Fear is something that I have struggled with for many years and I had allowed it to paralyze me when it came to my career. When I finally made the decision to leave and purchase a franchise, I had no clue what I was doing. I was fully dependent on God and that he would put the right people in my life to help me become successful.
I found Brenda on LinkedIn by accident. As a new entrepreneur I was searching around LinkedIn working on my “Plan B” in case being a business owner didn’t work. I ran across a post she had made around coaching and it spoke to me. Coming from the corporate world I was use to a ton of coaching and feedback and in this new world I felt a little lost. I immediately messaged Brenda and she got back to me quickly.
On our first call I was blown away. She was able to quickly uncover the needs I had but what impressed me more was that we prayed. It was exactly what I needed. She helped me align with who I was as a child of God and what the scripture said about me as a child of God and who He was. We moved forward on the decision to work together and I knew I was in good hands.
On our weekly call we focused on what I wanted to achieve as a new business owner and what were the “SMART” goals I wanted. My goal was to be able to successfully open my blow dry bar. The work we did weekly helped me to achieve that.
We broke the goal down into individual action steps that would help me achieve the big goal. The results were amazing. We made 12 offers to stylists, we used social media to get the word out about our opening. In less than two weeks we had over 500 likes and gather over 600 emails to add to our new guest data base. We achieved 5 out of 5 stars on Facebook and booked over 45 guests on our Grand Opening weekend. This was all the direct result of Brenda and her coaching, but more than anything my relationship with God deepened and that is what is making the biggest difference.”
Shar, Franchise Owner, Blo Blow Dry Bar – Annapolis, MD (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
Here now in 2017, a number of years later, I find myself facing a definite crossroads in my life. As I began to contemplate exiting the financial industry that had been my source of income and identity for over thirty five years, I knew there would be no one better than Brenda and Breakthrough for Life to help me overcome the doubts and fears that were keeping me stuck and establish the right thought processes to break me out of my place of comfort and seize the opportunities that God was setting up for me. If you know me at all, I’m not a risk taker, but I so desired at this crossroads to make the changes my heart has longed for throughout the years. One call to Brenda and I had an appointment for my free consultation and we immediately began our life coaching sessions.
Courage was what I needed and through her life coaching and spiritual guidance, I see myself differently now. What seemed like a bitter ending has now taken shape to be an open door of opportunity created just for me to walk through. We’ve dealt with lots of things during our eight weeks of sessions, but none as impactful as helping me realize I can dream big in the face of my fears and courageously hold my ground when I really want to run and hide.
Laurie, Vice President, Financial Services Industry – Gainesville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Phone)
Not only has Brenda assisted me in creating this exit strategy she also helped me realize and understand the interpersonal issues I HAD within myself that kept me from going to the next level. Brenda’s life coaching approach is very practical and hands-on, but YOU must do the work. She made me face, understand and realize that I am no longer that young girl from the hood in Chicago whose parents were and still struggle with drug addiction. My parents were not around as protectors and providers and as a result I lived in foster care and group homes. I am not the young girl who suffered unwelcomed touches by family members and those experiences do not define me. Brenda helped me understand that I am no longer surviving I am prospering. Brenda also helped me understand that it’s vital to create my home court advantage and embrace my accomplishments and acknowledge them DAILY and in the same breath, understand that money doesn’t define me. My desire to help is one of the things that define me.
Brenda has been the life coach and prayer warrior catalyst I’ve needed for quite sometime to put in my face who and what I am. I am a boss. I am a lender and not a borrower. I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me. I’ve always believed in myself and my capabilities, yet Brenda helped me to stop holding it in. She encouraged me to speak it into existence and do not allow the enemy to sabotage this journey for me any longer. No more confirmation biases…No more anxiety…No more negativity.
I recommend Life Coach Brenda Underwood and I promise you if YOU put in the work you will receive that “Breakthrough for Life.” Everything Brenda has taught me will remain with me for the rest of my life. As thanks for the positive benefit she has had on my life, Brenda has gained a new friend in me beyond a client. I value her as a business woman and a friend.”
Dee, Owner of Mortgage Consulting Firm, Archer Aston LLC – Atlanta, GA (Life Coaching Method: Skype)
Teresa, CEO of 24/7 Purpose – Atlanta, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
My wife is more confident, aware of her abilities and self-worth. She has regained a spiritual lift that she missed and longed for, for quite some time now. She now has a calm about her that the family and I really enjoy. Brenda gave my wife an opportunity to open up, which allowed her to talk about things that weighed heavy on her heart. Somehow, life coaching gave her the relief she needed from those burdens. On behalf of my family and myself, I thank you and we really appreciate the assistance that you’ve given us. Also, I must say I am impressed with your work.”
Terry – Transportation Contractor – Norcross, GA (Husband of Life Coaching Client)
I didn’t know her from a can of paint, but I trusted her with my deepest and darkest secrets that were holding me back from being successful. As my Life Coach, Brenda made me dig deep within and took me to my most uncomfortable levels. When I didn’t believe in myself, she believed in ME! When I saw the confidence she had in me I quickly began to realize, if she sees something so special in me, why can’t I do the same? I have never been so confident in myself or had the self-esteem that I have today. I remember it like yesterday, when I first stepped foot into her place I immediately thought, “I’m wasting my time and money, because she CAN’T help me!” I must say proudly, this was the best investment in MYSELF that I’ve ever made! I could go on and on and on, but most of all, I want the world to know that Ms. Brenda Underwood is a true blessing. If she could motivate someone like me, she can inspire YOU TOO! I love you Brenda. I am forever grateful and blessed to have crossed paths with you by faith…not mistake! Thank you forever and always!”
LaToya – Recruiter/Operations Manager – Norcross, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Dr. Sandy, Chiropractor and Christian Counselor – Roswell, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Regina, Real Estate Agent for Chapman Hall Professionals – Dacula, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Josie, Corporate Travel Counselor – Buford, GA (Life Coaching Method: Skype)
One morning I decided to do something about my thoughts on life. I decided to look for a life coach and on my first attempt at seeking information I found Brenda Underwood at Breakthrough for Life. Brenda changed my life! It’s definitely no magic pill of answers but by doing the work, I found myself finding my way. Issues that I grew up with that I never felt were part of my issues started to become revelations that I was allowing my past to dictate who I was. Life coaching has been an awesome experience of making me tear down and peel back the old me to reveal the valuable person that I am. I went from being lost to finding my talent. I went from having low self-esteem and no confidence to taking FEAR head on and accomplishing so much in just a few months. Never in a million years did I think that I would be a business owner and in a position to share a testimony of success that I hope touches many people to seek help from Life Coach Brenda. The investment was definitely worth it and I would do it 10 times over again. I want to tell everyone it is never too late, and it is never too much to invest in your own well-being.”
Website: Financial Education Services
Thomas, Software Support Rep and Financial Education Services Agent – Atlanta, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Kate, TBN Show Host & Life Coach – Davenport, IA (Life Coaching Method: Over the Phone )
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Natasha, Business Owner of Natasha’s Thread LLC – Atlanta, GA (Business and Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Kim, CEO of Just Peachy Business Solutions – Gainesville, GA (Business and Life Coaching Method: Face to Face )
Charmin, IT Professional – Mableton, GA (Life Coaching Method: Skype)
Cheryl, IT Professional – Port Saint Lucie, Florida (Life Coaching Method: Skype)
La Detra, Founder of AWESOME LIFE MINISTRIES – Decatur, GA
Jamie, CEO of Home – Buford, GA (Group Coaching Method: Face to Face)
My connection to Brenda Underwood, came right on time, which is how I knew it was God’s timing. I was unable to sleep late one night and decided to google life coaches. I knew it was God nudging me. As I searched the same way I normally do, a new blog caught my attention. I read the entire blog including Brenda Underwood “about” page. My spirit instantly opened and her words resonated in the deep areas of my soul which I did not even know existed. Her authenticity and truth were so palpable to me. I knew this type of personal testimony could only come from a place of spiritual growth based on a love for Jesus and life experiences. It was as if she had secretly witnessed pieces of my journey.
After reading her blog, I was moved to goosebumps and tears, because she displayed an intellectual and spiritual revelation in a way my soul could easily understand. I emailed Brenda, right then and there. Yes, in the wee hours of the morning, for I knew if she did not respond as others had in the past that God had someone else for my journey. Within 24hrs, Brenda emailed me back, and from our first consultation on the phone, God gave me confirmation after confirmation that is was going to be my life coach. Our first call started with her listening and ended with her in prayer.
During my future sessions with Brenda, I could finally identify strongholds, curses and spiritual warfare from generations before. Some of these revelations might have taken me years to identify. With prayer and the Word of God, I was also able to release and open myself up to the real me, allowing confirmation of God’s purpose for my life. Of course, I did the work, but without Brenda’s guidance and expertise, there would be no consistent progress or results. I am clearer than ever regarding my God-given purpose, and I know what to focus on in this season because of our coaching sessions.
I utilize the techniques, research, and tools every day in my walk with God that Brenda and” Breakthrough For Life” have bestowed upon me. I know without a shadow of a doubt who I am in Christ, and with my strengths identified and my weaknesses exposed, I am on my way to a higher calling. I feel more assured in my career choice helping others. Furthermore, my relationships are better, and my self-confidence has skyrocketed. I know that my connection to Brenda as a life coach was not by accident, but divine intervention. Her passion and love for Christ are evident, and she has helped me be more of a loving mother, wife, and woman living to please the Lord.
I recommend Brenda, to anyone who is stagnant in their walk with God or stuck professionally. Her versatility can help with various areas of your life professional, personally and anywhere in between. I have decided to further my coaching with Brenda through her achievement program, and I am excited to see what God will do!
Zakia, Business Owner, JaMae Phoenix Company LLC – Lawrenceville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Lisa, Owner of Extra Measure – Cumming, GA (Life Coaching Method: Skype)
A few days later I found myself back on Breakthrough for Life’s website and this time I decided to submit the online form. Not long after, Brenda contacted me and we scheduled my free consultation. I was still a bit apprehensive and unsure about what I was getting myself into but I was open to whatever was getting ready to come. After my initial consultation, I knew I needed Brenda Underwood. There was no way I wasn’t going to begin my next journey in life without Life Coach Brenda and Breakthrough for Life. We invest so much in other things and people and short change ourselves. So, this time I made the decision to invest in my future and it was the best decision I could have ever made for my life.
I started my journey thinking I was unsure about my purpose. My biggest breakthrough during this process was discovering I already knew my purpose, I just lacked the confidence. With all the lessons, I’ve gotten from Breakthrough for Life, I now possess the confidence to be a better Me and to live a better life. Brenda is the rawest, realist, and most loving person I have ever met. She really wants you to win at life. She is truly gifted and great at her talent. She has poured so much into every aspect of my life. She saved me and I thank God for sending her my way. She is truly a Blessing!:)”
Shira, Business Owner of Lovesbugworld, LLC – Lansing, Michigan (Life Coaching Method: Phone)
Val, Designer and Photographer – Atlanta, GA (Life Coaching Method: Over the Phone )
As I began to board the ship for the cruise, I could hear God telling me to call Brenda and set up an appointment before we set sail. And I did just that. Yes, little miss saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost filled needed a “Life Coach”! And God confirmed it. I knew other life coaches and had even traveled and worked with some. But God specifically put Brenda on my heart.
I met Brenda years ago at the church we both attended. I went to the School of Discipleship and out of the four teachers I sat under, she was pretty much everyone’s favorite teacher. Certainly mine. She kept you engaged and was very pleasant but bold in her class. Little did I know we had a connection unbeknownst to both of us. Her sister and I grew up together for many years and were good friends. Through the years, she and I also became good friends. And I admired her character.
So when I realized I needed a “Life Coach”, I knew it would have to be someone who could deal with me in a bold way but be mindful of my frailty. Because I was hurting too. She was everything I needed to get back on track, get my head in the game and get my motivation up. She was a blessing from day one and she continues to be even after the coaching sessions.
To sum it all up, I would say that this is one of the best investments I’ve made in myself in a long time. I thank God for Brenda. She was made for this!
To God be all Glory!”
Chinnitta, Christian Comedian & Minister – Cumming, GA (Life Coaching Method: Over the Phone )
Soo, Area Manager – Corona, CA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Patrina, Customer Service Rep – Buford, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
“My life and my walk with Christ have forever been changed through my journey with Brenda Underwood and Breakthrough for life. I met Brenda through bible study many years ago, she is a great friend, an encourager, a prayer warrior. I was so excited when Brenda birthed Breakthrough for life. I knew God was going to use her in so many ways. Through Brenda’s life coaching techniques, her love for God, and a driven desire to see people thrive in life, I would discover and see things I never saw in myself. My eyes have been opened to new possibilities in my life.
My goal was to uncover what was hindering me in the area of self-confidence. Why I allowed people to have power over me or be a people pleaser. I was existing in life and not living it to its fullest. Life coaching and inner healing are two separate methods designed to move you forward that are offered through Breakthrough for Life. Through these two methods, it was revealed that a traumatic experience when I was 16 had taken away my self-worth. That traumatic experience had stolen something very precious from me. I was allowing it to control my life, past and future. All aspects of my life, relationships and jobs were affected. It was how I saw myself.
I was set free from a world of self-destruction and my past that was holding me captive. I am now learning to love myself and trust in how my heavenly father sees me, as well as grow in my faith. I am looking at my future in a different light, not heavy burdened from my past. You can’t put a price on peace of mind or your life. Brenda’s passion for helping people see that not only is there more to life than what you are living, you deserve the abundant life that God promises you. As Brenda would say, “We are not defined by our weaknesses but by our strengths”.
Joy – Gainesville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Terri, Rodan & Fields Consultant – Gainesville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Amanda, Business Owner of The Olive Branch LLC – Braselton, GA (Business Coaching Method: Face to Face)
“Brenda is an amazing Life Coach. Breakthrough for Life really means what it says; your past will not hold you back any longer. This is your turning point for life. Brenda and I have known one another for a while, however, we recently connected again. We reconnected during a time when I was trying to start a business and going through major life changes. These changes were crippling at times causing me not to move forward at all. Whenever we got together for lunch or dinner, there were always these AHA moments for me. Eventually, we scheduled a time for me to sit with her as a coach. We sat down and she asked me one question, “What are you here for?” I was hoping we would just talk and she figure things out from there. Brenda’s life coaching style was to get me to think, to dig deep, and to analyze my past. This allowed my eyes to be opened. I could see my future and not just be told what to do.
We did exercises, she asked me questions that I wasn’t sure how to answer, but she made me feel comfortable to give her THE REAL, without shame or guilt so that I could move forward. Within that one session, she helped me narrow down what the root of the matter was and I can honestly say that for me, it was truly a BREAKTHROUGH For LIFE. I feel worthy of what God has in store, my ability to answer and carry out my purpose, knowing that my past no longer serves me. She has the knowledge, the love, the patience and understanding to walk you through the Breakthrough. Thank you Brenda!”
Elena, Business Owner of The Innovative Mom – Alpharetta, GA (Business Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Tonia, Gainesville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
La Toya, Business Owner of YAH! – Las Vegas, NV (Business Coaching Method: Over the Phone )
Tanya, General Manager – Duluth, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face )
Gayle, Life Coach and Crisis Counselor – Atlanta, GA (Business Coaching Method: Face to Face )