Helping individuals to reach their career and personal goals is our desire. At Directional Motivation we have assembled a team of extremely successful coaches from around the globe, to help you succeed in your own efforts. Of critical importance in any coaching effort, is the ability for a coach and client to build a relationship of value and trust. With this in mind our coaches bring a broad base of expertise that benefits military personnel, small business owners, executives, commissioned sales, public speaking, career development, life and family, and many other areas. These services include one on one coaching, group coaching, corporate training, and professional retreats. Many of our coaches are also published authors and we offer these resources, as well.


From day one I was born in an entrepreneur family. Through the years my six brothers, two sisters, and I worked in many facets of the family lumberyard business. After completing a 2 year degree in Architectural Design, I went to work for a mechanical / electrical engineering firm in Sioux Falls for 5 years. During that period of time I became ACE certified as a personal trainer and worked part-time at a local gym. At this time I discovered my passion of helping others achieve their fitness goals.
In 1996, I started my own health club business. During the 12 years of operating my business, I gained a wealth of experience. Many of my workout clients were small business owners who also looked to me for business advice. Eventually, I expanded my client sessions into more of a life coaching / goal setting format, which became a natural fit for me.
With each passing year it became more evident that God was grooming me for a new role. In 2007, I sold my fitness business and transitioned to business / personal coaching. Over the past few years, I have coached a large variety of entrepreneurs with service based businesses. When partnering with my clients, I enjoy using my creative thinking skills to help take their business and personal life to another level.
Through business ownership, I have also experienced the same fears and challenges as you. Maintaining balance with your business, health, family, and spiritual life can be even more challenging. But you can maintain harmony in all areas of your life with the right systems, the right priorities and the right focus.

God has blessed me with my beautiful bride Tanis and three adorable children (two boys and one girl). We love laughing and creating memories together. Our love and commitment for Jesus Christ is the staple we live by

"Everything is possible for him who believes." – Mark 9:23

No matter where you are in life, personal coaching can assist you in transforming your story.
My coaching programs are designed to help:
  • *Determine the best goals for you
  • *Discover a more meaningful life and live out your bucket list
  • *Get on the path to financial independence
  • *Find the career you love
  • *Clear the clutter and organize your life
  • *Improve communication skills
  • *Eliminate unhealthy habits
  • *Blast through roadblocks and fears
  • *Develop a lean healthy body and renew your energy
  • *Grow spiritually
  • *Improve your leadership skills
  • *Have healthy, more meaningful relationships
  • *Help students orchestrate a plan for their future
  • *And much more!

Jim Rieffenberger
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Phone: 605-553-8181
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Peggy Collins is a professional speaker, author and coach. She's been speaking professionally since 1993 to thousands all across the US and coaching for 20+ years, both in Dallas, TX and as a member of the Henderson County Job Link Team for the last 9 years.

 Peggy had a highly successful career in the business world before embarking on her speaking career. As Senior-Vice President of a bank holding company, President of a relocation company and owner of two small businesses, she learned the valuable lessons she shares with audiences

Her book, Help is Not a Four Letter Word; Why Doing It All is Doing You In published by McGraw Hill, reveals a never-before-discussed self-defeating behavior she calls The Self-Sufficiency Syndrome. Many of us can't ask for help, can't delegate because no one else can do it as well and we're headed for burnout or worse. Peggy has uncovered an epidemic!

Since 2008, she has been interviewed on 92 radio shows and her book subject has appeared in 18 magazines and publications including The New York Enterprise Report, The Huffington Report, Real Simple, Global Woman and The Small Business Digest.

Peggy's client list includes well known corporations, associations and conferences including Mobil Oil, Frito Lay, The Toyota Women's Conference, The International Association of Conference Managers, Society of Human Resource Managers, Executive Women International, The International Association of Administrative Professionals and many chapters of Meeting Professionals International. For a complete Client List, please go to Peggy's website at

Since 2004, Peggy has been a resident of Hendersonville, NC. She's a mother and grandmother. She's also a nineteen-year member of the National Speakers Association and  has been designated by MPI (Meeting Professionals International) as a Platinum Speaker.

Peggy's one-on-one coaching, in person or by phone includes:

Presentation Skills 
Networking – the How-To's
Strategizing a Job Search
Peggy Collins
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Phone:(828) 698-8866

Help Is Not a Four Letter Word Help Is Not a Four Letter Word: When Doing It All is Doing You In

It's great to be self-sufficient, isn't it? Not if it's costing you your sanity.

Okay, so you're responsible, hard working, and independent. But you're also stressed out, overwhelmed, and reluctant to ask anyone for help. Why should you? You're perfectly capable of juggling work, family, and other obligations all by yourself, thank you very much. But ask yourself-and be honest:

Are you constantly trying to "do it all," all by yourself?

Do you avoid delegating work because you don't trust others to "do it right"?

Are you afraid you'll look weak if you ask someone for help?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be suffering from Self-Sufficiency Syndrome--and you might be heading for major burnout. The good news is: Help Is Not a Four-Letter Word. This groundbreaking new book by professional speaker Peggy Collins will show you how to recognize the signs, ease the demands you put on yourself, and start enjoying your work, your family, and your life.

Help Is Not a Four-Letter Word helps you:

Identify the signs and symptoms of Self-Sufficiency Syndrome

Break the cycle of extreme self-sufficiency

Ask for help when you really need it

Learn who and who not to ask for help

Balance your personal and professional life

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Peggy Collins


After 22 years of sales and leadership experience in corporate America, Lisa Brouwer traded her high heels for Harley boots and her briefcase for saddlebags. She now travels a different highway sharing her biker philosophy as the Biker Executive. Through her speaking and coaching programs, Lisa empowers individuals to roll on the throttle of their lives and shift their potential into high gear.

But don't let the biker persona distract you… Lisa has proven herself as a top sales producer for one of the largest financial institutions in the nation. She built and led a synergistic team of highly successful sales people who consistently performed in the top 1% nationwide. Not only does she drive a motorcycle, she is driven to expect success from herself and others.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, Lisa provides programs that will inspire you to rev up your personal and professional growth. She'll work with you or your organization to clarify where you're going, help you develop a roadmap to get you there, and then be your riding buddy along the way… holding you accountable to the journey you've set before yourself. Your success is her agenda.

Living life at full throttle is Lisa's passion. She believes that in life and in business, it isn't about being the passenger where you're just along for the ride. It's about grabbing opportunity by the bars, powering up, and riding to meet it. Your road trip starts here…

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, I provide group and one-on-one coaching that will inspire you to rev up your personal and professional growth. Let me help you or your organization become more intentional about kicking your potential into a higher gear.

My coaching philosophy is simple… your success is my agenda. I'll work with you to clarify where you're going, help you develop a roadmap to get you there, and then be your riding buddy along the way… holding you accountable to the journey you've set before yourself. My coaching perspective has been featured on national levels, including USA Today.

So whether you're looking for a short ride across town (3 month coaching commitment) or an iron-butt road trip (1 year coaching commitment), I've got a coaching program tailored to your ride.

Lisa Brouwer
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Phone: 605-366-3072
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Richard is Europe's foremost speaker on transformational self-leadership. Recently, he founded Leading Men Only, particularly to empower and equip men to lead at work, rest and play. As an energizing speaker, trainer and consultant he distils practical messages and strategies into engaging stories examples and executions that encourage, educate and elicit results. Along Richard's own Journey of Success he has been and/or is a husband, father, competitive swimmer, veterinarian, army officer, MBA, unemployed, award-winning business and executive coach and repeatedly requested speaker. Richard's book, Hoof it! 7 Key Lessons on Your Journey of Success, is a repeat finalist in book awards. He has co-edited and contributed to books and magazines on leadership and business development. Richard lives by the adage a healthy body is a healthy mind. His focus is to delivers results through people. And… just so you know he is a Canadian residing in Scotland!

Dr Richard Norris is a self-leadership master who equips and empowers aspiring men from the boardroom to the locker room to the family room to lead the life they deserve and desire. Clients find Richard's practical, simple and easy to implement tools, tips and techniques deliver quick results and progress their Journey of Success. Richard's own self-leadership has developed from a diverse career of experiences as a veterinarian, army officer, competitive swimmer, award-winning coach, speaker, author, husband and father.

Richard Norris
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Phone +44 1738 827813
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Hoof It
Hoof it! has been created and written around seven key lessons pertaining to your Journey of Success, with each lesson being reinforced from chapter to chapter. Like a good story with a message? This is a charming and imaginative business and life parable centred around Vic, an orphaned wildebeest, who must endure the challenges and dangers of his first Journey. Hoof it! offers a simple, effective and practical approach for your Journey of Success both now and in the future. Need to know what are your next steps to take? Discover new insights. Create a new plan. Live it. Progress your Journey. And when you do, you will know what success truly means for you - and how to achieve it. Now all that remains is for you to begin to... Hoof it!
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Diane Overgard, ACC, CFLE

Spend a little time with Diane Overgard and you'll feel her exuberance for life rubbing off on you. She is passionate about inspiring businessmen and women to understand themselves, find direction, and develop habits that enhance both business and personal life.

Do you want to be more successful? If you aren't as far in your career as you thought you'd be, you're working a ton of hours but don't really seem to be getting anywhere, or you've lost that drive for getting up in the morning, then it's time to make a change – in yourself. Through our unique 45 Degrees Coaching process you will learn how to find new motivation, make effective decisions quickly, boost your confidence and get headed in the right direction. Imagine what would happen in your work if you were more influential, ambitious, and magnetic!

As a Certified Life Coach with a background in Adult Education, Diane understands that success in a professional life is enhanced by making a personal life incredible. To be truly successful at work, your "other" life has to work as well and Diane knows what motivates people to make decisions and change behaviors. She will empower you to add more energy and satisfaction to relationships both at work and at home.

In additional to personal coaching, Diane speaks at staff trainings, business luncheons, weekend retreats and educational conferences. Her speaking format is lively and insightful, outside the traditional relationship of lecturing speaker and listening student. She believes that the amount we learn is directly proportionate to the amount of fun we're having, and so her coaching and presentations are challenging, personal, and motivational - but never boring!

Diane Overgard
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Phone: 630-926-1155
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Pascale Brady, founder and President of Global Life Coaching LLC is The Challenge Coach ©.
As a life and business coach with 25 years of professional experience, both in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur, Pascale coaches individuals, couples or groups and specializes in coaching people’s challenges in life or at work (including in relationships or transitions), and also specializes in parent coaching as well as the coaching of international expatriates. She helps those who experience great challenges to courageously “get through to the other side”. Pascale has “walked this talk” many times, and knows that coaching helps clients transform challenges into opportunities for courageous growth. Her work is based in CTI’s  Co-Active model of coaching (The Coaches Training Institute), Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), as well as in Adlerian Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Imago Theory. In addition, Pascale is in the process of getting certified as an Action Learning Coach. Pascale’s fearless, energetic and enthusiastic style of coaching is wrapped in deep human compassion which has helped hundreds of clients plow through obstacles to reach a happier, more fulfilled and balanced life.

After 12 years in the corporate world as an international sales and marketing executive, Pascale was certified as a coach in 2005: she has coached more than 100 clients since her “CPCC” (Co-Active Certified Coach) certification with the leading coaching school in the world, CTI, and is a "PCC” (Professional Certified Coach) with the ICF (International Coaching Federation).

In addition, as a consultant coach and National Liaison Officer for Net Expat (European leader in Expat Services), she coaches global employees and their spouses toward successful integration. Finally, Pascale is a Certified Adlerian Parent Educator and has been teaching and developing Adlerian-based Parent Education classes and workshops to DC area families for eight years through the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP).

I offer the following services via phone, in person, or skype:

- one-on-one, individual coaching
- couple or relationship coaching (Imago Theory coaching)
- team/group coaching (Action Learning methodology)

I specialize in:

RELATIONSHIPS: couples, children, families, self, work;
LIFE TRANSITIONS: marriage, parenting, divorce, coming out, career, illness, mourning;

PARENT COACHING: as a mom and certified parent educator , I will help you with any parenting issues.

INTERNATIONAL COACHING: I coach international families/expats toward successful integration.

I work with powerful tools and exercises to quickly get to "what's stuck", and move on. Work with me if you are ready for change!

Pascale Brady
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Phone: 301-910-0765
Skype: pascale.brady
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Sally Jo McKean is a personal coach focusing on the individual needs of her clients.  Sally Jo’s coaching covers many subjects from improving personal lives through better nutrition and life/work balance to making changes that will help improve careers.  Sally Jo will help define the steps necessary to make the needed changes and then sticks with her clients to encourage them.

Sally Jo has a wide variety of experience professionally, personally and as a volunteer.  She spent years running her own business consulting firm in the vacation industry.  She has also had a travel agency including a radio travel show and a beverage brokerage.  In addition, she spent five years advising in the higher education industry with the last year focused on the military community.  She has volunteered in the child welfare industry and at a variety of functions in the military community.  She spends her time now working one on one with individuals helping them identify and reach their goals.  You can see more by going to her LinkedIn profile at:

Personally, Sally Jo is the single mom to two teenage children, lives in Washington State and enjoys the outdoors.  She believes anything is possible if you’re willing to work for it.  She is very positive, likes to laugh and uses her sense of humor to make life fun.

Sally Jo’s recent experience building relationships within the military community made her aware of the challenges faced by transitioning service members.  To help this transition, Sally Jo offers her coaching services free to all transitioning service members and their spouse (50% discount to extended family).  She wants to help these service members make the best decisions for themselves, their families, and their future.  She also offers a 50% discount to any family members of an active duty service member.

Sally Jo does not point you to a website for more information.  She’s not a point and click kind of person.  The best way to know if Sally Jo can help you reach your goals is to call and talk to her.  She does not believe in one size fits all.  Everyone is unique and will have different needs.  Conversation is the best way to identify your needs and determine if Sally Jo can help.

Sally offers personal coaching based on client needs. She also offers her coaching services free to all transitioning service members and their spouse (50% discount to extended family).

Sally Jo
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Phone: 253-778-2701
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Jane is a full time business coach and consultant dealing exclusively with professional speakers, celebrities and CEO’s. Her clients are the who’s who and the up-and-comers of the speaking world. She is often asked to speak at National Speakers Association and Canadian Association of Professional Speakers conferences and Chapter meetings.

Jane’s book entitled “The Wealthy Speaker 2.0: A Proven Formula for Building a Successful Speaking Business” has been touted “the bible” of the speaking.

Jane has been trained by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and combines coaching with consulting. The results are a combination of 20 years industry experience with actual coaching technique and structure.

Jane has a full range of products and services to help professional speakers boost their careers. They range from self study to private coaching to The Wealthy Speaker University courses. For more information go to

Jane Atkinson
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Phone: 519-951-6934
Skype: speakerlauncher
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The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 "The Wealthy Speaker 2.0"

In today's high tech climate, it's difficult to know how to spend your time and money. With more than 200 updates, new success stories, and several new features, The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 helps you navigate through the minefield of costly marketing mistakes. With this up-to-date edition, you'll learn how to: - Position yourself in the market as a valued - Develop language that will get you noticed by decision makers - Design a website that is heads above the others - Put together an easy to follow social media strategy - Move your fees up the ladder more quickly by doing the right things consistently - Use The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 to find and train agents, assistants or marketing staff. You'll walk away with the tools to launch, or relaunch your successful speaking business.

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When I was 22 I read “Think And Grow Rich”. Two months after I did Napoleon Hill ‘s exercise on setting intensions: “I intended to have $20,000 by my 23rd birthday through my writing,” I received an unexpected inheritance check in late April for, you guessed it: $20,000! This began a lifelong study of how to set targets and recognize and enjoy more good in life. Soon afterwards I formed my coaching business which has helped myself/ clients reach specific measurable, emotionally positive targets. This included landing ideal jobs, quickly finding an ideal home/ or office, meeting my dream come true business partners, having a Hollywood agent meet me in LA, sitting on business superstars marketing panels next to the very people that were on my dream speaker list, helping clients get expensive, bogus legal cases thrown out. These tools also help me with the loss of my identical twin, deal with scoliosis back pain, attract my 30/30 man now husband, hang glide three times and travel to 20+ places in North America, Europe and Indonesia.

In the resources below, I’m sharing with you three powerful gifts that have been key to Scripting For Success! 1. An introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which has done wonders to clear anxiety, fear, mental and emotional blocks around money, illness, traumatic events, PTSD, breakups, moving forward, you name it. You can actually measure the stress melting away in minutes! 2. Gift two is a free chapter download to my co-authored book MINDSET MASTERS: "7 Steps to Transform Debt Into Abundance: Through Forgiveness Mental Tithing and Meditation". 3. The third gift is a free 30 minute "Jump Start Your Remarkable Legacy Now!" phone strategy session with me to answer any questions you may have about the above Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and transforming debt into abundance tools. By the end of the call you’ll uncover what’s sabotaging your success and have a clear vision about the next steps to take in your career! And I have to share a BONUS gift. It’s a very upbeat interview I did with Directional Motivation founder, Russ Hovendick! Enjoy!

Over 100+ engaging interviews with community leaders, free on archived podcasts Helping authors and coaches write, publish and promote their first or next info product at Ruth's one-on-one and group coaching on skype or by phone.

  • Clear Fears and Phobias
  • Eliminate Costly Distractions
  • Strategize Your Ideal Job or Business Partnership
  • Quickly create profitable products on your passion
  • Know when it's the right job/ people/ date during meeting
  • Step Into Your Passion On and Off the Job
  • Clear Mental and Emotional Debts
  • Receive more ideal experiences and income
  • Transform Your Personal and Professional Relationships

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    Ruth Anne Wood
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    Phone: (215) 872-5035


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    Recognized award winner and as an authority and expert on parenting, child-rearing, and quality of life issues. Marcia is a Speaker, Life Coach with "Inspiration Sessions" on parenting, domestic violence, fitness and healthy eating, job seeking, legacy planning, Lewis and Clark.
    Marcia has been honoured to be on many boards serving communities, families, and the arts, including: UNC School of the Arts, SECCA, Salem Academy and George Washington University Parent Boards, Northern Plains Ballet, Volunteer Action Center, Hunting Dakota With Roosevelt Marcia was a Marketing Education Coordinator, Professor (United Tribes & Guilford Tech), and taught art, starting the first children's permanent art gallery (Sioux City)
    I have been honoured to have great coaches, mentors, educators and friends! I love to travel, fish, classical music and down-home country, sing, opera, play in Moravian band, interior design, sculpt, garden, cater (plan, create, and entertain from wild game to gourmet fare). I have been blessed with three successful children who are giving back to their communities and four precious grandchildren to keep the traditions and heritage moving forward.

    Marcia is a Speaker, Life Coach with "Inspiration Sessions" on parenting, domestic violence, fitness and healthy eating, job seeking, legacy planning, Lewis and Clark For more information go to

    Marcia Tabram Phillips
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    Phone: 336-770-6967

    *Directional Motivation does not make any endorsement of any coach listed on our site. Each is an independent sole practitioner. Agreements and decisions to engage in services rendered are at the discretion of coach and prospective client.

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