Embark on a forty-day journey with a personal life coach to develop Christlike character. A continuation of Katie Brazelton’s bestselling Pathway to Purpose for Women, this book was created for women of all ages who want a character-rejuvenating experience that will inspire them to live out God’s unique purpose for their life. Get the kind of makeover that will transform your life!

Bestselling author and life coach Katie Brazelton takes you on a deeply personal forty-day journey of developing your character. Discover how to close the gap between understanding God’s purpose for your life and carrying it out as you put an end to well-worn patterns of defeat, woundedness, insecurity, unworthiness, and self-centeredness.

Teaming up with coauthor Shelley Leith, who is a highly sought-after speaker on strengthening marriages and family, Brazelton focuses on eight character traits essential to living a purpose-filled life: humility, confidence, courage, self-control, patience, contentment, generosity, and perseverance.

Step-by-step you’ll experience a complete character makeover—and become the best “you” God intended you to be. Ideal for small groups, women’s church ministry, and one-on-one study.

Extra Tools for Every Chapter

Chapter One: Humility

You have the option of listening to Katie and Shelley read the Day 2 message to you by clicking the “play” arrow below, or you may read the text of the message in your book. Enjoy the virtual coaching, and don’t forget to open in prayer!

Bette Hamby’s story of how she dealt with brokenness is featured in Day 2 of the Humility chapter. Here is the rest of her story… After experiencing burnout and over-commitment, I needed a fresh perspective. I didn’t know it at the time, but God knew exactly what had to take place for that to happen. Moving me, my husband and adult children to a small town in Texas was the first step. I soon realized there were other people that need a fresh perspective. My family’s bed and breakfast serves as a Life Purpose Coaching Center®, where women can come to be encouraged, equipped and engaged in actively pursuing their God-intended life purpose. As founder and owner of Life DesignWorks, I coach women of all ages, walking alongside as they search for clarity in their lives. If you feel you are running but you don’t know why, or have lost sight of your passion or purpose, hope is only a step away at Life DesignWorks. I live in Castroville, Texas with my husband of 30 years, Lou, who is my complete opposite, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We are very proud of our two wonderful adult children. I am a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, I love reading, travel, people watching, scrap booking, having coffee or tea with friends, classic movies, family heritage, discovering new places, making new traditions and the ocean.

BETTE’S WEBSITE

From Humility Day 3, Page 43.

How well have you woven the essential ingredient of humility into these core practices of Christian living? Evaluate how well you are incorporating humility and click the number on each 5-point scale where you best fit. When you click SUBMIT, you will receive a return email within 3 days with an evaluation of your score and specific action steps to build humility into your Christian practices.

From Humility Day 5, Page 53, Action Step: “I will study God.” If you want to dive deep into exploring who God is by studying his names, his character traits, and his love toward us in scripture, here is a list of just some of the verses in each categories for further study.

Names of God
Elohim (The True God) Genesis 1:1
Yahweh (The Lord) Exodus 6:2-3
El Elyon (God Most High) Genesis 14:17-20
El Roi (God Who Sees) Genesis 16:13
El Shaddai (God Almighty) Genesis 17:1
Yahweh Yireh (The Lord Will Provide) Genesis 22:13-14
Adonai (Lord Over All) Deuteronomy 6:4
El Olam (The Everlasting God) Isaiah 40:28-31
Character Traits of God
Loving 1 John 4:8
Unsearchable Romans 11:33
Eternal Psalm 90:2
Omnipotent Job 42:2
Omniscient Psalm 139:1-6
Omnipresent Psalm 139:7
Immutable Psalm 102:26-27
Glorious Exodus 15:11
Just Deuteronomy 32:4
Merciful Psalm 86:5
Patient Psalm 103: 8-10
God’s Love For Me
Sacrificial John 3:16-17
As great as his love for Jesus John 17:22-26
Given through the Holy Spirit Romans 5:5, 8
Unshakeable Romans 8:37-39
An unearned gift Ephesians 2:4-8
Demonstrated in Christ’s death 1 John 3:16
Initiated by God 1 John 4:10

Chapter Two: Confidence

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Choose the most appropriate answers. There is no scoring for this exercise.
Read over your answers and consider your sources of confidence. The more you rely on changeable factors for your self-esteem cues, the more insecure you will be.

1. From whom do you pick up most of your self-esteem cues?

a. Family member b. Friend c. Co-worker d. Husband e. God f. Other

2. What causes you to lose confidence the most easily?

a. My appearance b. Feeling tired or sick or depressed c. Comparing myself to others d. Fear of failure e. Trying something new
3. When you don’t feel confident, what is the most typical response?

a. Fear – I don’t think I can succeed, so I don’t try. b. Anxiety – I am generally in a state of worry. c. Disconnection – I don’t take initiative in relationships. d. Stagnation – I have trouble taking risks, so I get stuck. e. Purposelessness – I am unsure of my purpose in life.

4. What do you most frequently turn to for a confidence-booster?

Kathryn_McColskeyKathryn McColskey’s story of “being average” is featured in Day 3 of the Confidence chapter. Here is the rest of her story…

In Character Makeover, I shared one significant step toward developing confidence – eliminating negative self talk. Since contributing to Dr. Brazelton’s book, consistently taking this step, understanding my spiritual gift, and drafting my life purpose statement have enabled me to move forward in life to realize God’s purpose for my life! Now I am not verbally sabotaging myself. Instead, I recognize the source of my motivation, and make only those life and ministry choices which further my purpose statement, so my life is richer. I move forward confidently and assured that I am doing exactly what God intends for my life.

My character makeover evolved into co-founding Go Fish!, a ministry to help others become the Funny, Imaginative, Smart, Holy individuals God desires. Go Fish! offers discipleship retreats, coaching, and training. I work with young adults seeking God’s direction for their lives, and persons struggling to Maneuver the Unchartered Waters of Griefsm. My current dream is to develop a process to use with grieving children. Go Fish! is also launching a life plan facilitation process for those who are divorced. My passion is to help others identify spiritual gifts, life purpose statements, and move forward to experience God’s blessings…

Study the following verses to build your confidence by learning who you are in Christ. (List adapted from Neil Anderson’s Freedom in Christ.)

I am accepted…

John 1:12 I am God’s child.
John 15:15 As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1 I have been justified.
1 Corinthians 6:17 I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 I have been bought with a price and I belong to God.
1 Corinthians 12:27 I am a member of Christ’s body.
Ephesians 1:3-8 I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child.
Colossians 1:13-14 I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.
Colossians 2:9-10 I am complete in Christ.
Hebrews 4:14-16 I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.

I am secure…

Romans 8:1-2 I am free from condemnation.
Romans 8:28 I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.
Romans 8:31-39 I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 I have been established, anointed and sealed by God.
Colossians 3:1-4 I am hidden with Christ in God.
Philippians 1:6 I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me.
Philippians 3:20 I am a citizen of heaven.
2 Timothy 1:7 I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.
1 John 5:18 I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.

I am significant…

John 15:5 I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life.
John 15:16 I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
1 Corinthians 3:16 I am God’s temple.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
Ephesians 2:6 I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.
Ephesians 2:10 I am God’s workmanship.
Ephesians 3:12 I may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

Chapter Three: Courage

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Geri_SwingleGeri Swingle’s story of how she dealt with fear is featured in Day 2 of the Courage chapter. Here is the rest of her story…

God planted the seed some 30 years ago: My husband (Ron) and I would have a ministry as a couple that would flow from our common and combined passions, skills and spiritual gifts. Fast-forward to today and our new home in Durango, Colorado – the place where are hearts come alive. That deeply sown seed came to fruition in the summer of 2008 with the launch of Retreat at Hidden Treasure. Our Couples’ Life Plan Retreat packages can include sharing outdoor adventures and sightseeing as well as discovering God’s joint vision for couples!

The name of my ministry, WholeWoman Ministry says it all: I am passionate about tending to all three aspects of our God-designed triune beings – spirit, soul and body. As a personal trainer for over a dozen years, I was not content to merely improve my clients’ physical health; but rather, looked for opportunities to tend to their spirits as well. Similarly, as a Life Purpose Coach ®, I offer my personal training expertise to my coaching clients. In both roles, I have found women to be most negligent in regards to their soul health; and so, this leg of the tripod becomes a focal point as well. It is my joy to help women discover the fulfillment that comes with living a life of balance.

GERI’S WEBSITE

Ch 4: Self-Control

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JanStanish_final2Jan Stanish’s story of how she dealt with rage is featured in Day 2 of the Self-Control chapter. Here is the rest of her story…
Dancing was part of my carefree life as a young child in the Midwest, and my favorite stage was summer: warm raindrops and puddles, my mother’s flower garden, the dusty path to my grandparent’s home and a star-filled sky for the day’s finale. When my life became more complex, I stopped dancing, I hid my desire to take lessons and perform, and I carried into adulthood the mistaken idea that my longings were unimportant.
After many years of feeling out of sync with myself, I began to identify and value my deserted desires and realize my life purpose: To know and become the person God created me to be, to authentically express myself and exhibit His character, and to encourage women to find their unique way to do the same. God’s call to life coaching and advanced training was very clear; His message was very personal when required reading for a class described life coaching as dancing in the moment…..client and coach keeping the same rhythm and movement! Partnering with women who are ready to live in step with their heart-song is my passion!

My husband and I live a few miles north of San Francisco where we enjoy the climate, scenery and opportunities to walk by mountain streams and on beaches, sail and be outside at home. Since staying connected with friends and relatives is important, we welcome visitors and travel often!

JAN’S WEBSITE

From Day 5, Page 172, Action Step: “I will find an accountability partner.”

A great strategy for working on self-control is to do so with an accountability partner. Knowing that you have to be honest and tell a trusted friend how you are doing on different self-control issues will help you in those moments when you’re tempted to tell yourself, “Just this once.” Use the following ten questions about issues of self-control with your accountability partner. Discuss one or two questions at each meeting, and when you have gone through the whole list, start again. Give your accountability partner permission to reprove you when you slip up.

Stress: Name two areas of stress in your life right now. How are you dealing with it?
Finances: Are you using self-control in the way you are handling your finances (savings, budgeting, spending, planning for the future, tithing)?
Church: Do you have the right level of involvement at church? Do you need to attend more regularly? Or are you overcommitted?
Entertainment: What are you reading these days? What television shows are you watching? What movies are you seeing? Is your entertainment God-honoring?
Priorities: What place does your family have in your schedule? Do you need to make any changes in your commitments?
Words: Do you exercise self-control over your words? Do you speak positively about people, resist gossip, withhold hurtful words, use clean language, and express godly opinions?
Conduct: Do your family members feel safe with you? Do you need to make any changes so that you set a more encouraging or positive tone in your home?
Forgiveness: Have you held onto a hurt, a grudge, a bitterness, or a hatred against anyone? How can you forgive and let that go?
Purity: Have you been somewhere with a man, or communicated with a man in any way that might be perceived as compromising?
Sin: Are there actions or attitudes of sin in your life that you are not addressing?

Chapter Five: Patience

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Lisa Kindermann’s story of multitasking is featured in Day 3 of the Patience chapter. Here is the rest of her story…
Imagine yourself breathing in fresh mountain air at a peaceful beautiful castle tucked away in the mountains of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Slow down and seek the Lord at this castle in the sky known as Glen Erie, the Navigators conference center. You can also enjoy a homey atmosphere by having your life plan done at my house. I dream of a future where my husband and I have a place where those that serve the Lord can come and find joy, refreshment, and encouragement as they have their hearts re-ignited in their work for the Lord.
A creative person, I have a passion for multi-culturalism, the arts, and people. My friends would say I am zany, insightful, funny, and a leader. My hobbies include photography, hiking, laughing, and dreaming of international travel. After leaving my crazy-busy corporate job, I now enjoy the richly simple life as mom to two teen kids, wife to an air-force musician, and lover of corgi dogs. I have been serving the Lord as women’s ministry director at my church, encouraging single ladies, have a passion for the power of prayer, and yearn for the body of Christ to be united across race and denominational barriers in worship and prayer.

Chapter Six: Contentment

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From Contentment Day 5, Page 242, Action Step: “I will go on a spending fast.”

For the story of how Shelley Leith’s family of seven went on a spending fast for a month and survived, Download “How My Family of Seven Spent Nothing For a Month”.

The German poet, Johann Von Goethe (1749-1832), came up with “Nine Requisites for Contented Living.” Try rating yourself to see how many of these requisites you have.
To answer: Select from a 1 to 5 scale; 1 = needs a lot of work; 5 = you have your act together

There is no scoring for this exercise. It is just intended to help you assess some aspects of your contentment.

Reflect on this question: Which of these areas are you weakest in, and how does it affect your contentment?

Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them:

Grace enough to confess my sins and forsake them:

Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished:

Charity enough to see good in my neighbor:

Love enough to be moved to help others:

Faith enough to make real the things of God:

Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future:

Health enough to make work a pleasure:

Wealth enough to support your needs:

Chapter Seven: Generosity

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“First Impulse”
Let’s play “First Impulse” to get an idea of your responses when it comes to generosity. Click the answer that best applies to you: “What is your first impulse when (WIYFIW) … ?”

At the end, DO NOT click SUBMIT. Instead, go back and count your A’s, B’s and C’s.

If you more A’s than B’s or C’s, you have a generous heart. Keep on holding your things loosely and using them to bless others.
If you have more B’s than A’s or C’s, you are trying to look generous, but you may have some impure motives. Work on seeing your resources as God’s and not yours.
If you have more C’s than A’s or B’s, you are a hoarder. Try loosening your grip on your time, your things, your space, your agenda, and use them to bless others instead of yourself.

1. WIYFIW … the Fireman’s Fund calls, collecting donations for the hospital’s burn unit?:

2. WIYFIW … you see an infomercial about supporting a child in a third world country?:

3. WIYFIW … you read a letter from a missionary friend who needs more monthly support?:

4. What is your first impulse when you see a homeless person panhandling on the sidewalk?:

5. WIYFIW … you meet a visitor at church who is new to the area and asks a lot of questions?:

6. WIYFIW … your daughter interrupts your project and wants you to play a game with her?:

7. WIYFIW … you come across an expensive item on eBay that you collect and would love to bid on?:

8. WIYFIW … your call’s been transferred four times before talking to a supervisor who’s confused?:

9. WIYFIW … your husband is, once again, late to pick up the kids from piano lessons?:

10. WIYFIW … your girlfriend admires your latest bracelet acquisition?:

Chapter Eight: Perseverance

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Linda_GraberLinda Graber’s story of how she developed perseverance is featured in Day 3 of the Perseverance chapter. Here is the rest of her story…

My dream is quickly becoming a reality as I’ve established a non-profit foundation to provide Life Purpose Coaching ® and instruction for women in ministry. My husband and I have been in ministry almost 40 years and have witnessed many ministers who “burn-out” or are “turned out” from their local churches for various reasons. We believe the church is the hope for our world and long to see God’s called ministers finish well in the race God has given them to run.

I enjoy the mountains of Breckenridge, reading (especially children’s books), and spending time with my husband, daughter, and our pets.

From Perseverance Day 5, Page 314, Action Step: “I will write a life mission statement.”

Why have a mission statement?
A properly crafted mission statement can help formulate your specific life purpose, give you the language to communicate that purpose, provide a value grid through which you run all your life decisions, and give you a pathway to follow to stay true to your goals.

What should a mission statement say?
A personal mission statement should be short enough to fit on a tee shirt, and a 12-year-old should be able to recite it. A complete personal mission statement succinctly summarizes:

what kind of person you want to be (your characteristics)
what you want to do (your purpose)
the kind of impact you want to have (your influence)
the source of your power to accomplish this (God).
How do you write a mission statement?
Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you arrive at your mission statement. Answer these questions, then use the answers as the starting point for drafting, reducing and refining your mission statement. Revisit it a few times to allow yourself time to process it and validate it.
What difference do I hope to make before I die? What contribution do I want to make to the world, and in my different roles in life?
What achievements would I be most proud to accomplish?
When I come to the end of my life, what do I want to be able to say on my deathbed? What would I tell people is worth all my time, energy and money in the days I have on earth?
Why has God put me on earth? What would honor Him as the creator of me? How did He design me to work? What makes me feel His pleasure?
What are my top five personal strengths?
What do others affirm in me?
What do I love getting involved in? What do I dread doing?
What are my core values in life? What do I despise?
What excites me about the world? What makes me cry? Get angry?
What is my ideal day? What activities, hobbies, relaxation, work, people, and fulfillment does it include?

Sample mission statements
The following sample life mission statements come from different sources, including several of our Life Purpose Coaches ©.

I exist to inspire women to discover and live out their unique life purpose; to live balanced, healthy, and thriving lives; and to become passionate in their personal relationship with God.

I am passionate about helping people improve physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

My passion is to empower Funny, Imaginative, Smart, Holy℠ women to discover God’s purpose for their life through the use of life plans, seminars, retreats, and grief facilitations.

My purpose is to make an eternal difference in the lives of children, through the empowering of the significant adults who “coach” children, to identify God’s purpose for their lives.

My life calling is to bring hope and healing to other Christian women who have experienced difficult events in their lives.

My mission is to equip and encourage women to live with passion for Christ, and soar with victory in God’s glorious purpose for their lives, so Jesus will shine through them to draw all men to Him.

My mission is to bring servant leadership to my family, my church, my profession, and the world.

I live my life as a solution to all nations and races, giving hope and future to the hopeless, the poor and the oppressed in and through Christ.

My purpose each day for the rest of my life is to grow spiritually and serve as a vessel of God’s will. I will strive to make a positive difference in every person I interact with and always continue to improve my body, mind, emotions and spirit with truth and love. I remain teachable and grateful.

I want to teach my children and others to love and laugh, to learn and grow beyond their current bounds.

I am a responsible wife and mother; I give priority to these roles. I value differences and view them as strengths. I seek to build mutually beneficial relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. To keep these relationships healthy and to maintain a high level of trust, I make daily deposits in the emotional bank accounts of others.

Small Group Studies for Women & Teens

Character Makeover: 10 Sessions to Create the Best You

Women’s Small Group Curriculum: Get more out of your Character Makeover journey by going through it together with a small group Bible study or book group, using the downloadable study guide and leader’s guide.

Get the most out of your Character Makeover journey by going through the book with your small group, your church group, or one or two accountability partners. This is a ten-week small group study for women, available in a downloadable study guide and a downloadable leader’s guide.

DOWNLOAD THE CURRICULUM FROM SHELLEYLEITH.COM
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TEEN GIRLS VERSION

  • Nine 90-minute lessons plus the closing “Big Reveal Party”
  • Built-in discussion questions and activities
  • A weekly self-assessment quiz based on a reality TV show
  • Stay accountable to your three-person Makeover Team

Read a sample lesson from the Character Makeover Participant Guide

Especially geared for women who are reading Character Makeover, the lessons help the group explore deeply the critical concepts in each chapter. Participants are guided in stimulating discussions and group exercises, and then they help each other take action in the areas where they discover they need the most work. Each week a different television reality show is used as a metaphor to explore the strongholds that keep us from being like Christ. Once you have the “big reveal” and discover which aspect of that stronghold you need to deal with the most, you then look into the Bible for the solutions. The key to overcoming strongholds is to deepen the eight character qualities of Christlikeness. On the chart below, see the reality show for each week, and the nature of the “big reveal” that leads to self-discovery and action steps to deepen that character quality in your life.

Character Quality

Reality Show

The Big Reveal

What NOT to “Be”

Which three of the character qualities do you need the most?

Week 2: Humility

American Idol

Which of the Four Prideful Idols are you?

Week 3: Confidence

The Singing Bee

Which ‘song lyrics’ play on your mind’s ‘iPod’? Confident or insecure?

Week 4: Courage

Fear Factor

What is your fear factor? Worry, fear, lying, or courage?

Week 5: Self-Control

The Biggest Loser

When you weigh in, do you need to lose the mouth, the attitude or the habit?

Week 6: Patience

“Life” Swap

Do you need patience with irritating people, pet peeves or waiting?

Week 7: Contentment

Real Housewives of Orange County

Are you able to be content with what you do, what you have, what you accumulate, and in difficult circumstances?

Week 8: Generosity

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

How generous are you with your talents, time and things?

Week 9: Perseverance

Amazing Race

What kind of quitter are you? Do you quit from discouragement, criticism, or frustration?

Week 10: The Big Reveal Party

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Games and affirmation exercises

Head-to-Soul Makeover: Becoming Real in a Fake World

Teen Girls Small Group Curriculum

Now you can give your teen girls’ group the same great teaching on developing character that the women enjoy, by taking them through a ten-week Head-to-Soul Makeover study.

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About the Authors

KatieDr. Katie Brazelton, Ph.D., M.Div., M.A., is a Life Coach and the bestselling author of the popular Pathway to Purpose for Women book series (Zondervan). She is also the founder of Life Purpose Coaching Centers, International®, which trains Christian men and women internationally to become Life Purpose Coaches® and two-day-intensive Life Plan Facilitators. Prior to the book series launch in 2005, Katie Brazelton worked at Saddleback Church (where Rick Warren is pastor) in various roles over # years: Director of Women’s Bible Studies, Director of Golden Gate Theological Seminary, Director of Research for Dr. Rick Warren, and as a Licensed Minister. Before coming to work at Saddleback Church, Katie held positions as Director of Public Relations for a multi-million-dollar medical laboratory and as Vice President of Curriculum Development for an ethics education company. Katie also taught English classes at local colleges for five years. Today Katie is focused on fulfilling her God-given dream of opening 200 Life Purpose Coaching Centers® worldwide. Katie spends a great many of her days talking with women about their God-given dreams, passions, and purposes. Her calling to help women discover their life purposes led her to Calcutta to talk to Mother Teresa about joy; to Belfast as a guest of Ireland’s Nobel Peace Laureate to discuss inner peace; and to the tiny island of Malta to study St. Paul’s time of shipwreck. Katie has been a featured guest on national television and radio shows such as “100 Huntley Street,” “HomeWord,” “Midday Connection,” and her print interviews include Today’s Christian Woman (TCW) and www.pastors.com. Katie has been a columnist for www.purposedriven.com and TCW, and she is currently a regular columnist for Extraordinary Womenmagazine, published by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). She has spoken at such venues as AACC’s World Conference and Focus on the Family. She is a Rockbridge Seminary professor. Katie has two adult children and a daughter-in-law who enjoy each other’s company in Southern California. Katie was thrilled to become a first-time grandma in 2006. Previous Titles from Zondervan: Pathway to Purpose for Women – 10 Translations and Crossings Books’ Edition
Praying for Purpose for Women – 5 Translations
Conversations on Purpose for Women – 2 Translations and Crossings Books’ Edition
Pathway to Purpose for Women Personal Journal
Pathway to Purpose Abridged Audio CD

Shelley LeithShelley Leith is a staff writer at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., as well as a popular speaker on the topics of character makeover, self-esteem, life mission statements, parenting, and marriage.  Shelley is also a Life Purpose Facilitator with Life Purpose Coaching Centers International® and leads 2-day Life Purpose Intensive Facilitations called “Your Life on a Movie Screen.” Shelley earned a business and communications degree from Biola University and has applied her skills to marketing, computer training, building businesses with her husband, and most recently as a staff member at Saddleback Church. At Saddleback, Shelley created the world-renowned 40 Days of Purpose Campaign, which has been implemented in more than 30,000 churches in the U.S. in conjunction with church-wide studies of Rick Warren’s bestselling The Purpose Driven Life. This year, Shelley Leith joined forces with Dr. Katie Brazelton to co-author Character Makeover: 40 Days with a Life Coach to Create the Best You.  This book combines Katie’s expertise as a life coach with Shelley’s life philosophy that “you can be proactive about becoming more Christlike.”  The resulting book is a rich, 40-day adventure in character development. Shelley and Greg Leith have been married for 28 years and are able to draw from their own experiences as they share God’s timeless blueprint for marriage and family with other couples. The Leiths lead Bible studies and speak to national audiences at FamilyLifeTM marriage conferences. They live in Southern California, where they are proactively applying character-training principles as they raise their five children, ages 15 to 21.

To learn more about Shelley, visit her website, www.ShelleyLeith.com

Speaking Topics

  • Character Makeover
    • Your Relationship to God: 6 Pride-Busting Humility Factors
    • Your Relationship to Yourself: 8 Sure-Fire Confidence Builders
    • Your Relationship to Others: 10 Stress-Relieving Self-Control Strategies
  • Yellers Versus Stuffers: How to Resolve Conflict With Your Polar Opposite
  • Romancing Your Husband When You Don’t Feel Like It: Discover the Lover in You
  • When Motherhood Scared the Snot Out of Me, And Other Tales of a Nurturing-Challenged Woman
  • Proactive Parenting: How to Develop and Live Out a Family Mission Statement
  • Five Is Not Enough: How to Build a Healthy Self-Image