Mary J. Yerkes
Mary J. Yerkes is a Professional Life Coach who provides transformational coaching to the chronically ill, established and emerging women leaders, and new and aspiring nonfiction writers. She brings a passion for transformed living to every relationship through her coaching, writing, and speaking.
Like many of her clients, Mary lives with multiple chronic illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis, ankloysing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. Mary brings extensive experience as professional communicator and leader to her writing, speaking, and coaching business focused on helping individuals find their purpose and live their passion.
A widely published author, Mary is currently working on two books, When Life Hurts: Ten Transforming Choices Every Woman Can Make and Living Well with Chronic Illness. She is a frequent contributor to print and online publications, including Focus on the Family, Angel Dogs: Messengers of Love, Christian Coaching Magazine, The Journal of Biblical Counseling, Associations Now, and The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, to name a few. Her bylined and ghostwritten articles have also appeared in PayTech, Bank Systems & Technology, and Community Banker.
Mary is also a popular speaker for community and women's events. She covers diverse and multiple topics, including chronic illness management, personal development as a professional writer and speaker, calling and life purpose discovery, and more.
She is a member of the International Coach Federation, the Christian Coaches Networ, the International Association of Business Communicators, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mary and her husband Paul make their home in Virginia, about 40 miles outside of Washington, DC. Together, they have one son, Ricky, and a beautiful daughter-in-law, Diana. Learn more about Mary at www.NewLifeChristianCoaching.com and www.MaryYerkes.com.
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