Story

Terri Sullivant is a leader, teacher and life coach based in the Kansas City metro area. She grew up on a farm near Mechanicsburg, Ohio (you’ve heard of it, right?)  She had 4  brothers and sisters, a hundred-acre playground and a horse to ride as often as she possibly could.  Small town / farm life was a wholesome way to grow up. Life was good and dreams were plentiful.  She always had a propensity for dreaming and the drive to do many of her dreams.

One of her Dad’s favorite sayings was, “Can’t died in the poor house.” He coached himself to say “I can” rather than “I can’t” when faced with challenges and choices in his own life.  Somehow his positive determination along with her mother’s
creativity and productivity , must have rubbed off on their daughter – on the whole family as a matter of fact.  She graduated from Mechanicsburg High as valedictorian and also winner of the “I Dare You” award. After high school, she headed for college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  An explorer by nature, she dared to wander all the way to Europe during her college years as an exchange student through Miami U’s program in Luxembourg.  Majoring in French and English was a “fit” and helped her navigate Europe during that year and beyond.  Back home in Ohio, she became involved with several campus Christian organizations and ended up marrying Michael, a “daring” young man from Detroit who was heading into full time pastoral ministry.  Together they trained for ministry and pastored in 4 different cities, the last being in Kansas City, where they’ve lived for the past 23 years.  They’ve raised their 5 children and learned much about people, organizations, leadership, family, marriage, spirituality, teaching, mentoring – about what does and doesn’t make for a life “fully lived”.  In addition to her full time job as a Mom and pastor’s wife, she worked part-time as a conversational French teacher in a private school for a couple of years and for about 5 years as a Regional Manager/Rep for a specialized medical equipment company.  The name “Fully Alive Life Coaching” comes out of the process of distilling many profound truths learned throughout her lifetime.  A famous saying from St. Iranaeus sums up the essence of her life message, “The glory of God is man fully alive”.

 

“33 years and 5 kids later, Terri is beginning a new adventure…”

33 years and 5 kids later, Terri is beginning a new adventure in life. In September 2009 she founded Fully Alive Life Coaching, part of the fulfillment of her own desire to be true to her calling. After a season of extreme difficulty – a serious illness, surgery, long recovery, and a major career shift- she is daring to say “I Can!” to a new season and different territory, blending the tried and true elements of her life experience with effective teaching and coaching tools.  One of Terri’s unique gifts is a very strong intuition regarding the God- given design of each person.  Her insightful, creative coaching style is right in line with her own”blueprint”.  Identifying a person’s calling, navigating change, exploring possibilities, overcoming obstacles and teaching people to live according to their God-given design are Terri’s specialties in life and in life coaching.  She has been a catalyst for positive change in many people’s lives and a transforming leader/visionary in her sphere.  You’ll be invited to come along and “Take the dare!” with her.

Terri is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading coaching organization for training and credentialing coaches internationally. She trained with one of their approved coach training programs, Academy of Coaching and NLP (ACN) in California.

Currently Terri is a full time coach with Mosaic Life Care in the Kansas City metro area. Mosaic is a Mayo Clinic affiliate (Mayo Care Network) pioneering a shift from “healthcare to life care”. You may view her bio and her coaching team on their website.

Terri is also an Endorsed Coach with the 48 Days network of life coaches founded by Dan Miller in Nashville, TN – you may view the endorsed coaches page here. Her personal coach/mentor was Chuck Bowen of San Antonio, TX. (A big “Thanks” to you, Chuck for all your encouragement and support. You are a great coach and a downright decent human being to boot!)

“I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a ‘transformer’ in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader.” – Stephen R. Covey