Coaching with Dee was a God send. This experience has allowed me to think outside of my norm to achieve some goals that I have set. This process held me accountable and has opened the door for me to get back in touch with me. It has also given me the desire to strengthen my relationship with Christ. I am walking away with a friend and tools that I can use in the future.
Cherie Dawsey (Sr. Data Analyst, Board of Education, Savannah, GA)
I have always been a procrastinator and my own biggest defender or poor time management. Since signing up with Coach Dee everything has changed! I now make lists, prioritize them and attack! I am more responsible with getting my ‘to do’ list completed and feeling motivated because of it. I’m working on some big things and having Coach Dee by my side has made it easy to stay focus. I recommend her for anyone in need of gaining better control of your life. She is phenomenal! Thanks Coach Dee!!
Tammy Workman (Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, Florida)
I cannot say enough about Dee! She has a soothing personality that makes everything possible. She takes tasks I don’t like and helps me to see how to break it all down and turn it into more enjoyable challenges. I love the heart she has for women and children as well and I am totally inspired by her. I recommend her all the time and recommend her to you as well. You will be glad you reach out to her.
Chanel Martin (Shaw University student, Raleigh, NC)
For the past few months Wadeya has been a significant part of my personal development in various areas of my life such as academically, spiritually, professionally, and in the area of relationships. Wadeya is consistent in keeping in touch and following up, she also offers guidance and prayer in reaching personal goals. Wadeya is genuine and passionate about helping me become the best version of me.
Donna Kay (Elementary school teacher, Mississippi)
Before beginning the coaching experience, I was the most “consistently inconsistent” person any one had probably ever met! My coaching experience with Coach Dee helped me to organize myself, my tasks, and my thoughts/focus. Although we only focused on a few action goals a week, I was able to apply the techniques and advice to every area of my life. My coaching experiences have helped me to better get a “grip” on things that need to be done, regardless of how “life” happens.
One question that Coach Dee asks after every action plan is how will I get things done if something happens. This has been a tool that I apply to everything I do now. Taking the tasks and prioritizing things have helped me to become more productive and helped me become less anxious when things get crazy. I no longer feel like I’m not productive or a failure if I can’t measure up to my expectations.
One of the most powerful things is beginning and ending the sessions with prayer, which bring a peace and sense of empowerment. I feel extremely blessed to have connected with Coach Dee!”
Bridget Diarrassouba (Founder New Life Coach, Inc., Chicago, Illinois)
Dee trained to become a coach through New Life Coach Inc., coaching program. As her mentor, she coached me during a practice coaching session with a real life dilemma I was facing being ‘stuck’ with how to proceed with launching a new program initiative. Dee asked the right thought provoking questions to help me to think outside of the box and gain clarity on what I needed to do in order to successfully succeed at my goals. Dee’s voice tone and words was very inspiring and encouraging during the coaching session. Her drive and belief in my vision motivated me.
By the end of the 30-minute coaching session my dilemma was resolved and l knew the direction I needed to take with my initiative. I was in awe at how well Dee coached me with my issue and help produce breakthrough results in just 30 minutes. I’ve been training life coaches for over 10 years now and Dee is one of the gifted life coaches that I’ve had the opportunity to train. Her coaching style is welcoming, non-judgmental, genuine and authentic. She truly has the heart for coaching and allows God to use her to help people get positive results.
Ronda & Kyra (Parent & Teen participants)
I am a former parent participant. I enjoyed the program because it gave me an opportunity to have a bible study with my teen. The group discussions were helpful and the topic discussion that most impactful for me and my teen was Honesty. It was the issue we were facing and God used the discussion to create dialogue between us. Coach Dee inspired me to want to work on my relationship with my daughter because each week in the program was another opportunity to come together and focus on God’s word together. Since joining the program, the communication with my teen has improved. She responds without anger and communicates more freely without being prompted. We also take time to review scriptures together peacefully. I am glad Coach Dee encourages teen participation and is able to pose questions differently to encourage and get the teens to respond. I am also glad Sabriyya (Coach Dee’s daughter) was part of the discussions. She was very thoughtful in her answers which was encouraging to the other teen participants.
I was a teen participant of the program and I liked how everything we talked about was literally pertaining to what is going on with my relationship with my mom. The weekly group discussions were helpful because I could understand the topic better when we discussed it together. Since joining the program, I am able to share more about my life with my mom. The supporting scripture for each topic was inspiring and made a difference when learning about the topic because it helped us to grow in the word. This was a great program.
Lori & Jonny (Parent & Tween participants)
I was a parent participant in the Tweens & Teens program. Coach Dee was very energetic and optimistic. She kept tasks and questions moving through the call. She navigated impromptu conversations into the material. She also did a great job including everyone in the conversation and making sure it tied back to the scripture. The group discussions were helpful because it was good to see what others are challenged with and discussing with their tweens and how to use scripture to address it since all answers are in the Bible.
I enjoyed hearing about changes Coach Dee implemented with her own children and how receptive they were to the change. Since joining the program, my son and I have made a conscious effort to talk more and pray more. It has created a touch point for us during the week and some accountability. My son has also increased his comfort in talking to me about things since he understands better that I am his parent and because it’s my role as a parent as outlined in the Bible. The discussion points from the weekly workbook was helpful because it was great to have something specific to discuss because without that it can be challenging to decide on your own. The supporting scripture was inspiring because it kept the topic relative to scripture instead of just conversation. Coach Dee did a great job!
I was a tween participant of the program and I enjoyed getting to learn better about God and getting to have a better relationship with my mom. The group discussions were helpful because they taught me to accept things better also to be more grateful. Coach Dee inspired me to want to work on talking to my mom better about how our day was and to pray more. Since joining the program, me and my mom have talked more about our day and I also have been listening to she says. I have also grown closer to my mom by saying I love you, good morning and thank you more to show that I’m listening and that I love her. The supporting scripture helped me to understand better of what we are really talking about and my questions.
Dee (founder), Sabriyya & Olu (Parent and Tween & Teen participants)
I am the Founder and parent participant of the Tweens & Teens program. I desired a deeper and closer relationship with my teen daughter and tween son. I wanted to really start getting to know them and build a more transparent, open and trusting relationship and help prepare them to handle challenges and teach them how to make God honoring decisions in their lives.
So I prayed consistently to God for guidance on how to develop this relationship with them. As a result, one day I told the kids that I wanted us to grow closer to God and to grow closer to one another and I told them that we will have dedicated bible study/discussion time together once a week and take turns choosing a topic that we want to discuss that apply to our lives. We have been engaging consistently with one another for almost a year now. I have seen positive changes in our relationship, we have grown closer, the kids have grown comfortable with communicating anything to me and we have grown closer to God.
It was in my heart to turn this into a program and extend it to other parents who have the same desires for their relationship with their children but don’t know how to go about getting there. The program has blessed me and other parents and tweens/teens. To God be the gory for all that he is doing through me and with the program!
I am a former teen participant. I enjoyed the Tweens & Teens program because I got to spend time talking and learning about my family and other families. The group discussions were impactful to me because the topics are ones that relate to things that have happened/happens in my life. My mom (Coach Dee) encouraged me to share more and talk more to her and my family. Since joining the program, I talk more to my mom about things going on and when we talk we have tied what we learned in the program back to situations that we go through. The weekly workbook discussion points were helpful in my 1:1 family time because they got conversations started. The supporting scripture was inspiring because it proves that God has an answer for most problems you may go through. I love you mom and I am so proud of everything you have done!
I was a Tween participant. I liked how we each got to lead a topic on the weekly group discussion. I also think about the group discussions on a daily basis. My mom (Coach Dee) encouraged me to work with others by letting us know that life will be easier if we speak up. Since joining the program, me and my parent’s communication has gotten even better since having 1:1 discussions with my mom back in September 2015. We are more open and talk more with one another. The workbook exercises and discussion points gave me a better understanding of the topic. All of the scriptures were inspiring and understandable. The sessions were awesome!
Cherie & Taylor (Parent & Tween participants)
I am a former parent participant of the Tweens & Teens program. I love that each week was catered to the bible and us learning and striving to be more like God. I also enjoyed putting goals in place and seeing them prosper. The weekly group discussions were very helpful! They reminded me of how blessed we are and how often we take things for granted. It also reminded me to be patient, have joy and not succumb to peer pressure. Coach Dee inspired me to want to work on the relationship with my daughter.
In the beginning we did a questionnaire of what we wanted from the program, because of that we strived to get there. Every week, learning and communicating more with my daughter and her with me. Since joining the program, my daughter and I pray every morning before school and we communicate every day after school. Our communication is a lot better and we enjoy spending time together to discuss the topics each week. The weekly workbook was helpful because it gave us a scripture to focus on, it was very convenient because we were able to write in it. The supporting scripture for each topic was inspiring because it gave us God’s perspective and we were able to use it better to understand the topic from a biblical standpoint. I truly enjoyed this journey with my daughter. We both got a lot out of it and I’m so excited to have been apart. Because of the program, I have a better relationship with my daughter and we both have a closer spiritual relationship with God!
I was a tween participant and I loved the program! I love how we shared each other’s thoughts and feelings. The group discussions were helpful because I was able to learn how others felt about the same subjects. Coach Dee inspired me to work on my relationship with my mom because I love my mommy and want a closer relationship with her. Coach Dee asked about our relationship so it made me work harder to talk more to my mom. Since joining the program, me and mom focus on each other more. We talk every day and I tell her about everything that happens in my day. The weekly workbook was helpful because we knew what to study and prepare for. The supporting scripture was inspiring because it showed us what God wanted from us because of the bible verses. Thank you Auntie Wadeya for a great program!
Sherrima & Jennesa (Parent & Teen participants)
I am a former parent participant in the Tweens & Teens program. I liked that the program is Christian based and to have my daughter share and hear other teens opinions of the topics. The weekly group discussions helped to open communication more for me and my daughter. Since joining the program, my daughter and I are more patient with each other, listen to one another more and we make an effort to have daily conversations about our day and check in with each other. The weekly workbook exercises were helpful because it gave us an opportunity to have 1:1 time to sit together and discuss the lesson.
I was a teen participant and I liked that the program was a good way to communicate and talk about the problems that we face as Christian teens. The weekly group discussions exposed me to new things and new ways to handle situations in life. Coach Dee inspired me to become closer to my mother and try to communicate better with her. The program has also helped me and my mom talk about why we may not have been as close as we are now and how we can become closer and now we communicate more and better. The weekly workbook was helpful because me and my mom read the book together and the scriptures helped us understand the concept of the topic better.