kosha layers, and introduce vibratory frequencies which help you to align with your inner-self. Shift your conscious being from the daily, beta existence that “cages in” the mind. -- Zane Ritter a.k.a “Float Guru,” and Founding Member of Float Horizen has been striving to create awareness about the benefits of “Floatation Therapy” in his hometown, Nashville, TN since opening Float Horizen’s doors in November 2017. Float Horizen is a peaceful oasis where you can come to unplug from the chaos of daily life to promote healing and wellness. Float Horizen is a premier wellness center offering Floatation Therapy, Infrared Full Spectrum Sauna, Massage, and Sound Immersion Mediation. Zane has been working to educate others about the amazing benefits Floatation Therapy offers and the importance of making it a regular part of wellness routines to create mind and body balance. With the help of the wellness community he is proud to say, “Float Horizen is 5 Years Strong!”


Hampton House Counseling

Hampton House is a therapy practice of clinicians providing culturally competent care to members of our community who are seeking care around anxiety, grief, depression, identity exploration, LGBTQIA+ issues, life transitions, perinatal and postpartum mental health, drug and alcohol counseling, and more.


Brainspotting, IFS, CBT, EMDR, DBT

Ircel Harrison, PhD

Individuals, congregations, and not-for-profit organizations find Ircel to be an able companion as they engage their contexts. He is committed to helping leaders identify their growing edge and to live into it. He holds the ACC credential from the International Coaching Federation and is certified in several assessments: PeopleMap, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, DiSC, and Social and Emotional Intelligence Profile. Ircel provides coaching, consulting, and training as a Pinnacle Leadership Associate, while also serving as Coaching Coordinator and lead person for Summit Coach Training. Ircel resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation; certified as provider of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; Peoplemap Personality Profile; DiSC Personality Profile; and Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile.

Jason Overton

As an Executive & Leadership Coach, Jason partners with leaders to accelerate performance, increase awareness, and address important professional goals. Jason often works with VPs and Directors as they transition into new roles with higher levels of responsibility. Most leaders are operating in complex business environments that require increasing levels of resilience, presence, and resourcefulness to succeed. With over 15 years of experience at global talent development consultancies, Jason supports each person’s unique learning needs using an inquiry-based approach as a partner and guide. Jason has served as a learning consultant for a wide range of fortune 500 clients and nonprofit organizations including: Deloitte, Teleflex, Kohler Co., Hands On Nashville, Oasis Center, and Goodwill. Jason holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies from Emory University. He received training as a leadership coach from Presence-Based Coaching, an accredited Coach Training Program (ATCP) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is certified with the ICF at the ACC Level.


Present-Based Leadership Coach ICF (International Coach Federation)

Jessica Prater

Jessica Prater is the Principal Consultant of J Prater Consulting and brings 14 years of experience in organizational development, training and human resources.


PHR Member, ICF Certified Facilitator, Situational Leadership Certified Practitioner, Kirton Adaption Innovation Inventory

Karyn Humphries, ACC

Karyn is an ICF accredited coach, spiritual director, consultant & trainer. Her niche is self-leadership with an emphasis on emotional intelligence and conflict dynamics. She partners with individuals & organizations on leadership, mission, vision & team development. Her mission is to make a difference in the difference makers. Her vision is to see emotionally smart & spiritually strong Christian leaders who are an irresistible witness of Christ. She is certified in Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Dynamics, MBTI and utilizes the Enneagram. Visit her website for free resources & information on her services & packages:


'- ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) - Emotional Intelligence (BarOn EQ-i 2.0) - Conflict Dynamic Profile (CDP) - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - Certified Team Coach - Certified Group Coach

Kendra Allen

In all that occurs in our life – from the mundane to the extraordinary, in the joys and in the sorrows – God is present with us and is drawing us into closer communion with himself. Kendra is a certified spiritual director and brings to her practice over twenty years of experience as a licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist. She most enjoys her work at the intersection of mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Whether in a therapeutic relationship or one of spiritual companioning (or a combination of the two) she sees this work as cultivating a depth of soul. At its foundation a relationship of spiritual direction is an invitation to be still and attentive to God in all the moments of our lives. As a spiritual companion, Kendra invites you into the sacred space where, together, we can explore your relationship with the Divine. This may include guiding you in creating a rule of life, practicing discernment, or learning a new spiritual practice. She also finds the use of poetry, art, and the exploration of dreams help connect us more deeply with God. Additionally, she has been studying the Enneagram for over fifteen years and has found it to be an incredibly helpful tool in understanding self and others better. In her work as a therapist Kendra's approach is psychodynamic, which means there is value placed on your early life experiences and family relationships and how those experiences are impacting your current behaviors and relationships. Her style is insight-oriented and relational, emphasizing the value of a safe and trustworthy therapeutic relationship. Kendra believes psychotherapy is a collaborative process where her clients can learn to cope with their current struggles while also fostering a curiosity about their deeper selves. Kendra is a certified EMDR practitioner and incorporates Internal Family Systems work as well as practices based on Interpersonal Neurobiology when appropriate. In all of these endeavors she seeks to help others awaken to their truest self.


LPC-MHSP Certified Spiritual Director

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 Benthall Zelnik

Linda Zelnik is a leadership coach, coach educator, and author of Burnout to Boom! Strategies for More Energy and Less Stress Starting Today. She's on a mission to cultivate effective and compassionate leadership through leadership development. Zelnik helps high achieving, purpose-driven leaders, entrepreneurs, and coaches gain more focus, energy, and freedom to ignite their goals and thrive personally and professionally.


MBA in Leadership, Lipscomb University; PCC, International Coaching Federation; DISC Consultant, Maxwell Certified Team

Mark Stamper

Owner of Coach Mark Stamper Coaching & Speaking Practice, Mark Stamper specializes in whole person wellness coaching. His background includes: a 35 year career at IBM as a Internal Professional Coach and Consultant, serving as the president of three non-profits, and the mentorship of coaching students. Mark currently serves as an Coaching Skills instructor at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Previous Experiences: - 2015 adjunct of the year for Indiana North Central Region - Graduate Studies certificate from University of Texas at Dallas in Executive and Professional Coaching (with ICF Certification) - Certified in Wellness Inventory - Adjunct instructor for community college in Indiana (31 years) - Volunteer Service Award from White House - IBM Leadership Award - Marine Corps veteran


Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Certificate in Ministry Coaching Wellness Inventory Certification

Nashville Nutrition Partners

Nashville Nutrition Partners is a group practice of Registered Dietitians, providing Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), covered by insurance, for over 20 conditions and specialties. We are contracted with BCBS, Aetna, and Medicare (Cigna coming soon!). Specialties include - Diabetes Education & Management - Cardiovascular Health - Gut Health, IBS, Crohn's, Celiac - Weight Concerns - Eating  Disorders, Disordered - Eating and Body Image - Women's Health: PCOS, Reproductive & Postpartum Health - Kidney Disease - Food Allergies & Sensitivities - Intuitive Eating - General Health & Wellness Coaching


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

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

Rose Devasia

Rose is a physician and a certified interfaith spiritual director that especially enjoys the contemplative and mystical side of faith. She provides a calm and nonjudgemental space for individuals to explore how God/Spirit is working in their life and what God is asking of them. She is a native of Louisville,KY, married and has 2 children.


Spiritual Direction certification, Chaplaincy Institue MD, University of Louisville MPH, Vanderbilt University

Sara Howe

For personal training, people who want to get gain knowledge of how to lift weights/safely move their bodies to better their health and create a foundation and create a routine to stay fit and healthy for a lifetime. For health coaching, people who want to gain a better understanding of food, how to fuel their bodies, to work on their relationship with food and themselves, to create behavior change, to work on mindset, mindfulness, and movement. Health is all connected so we work on more things that just food!


ACE Certified Personal Trainer ACE Certified Health Coach

Stephanie B. Dunn Coaching

Stephanie is a United Methodist clergywoman and the founder of Stephanie B. Dunn Coaching. With over 15 years of experience serving in local churches, she is dedicated to creating safe and empowering spaces for a person to engage with deep and powerful questions. With a warm and inviting approach, she aims to walk beside a person as they align their inner and outer lives, making space for the authentic self to flourish. Stephanie works with her clients to explore and discover new perspectives, asking powerful questions that encourage a person to engage with their hopes and overcome barriers. She brings to her coaching an unwavering support and belief in a person’s courage, partnering with them on their transformative journey towards a life filled with purpose and agency. Stephanie’s clients have included clergy, nonprofit leaders, and executives who are addressing burnout, vocational discernment or transition, or simply looking for someone to walk beside them through a challenge. Stephanie is an avid lover of the outdoors and can often be found on camping adventures with her family. She loves engaging with creative outlets as a way to stay grounded. She loves poetry and often incorporates pieces into her coaching practice. Painting with watercolors is another creative practice she dabbles with. Stephanie is a graduate of Lambuth University and holds a Master of Divinity from Emory University.


M.Div., Emory University Clergy, United Methodist

Terry Warren

Terry Warren, an ICF Associate Certified Coach, has more than 40 years of leadership experience in the financial services and healthcare industries, and he has held senior leadership roles in sales, strategic planning, client engagement, and executive coaching. He is a member of the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management Executive Coaching Network and author of The Art of Choice: Making Changes that Count in Work and Life. For more than 27 years, Terry served in a wide variety of leadership roles with Willis Towers Watson (formerly Willis Group), a large global insurance broker. He led the company’s client engagement and business retention efforts in North America, provided internal executive coaching to top leaders, and served as Executive Director of the Willis Foundation. Prior to joining Willis, Terry worked for Hospital Corporation of America and other healthcare organizations, serving in a number of domestic and international corporate positions. From that background, Terry equips his clients to see new perspectives, gain clarity, and achieve results. He leverages his reputation as a trusted advisor with his collaborative style and successful executive experience to make sure clients achieve their desired results promptly and with long-lasting results. In addition, Terry believes in giving back. He has served as the chair of several faith-based nonprofit boards and as a mentor and consultant to nonprofits, both in the United States and abroad. He is Past President of the International Coach Federation–Tennessee. Through his work as a coach, Terry observed that clients who made choices with intention and commitment were successful in transformational changes. As an author, Terry found opportunity from his personal and professional relationships to share stories of experiences and successes centered around choice. Using a collaborative and compassionate approach, The Art of Choice: Making Changes that Count in Work and Life offers lessons from business leaders, along with keys for gaining perspective, experiencing clarity, and achieving results whether you are starting out in your career, facing a major life decision, or nearing retirement. Read more about the book here: When not working as a coach or consultant, Terry practices his passion for landscape painting. His concentrated study of art, along with his time at the easel, has equipped him to see his surroundings—and his situations—in a new light. He brings that well-rounded awareness to his work with his clients. You can see samples of his art, which evokes a sense of realism and a feeling of serenity, here: Experience ●Author of The Art of Choice: Making Changes that Count in Work and Life ●Warren Executive Coach, Founder and Principal (est. 2015). ●Willis Towers Watson (Formerly Willis Group/Willis North America) (simultaneous roles) ○EVP, Director Client Advocacy ○Executive Director Willis Foundation ○Managing Director, Willis in Nashville ○Internal Executive coach ●Hospital Corporation of America ●Research and Planning Consultants Education ●Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Tennessee Technological University ●Master of Science, Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology ●Core Essential Graduate Program, Coach U ●Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation


ACC International Coach Federation

Tiffany Bankett

Tiffany Bankett is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Nashville native. Tiffany holds many years of experience working with Nonprofits starting during her college years. She uses this experience as a previous nonprofit worker and special education teacher to guide her work in Private Practice, Addiction Therapy, and as a Workshop Speaker. Her goal is for everyone to leave with something new or a refresher that can help boost them into their healing process.


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Willow Counseling

Willow Counseling provides therapy in Nashville for a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, burnout, grief, couples therapy, and more.


Alan Whitley

Alan works regularly with individuals experiencing a variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, grief, low self-worth, relational challenges, life transitions specifically within college students, substance abuse, spiritual issues, and issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community. Alan believes the most important part of therapy is creating a safe space for the client to be their full authentic self. Alan’s primary goal is to create a non-judgmental space and meet the client right where they are. Alan works with a variety of therapeutic approaches.


Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified SYMBIS Facilitator

Ann Stewart

A professional development trainer and certified professional coach, Ann Stewart has over 30 years in the education industry. Over the past two decades she has developed and facilitated customized workshops and seminars for local and national school districts in literacy and English language acquisition techniques used by educators and administrators in grades PreK to 8. Ann Stewart completed her Master in Business Administration with an emphasis in Global Management and is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. As a certified HeartMath® Resiliency Trainer, Ann works with schools, school districts, businesses and individuals seeking to improve their own well-being or the well-being of their staff members and personnel.


Professional Certified Coach (PCC) - 2023 International Coach Federation, Lexington, Kentucky HeartMath Certified Trainer - 2020 HeartMath Institute, Boulder Creek, California Master of Business Administration - Global Management 2004 University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona Multiple Subject Teaching Credential 1990 Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential 1992 California State University, Hayward, California Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies 1989 Option Early Childhood Education California State University, Hayward, California

Beth Diveley

I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families as they address and seek resolutions general life management issues. I am experienced in treating anxiety and depressive disorders, mood disorders, and substance use/abuse disorders. Reaching out for therapy is an important step.



Cara Lindell, LPC-MHSP

Cara is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider and National Board Certified Counselor. Along with her licensing and training, she is certified in both the Grief Recovery Method ® and the SYMBIS Pre-Marital Assessment. Cara is a graduate of the University of Georgia. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she completed her Master’s at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA. Cara works regularly with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, grief, low self-worth, relational challenges, life transitions, trauma, affair recovery, emotional regulation and divorce.


Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider, Grief Recovery Method, SYMBIS Pre-Marital Assessment Facilitator

Claire Harris Kramer

Claire works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, perinatal mood disorders, chronic illness, grief, and boundary setting. Claire is LGBTQIA+ affirming. Claire is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has over a decade of ministry experience in addition to her clinical training.


Deb Macfarlan Enright

Deb founded The Macfarlan Group to work with those who seek to improve the world through the skillful disruption of the status quo. ​ She is an acclaimed communicator, connector, and strategist adept at uncovering potential in individuals and groups strengthening their abilities to optimize their impact within their organization and the community. Deb believes that disrupters talking across industries and interests to collectively impact social challenges will cause deep sustainable change. Her work experiences here and abroad have found her in the company of disrupters changing the world in areas including education, addiction recovery, social justice, human rights, healthcare, housing insecurity, and animal rights. ​ Deb has served on local, regional, and international Boards of Directors of social impact organizations and education institutions. These experiences impact her ability to develop leaders, create strategic plans, and strengthen an organization’s operational effectiveness. ​ Deb is the host of The Macfarlan Group’s podcast 3 a.m. What’s Keeping You Up at Night? Now in our 3rd season, Deb interviews leaders in the social impact ecosystem around the country discussing best nonprofit management practices and social justice efforts with practitioners, leaders, and superstars working to disrupt the status quo to make the world better. ​ Deb holds an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and two advanced degrees from Vanderbilt University including a Doctorate in Education Policy from the nationally ranked Leadership, Policy & Organization Department program. Before all of this (and children), Deb fronted a jazz trio touring the East Coast and Caribbean. Her tune, “Tonight He’s Mine” recorded by the James Bazen Big Band can be found on YouTube.


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.

Gamble Coaching & Consulting

Lisa Gamble has been in the world of leadership and career development for over 20 years. She is recognized as a trusted advisor, coach, and thought partner when it comes to navigating organizational complexity, career mobility, and change. Lisa brings a depth of strategic and operational experience to her coaching and consulting. Having been a global leader with the world’s largest career and talent development firm, Lisa brings the credibility and the real-world experience of building and leading high-performance teams; driving business transformation; and thriving in the face of accelerated disruption and change. Her experience combined with her education and training in Coaching, Facilitation, and Human Development provides a unique value proposition for clients including: Executive Coaching: Lisa works with individuals to leverage strengths and shift beliefs, behaviors and habits that may restrict growth or sabotage success. Lisa’s coaching spans emerging leaders to C-suite, and her focus is to help leaders embody their best selves while maximizing positive impact and success. Career Coaching: As a Career Coach with 20+ years of experience, Lisa helps clients identify a career path that is aligned with their strengths, talents, and values. She employs a combination of powerful questions, assessments, and coaching to help clients define and refine ‘what’s next’ while providing both partnership and accountability to ensure success. Team/Group Facilitation: Lisa has extensive experience with team dynamics. She is an exceptional facilitator and can skillfully elevate the team’s focus and productivity. Having led a global virtual team for 10+ years, Lisa understands what it takes to not just survive but to thrive amid accelerated change and increased demand and disruption. Change Management / Leadership: Lisa provides leadership, direction, and consulting for major change initiatives and business transformations. She has been at the forefront of leading process and cultural integration and change for multiple global acquisitions and mergers. Having managed a P&L and led a global organization, she understands leadership from both a strategic and tactical perspective. After earning her M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University, Lisa applied her training to optimize effectiveness and impact for individuals, teams, and organizations. Over the years, her work has encompassed career and executive coaching, group facilitation, training, and organizational change, initially with a boutique consulting firm based in Dallas and later as Director of Executive and Management Development for a national retail organization. For the past 19 years, Lisa has worked for Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a global career and talent development firm. Initially providing coaching, facilitation, and consulting to clients on managing large-scale change events, Lisa ascended into increasingly progressive leadership roles. In her most recent SVP role, Lisa led delivery & operations with 3000+ coaches and consultants in 65 areas supporting over 500K clients in the Career Transition and Talent Development practices. Lisa launched her Coaching & Consulting practice this year and works with executives and individuals across the globe.


M.Ed., Human Development Counseling – Vanderbilt University Completed Executive Leadership Series, international Institute for Management Development – Singapore LHH Coaching & Certification Training (completed 2021) Presence-Based Coaching Training (completed 2013) Certifications: Hogan Leadership Series, Birkman, DISC, Profilor 360 Assessments

Hannah Staller

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

Jackie Halstead

Jackie Halstead, Ph.D., LMFT, MDiv, is the CEO of Selah Center for Spiritual Formation located in Nashville, Tennessee. This non-profit offers a certificate program in Spiritual Direction and online courses in the Christian Spiritual Disciplines and other spiritual topics. Jackie is on the faculty with Abilene Christian University’s online Marriage and Family Therapy program. Dr. Halstead has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past thirty-five years—specializing in ministers and their families--and a Spiritual Director for twenty years. She speaks frequently on the topics of contemplative prayer, spiritual formation, and relationships at the national and international levels.


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation Certificate in Spiritual Direction, EMDR Level 1, Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, MDiv

Jayne Robinson

Jayne’s leans into her 30-year career in global, fast paced, and complex organizations to partner with her clients and co-create a safe space where positive change and transformation can happen.  Jayne’s practical approach enables her clients to gain clarity over their purpose, values and direction. She tailors her approach by client and creates space for them to discover their blind spots and figure out strategies for overcoming them. Clients are empowered to focus on their strengths to achieve the outcomes they want in realistic, actionable ways that will sustainably underpin high performance.


ICF PCC, EMCC Practitioner in Team coaching, ACE Coach, ACMA

Jonathen Shane

Jonathen grew up an only child on a small farm in middle Tennessee. Playing and competing in many sports over the course of his life has facilitated his ability to bring an athlete’s perspective to personal training and fitness. He became a trainer and created VersaFit so to improve people’s lives by sharing his passion for fitness and athletics. The methods he utilizes focus on exercises and functional movement patterns to enhance unilateral and bilateral balance, strength, endurance, mobility and explosiveness. The creativity he brings to exercise will keep your training sessions challenging, effective and unique.


ACSM EP-C / B.S Health Human Performance Focus Applied Exercise Science

Kasey Hitt

Having suffered burnout as a youth pastor, Kasey has a heart for ministry and nonprofit leaders. Her way of spiritual direction can be described as offering hospitality to the soul by being present and listening to the whole of one's life--daytime, nighttime, body, mind, spirit, and relationships. Kasey is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Wisdom Tree Collective which trains spiritual directors and offers contemplative experiences.


Masters of Divinity, Certificate in Spiritual Direction

Kim E Andrews

Kim has combined experience in human resources management, and career/business/executive coaching. She coaches the whole person and has coached clients in the areas of enhancing self-awareness, clarifying leader style and philosophy, career management, career transition, refining leadership presence, strategic goal setting, and conflict management. She’s known to be client-focused and committed to moving her clients forward to meet their professional & personal goals in measurable and meaningful ways. She’s coached numerous clients within a variety of industries. Kim draws from her wealth of experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds, education levels, cultures, ethnicities, and interest. Kim considers herself a “lifelong learner. She is a credentialed coach, received her BBA in Business Administration from the University of Denver. Kim currently lives in Nashville, TN.


Board Certificate Coach (BBC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Career Development Coach Specialist (CDCS), Certified Government Coach (CGC)

LIsa Kammerud

Lisa Kammerud is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) specializing in trauma-informed, clothed bodywork to (re)connect you with your body, your wisdom, and your power. She integrates acupressure, fascial work, and craniosacral therapy in her sessions. Her work is especially useful for those who are in nonprofit, spiritual, or healing arts professions as it offers deep rest, restoration, and an invitation for physical and metaphysical tensions to release. Lisa became an LMT in 2016 after 13 years in international development because of the transformative role of bodywork in her own healing journey. She would be honored to support you in yours!


Certified Massage Therapist, Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies, 2016 Completed SomEx(r), Experiential Healing Center, 2018 Completed Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies, by Linda Thai LMSW ERYT-200, 2020

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

Mary Beth Harding

Mary Beth helps students bring more ease into their lives through the practice of yoga. Her asana (movement) teaching is rooted in safety, curiosity, and exploration. It incorporates a variety of shapes and movements that are widely accessible to many bodies. Mediation, pranayama (breathwork), and other limbs of yoga are practiced throughout class.


200HR E-RYT (Steadfast & True Yoga School); 300HR YTT (Summers School of Yin Yoga); Certificates in Trauma-informed, Adaptive, and Chair Yoga

Nick McCollum

Having spent many years in non-profit and ministry settings, Nick knows the importance of individual healing, recovery, and personal growth for those working in those callings first hand. He also knows the challenges and struggles of those in more traditional business and marketplace settings, having spent many years in project management. Thus, Nick's approach to counseling and therapy is relational, story driven, and solution focused. It is founded upon the belief that humans are relational beings to the core. We live and thrive (and also suffer) in relationship with ourselves, others, God, and all of creation. Healing and growth, then, are fundamentally relational in nature. Where there is wounding in relationship, there is the need for healing in relationship. Nick then works with individuals and couples to help them come to bless the space between where they are and where they want to be as they recover their hearts and redeem their stories in the here and now. He seeks to make counseling a place of hope where clients can tell the truth about the pain of where they are, grieve the tragedy of where they’ve been, and dare to move into where they want to go.


Master of Divinity Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the Tennessee Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Certified SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator for pre-marital and married couples

Phil Herndon

Phil uses a dynamic approach to help his clients recover their hearts and redeem their stories. His therapeutic approach is grounded in the Spiritual Root System™, and is informed by the work of Irvin Yalom, Curt Thompson, Dan Siegel, and Dan Allender. He also integrates perspectives from Judeo-Christian traditions, existential philosophy, and pastoral care. Phil works with individuals who have lost their way through addiction, anxiety, depression, struggles with spirituality, or burnout to walk them through the tumultuous and scary times that are so common to the human experience. Phil worked in the trucking business through college and after college until finally realizing his true passion was helping people walk through difficulties and heartache. He completed graduate school in 1992 with a Master of Arts degree in counseling and religious education. He served as a pastor in Texas for 15 years until joining the Center for Professional Excellence in 2005 where he served as Clinical Director until 2020. Phil became the Clinical Director and co-owner of (what is now) River Tree in 2020 and loves his role in developing, encouraging, and equipping the staff as they walk with people through their life journeys. Phil lives in Murfreesboro with his wife Sheila and they have one son, Luke.


Licensed Professional Counselor #3009 Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Mental Health Service Provider National Certified Counselor

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.

Sarah Oelschig

Sarah works part-time as an HR Director and part-time as a life and career coach. She studied English Literature in college and then got her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2010. Currently, she is wearing all the hats by heading up an HR department! Her passion is coaching and helping people through challenging times in their lives. Sarah thrives on making a connection with others, helping them to navigate through change (whether planned or unplanned), and seeing them learn and grow. In 2023, Sarah completed a certificate in Coaching for Life & Work from UC at Davis and is currently working toward earning her ACC.


MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

Steve Wormer

Married to Rebecca for 25 years with three wonderful children. Pastors a church in Tennessee and also the National Director for a non-profit organization also based in Tennessee. Enjoys reading, working out, music, sports, and down time with family.


Small Church Pastor Leadership Coaching Certification

The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center, PLLC assists clients in achieving depth, connection, and wholeness in their lives by providing professional pastoral care and counseling in Middle Tennessee. Therapy is not always comfortable, but our goal is for each client to feel welcome and safe in our office and to create an environment that assists our clients to achieve growth and wholeness.


Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee (CPT038) ACPE Psychotherapist & Diplomate in the Former American Association of Pastoral Counselors Member of the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists Certified Facilitator for SYMBIS Premarital/Marital Assessment Endorsed as a Pastoral Counselor by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (2007) Four Units of Clinical Pastoral Education (Hospital Chaplain)

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


The YMCA of Middle Tennessee is a worldwide charitable fellowship united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of helping people grow in spirit, mind and body. Inspired by our Christian mission, we believe that keeping our doors open to all only strengthens our YMCA and its ability to meet the needs of the communities we serve. The Y is for Youth Development (nurturing the potential of youth and teens), Healthy Living (improving our community's health and well-being), and Social Responsibility (providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors in need).


Allison Nutrition Consulting

Here at Allison Nutrition Consulting, we focus on you and your individual needs and goals in your nutritional journey. Allison Nutrition Consulting is a 30 year-old nutrition firm of registered dietitians who provide individual consultations for people who struggle with food, weight/body, women's health, disease prevention or chronic disease management. We use a combination of approaches in our work, based on the individual, their issues, beliefs, learning styles, and physical health needs. Each of our dietitians has their own niche. Please inquire so that we may better assist you in matching you to the dietitian they may best suit your needs.


TN licensed Dietitian CDR Registered Dietitian

Ashlee Albright

Ashlee is an entrepreneur, business owner of and creator of Everything’s Albright. As a health and wellness coach, Ashlee helps overwhelmed families living in friction find peace and connection through group coaching so they can better thrive together. Ashlee also excels in meal planning, strategic family and personal scheduling and planning, and general wellness coaching. Before creating Everything’s Albright, Ashlee spent nine years as a special education teacher and coach. Her favorite current job is being a mom, with her favorite pastime job position being the Lunch Program Coordinator for a small, private Christian School.


Undergraduate Degree In Education, Master's Degree in Special Education, 10 years in Health and Wellness coaching

Beth Hampton

It is the mission of Hampton House to provide safe, competent and representative mental health care for those who have struggled to find that in the past. Hampton House has several clinicians with a range of expertise: anxiety, depression, identity exploration, multicultural care, perinatal care, couples counseling, life transitions and more.



Carrie Fraser

Carrie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Spiritual Director. She has worked in the recovery/substance use treatment field for over 25 years. She also specializes in working with people in the midst of life transitions. These transitions can include grief, depression, anxiety and seeking healing through therapy and/or developing spiritual practices. She also works alongside those who are experiencing professional development challenges and relationship issues. She offers in person and virtual sessions.


LMFT Certified Spiritual Director Under the price per session the 125-100 is for therapy 65-75 is for Spiritual Direction

Courtney Hicks

Courtney E. Hicks offers counseling-inspired spiritual direction that incorporates creative and contemplative spiritual practices, Jungian psychology, dreamwork, and the Enneagram into her work to lead directees on a journey towards self discovery and discernment. Courtney is a Christian mystic and contemplative activist and is certified in spiritual direction by The Haden Institute, a training program in the Jungian Mystical Christian Tradition in Asheville, NC. She earned her Masters of Education in Nonprofit Leadership and Bachelors of Science in Journalism and Religion from Belmont University. Prior to becoming a spiritual director, Courtney spent 15 years in the nonprofit sector doing community development work, specializing in marketing, development, and social enterprise. She resides on a homestead in Nashville, TN with her family, two doodle dogs, one wild tuxedo cat, and eight well-loved and named chickens. Courtney uses a sliding scale fee structure for individual spiritual direction and offers monthly sessions in person at her South Nashville office, virtually via Zoom, or walking spiritual direction at local Nashville parks. Courtney looks forward to connecting and potentially walking alongside you on your journey as you seek to live soulfully into your life's questions.


Certified Spiritual Director by The Haden Institute M.Ed. from Belmont University

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

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)

Garry Senna with Senna Company

The Senna Company draws its expertise from various disciplines. With over 30 years of experience as a Senior Pastor, 21 years as a police Chaplain, 10 years on the Governing Board of an International Church Group, and the last 7 years as an Executive Coach for Cisco Systems (The global Internet Company), we are able to bring a unique and diverse perspective to help you achieve your goals and aspirations.


International Coaching Federation, John Maxwell Founding Member, Marcus Buckingham Stand Out, BetterUp, Multiple Cisco Internal Certifications

Heather Harriss

Heather is an Elder in the United Methodist Church. She serves as the pastor for Spiritual Care and Connection at Belmont UMC in Nashville, TN. She received her certification for Spiritual Direction and for Dream work from The Haden Institute. She loves being a companion with people on their spiritual journey exploring dream images and archetypes as a contemplative practice in spiritual direction. She offers programs and retreats to draw closer the harmony between our soul and our life.


Certification for Spiritual Direction and Dream Work from the Haden Institute

Jacob Fasig

80% of Americans hate their job. Most of us wish our lives were different. Maybe not extremely different, but different none-the-less. Jacob has worked with people, for the last 20+ Years, to live into their future and make their dreams come true. He can do the same with you! Jacob is here to make sure you succeed for as long as you need him.


M.A. and CFL1

Jeff Grossman

Jeff had a first career in retail (long hours, significant pressure to produce sales results) and experienced meaningful personal change in his own counseling work. Jeff believes counseling is a helpful way for people to overcome a specific problem or to create overall emotional growth and healing. He encourages clients to find the right fit for them as they search for a counselor (someone they like, someone they want to spend time with, and someone they think would be helpful in resolving their presenting issue).



Kacey Holley

Kacey desires to stand in the gap of hard places and life with clients who may be struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. She believes that life experiences are not wasted and can be used for the good of ourselves and others. She utilizes an integrative approach when counseling because therapy is not one size fits all. Approaches she uses are evidence-based such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness techniques found in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She is married and a new resident of Nashville. As she is able, during the present season, they enjoy exploring the city. Her family consists of her, her spouse, and her three cats.



Kate Rea

Katie Rea brings her background of theology, teaching, and social work to Wisdom Tree Collective. She is a Tennessee native, born in Chattanooga and moved to Nashville in the early 2000s. In 2019, she earned a Master of Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University. Additionally, she completed Sewanee’s four-year Education for Ministry (EfM) program in 2022. Katie grew up in the United Methodist Church, but as an adult was called to and confirmed in The Episcopal Church. She has always been involved as a layperson in many capacities including choir, Stephen Ministry, and Christian education. She is a member of the religious order known as the Order of the Daughters of the King which follows a Rule of Life and focuses on prayer, service and evangelism. Katie began her Spiritual Direction journey during her discernment of a calling to ministry. She focuses on the art of holy listening in Spiritual Direction. She believes one of the holiest acts we can bestow for another is to simply listen without judgment. Katie completed additional studies in Dreamwork and is passionate about different prayer methods such as Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, the Examen, and Mindfulness. Katie resides in a house jammed full of books in Mt. Juliet with her husband Garrett and their four children. Marcella and Ben are in college and Phoebe and Emma are finishing high school. Katie loves photography, writing, reading, traveling, and waterfall hikes.


Master of Arts in Religion Spiritual Direction Certification Mindfulness Certification Education for Ministry (EfM)

Kimberly Best

Kimberly Best RN, MA is a TN Rule 31 listed Civil mediator and a TN Rule 31 trained Family mediator, focusing on Conflict Coaching, Family Mediation and Healthcare and Elder Mediation in Franklin, Tennessee. She spent most of her career as a Registered Nurse in intensive care, trauma, and emergency medicine, where she cared for people in extreme need and gained valuable experience in the medical system. Kim attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in Clinical/Community Psychology. She obtained a master’s degree in Conflict Management from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Kim also trained in Transformative Mediation at Hofstra University and Healthcare Mediation at the University of South Florida, and is a working member of the ACR Elder Mediation Professional Development Group. She is passionate about helping others resolve conflicts in a productive, non-litigious way, and in finding the optimal solution to problems for all parties involved. Kim draws from her unique and diverse experiences and her love of learning to inform her work in conflict management. She is author of “How to Live Forever, A Guide to Writing the Final Chapter of Your Life Story”. She is a speaker and trainer on conflict management, transitions and difficult decisions including end of life issues



Laura Williams

Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Be Found Counseling located in Brentwood, TN. Ashley works with adults, age 21 and over, on various concerns including anxiety, depression, phase of life issues, relationships, codependence, addictive behaviors, spiritual concerns, abuse, neglect, etc. She is EMDR trained and specializes in developmental and relational trauma (DARTT).



Lisa Kammerud

Lisa Kammerud is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) specializing in trauma-informed, clothed bodywork to (re)connect you with your body, your wisdom, and your power. She integrates acupressure, fascial work, and craniosacral therapy in her sessions. Her work is especially useful for those who are in nonprofit, spiritual, or healing arts professions as it offers deep rest, restoration, and an invitation for physical and metaphysical tensions to release. Lisa became an LMT in 2016 after 13 years in international development, because of the transformative role of bodywork in her own healing journey. She is honored to now be of support to others.


Certified Massage Therapist, Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies,2016 Completed SomEx(r), Experiential Healing Center, 2018 Completed Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies, by Linda Thai LMSW ERYT-200, 2020

Michelle Pederson

Rev. Dr. Michelle Pederson is a community minister affiliated with Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation (GNUUC) and is a Spiritual Director in private practice. She received training from Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, AZ and a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological school in Chicago. Previously, she earend a doctorate in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago in 2006. More information about Rev. Dr. Michelle and her ministry can be found at Spirit Space Nashville (


Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction

Nicole Diamond Holistic Skin Care

Nicole Diamond has 25 years experience as an esthetician. She has her own holistic skin care practice in Green Hills. She and her husband Nick reside in Franklin, Tn. with their two teenage children.


Rebecca Sairs

Rebecca is a national board certified health and wellness coach who works with those with PMS, PMDD, and other menstrual cycle related conditions. She helps her clients make changes that are meaningful and important to them in order to support their well-being.


Sally Sharpe

As a former PK (preacher’s kid), Sally has a heart for all who are involved in ministry in any shape or form, as well as a passion for guiding others in the journey toward healing and wholeness as they learn to rest in God’s unconditional love and grace. She has received certificates in spiritual direction and Ignatian spiritual direction (Spiritual Exercises) from the Selah Center for Spiritual Formation (Nashville, TN), whose foundational focus is God as love through the lens of Christ and the tools of the Christian contemplative traditions. Believing that all people long to be seen, known, and loved, Sally provides a safe space for others to share their stories, explore their relationship with God, and seek a deeper connection with the One who knows them best and loves them most. Areas of interest include contemplative prayer practices, Ignatian spirituality, spiritual discernment, journaling, healing through story, the Enneagram, and inner healing (Internal Family Systems and HeartSync prayer). In addition to offering in-person and online spiritual direction and facilitating workshops and retreats, Sally is certified to guide individuals and groups through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises (19th and 18th annotations). She also partners with her husband, Neil, a licensed marriage and family therapist, to lead classes, seminars, and retreats on inner healing, relationships, marriage, and parenting. They are the parents of two young adult daughters and live in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.


Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Certificate in Ignatian Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Exercises) - Selah Center for Spiritual Formation

Scott Spradley

A practicing Spiritual Director since 2013, Scott received his certification in Spiritual Direction from Perkins School of Theology in October 2014. Scott, his wife Tara, and son, JT attend Providence United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. Scott also serves as Director for the VBS team at the UMPH. Scott regularly facilitates groups such as “Walking as a Spiritual Practice” meeting at least one Saturday morning each month and “Breathing Under Water,” a study of the Spirituality of the Twelve Steps based on Richard Rohr’s book of the same title. Scott has also led Group Spiritual Direction and Discernment for Men and Dreamwork groups. Scott enjoys audio books, movies, songwriter driven music, walking his dog, and biking. For Scott, Spiritual Direction is a time when “two or three are gathered in God’s name” Matthew 18:20, intent on awareness of God’s presence, word and guidance. The true Director of these sessions is the Holy Spirit. The Spiritual Director is simply a companion on the journey or “the two” for one seeking direction.


Spiritual Direction

Steven Bonner, PhD

Dr. Bonner is a leadership coach with a background in the Army, academics, and pastoral care who utilizes a systems-based approach to help people find their way through conflict & anxiety by acknowledging dignity within self and others.


Level 1 Certified Coach

The New Beginnings Center

The New Beginnings Center offers 12-week programs that incorporate nutrition education, behavior change coaching and strength training to economically disadvantaged women. More than 85% of our clients are on full scholarship, enabling them to participate at no cost. Our scholarship is based on 150% of the HUD income limits, which means that a single woman, making less than $51,000 per year, qualifies for a full scholarship.


Tobi Nolan

Tobi has a master’s in clinical mental health counseling. In a safe, trusting relationship she helps clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and challenging relationship issues. She has experience helping people healing from traumatic experiences. Tobi enjoyed an early legal career, is married, and has two adult children.


SYMBIS and Prepare/Enrich certifications for premarital couples and couple enrichment

Amanda Roman

Amanda has the strength of seeing the best in people and practices from a place of compassion, grace, and hope. Amanda has been in the social services/mental health world for the past 10+ years. She found herself in a place of deep burnout and secondary traumatic stress early on in her career that led to feelings of utter exhaustion and hopelessness that there was any good or possibility for change in this world. That experience spurred her career as a therapist working 1:1 with individuals to improve their emotional health and well-being as well as her passion for helping the helpers as they do the hard work of serving others and sitting with others in their pain. Amanda also recognizes the trauma many helpers are exposed to as they serve others and is highly trained in EMDR to help alleviate symptoms of traumatic stress.


LPC-MHSP license, EMDRIA Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with additional training in attachment-focused EMDR, EMDR Consultant-in-Training, Somatic Experiencing, Intermediate level

Ashley Bassett

Ashley is originally from Michigan, but now resides in Nashville, TN. She graduated from Albion College with a B.A. in Biology with a pre-med concentration. Ashley originally wanted to be a pediatric surgeon because she loves kids and loves helping people. Instead, she found a different calling after she realized how much her very own personal trainer had changed her life. The change was not just physical, in fact, it was more mental than anything. She then decided to become a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, USA Boxing Coach and most recently a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. From her life experiences, Ashley knew she could help people on another level. Of all ages. Of all backgrounds. She wanted to share her story and show people they’re not alone in this thing called life. Fitness is so far beyond the physicality of someone. It is just as much their mind and their spirit. You can’t be healthy physically, if you’re not healthy mentally. But it wasn’t until her very own fitness journey that she realized this. Ashley understands it can very overwhelming to start working on your health and wellness. Her coaching style empowers and teaches her clients how to overcome this feeling of overwhelm through movement and mindset.


NASM Certified Personal Trainer Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coach USA Boxing Bronze Level Certified Boxing Coach Box N Burn Certified Fitness Boxing Trainer TRX Certified Trainer CPR Certified

Beverly Bateman (Rev. )

Bev is a graduate of Capella University. Currently serving as a Faith Community Nurse Program Coordinator, she is a master-level prepared Registered Nurse and an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Experienced as a co-pastor with her husband, Bev has been involved in ministry for over 40 years. Board-Certified in mental health coaching and trained in grief and trauma care, Bev's lived experience, makes her an effective speaker, consultant, mentor, and coach. With a desire to help, Bev founded Telos Whole-Person Wellness Coaching and Consulting. Telos Whole-Person Wellness Coaching and Consulting exists to provide support to those who desire to successfully navigate life's experiences. Utilizing various methods, including The Murray Method and Brief Presenting Symptom Support Techniques, Bev strives to help clients reach their ultimate goals. (Telos is the root of the modern term teleology, the study of purposiveness or of objects with a view to their aims, purposes, or intentions.)


Board Certified Mental Health Coach The Murray Method - Levels I, II, II

Chip Low

Chip is a Professional Certified Coach, Team Coach, Coach Trainer, and Mentor Coach with Compass Coaching. He coaches individuals and teams around various topics like leadership formation, organizational change and transition, strategic and project development, healthy conflict, resource/stewardship development, and other topics brought to coaching by clients. Chip is a Coach Trainer with Loaves and Fishes Coach Training LLC for those wishing to become coaches, an ICF PCC Marker Assessor, and a Certified Mentor Coach for the International Coach Federation certification process. Chip is an Integrative 9 Enneagram Accredited coach and a Core Values Index Practitioner coach. Chip also partners with different organizations which allows him to incorporate coaching ideas into specific kinds of work. He is a Financial Leadership Coach with the Presbyterian Foundation, serves as a Leadership faculty member and a Conference Leader in the CREDO program of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is a coach with ReKindle: A Congregational Development Program of Columbia Theological Seminary.


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

Crystal Owens

Crystal is a mental health professional that is licensed in two areas of mental health support. Crystal has worked as a Licensed School Counselor for over 11 years, is a temp Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider, and is also the owner of Red Cedar Psychotherapy, located in Brentwood, Tennessee. The combined areas of focus bring about a comprehensive approach to supporting individuals of various ages and abilities. She is prepared to walk alongside her clients on the journey towards healing.


LPC-MHSP, Licensed Professional School Counselor, Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Edmund Settle

Edmund is an executive coach and social entrepreneur with over 20 years of international senior leadership experience. Throughout his career, he has collaborated closely with nonprofits and civil society groups across more than 30 countries, championing human rights and inclusion. His enthusiasm lies in empowering individuals dedicated to effecting positive change in communities and people's lives. Edmund works closely with nonprofit and community leaders, offering tailored coaching and advisory services to maximize their work's impact.


Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation Certified Executive Coach | COR.E Leadership Dynamics™ Specialist Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)

Exploring Peace Ministries

Deaconess Whitney R. Simpson is the Founder of Exploring Peace Ministries. She is a soul care practitioner, helping others reach their fullest human potential as they explore the gift of God’s peace. Whitney is a trained spiritual director, an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, and the author of Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit and Fully Human, Fully Divine: An Advent Devotional for the Whole Self. Whitney holds space for others to meet God through embodied spirituality and the ministry of spiritual formation. Discover more of her ministry offerings at You can connect with Whitney directly at


Hampton House

Hampton House is a counseling center whose mission is to serve individuals from marginalized communities, specifically BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folks. Our team specializes in helping clients navigate a variety of issues and circumstances including anxiety/depression, women's issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, cultural dissonance, religious dissonance, stress, prenatal care, pregnancy, postpartum, and trauma.


Insight Counseling Center

Insight Counseling Centers exists to restore lives to wholeness – mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Insight provides quality, spiritually-integrated mental health counseling services for individuals, couples, and families, training for professionals, and mental health awareness education for communities in Tennessee.


Jason Loscuito

As Spiritual Companions, our role is to serve as a guide to those who are seeking the holy. To create a brave space where we can meet together to listen for the still, small voice of the Divine in our lives. To be present and to assist in the manifesting of God in each of our directees. Jason will be present and serve as a guide when someone is discovering the image of God that lies within them. He wants to help them to see that “God is in everything and everything in is God.” Jason is a Spiritual Companion who lives in Nashville, TN. He earned his BA in Religion from Samford University and the Master of Theological Studies from The Boston University School of Theology. He completed a Spiritual Direction Training program through the Haden Institute. Jason has experience in Spiritual Direction, dreamwork, and the Enneagram. Jason is available to meet with you individually, either in person or remotely. He is also available to lead retreats or workshops.


Jennie Schut

Jennie Schut is an award-winning artist, author of Waking Up Grey: An Exploration of Creative Awakening and certified Enneagram Applications Professional. She is founder of Fly Forward, an organization that aids creative and spiritual exploration, awakening and flourishing through educational materials, small groups, retreats, workshops, individual art instruction, creative direction and leadership training. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Middle Tennessee State University and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Selah Center for Spiritual Formation. She works primarily with oils and encaustic, a wax-based medium. See her work here.


BFA Enneagram certified professional Selah spiritual direction certificate Ongoing supervision and career development

Kaitlyn Nicholson

Kaitlyn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist. Since 2017, Kaitlyn has been working with a variety of mental health populations and she considers it an honor to journey with others through the ups and downs of life while gently guiding them in remaining connected to themselves.


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Grief Recovery Method Specialist

Keller Hawkins

Keller (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician under supervision to become a Marriage & Family Therapist and a Clinical Pastoral Therapist. Keller uses a systemic lens in therapy, meaning clients are seen holistically within their contexts, cultures, relationships, and environments. Keller has experience working with clients sitting with grief, relationship issues, sexuality & gender exploration, religious trauma, spirituality, addiction, and life transitions. Keller values the body and its wisdom, and tries to cultivate a practice of intention and awareness around sensation with her clients. Keller has found deep meaning in Celtic spirituality through her time abroad and loves that the word for 'trust' in Irish translates roughly to: “you are the place where I stand when my feet are sore.” Keller hopes to be that place for her clients. Keller received her Bachelor of Arts in religion from Whitman College, her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Belmont University. Keller comes to her therapeutic work through her experiences as a pastor, chaplain, educator, and facilitator. She is a Provisional Deacon in the United Methodist Church and has spent significant time learning from and being among spiritual communities in multiple countries.


MDiv, Vanderbilt Divinity School MA in Mental Health Counseling, Belmont University Under supervision to become licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist and a Clinical Pastoral Therapist Member of Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists, AAMFT, and ACPE

Kristen Nicholson

After spending 22 years in corporate healthcare, wishing that healthcare was more proactive versus reactive, I was burned out and decided to pivot. I've been obsessed with personal health, working out, and infrared sauna for many years. I use all 3 of our modalities in my daily practice and wanted to show others that we can take our health into our


Leigh Ann Roberts

Leigh Ann is the vice president and co-founder of Circle Center Consulting, LLC, With the Circle Center, Leigh Ann serves as a development professional for leaders in the healthcare and technology industries in Middle Tennessee. The Circle Center provides group coaching and team facilitation using a process known as the Circle Process- an ancient method for group consensus building and community. This process has been used in restorative justice work for years and the Circle Center has the privilege of supporting organizations who are interested in harnessing the cognitive diversity found in groups for the innovation and collaboration needed to solve big problems in the world. Using the Circle Process, Leigh Ann and other Circle Center facilitators are able to support the resilience and development of participating leaders and professionals, while also increasing the confidence and skill of those same leaders as they endeavor to lead their own teams in collaborative conversations. Leigh Ann provides coaching for executives and mid-management professionals in both for profit and not for profit organizations experiencing rapid growth and/or unrelenting change. Leigh Ann has been a civil mediator for 22 years, holding memberships and leadership positions in such organizations as the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Tennessee Association for Professional Mediators and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. In addition to her years of experience and recognition as an attorney and mediator, Leigh Ann Roberts is a well-known speaker and trainer in the field of leadership and workplace culture development. Leigh Ann provides expert knowledge and feedback to her audiences on topics that shape the culture of both small and large organizations. Drawing on her years of experience as a legal and conflict management advisor in a variety of industries, Leigh Ann is passionate about helping leaders and professionals create intentional shifts in personal mastery and organizational culture. Leigh Ann was raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She completed her undergraduate and law degrees at The University of Mississippi where she met Tracy, her husband and business partner. Leigh Ann lives near Radnor Lake where she loves to hike, be in nature and learn about plants. Leigh Ann is a Reiki III Level practitioner, an End of Life Coach and Death Doula and is continuing her study and practice in the field of spiritual direction.


'- Presence Based Coaching, ICF Accredited, Organizational & Professional Development Coach - Mediation Training International,Inc., - Certified Workplace Conflict Management Trainer And Regional Representative - University Of Mississippi School Of Law, Juris Doctor - University Of Mississippi, Bachelor Of Arts, Honors Graduate - Tennessee Supreme Court, Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator

Marc A Wolfe

Marc A. Wolfe is invited to be the guide for his corporate and individual clients so they become the leaders and teams they were created to be. Their transformation is a result of seeing problems in a new way and being inspired to create solutions that allow them to see around corners and over the horizon. As an International Coaching Federation certified executive coach, author, and innovation consultant Marc helps turn conversations into outcomes. For decades as an entrepreneur and strategist, Marc’s career started by taking photographs of Presidents and best-selling authors, to working with the NY Giants, then building an Apple-focused international support company before there was an iPod. Marc has consistently provided perspective and insights to both US and global companies in healthcare (BD, Columbia Univ, Tufts Health Plan), retail (Tiffany & Co), financial/legal (State Street Bank, Bone McAllester Norton), technology (Synnex), non-profit (Goodwill, Free for Life Int'l, Billy Graham Evangelical Assoc, Nashville Area Chamber), hospitality (Choice Hotels Owners Council), Manufacturing (GAF) and media/entertainment (CNBC, Turner) industries. Marc has been a guest columnist for as well as writing articles for other national publications. Marc has been selected as an INC5000 Executive Coach, as well as a master facilitator for the Marshall Goldsmith MG100 Leaders Live. He provides virtual and in-person workshops and keynotes to audiences that want to be engaged and come away with the knowledge that immediately helps them and their teams. He is also the author of the upcoming book called “Yeah, but…How to Leave Excuses And Alibis Behind”. Marc and his family live outside of Nashville, TN, their forever home.


International Coaching Federation (ICF), Professional Certified Coach (ACC), Predictive Index (PI) Certified Talent Optimization Consultant, PrinciplesUS Beta Certified Partner (A Ray Dalio Co), Team Coaching Foundations Certified Coach (GTCI), PXT Select Assessment Certification, Gratitude Leader Lab Certified -The Culture Works, Global Certificate in Leadership Coaching -Internal Impact

Micky ScottBey Jones

Micky ScottBey Jones (she/her) is known as the Justice Doula. A former birth doula, she now accompanies people as they birth more love & belonging into our world. As a womanist, contemplative activist, multi-faith movement chaplain, innovative certified enneagram teacher & coach, compassionate facilitator and nonviolence practitioner, Micky supports change makers in their desire for sustainable leadership strategies, healing and resilience practices and embodied liberation through inner and outer change through tools like the Enneagram, healing circles, resilience building skills and somatic practices. She is a visionary leader in the fields of spiritual accompaniment and movement chaplaincy, and has trained hundreds of people in accompaniment in social change movements. Micky earned a B.S. in Consumer and Family Sciences from MTSU, a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from NAIITS/Portland Seminary and is certified to coach and teach the Enneagram of personality through the School of Conscious Living. She has completed The Narrative Enneagram Core Program and Enneagram Professional Training Program and is a Certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher. Micky has an extensive range of additional training which includes Narrative 4 story exchange, various organizing and nonviolence training including Faith In Action, Faith Rooted Organizing, Momentum and Kingian nonviolence training with Rev. James Lawson. She’s studied somatics with The Embodiment Institute, emergent strategy with adrienne maree brown, various facilitation workshops with Training for Change and DesignShop. A perpetual learner, Micky is an ongoing student and practitioner of mindfulness and meditation and has daily practices of gratitude, movement, reading and meditation. Micky has worked with many organizations including The People’s Supper, Christians for Social Action, Transform Network, Freedom Road and the YMCA. She has extensive program development experience including the Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Project & Training, The Racial Justice Institute. She is looking forward to the day when she can resume leading pilgrimages alongside trusted friends in South Africa, Ireland and Israel-Palestine. Dialog across difference, transformative learning journeys and facilitating spaces of reflection, discovery and healing with a commitment to belonging, equity, justice and liberation are among her specialties. Micky is the author of Keep the Fires Burning: Conquering Stress and Burnout as a Mother-Baby Professional and contributing author in Becoming Like Creoles: Living and Leading at the Intersections of Injustice, Culture and Religion and Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers and have contributed to the Oneing Journal through the Center for Action and Contemplation. Micky’s writing has been featured on many platforms including Christians For Social Action, The Porch Magazine, Sojourners, Our Bible App, and Red Letter Christians, and she’s a sought after guest on many podcasts including CTZNWELL, The Liturgists, Lord Have Mercy and Love Period. Micky is a regular co-host on the podcast, Bruce Reyes-Chow and Friends.


Narrative Enneagram Certified Teacher, The School of Conscious Living Certified Enneagram Teacher, Trainer and Coach, Integrative Somatic Parts Work Level 1

PaQuita Pullen, PhD

Dr. 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

Restore Small Groups

Restore Small Groups' founder, Scott Reall grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Otterbein University in 1976 with a B.A. in Health and Exercise Science. Scott was an athlete through college and became a coach before joining the Green Hills Family YMCA in Nashville, TN as the Senior Wellness Director in 1988. Upon winning the YMCA of the USA Armstrong Award, Scott returned to school and attended Masters level classes in Theology from Covenant Seminary. In addition, Scott has completed Stage II™ Recovery Training and is certified in The Grief Recovery Method ® Scott has led thousands of small groups and consistently meets with individuals to support their journey to transformation. Scott has also written 5 books: Journey to Freedom, Journey to Healthy Living, Journey to A Life of Significance, Journey to Living with Courage, and Journey to Life after Loss. Journey to Freedom has been translated into Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, French, German, and Swahili. He travels globally to aid in the growth of Journey small group efforts in Ukraine, Belize and beyond. Scott lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is an avid hiker, golfer and dog rescuer. Executive Director, Sara Hamill, has more than 15 years experience in the not-for-profit world including work in the pastoral care field, program management, and organizational development. She joined her first Journey to Freedom small group in 2010. She experienced a safe, caring community that helped her grow and self-examine her life during a time of personal and spiritual discernment. She knew that she had found a unique, life-changing process that could be helpful to anyone no matter what the struggle or need. She joined the Restore staff at the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in 2011 and has served as a Program Director and Director of Partnership Development for the organization. She is passionate about increasing the healing impact of small groups throughout Middle Tennessee and globally. Sara has her Master’s degree from the Institute of Conflict Management at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, Sara has 400 hours of training in Clinical Pastoral Education from St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee and is a Certified Rule 31 Meditator.


Sara Amos

Sara Amos (She/Her) is an LCSW and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has 15+ yrs working in various community mental health settings and now owns a private practice focused on supporting other helping professionals. She has unique insight and experience with compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma to help guide her clients.



Shelby Slowey with Open Door Collective

A graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, Shelby is passionate about equipping her neighbors to cultivate lives of peace and meaning. She has been serving local churches for over 15 years, and was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 2015. A modern contemplative at heart, Shelby completed her training in spiritual direction with Wayfaring Companions in 2021. She now leads classes and workshops on contemplative practices, as well as contemplative retreats. More than anything, Shelby strives to be a good neighbor, and to provide hospitality for the heart, mind, and spirit of all whom she encounters.


M.Div., Vanderbilt Divinity School, 2014 Spiritual Direction Program Completion, Wayfaring Companions, 2021

Sylvie Maury

Sylvie is an entrepreneur, an executive, a mom, and a coach. She worked as an executive for international organizations in the fashion Industry globally before her fascination with neurosciences took over her life. A series of challenging experiences led her to go back to school and learn all she could about how neuroplasticity can help us become more resilient. She then got a master’s degree in Mind and Body Medicine, where she learned about nutrition, mindfulness, movement, psychophysiology, neurosciences, leadership and more. She also decided that she wanted to help others become resilient and got coaching certifications from Saybrook University and ICF. Sylvie is continuing this healing and learning journey by working on her doctoral degree and researching resilience. Sylvie works with clients transitioning from jobs, careers, countries, divorces, and children moving away. Some clients are overwhelmed, burned out, and stressed; others need to boost their self-confidence and their resilience and find clarity in their next step in life. Other clients want to learn to communicate better, work on their work-life balance, and/or optimize work performance. Sylvie’s coaching style is to create a safe and caring environment where clients can be seen and heard. In addition, Sylvie uses the power of neuroplasticity to help her clients create new healthy habits and achieve their chosen goals.


Integrative Wellness Coaching, Saybrook University 2019 ACC, International Coaching Federation Feb 2021

The Trauma Informed Academy

The Trauma Informed Academy (TIA) is the result of the work of Elizabeth Power, M.Ed., a visionary in all things trauma informed. The Academy's work in helping people become trauma-responsive from a transdisciplinary perspective is in use on every continent except Antarctica. The TIA provides training to residential facilities in Trauma Informed Care, has helped develop Trauma-Responsive Faith Communities in North Minneapolis and Baltimore, and supports developing Trauma Responsive Schools in Zambia. Our Founder is a graduate of Education for Ministry at The University of the South.


Whitney Simpson

Whitney R. Simpson is the founder of Exploring Peace Ministries. Explore the gift of God's peace with your whole self - breath, body, and spirit with Whitney. ​ Between her 20's and early 30's, she experienced multiple health crises including melanoma skin cancer, stroke, and brain surgery. She has known God her entire life but during those times of healing and recovery, she began to seek God's peace and deepen her relationship with God while exploring contemplative prayer tools.


Professional certification in Spiritual Formation (CSF) at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2012 with training focused on spiritual direction and retreat facilitation.
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