Christian Life Coach Certification at CLI
My name is Hannah Reardon, and I am pursuing the Christian Life Coach certification at CLI. I am a homeschooling mom to four children: ages 9, 6, 4, 1. My husband and I live on a historic hobby farm in North Central Kansas in the USA. While I do not currently work for pay, I volunteer for our local pregnancy resource center. I am also a breastfeeding counselor recently certified as a bereavement, birth and postpartum doula. I also volunteer with Postpartum Support International. There, I respond to mothers in my state who are struggling with mental health issues.
My People Helping Work
In the past, I worked for a county attorney’s office, performed administrative work for a police department, and became certified as a police chaplain. Further, I worked for a company that provided resources for missing and exploited children, the Red Cross, and then coordinated an after-school and mentoring program for low-income/troubled youth. I consider myself a people-helper and enjoy serving others. However, I am learning how to balance my life by also setting boundaries.
My Faith Development
I am a pastor’s daughter, and I made a profession of faith when I was seven years old. While I believe I truly repented and trusted in Christ, I became a very self-righteous, legalistic young woman. I lived a very sheltered life, yet I refused to believe that the sins in my own heart were as heinous as the sins of those around me. I served in my church as a Sunday School teacher and Bible study leader.
God used several experiences, some early in my marriage and others more recently, to reveal how I must rely on God for everything. He is my identity, strength, approval, and hope. I grew to love God for who He is and not for what I could get out of Him. I went from having a head knowledge to having a heart passionate for God and His Word. God used the brokenness from my past disappointments and sin to draw me closer to Him and increase my love for Him.
Studying at CLI to Become a Christian Life Coach
I am studying at the Christian Leaders Institute to become a Christian Life Coach. I desire to encourage other women who are dealing with brokenness, betrayal, and disappointments. Some of my favorite topics are the abolition of abortion, human trafficking, pornography/sexual addiction, postpartum depression/anxiety and mental health issues, and spiritual/sexual abuse in the church. This free Christian life coach education is essential for me. We have a limited income, and I’m only able to study from home.
One of my favorite verses is 2 Corinthians 12:9-10: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly, I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”