What drew you to YadaFactor?
I connected with YadaFactor in 2013 when I was attending the University of Florida. A friend of mine asked me to join her in what I thought was just another bible study. Little did I know, I was in for something so much deeper. I began to connect with God in a whole new way; a more personal way. I have been practicing Yada with the same friend ever since. We’ve been able to encourage one another and point each other back to God through college, dating, marriage, moving, and more that is yet to come. YadaFactor has taught me to focus on my pen and paper, setting all the distractions aside, and literally take my thoughts captive on a page. I am able to process frustrations, joys, sorrows, celebrations with God and bring him into my life completely. YadaFactor has changed my life. I truly don’t know where I would be without this practice.
What do you like about coaching?
I love sharing YadaFactor with other people. It has completely changed my life and I’ve watched it change the lives of people I share it with. Coaching gives me a chance to see first-hand how God speaks to people. How often do we get to witness this so personally in the lives of others? I’m not an expert in all things YadaFactor by any means and I struggle with fear of inadequacy as a coach, but I continue to say “yes” because when I witness someone hearing from God, I am filled with so much hope and joy.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to read books, mainly thrillers, but I throw a few rom-coms in there to lighten it up sometimes. I also spend a lot of time with family either traveling or playing games (Yahtzee, Phase 10, and Rummikub are my game recommendations). My husband and I recently moved from Nevada back to Florida to be with family and we are soaking up the time we have with those we love.
What one word would you use to describe YadaFactor?
Brave – You have to be brave to do this practice. God knows our hearts already, but in YadaFactor, we have to face some hard truths in our lives and admit them, to ourselves and to our YadaFactor partners. It takes bravery to be honest and truthful, not avoiding the fears and insecurities. God is incredibly kind and loving, so when we are brave and open up to Him, He shows us just how much He loves us, even in our humanity.
Is there something special you’d like to share with other coaches in the YadaFactor community?
Thank you for being brave.