As a personal life coach, Jan coaches individuals around personal, career, transitional, spiritual, and wellness goals.
When she steps into her role as a leadership coach, Jan partners with organization or ministry leadership teams to capture and develop new goals and potential for greater individual and team effectiveness. Using her coaching training and expertise, she has worked with faith organizations and staff, university student leadership staff, and a residential ministry for at-risk youth to facilitate creativity and learning or the development of programs to strengthen individuals, teams, and leaders.

Jan has served as a director of children’s ministries and worked in youth ministry in a San Francisco Bay Area church, and then served at a residential ministry for at-risk youth for more than twenty-five years. With this background, she has a special interest in partnering with parents, teens, and youth ministries and organizations to use a coach approach to facilitate the building of strong relational foundations for conversations around teen issues and topics.

Jan says: “I see the uniqueness of the coaching modality for individuals, teams, and families, for faith conversations that transform. I see a vision of hope—individuals who deeply grasp who God created them to be and who are rooting themselves in His plans for their future, not because someone fed it to them, but because they have done the hard work through coaching kinds of conversations to think, pray, and work to discover it. I’ve watched it in action. They get it. They own it. That excites me.”

(530) 268-1820

Life and Leadership Coach, individuals and teams
Credentialed coach, ACC, International Coaching Federation
B.S. from Liberty University; Major: Psychology, Bible,Education
MA Ministry & Leadership, emphasis in Life Coaching, Western Seminary, in progress
Professional author and speaker, specializing in family and teenissues
Mentor and coach for writers and speakers
Wife and mom – two of her favorite roles


Brenda Bode, Certified Life Coach, ICF

I am excited to be serving as a member of the Soul Care Coaching team at Bridgeway and believe coaching is absolutely essential for consistent progress and fulfillment in every area of life! My education and training is through Western Seminary and I received my certification from International Coaching Federation, the largest and only internationally recognized organization for its high standards of coaching excellence and competency.

Having always believed that God intended more for us than just getting by, my spiritual quest for purpose and genuine quality of life lead me to explore coaching. Through it, I discovered a way to view and approach life which opened up new options and renewed my hope to experience the life He created each of us to live with Him.  Coaching and being coached has confirmed God’s calling on my life to thrive and to help others thrive as well.

Facilitating recovery groups for over thirteen years and coaching for the last four years has revealed the critical need for defining, developing, and authentically sharing who we are uniquely, and lead me to develop MVP, a unique coaching series focused on creating a balanced life of positive impact that fits and fulfills you personally.  It is incredibly rewarding to help others experience new life and energy in their personal lives, careers, marriages, ministries, and any area where they desire progress, growth and change.  By partnering with individuals, couples and groups, I am able to help them maximize their potential and reach their personal and professional goals.

My goal is to partner with you to reach your goals and dreams. Through our coaching together, you will be able to establish and embrace your unique God-given mission, vision and purpose. This will empower you to clearly define your objectives, determine what you need to reach those goals, and design a workable plan of action to get there.

I am wholeheartedly committed to the coaching process because of the life-changing results it brings. Together, let’s explore your possibilities with hope and anticipation not just for a brighter future, but a great today!

For the full explanation and benefits of coaching, please refer to the Life Coaching page under Soul Care on the Bridgeway website.

To schedule an appointment with me, please email me at brendabode15@gmail.com or call (916) 474-9278


Credentialed Coach, ACC- Personal and Professional Development- individuals, groups, couples, teams

Certified Genesis Counselor & Trainer- recovery and relapse prevention

Creator of MVP, 3 Essentials for the Exceptional Life