My name is Debbie Holland. I currently reside in Jupiter, Florida. I am interested in life coaching through Christian Leaders Institute. Most recently, I was blessed to be married to a pastor and we served in three different pastorates during our time together this side of Heaven. My beloved husband passed away on December 10th, 2018 from a very rare and aggressive brain cancer.
Among some of my God-given gifts are a passion for coaching, encouraging, disciplining, mentoring, and teaching people. As a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a cheerleader. Though that never happened at that time, it has become a reality in adulthood. I love cheering people on to success.
I have been an advocate for healthy living for over 40 years after making some major lifestyle changes of my own when I was eighteen. As a result of that passion, I became Certified Personal Trainer and an RRCA Certified Distance Running Coach. Equipped with that training, I eagerly set out on a mission to change as many lives as possible through life coaching.
It didn’t take very long before I began feeling a great deal of frustration when I saw a lack of commitment from clients. I quickly realized that I cannot change anyone! Through this I learned a valuable lesson. I can’t want something more for someone than they want it for themselves. They have to make a choice.
Once we figure out what the client wants and they have made a decision to work toward their goals, I can help coach them into creating a plan of action and then assist in managing the plan. The change has to come from within the person I am coaching whether it be for fitness lifestyle changes or other life endeavors. This is a way Christian Leaders can help.
In my own life, I have found that pain has been the greatest effector of change. By the grace of God, in some of my darkest hours, I was able to recognize that I was the one who held the key to my failure or success, not anyone else.
“You can’t want something more for someone than they want it for themselves. They have to make a choice.” ~ Coach Debbie Holland