Meet Merri Ellen, a compassionate and experienced life coach and spiritual director who is passionate about helping individuals break free from their struggles and move forward towards a life of freedom and clarity. Whether it's anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, apathy, addiction, spiritual oppression, or strained relationships - be it with friends, family, work, or ministry - Merri Ellen is here to support your journey towards healing and growth.
Through unique and transformative coaching sessions, Merri Ellen empowers her clients to forge a stronger connection with God, helping them hear His voice in alignment with His Word. With a deep understanding of each client's unique journey, she tenderly leads them by the Spirit, guiding them towards progress and clarity.
With over 20 years of experience in people-helping, Merri Ellen's deep compassion has been a catalyst for transformation in the lives of adults, teens, and children alike. But her impact doesn't stop there - Merri Ellen extends her expertise to counselors, psychologists, doctors, pastors, and ministry leaders, guiding them through heart healing, healthy release of burdens, burnout recovery, ministry transitions, and nurturing healthy sabbaticals.
One of Merri Ellen's significant contributions to the world is her groundbreaking work in helping people recover from depression and anxiety. Her impactful writing and coaching have reached individuals in an astonishing 120 countries since 2003, leaving a legacy of healing and transformation.
If you're ready to break free and embrace a life of freedom and clarity, Merri Ellen is here to walk alongside you on this transformative journey.
While spots are limited, simply submit a request (using the form at the bottom of this page) and express your interest. Don't miss out on this opportunity to embark on a transformative journey. We'll do our best to accommodate your needs and get back to you as soon as possible.
Read of some of her clients' stories...
1. EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
Areas of Competency:
- Life Coaching
- Spiritual Direction/Formation
- Hearing God’s Voice
- Overcoming Depression, Anxiety
- Grief & Trauma Recovery
- Burnout Recovery
- Vocational Transitions
- Women’s Challenges
- Parenting Challenges
- Career / Ministry Challenges
- Pastoral & Ministry Leader Coaching
- Sabbatical Coaching
2. PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
- Life Coach and Spiritual Director with Doing Family Right Ministries
- Certified Life Coach with LeaderBreakthru
- Masters in Spiritual Life Coaching, Christian Leadership University
- Credentialed Reverend, Christian Ministers Association
- Start Right Mentor Training with Teen Challenge
- Bachelor of Arts in Sports Ministry from Briercrest Bible College
3. WORLDVIEW AND COACHING PERSPECTIVE
Merri Ellen partners with God in helping you understand your value, your potential and what barriers could be limiting you from your greatest freedom in life’s adventure and walking in your calling. She has discovered that too many people unknowingly live their lives stuck in first or second gear. She loves asking the right questions to help you move out of park and into full gear.
This often includes dismantling spiritual strongholds and oppression, facilitating trauma and grief recovery, forgiveness, effective reconciliation and mediation (which requires true repentance on both parties), exploring dreams, assessing gifts, talents and callings, and releasing healed emotions, exchanging limiting lies for empowering truth. Walking in the truth truly does set you free!
4. TESTIMONIALS from Coaching & Speaking Events
Be inspired for your own journey by some of the stories of Merri Ellen’s clients and students who have given their permission to publish
testimonials in regards to her life coaching...
5. SPEAKING AT YOUR EVENT
Merri Ellen is often available for speaking at your event or a podcast interview to encourage your community.
*Please request several months in advance.
6. COACHING OPTIONS
- By Phone or via Video sessions. Phone or online coaching is very effective no matter where you live - locally, nationally, or internationally. Session Length – 50 minutes.
- In Office sessions. For those living within driving distance of Abbotsford in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley of Canada, sessions are at times available face to face. Session Length – 50 minutes. (Address provided upon coaching request.)
7. PAYMENT FOR SERVICES
Private Coaching Session fees are due at the time of the session and can be paid via e-transfer, or Paypal. (USD if USA.) Cash and cheques are also options for in person sessions. Cheques should be made to: Merri Ellen Giesbrecht.
There is also option for a sponsor or your church/ministry to pay a portion directly and to receive a tax receipt, if they wish to financially contribute to your growth. (Doing Family Right Ministries in partnership with The Great Commission Foundation makes this possible.) Simply request more information below.
With any cancellation notification of less than 24 hours, clients are required to pay full price for the missed session.
8. MAKING A COACHING REQUEST
Contact Merri Ellen below...