"I must admit that I entered my "Life Coaching" experience dragging my feet. I was physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. I really wanted to find a nice quiet spot, curl up and sleep for a long time. I had just lost my husband of 47 years to a brief but brutal encounter with cancer. I attended a couple of Hospice group session, however I left them feeling more depressed than when I arrived. Nothing against Hospice, they were wonderful to our family.
I was not looking for life coaching - it found me.
I was not looking for tomorrow, today was enough to endure - but God had other plans. His plans began over a year ago when he placed Dixie's husband, Greg, into my husband's life. This eventually led to me meeting Dixie at my husband's "Celebration of Life". She invited me to a women's Bible study she held in her home and later suggested "Life Coaching." By this time I had developed a bond of trust with both Greg and Dixie. I decided to give coaching a try. I am very thankful I did! I feel like a new person; Alive, fresh, renewed and excited to explore the "purpose and hope" that the Lord has prepared especially for me. Dixie's life experiences have given her incredible depth, compassion and wisdom in the Lord. You can feel her unconditional love and acceptance. You know you are in a safe place. I would highly recommend Dixie as an authentic, sincere and professional life coach.
Sheila, Nipomo, Ca.
December 19, 2012
My knock on Dixie's door welcomed my broken heart. Her life coaching and the deep love she has for Jesus shines through her in her Life Coaching. In meeting with her she shares her love for Jesus and conversations she has had with Jesus.
At one time, I felt my heart was broken. Then I realized it was really just empty. During sessions with Dixie she helped me to see just how much Jesus really loves me. This provided the pathway for me to grow in my personal relationship with Jesus today. I smile because it is an exciting relationship. It has been a while since my sessions and this is how I feel today: Jesus is my life partner and he is my husband. I put no one before him; and he puts no one before me when I am in need. He is the best husband a girl could have. He doesn't lie or cheat and he is unconditionally forgiving and my life is all about him, as it should be. His gifts to me are sharing, thoughtful, resourceful and his arms are around me every night. Through Dixie's Life Coaching my heart is healed and she has opened God's gate for me to be a better person-- more than I could have done by myself. The happiness I have makes me feel like I am floating in the Grace of God. I trusted Dixie with my life and there have been no disappointments. She is a teacher, she is my friend, and my sister in Christ. Thank you Dixie! Through your coaching I have the self-confidence to keep moving forward. Much love to you
At first I was reluctant to accept Dixie's invitation to Life Coaching, despite the fact I had recently found myself in a neutral position with no real direction in my life. I was stuck! After going through a traumatic divorce about five years ago I had lost a lot of confidence in myself and in others. I found myself marching around the same mountain, repeatedly finding myself in a pit. I knew I needed a little push and some encouragement. Through Life Coaching I learned the reasons behind my fears. This enabled me to gain confidence and step into my fears, allowing God to show me the gifts, talents and abilities I was born with, that I forgot I had, or didn't even know existed within me. That alone makes each day exciting! I now have a closer relationship with Jesus and a greater understanding of how He speaks to me each day. I realize God is truly with me everywhere I go, and I cannot live my life afraid of failing. God is not going to open a door He does not want me to go through. I want to continue stepping out in faith, sometimes with great fear, but observe God stepping in and taking over. That is music to my ears and offers so much freedom!
I began coaching thinking that somehow it would help me to see things in my life differently. I did not realize I would be asked to look deeply at my motives and search to find the origins of many of my thought patterns. Dixie was so good at encouraging me to look at those things I usually avoided. That combined with her insightful wisdom has helped me to heal and grow in leaps and bounds. I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to work with Dixie. I would recommend her to anyone willing to do the work necessary to grow in their relationship with God and others.
Cindy, Central Coast of California
March 1, 2012
It was quite a while after I had first heard about coaching before I actually started, and of course I was skeptical. I think we all somewhat feel we are in control and that we know everything about ourselves. This couldn't be further from the truth. The last thing we want is to let people know of our weaknesses. Many times we don't even acknowledge we have weaknesses. I had prayed about the coaching for awhile and God finally gave me the conformation when it was the right time. It was very revealing at first because you discover things about yourself that hinder your relationships with people and with God. The further you progress in the coaching you start to realize how debilitating some of your attitudes and actions really are towards yourself and others. Dixie helps bring these to light, but more importantly she gives you the tools to help change the behavior that has been a setback for so long. I realized so many things about my walk with God and my relationships with people that were not right. I felt so liberated after discovering these things, like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. Dixie really tailors the coaching to the individual needs. It is definitely not a "one size fits all" experience. You have to be willing and open to accept new ideas and thoughts about yourself that you might not have thought possible before. But it is definitely worth it to receive the enlightenment and the freedom that the Holy Spirit wants to give you. God has chosen Dixie to be the guide for self improvement and I encourage anyone to try it. It is totally worth it.
Randy, Santa Maria, Ca.
The coaching I have done with Dixie is amazing! Before we started I had no idea what the outcome would be. I just knew I needed to improve myself and I needed someone's help to make that happen. Dixie achieved that in me way beyond my expectations. She opened doors and feelings I didn't even know existed in me. All of our conversations and sessions were so meaningful. She opened my heart and my soul and I was able to adjust my thinking in so many areas. It has been an amazing, amazing experience. I am so thankful and appreciative of all the changes, and the results I have witnessed in my life because of coaching. She helped usher angels across my path, I have no doubt about it! I am looking forward to our next step. To analyze the gospel in the form of a Bible study.
Judit, Canoga Park, Ca.
My husband Jason first discovered Dixie and the Life Purpose Coaching that she offered when we had been separated nearly eight months, on the verge of divorce. Jason started the ten week life coaching process on his own, before I decided to pursue it (after a failed round of marriage counseling sessions I wasn't as confident to start all over again). However, after some time had passed and seeing how much of a difference it was making in Jason I was convinced that I should give Life Coaching a chance. It wasn't until we completed the individual coaching (a few months later) before coming together in couples coaching. I believe going through the individual coaching process rather than going straight to couples sessions was crucial for us because it really laid the groundwork in helping us understand who we were as individuals first and foremost and why we were in the situation we were in. Ultimately, I would have to say that life coaching is a process of self-discovery, something that takes courage and honesty to do. And for us, it was also a process that helped us with forgiveness, healing, and acceptance and understanding of one another. Undoubtedly, the Holy Spirit really ministered to both of us and helped us through the entire process, something that Dixie really encouraged and help to usher in. Life coaching has been a gift to us, equipping us with the tools we need to lay a stronger foundation for our marriage to be built upon. Today, I'm happy to say that my husband and I (as well as our 3yr old son) are once again living together as a family, starting over with a brighter future. First and foremost, it wouldn't be possible if it hadn't been for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who was the greatest example of love and forgiveness and our perfect Father above who never fails us, which is why I believe that Dixie and Life Coaching was an answer to prayer and I will be forever grateful to her. I would encourage anyone who is considering Life Coaching to take that leap of faith, the Lord will meet you wherever you are and help you along the way.
Cherie, Santa Maria, Ca.
I felt like I had lost my direction and found myself asking these questions. Where am I going? What am I doing with my life? What can I be doing that is worthwhile? I needed to do a personal assessment in order to clearly see my direction. I had heard that Dixie was a Life Purpose Coach. So there was part of my answer. I signed up for some sessions to see if I could get redirected. It was the right time and the right place. Through the coaching I was able to find my strengths and weaknesses. I became aware of my issues and in turn was able to daily recognize them and change them. I feel I have direction now and am pursuing interests that I have had for a long time. Dixie is very good at coaching and has a heart for it. I would recommend her to anyone that needs help discovering their life purpose or anyone who needs help getting direction. Thanks Dixie for all your help in coaching and mentoring me.
Sue, Santa Maria, Ca.
I came to a cross roads in my life in early 2010. My husband and I had lost our business in 2009. My father was diagnosed with terminal cancer in June 2009 and passed away in November that same year. I felt lost and was drifting with no focus. It felt like life was happening to me rather than me living my life. I needed help navigating these uncertain waters called life. I knew that Dixie was a Life Coach and thought maybe that is what I needed. I thought it would help me to focus and get a plan and a direction for my life. It has done that and soooo much more. For me, the “Life” part of the coaching was not just about the here and now, but encompassed all my life, how everything in my life brought me to this place. You know the old saying…you don’t know where you are going until you know where you have been…that is where I was. It is nice to know that in this journey there are no “right” and no “wrong” answers. Many times in answering questions, I would simply write, I don’t know (many many times) and Dixie told me my inability to answer told her just as much as an in depth paragraph. It was very enlightening. Dixie has a lot of insight and wisdom. She is very patient. She helps guide you on your journey rather than leading you. It has been a blessing and an awesome experience. I would recommend Dixie to everyone.
Terri, Nipomo, Ca.
Coaching for me was a process of finding truth about myself. In order to go forward we sometimes must look back. It’s like mental building blocks, if you miss one it’s important to go find the missing part. I spent most of my Christian life looking inside myself for places that needed fixed. The trouble with that was that it was me doing the looking and trying to fix myself so I would be acceptable to God. It was the whole works performance ritual I lived out of and the façade of Religion and the structure of the Religious Institution. Jesus never intended us to live outside of relationship with Him. In my experience Gal 3:1 explains it best “Oh foolish Kim! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?” I started out with truth but along the way my own dysfunctions got in the way. When Jesus said “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” John8:32, I understood, revelation of truth set me free, and the groundwork was laid.
Through the process of coaching I was able to see the lies I had believed. Coaching put names and words to my feelings. Because of my past patterns with fear of man and being controlled, I had allowed myself to get into bondage; The root being my Mother’s death and my need for security and filling that void. Understanding grace helped me see myself, “Accepted in the Beloved” Eph 1:6. I didn’t need man’s approval any more. For the first time in years I am feeling the Love of my Father like never before. Going back over my childhood was an eye opener for me as well. I began to see my life was not as uneventful as the lies I believed. I didn’t appreciate my childhood or life’s experiences. They were under the blood! Meaning even the good stuff got left behind. I now realize all my life experiences have made me who I am today, the good, the bad and the ugly. Seeing myself healed from so many issues was amazing. I have lived through a lot in my 51 years and have come out on top thanks to forgiveness and letting go. I now have the courage and trust to let God be God, meaning I don’t have to control and try to fix everyone. I am able to trust God with my family and let them walk out their own salvation. Their trials will make them who they are and strengthen them in God. As much as I Love them and people I can’t change them, Only God can and their willingness to change. My coaching experience was confirming in establishing what God was already doing in me. I Love the scripture: “Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding will draw it out.” Proverbs 20:5. That is what happened to me. My coach was able to draw out of me by letting me explore my own thoughts and feelings. He who had begun a good work in me was allowing me to see that work and how far I have come. Coaching has helped me walk out those decisions with confidence and courage. The decision to get unstuck is one thing, the tools and courage to stay unstuck is another. I am on the right track J The tools I take with me will continue to establish me with confidence in knowing there isn’t anything stopping me now unless I let it. Resting in God’s Love is key to my security. I now feel like I have control over my life but I gladly yield it over to My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is my way, my truth and my life.
Kim W. California
I sought out Life Coaching to help myself through a marital separation from my wife, and possible impending divorce. At first, I was unsure if the Life Coaching would actually benefit me. Well, after completing the 10 week series of sessions with Dixie, I am here to tell you that I was totally amazed at the benefits of Life Coaching. I came to realize how we tend to cover up areas of our life throughout the years that could actually help us with future decisions and in facing life’s challenges. Dixie was able to help me peel back the layers of my life to help me understand where I was coming from, and the circumstances that I grew up with, which shaped the individual I am today. It was unbelievable the things in my life that I needed to take a look at that I have not thought about in years. Some items of my life that needed to be dealt with were from more than 35 years back. To gain the benefit of growth in your life you have to go back and start at the beginning and move forward to the present day, in order to totally understand why it is that you look at things the way you do, and process information they way you do. Also, it helps us to understand why we react the way we do to both good and challenging situations in our lives. For me, I have and will continue to share the benefits that I have realized from Life Coaching. I will encourage others that are facing challenges in their lives as well to take the Life Coaching course and begin to see the difference it will make in their lives. Thank you Dixie for all of your support and guidance with helping me to understand myself better and the prayers that you tailored made for me, specifically to help me throughout this Life Coaching course. Thank you again.
Don, Central Coast of California
Within the 10 weeks of Coaching, my life completely changed. Physically, I felt better as well. And I’m back on track as far as my passion for health and wellness. Dixie asked questions about my childhood that I’d never been asked before and Holy Spirit revealed huge parts of my life purpose through those questions. I had lost my childhood dreams and never even knew God had given those to me at a very young age. Suddenly many of the puzzle pieces were being picked up and put in their place. In the midst of coaching, a job opening came up and I applied, interviewed, and got hired in the same day. It happened to be in health and wellness. Opportunities to help women who are going through some things that I’ve gone through have come about, as well. My eyes have been opened, even more, to my life purpose. To be able to help women has made all I’ve been through worth it. God truly uses our hard and sometimes ugly past for His good purposes. I learned so much about love and what our calling is, to love. That’s it, just love. I wouldn’t change my journey thus far, it has made me who I am and I love who I am. This is just a glimpse of the Great work God did. The last session with Dixie revealed a stronghold. The stronghold was broken through prayer and Dixie saw me trudging in a stream of mud that was my life, and then she saw clear water coming and washing away the mud. That is what God through His Holy Spirit has done for me through coaching with Dixie. It’s been a few months since and the miracles keep coming. I’m now training to be a Life Purpose Coach myself! Thanks Dixie for your love!
Heather, Arroyo Grande, Ca.
When I first started my sessions with Dixie, I was stuck in life, not wanting to go on anymore. I felt like I had no place to turn and I didn’t have the strength to continue. Dixie has taught me many things about life and myself. Things that I needed to know to make it through each day. She showed me that people care and will be there for you. I am so grateful for Dixie and all her knowledge and strength in the Lord. Dixie did not judge me or make me feel bad about myself, she has got me through the toughest time in my life so far.
I have been working with Dixie since March and she has really opened my eyes to negative behavioral patterns ingrained in me since childhood and how these behavioral patterns have affected my personal relationships as an adult. She has an incredible gift for counseling and a true insight that helped me to see the guilt, fear, anger and resentment that have been dictating my actions for decades. The coaching sessions are enlightening, provocative and uplifting. I was always amazed at what was uncovered as we worked together through the Life Coaching exercises. Dixie is always there for you by email too when you need guidance, understanding or just an answer to a question. There is no doubt in my mind the Holy Spirit works through her to heal the wounds of the past, help you to leave them in the past, move out of the darkness and move forward in the Light of God.
John D., California
I began Life Coaching with Dixie on Valentine’s Day 2009. I will admit that I was skeptical at first. I had spent almost two years on a psychologist’s couch and I had tried everything under the sun from the medical community - all to no avail. Yet, I felt drawn to work with her, and given the method by which I'd met her, I believe in my spirit that God wanted me to work with her. I’ve never felt comfortable talking about most things with anyone and at first it seemed strange to lay out my soul to a woman I didn’t really know. I was concerned about the potential for judgment and condemnation, but I soon found out that those concerns were completely unwarranted. Even when I shared what I considered the darkest secrets of my life, she was not disturbed or taken aback. I could tell Dixie anything about myself, my feelings, my experiences and every single time those admissions were met with love. Pure unconditional love as God would have us all to love one another. Never, in any correspondence or discussion with her, have I experienced anything but total acceptance of me and where I am at in life. When I didn't understand a principle that was considered elementary in the Christian faith, Dixie explained it using examples. Not once did she say anything that would cause me to feel like I was stupid or that there was something I was lacking in because I didn't know these things. As I worked the exercises prior to a coaching session, I can remember thinking that some of them seemed sort of "no big deal", but then when we met to talk about it, Dixie managed every single time to pick up on something that needed real work. She demonstrated a knack at recognizing those areas where I have been blind, and she exposed them lovingly yet candidly. I eagerly anticipated each session because ultimately by the end of the time, I would feel uplifted, joyful, and blessed. It wasn't long before the anxiety and fear that plagued me most of my life was gone as I learned how the lies I believed from the past wrongly affected my present day view of myself, and that God's view of me is vastly different than I ever knew or believed. I learned how to surrender my life and everything in it to God. Though I had accepted Christ as my Savior years before, I never understood or knew how to walk in the freedom He offers. Thanks to Dixie’s Life Coaching, I now walk in a freedom like never before. Oh, and those aches and pains that so horribly disrupted my life for over 20 years? Those are completely gone. I sleep more deeply now than I have ever, all through the night, and sometimes without waking at all. I recommend Dixie without reservation. She has truly blessed me and continues to do so.
Jeanne, Santa Maria
Life Coaching with Dixie has been a very positive experience for me. I have been a Christian for 27 years, but I had come to a place of experiencing blockages that were hindering my prayers. During my first session, Dixie gave me some scriptures that could only have come from God. The coaching was a group effort; the Holy Spirit, Dixie, and I. I felt only love and compassion from her. I was able to freely discuss and explore hidden areas that I had kept in the dark. Since then I have noticed I feel so much less shame and guilt in my daily life, thanks to my coaching experience.
Janet, Santa Maria.
Dixie is a long time friend who offered to Life Coach me through a very difficult time in my life. I had made poor decisions that had led to much destruction and hurt to my close relationships. Right from the first meeting I felt the Holy Spirit use her as a vessel to zero in to the core of the problems. Through her material and her sensitivity to the Spirit the eyes of my heart began to open and the healing began. It was the launching pad I needed to start to see clearly that God had an exciting, amazing, and intimate plan especially for me.
Lynn, from Santa Maria
When I first walked into Dixie's home I was at one of the lowest points of my life. I was sad, confused, and hopeless. I felt like a complete failure in life. I had been medically discharged from the USAF after almost eight years of service and couldn't find a job to support myself and my medical bills. I had also just discovered that my husband had been having an affair for about 6 months. He said he was in love with this other woman, but that he loved me too. So I was pretty much an emotional wreck with all the time in the world to sit and think about how my life was caving in on me. I couldn't even remember the last time I laughed. I told Dixie I felt like I had nothing to offer anyone and Dixie told me she could help me discover God's plan for my life. I really didn't think I could handle sharing the negative pieces of my life with a stranger, but when I spoke with Dixie she was just so comforting. I felt like I was talking to my sister. There was a positive glow that radiated from her and I decided to give the coaching a chance. I'm certainly glad that I did! Early in the coaching I realized that Satan had been lying to me. He'd been keeping me trapped in my past and my negative mindset. The time I spent with Dixie allowed me to recognize my value and my worth as a child of God. I learned to surrender my hurts and mistaken thinking to God. I became aware that God loved me no matter what! I discovered that I had enormous strength through Him and started finding the passions in my life.
Melissa H. Escondido , Ca.