Brenda is a compassionate, intuitive person and has an incredible empathic ability to help others sort through their difficult or challenging circumstances. She always asked the right questions – direct and simple questions – which cut through my inner dialogue and the never-ending cycle of self-analysis and self-doubt.
She gives you that REAL! As a life coach her guidance and perception were instrumental in providing the focus and clarity to define what my intentions are, to set them, and move towards them.
She helped me to confront my bad habits, articulate my true desires, address some fears, and accept my better self.
Through the action steps that were set weekly, along with the motivational action steps and texts I was developing into the woman I wanted to be that was going to take herself to the next level. Her coaching has truly been one of the most transformative events of my life and I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her.”
Mekayah, Junior Buyer – Atlanta, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
I was given the tools and coached through exercises that have not only allowed me to have a more abundant mindset but also discover my purpose. By helping me get to the real reason behind my procrastination, I was able to put a structure together that allowed me to hit my deadlines and have guilt-free fun.
Brenda tailors each coaching session to what will bring you the best results quickly. She provides you with tools that help you gain crystal clear clarity on your goals, future ambitions, and how to make it happen.
In ten weeks, I had a breakthrough in discovering my purpose, and I now am confident in the future I’m striving towards.
I would highly recommend Brenda Underwood to anyone struggling with procrastination and searching to discover their purpose.”
Will, College Student – Flowery Branch, GA (Life Coaching Method: Phone)
Fast forward to last year, I decided to take the plunge and invest in myself. During this journey in self-awareness, I was lead back to the need for coaching. I reached out to Brenda and started immediately.
What I thought was a journey to discovering my passion/purpose, turned in to so much more! God’s timing is perfect! As Brenda and I started to explore my purpose, several opportunities were presented to me. Brenda’s coaching was an integral part in catapulting me to my next level.
Her gifting and coaching style helped me to break out of my mental shell and walk in my God-given authority.
Tanya, Chief Information Officer – Atlanta, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
As my Life Coach, Brenda opened my eyes to barriers and incorrect mindsets that were holding me back in life. Through our weekly sessions, she helped me chip away at those barriers. Brenda gave me the tools to learn new thought processes and mindsets. Those tools helped me face and conquer my fears, and perhaps most importantly, to see myself as God sees me.
Through life coaching, I found healing from mental and emotional strongholds that were keeping me boxed up in my very small comfort zone. I realized my thoughts and self-talk set the tone for each day and my life.
Through breaking these barriers and eliminating limiting mindsets, I am now able to believe in myself. I know that it is never too late to craft a new me….even at age 58! Brenda is a gifted coach who will help you discover qualities that you didn’t know you had and help you be the person that you didn’t dare even dream you could be!“
Carol, Rodan & Fields Consultant – Cleveland, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
I never thought of seeking out a life coach until I got sick and tired of being sick and tired of not having a pathway for the future me. I meet Brenda through an acquaintance who was speaking about how a life coach is not a therapist, but pathway maker.
My experience with Brenda as my Life Coach has been eye-opening and healing. I had to ask myself truthful and hard questions. I had to put in the work to be able to see a future me that owns a boutique business and most importantly a whole woman.
If I were to give any advice to a person that is looking to add a program to their self-care regimen. I would tell them to open their minds up to life coaching and give Brenda Underwood of Breakthrough for Life a call.
I have had a breakthrough with Breakthrough for Life. Since going through life coaching, I have made the transition to becoming a business owner and entrepreneur. I have always been fearfully afraid of being successful, however with the help of Brenda I have learned that my fear is not trusting in the abilities that God has given me. Building confidence in the process of life coaching by doing the work has allowed me to build confidence within myself. Life coaching is a powerful tool if you are looking to increase in your professional and personal life.”
Kesha, Loan Processor – Duluth, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Lisa, Owner of Extra Measure – Cumming, GA (Life Coaching Method: Skype)
I am 50 years old, and had been struggling emotionally because I did not recognize the person I had become, nor had the know-how to rectify it. I was beginning to suffer from major depression and everything about life felt overwhelming. Before I knew it, I had emotionally and mentally spiraled down a rabbit hole that I could not see my way out of. This was not the person I used to be, nor that I wanted to be.
But, deep down inside, I had the desire to own my own business writing emergency operations plan for our vulnerable population of people, i.e. daycares and assisted living facilities. I have a Bachelor’s in Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and Board Certified as an Emergency & Disaster Professional.
My first encounter with Brenda Underwood was the beginning of my life turning around. Brenda is one of the most passionate people I’ve ever met. She was able to help me turn my life around within a matter of weeks.
She has the God-given ability to bring out the brilliance in you, and it is 100% driven by Love!!!
She definitely holds you accountable and pushes you to levels that you didn’t know you had within you.
As of today, I can say, I have my first client who owns a daycare. I will be writing emergency operations and evacuation plans for all-weather and man-made disasters.
Thank You Brenda!!!! I could not have achieved this without you!!!”
Cynthia, Executive Assistant – Atlanta, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
I met my goal of finding a career position with another employer months ahead of schedule. I really did not think this awesome career move would come so quickly. Not only do I have an exciting new opportunity ahead of me, but I learned a lot about myself along the way that I could not have without the coaching from Brenda. I learned that workplace culture is paramount to my success and began to weed through that first before even applying to positions or sending out job targeted letters.
I cannot believe how much progress I have made in a very short period of time!
I would highly recommend Brenda and her coaching program. She helped me develop tools and new ways of thinking targeted for my goals and my dream job with a great manager and culture! Thanks, Brenda!”
Elizabeth, Property and Casualty Claims Manager – Woodstock, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
After working with Brenda Underwood as my business life coach she has helped me identify my barriers, fine-tune my thinking, and adjust accordingly. Basically, helped me realize I am accountable for who I want to be.
It’s funny because I knew some of the things that held me back. Yet having Brenda there digging deeper, challenging me to get to the bottom of my barriers to flush out the root and seriously look at myself has opened my eyes.
The life coaching process made me a better person.
Shannon, Owner of Gettin Lit Candles – Los Angeles, CA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
“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.
I was set free from a world of self-destruction and my past that was holding me captive.
Joy – Gainesville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
As you walk through the house you may notice that there are many walls, creating barriers that section the house into separate rooms. Not much light can shine through. The walls can’t come down (I thought to myself) because how would I be able to hide the other imperfections that the light would certainly reveal.
Unsure of what to do next, I decided to make a capital investment in myself that is already yielded returns greater than I could have imagined. This was when I was introduced to Brenda Underwood at Breakthrough for Life. She carefully and thoughtfully assessed my unique goals.
Brenda provided me with the tools to understand my possibilities. Reinforced by faith, reassurance, and accountability, she empowered me to methodically chip away at the walls and remove the frayed carpet.
Kim, Business Development Rep – Dunwoody, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
I was still on the fence about needing a business life coach, but after a consult with Brenda that was both enlightening and challenging, I decided to jump in. It was the right decision. Brenda has skillfully helped me help myself through a process of discussion, directed action steps (including one of my favorite things – research) and follow-up.
I knew some of things I needed to do, but didn’t know where to start. The tools Brenda has created and the resources she references have all added to my experience.
The life coaching process has been highly motivational in laying out a blueprint and steps to achievement. Brenda gently challenges your mindset, holds you accountable, and inspires you with stories from what she has read and from her own life experience. She is skilled at uncovering the root causes of roadblocks, while making sure you don’t dwell there. Whether you have a project to complete, a roadblock to clear or you are making a major life shift, see Brenda and she will help you break through to success!”
Ann, Volunteer Coordinator – Lawrenceville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
“The Breakthrough for Life Academy was an unexpected blessing to my life. When I joined the academy, I knew I would gain more information but was not aware of how valuable the information would be to all areas of my life. The information I learned not only changed my business mindset but also my personal mindset. I can apply many of the lessons learned to my everyday routine.
Some of the business-related results that I acquired include increasing clarity of my ideal client, learning how to effectively market my business and learning the life coaching modalities that help aid in transforming my client’s lives.
I love how she incorporates spirituality with everyday business techniques. Spirituality is a very important part of my life and the academy has helped me see how it goes hand and hand with business.
Shiva, Health Lifestyle Coach at Transforming Health – Snellville, GA (Life Coaching Certification Method: Zoom.us)
Brenda’s curriculum not only provided me skills and knowledge of the coaching modalities and how to ask powerful questions, but she also provided valuable insight into how to be successful at business.
As a person with over 22 years of counseling experience, it was extremely important for me to find out the difference between counseling and coaching. As a previous business owner, I was able to get up-to-date on what it takes to be successful in business in today’s market.
Needless to say, the class proved to be more than I expected. Brenda taught me skills that will propel me to the next level as a certified life coach.
Suzette, Public School Counselor and Rebound to Success Life Coach – Grayson, GA (Life Coaching Certification Method: Zoom.us)
I was also grateful for the business side of life coaching as the numerous certifications I considered, did not offer how to actually run the business or do the marketing side of it as well.
My greatest take away from the overall curriculum is understanding how to ask powerful questions, how to help the client separate the issue from the other person and how to tap into a solution that is already within them. Another big take away for me is that although I can help many, I can’t help everybody and therefore it’s important for me to know my niche by narrowing down who my client is, what their pains are and how I can provide the results they are looking for.
Behind the Scenes:
A few weeks before my training, I received a bomb shell. My boss decided that she didn’t want to use the budget for my training. Disappointed and embarrassed, I phoned Brenda and told her I would pay for the sessions myself while at the same time wondering how I would do it!! I made it happen and ate tuna sandwiches. I didn’t eat out and chose to put some skin in the game. I’m glad I paid for this gift out of my own pocket because as I am writing this testimonial, I am no longer with that company and am out of work. But it’s okay.
I’ve fallen on some hard times but in the midst of it all, I’ve started my own coaching business and have two engaged clients! Breakthrough for Life has been just that for me. A breakthrough!
Sharyn, Empowerment Life Coach at Empower Your Living – East Point, GA (Life Coaching Certification Method: Zoom.us)
I came to Brenda needing focus and intentionality in my life and business and felt lost in how to achieve it. She took me through manageable step-by-step exercises that allowed for expansive soul-searching growth as well as the creation of grounded business-focused action steps.
Specifically, I went from being a person of doubt, unfocused, and disconnectedness . . . to a woman who knows precisely who in this world I am meant to serve and how.
From 2D in B&W to 3D in Vivid Color…that’s what I got from working with Brenda. If you are looking for riches . . . spiritual, emotional, financial . . . there is not a single person or company I would recommend ahead of Breakthrough for Life. Thank you, Brenda!
Rebecca, Owner and Fitness Coach at The Fittest Me – Suwanee, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Every weekly session with Brenda, I got through the challenges I faced in my life and started dreaming again. Not only was I dreaming again but I could actually close my eyes and see my dreams.
Cordell, Mary Kay Consultant – Atlanta, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
Seeking her advice on small or large decisions is a must before you institute a new business decision or strategy. She can save you a ton of time and money! Learning what is best for your business brings a great deal of peace in the uncertainty of entrepreneurship, especially if that new business venture is also a new life strategy.
I warn you: Once you start Breakthrough for Life with Brenda, the triumphs and breakthroughs are addictive!”
Anneke, CEO of Home and Future Business Owner – Boise, ID (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
Brenda, spoke words to me that night, straight from The Father’s heart. She told me that He was proud of me. The thought that God, the Master of the Universe, might actually be proud of the woman I am after all that I endured had never crossed my mind. That night changed my life forever. Breakthrough for Life, true to its name, provided a critical breakthrough in my life. I came to Brenda looking for the path forward, but I left with so much more than that.
I concluded my sessions with a clearer picture of all that had happened to me and who authored this attack on my life. I had a roadmap to move forward, and even a broader sense of The Father’s love for me and plans for my life. But beyond all of this, I gained something amazing. A sense of hope. Hope for my future, healing for my past, in essence, a real breakthrough for my life.
I would recommend Brenda Underwood and BTFL to anyone looking for a fresh start, for those pressing through the perilous winds of change and trials or if you are simply looking for the next step. I remain ever grateful for my breakthrough and wish for the same for all of you.
Cam, Vice President – Dacula, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
I would unequivocally recommend Brenda Underwood of Breakthrough for Life coaching for anyone and everyone. The focus Brenda helped me achieve has enhanced my relationships, my work life, and my spiritual life.”
Kasey, School Teacher – Clermont, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
That’s just a small view of my mindset prior to meeting Life Coach, Brenda Underwood and entering the Breakthrough for Life 10-week Ignite Program. I was STUCK, my mindset was BLOWN, my energy was LOW, my mental state was DEPLETED and on top of all that I knew I had a gift that God had placed inside of me to share with the world and I wasn’t using it to it’s greatest potential. I felt like I was A failure; failing myself, failing my children and worst of all, failing God! That’s no way to live and that’s no way to prosper. So one night in December as I prepared for 2019 God told me, it was time to invest in myself and I did!
Immediately upon meeting with Brenda we were conquering my barriers, changing my habits, building my routines, the momentum was amazing. I had not been a morning person in over 5 years. Working with Brenda by week 2, I was waking up at 5 am, starting a morning ritual and going to the gym every morning!
I came into this experience wanting to improve my business, but I knew more was at stake…my wholeness. Through the action steps that were set weekly, along with the motivational action steps and texts I was developing into the woman I wanted to be that was going to take her business to the next level! I am now much better in the discipline department, implementing plans, following through on what I say and even on the days I misstep or don’t finish a task, I am not beating myself up over it.
I am not perfect and there is so much more I want to accomplish and do, but what has happened in the last 10 weeks is a great foundation. I can now function at a higher level in using the gifts God has given me to live on purpose!”
Sharonda, Photographer and Owner of Lovelee Photography – Lawrenceville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
Brenda helped me recognize my blind spots and patterns of behavior I had engaged in all my life that were impeding me from reaching my goals–both professional and personal. She was able to frame old issues in a way that led to new insight. I was especially appreciative that those insights were conveyed through a supportive Christian foundation which is key for me.
Brenda is truly a life “coach” in every sense of the word—both encouraging and challenging. She cheered me on to break through self-imposed professional ceilings by helping me develop true confidence in my decision making.
Overall, I took away some invaluable life skills and lessons from our sessions. I would recommend Brenda to anyone looking for guidance in overcoming challenges that arise in working a corporate job.”
Susie, EA to an Multi-National Construction Management Company – Tampa, FL (Life Coaching Method: Phone)
I must say my free 30 minute consultation with Brenda was life changing. I didn’t realize I could get so much out of 30 minutes. From that day I decided to have a life coach and some miraculous things have taken place. I started the coaching session with one goal in mind which was to be a Mary Kay Sales Director. I wanted this soooooo bad because I wanted financial freedom and to also lead a team of women to be financially free as well. But what I received in return was so much more and well worth the eye opener.
I found that I was addicted to negative thinking, I had a scarcity mind set, my confidence wasn’t as high as I thought and the list goes on. Of course none of this was done purposely, but still I had an issue. I was doubting myself and trying to achieve a position at the same time. No no no. Faith and Fear can’t reside together. I had to get a closer relationship with God because without Him I’m nothing.
Needless to say if you kick the excuses to the curb, complete your action steps, and have unwavering faith, dreams do come true. So at the end of my three months I can truly say I’m a better woman.
Thank you Brenda for being rock solid and obedient to your calling. You truly have a gift and I’m so blessed to be in a winning circle.
I was lacking clear vision and she asked all the right questions! She gave me focus and held me accountable. She is exactly who I needed in the timing I needed her. God’s timing is always perfection. Not only has she been my cheerleader, she is raw, real and honest. She is truly my soul sister!”
Rhonda, Sr. Designer – Buford, GA (Life Coaching Method: phone)
On the road of life, I began to allow fear to exceed my faith; as a result, I made decisions out of fear rather than faith. As I allowed fear to grow, the belief in myself begin to diminish. I had to do something to find my voice and reconnect to my faith. It was clear that I needed to press the reset button on my life and get specific with determining ‘what’s next’ for me. I decided to invest in me by giving Life Coaching a try. Breakthrough for Life was one of the best investments I made in myself.
Using Breakthrough’s tools and techniques, I was able to peel back the layers and get to the historical core that landed me in the state of being consumed by fear and fading into the background rather than rightfully taking a stand for what was right for me!
Breakthrough for Life ignited a fire in me that served as a kick-start and reminder that I am the CEO of me. I am in control of gaining clarity of my life’s purpose and living to fulfill that purpose! I found my voice and began to use it personally and professionally for communicating my ideas, dreams, desires, expected outcomes, disappointments, corrective actions and plans with definitive confidence. Thank you BtFL for gifting me with tools and techniques that can be applied to every aspect of my life!”
Carla, PMP Senior Manager – Tucker, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
Breakthrough for Life coaching with Brenda Underwood is exactly what transpired for me and my life. I came with the intentions of focusing on growing my business to high levels and I was focused on that. However, throughout my sessions, life happens and several of my blind spots revealed themselves which allowed our focus to be switched to me having a real Life Breakthrough.
My very first session with Brenda was powerful. It caught me off guard because I thought I had my own life figured out and was in control of it. Like many of us, I thought I could deal with things in my own way, on my own terms and on my own time. What’s funny is how the inner you who wants to shine and come through awakens when someone reveals themselves genuine and true. Brenda helped me process my past and my life.
Now it was a struggle for me at first to even receive the helping hand but I must say that Brenda is a woman of her word. Her intentions are pure, with no judgment and she knows how to help you peel back the layers without you regretting it…
If anyone ever questioned having a life coach; look at what you are doing and how it is not working. Are you continuously going through the motions? If this is you, then I urge you to give yourself this gift of a new life, a new beginning, and a REAL Breakthrough.
Allowing Brenda to be your life coach and accountability partner will be the best gift you ever give yourself. Every second of the day life happens. Allowing yourself to be awakened to a new you, a new reset, a new beginning, and a new release all while receiving a life LONG BREAKTHROUGH is all worth it. Trust, you will never be the same.
Brenda, once again THANK YOU! Words on paper can not express what you have done for me and my life.”
Chikita, Real Estate Broker of Nex Gen Realty & Associates – Atlanta, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
YouTube Video of Chikita’s Live Interview with Life Coach Brenda
She customized the program to ensure that my specific needs were met. We focused on how to market my business and she provided me with the right information that created a paradigm shift in my thinking. This is something that I truly needed.
Additionally, she provided me with tools to evaluate my current financial picture to see what changes I can make now so that I will have a smooth transition going from employee to entrepreneur.
Brenda also helped me evaluate what was going on internally so that I could look at my future and embrace the new me.
I believe that making the decision to hire Brenda as my coach was well worth it. What I learned and how I have grown is priceless.”
Katina, Team Lead Auditor – Raleigh, NC (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
I am so glad that I listened to her and called Brenda to get started with the life coaching sessions. I have had a great professional career and very thankful for all the blessings that God has provided. I was at a stage where I was going through the motions, not enjoying what I do anymore. It was affecting my performance and confidence, and I am good at what I do. Basically, I was at a crossroads and had one of the best jobs of my career.
My coaching sessions with Brenda peeled back the layers to “identify career change and a path to get there”. I needed to focus on me and identify my passion. Something that I have never been able to answer and always hated when someone asked me that question.
Coaching sessions with Brenda have given me a new found inspiration, confidence, motivation to do what makes me happy and enjoy this stage of my life as I pursue my passion.
It feels great to have a changed mindset and not being afraid of change or failure. My wife comments that I am a new person and she is very happy with the results from the sessions and that is number one for me.
Brenda, thank you so much for your direction, spiritual guidance, motivation, and encouragement to get my life on track to pursue my passions and enjoy life as I deserve.”
Keith, IT Project Manager – Snellville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
“Brenda is the 8th wonder of the world!! :)”
Thea, Realtor at Luxe Estates & Lifestyles – Las Vegas, NV (Life Coaching Method: Skype)
From day one, Brenda created an environment that encouraged me to just be me without judgement or criticism. She asked the tough questions and provided tools that allowed me to look at myself differently. Our conversations and her exercises allowed me to see just how amazing I truly am. It turns out I have a proven track record of being capable in the very areas I’d been feeling inadequate! This was my biggest breakthrough with Brenda…among many others. Session by session, we continued to break through the barriers.
Together, we got results. I am pursuing my purpose daily and with confidence! I would recommend Life Coach Brenda Underwood to anyone needing a breakthrough. It takes work, but it is certainly worth it!”
Lillie, Operations Coordinator, Training and Talent Development – Lawrenceville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
As I followed Brenda on social media, I felt lead to have a free consultation with her to see if life coaching would be a good fit for me. This was the beginning of an educational and spiritual journey for me with Breakthrough for Life!
As a Life Coach, Brenda taught me how to see myself as the Father sees me. I now have a deeper understanding of how to become the person God wants me to be. I have let go of hurt and situations that I had no control over. One of my ‘Ah-Ha’ moments was realizing I had unresolved hurt from my childhood. It was then I was able to forgive and let go of the guilt which wasn’t mine to carry.
The results of my life coaching journey has been a greater level of confidence, grounded, closer spiritual walk, inner healing and finally UNSTUCK!
Breakthrough for Life taught me to always seek God first and know who I am daily! I am forever grateful for this experience!
Kim, Administrative and Billing Specialist – Carnesville, GA (Life Coaching Method: Phone)
Ok, now that I’ve regained my composure, please give me a moment to TESTIFY!!!
A little over a month ago, I decided that enough was enough and I could use an accountability partner, a life coach, a spiritual and inspirational mentor! The Bible states, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD!” I thank GOD every day for ordering my steps and aligning my pathway to Brenda Underwood! The founder of “Breakthrough for Life LLC”. Breakthrough took place during my very FIRST session!
Why life coaching at age 49? The answer is simple: I’m rediscovering myself, I’m resetting my thinking, I’m on a road, a journey, a pursuit to overcoming my past in a constructive and powerful manner and I’m finding the future ME, as I begin to walk into GOD’S DEFINED DESTINY FOR MY LIFE! It’s mine, and I’m going after it!! (Haggai 2:9). I’m investing in ME this time! Brenda Underwood, you ROCK!
After 2 powerful, inspiring, and inner healing sessions (woo wee, we went DEEP!!!), I am conquering some MAJOR obstacles!! Thank you Life Coach Brenda for embracing your calling! I am at a loss for words right now! I can’t articulate how POWERFUL our session was yesterday!! I thank GOD FOR YOU!! Thank you Lord for bringing this spiritual, passionate, skilled, honest, and transparent angel into my life!!
I am learning that the greatest benefit of having a life coach is no matter what you want to achieve, whether it is a personal goal, parenting skills, or a life situation that you would like to toss over with a trusted confidant, you do not have to do it alone. Most people achieve their greatest successes with a little shot of motivation, direction, and encouragement.”
“All things equal, having a coach gives you an edge over someone without a coach – in your personal life, your career, and with your business!! HIRE A LIFE COACH! It is one of the BEST investments you will ever make!” Tammi, Motivational Speaker
Tammi, Entrepreneur, Moved by Motivating, LLC – Fairburn, GA (Life Coaching Method: Zoom.us)
Brenda helped me see the warped mindset of believing I was unlovable along with a legalistic mentality of performance. Through the years of religion, I had gained a large amount of head knowledge but very little traveled to my heart as I served out of obligation and duty.
As a life coach, Brenda gave me the tools to work through the low self-worth issues that had become engrained in my thinking. She held me accountable to my self-talk and self-love as she continued to point me back to Jesus and what HE thought about me.
I’ve been in church all of my life, I’ve read the bible start to finish many times, I’ve led women’s groups, I’ve heard the words – but my heart was empty as I struggled with the lies of shame and less than thinking – Brenda’s technique to emotionally connect with Jesus was life altering for me.
For the first time, I trust what HE says about me and my heart is free to love from a place that is overflowing.
Thank you Brenda!”
Dr. Vicki, Branch Chief of the Cancer Surveillance Branch – Duluth, GA (Life Coaching Method: Face to Face)
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.
You see, what she helped me realize was as long as I let fear rule, my dreams would never be given the life that they were intended to have and I’d continue to retreat to the familiar even though it left me feeling unfulfilled and falling short of what God created me to be. The motivational tools and resources Brenda shared in our life coaching sessions will undoubtedly serve me well as the next chapter of my life unfolds.
Brenda is inspiring, insightful and gifted to motivate individuals to find their purpose and live to the fullest, the life that God has created for them. I am so thankful that she followed her heart and birthed Breakthrough for Life. I can’t imagine navigating this transition without her!”
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.”
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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
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)
Jamie, CEO of Home – Buford, GA (Group 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 )