Meet Clay & Sonja
We’ve been partners for nearly 40 years. Woohoo! But it hasn't always been easy.
We have lived through twists and turns in our journey, but consciously decided to work together to design our path the way we want it.
Our paths together started as high school sweethearts. Our youthful dreams did not include life and relationship coaching, facilitation of communication trainings, or supporting community development.
Life has led us down this path for a reason. We both have a passion for helping others and connecting to our community.
We’ve been coaching since 1992, we have the ability to journey with you through life transitions with compassion, understanding, and empathy. This approach will help move you forward on the path to your desired destination.
Let us show you how.
We coach together and separately, guiding you in-person near Dallas Texas or over the phone wherever you are.
We live life with connection, wonder, joy
and full of aliveness.
At the heart of me is fun, without a doubt, fun, spirit, joy and connection.
People often remark on my natural ability to make serious things fun and doable and I model my marriage and coaching the same way.
My soul tank is refueled when I experience breakthroughs in others, as well as in myself, celebrating those wonderful moments of vulnerable awakenings with others is my true purpose.
I have a background in Elementary Education, received my Master Life Coach Certification from Life Coaching Institute and I am a Master Trainer for Safe Conversations.
I’m not coaching, you’ll find me in nature 4- wheeling, hiking, anything with water- boating, swimming, or sitting in quiet contemplation by a fire with a cup of coffee and a good book.
Connecting in conversations is where I thrive, as well in worship, either alone or with others.
At the heart of me is compassion and joy in life.
My experiences as a pastor and a deputy sheriff are foundational to who I am as a person and to my coaching success.
I have received training and certification through Tony Robbins, Life Coaching Institute and as a Brain Health Coach through Amen University/ Amen Clinics.
My Passions include Relational coaching, Managing your emotions, brain health and career guidance.
As a coach I bring a well- balanced expertise with kindness and accountability to help others to feel comfortable and empowered to make the quality changes in their lives .
As a Master Trainer with Safe Conversations Sonja and I have trained hundreds of people to talk without criticism , listen without judgement and connect beyond differences.
I refuel my soul tank by walking with others to obtain freedom and wholeness. From drilling a water well or building a home in a third world country to coaching a couple in their dream relationship, helping others is my purpose and passion. If I could, I would rescue every dog who needs a home. I love to recharge in nature with prayer and spend many hours laughing with my 4 amazing adult children, my 3 grandchildren and my best friend Sonja.