Each day I talk to women who feel like they’ve lost sight of their dreams or are suffocating under the weight of their calling.
They love so many pieces of their life, but they feel unfocused, unpassionate, and their confidence is failing. If this describes you, don’t worry. This is NOT what being a grown up is all about. I’m here to tell you, that you can ABSOLUTELY be a responsible mom, wife, and leader without giving up your passions. I know because I’ve felt the same way and I’m proof that more to life than being overwhelmed and unfulfilled.
How do I know? Well, life looked very different for me 20 years ago.
You see, growing up, I did not have strong Christian faith. I grew up around church, but not in it. I went occasionally but never got past the surface of what it was all about. Then a rocky first marriage led to a divorce that plunged me into addictions, on a blind quest to find myself. Thankfully, God found me instead.
Through the love of a relentless God, my family, and the love of my life, Gary, I began to see that God was calling me to a different life.
At the time I had a “regular job” and a growing family. But deep inside I felt called to create an online ministry and help women like me step into who God is calling us to be. No one I knew was doing anything like this. I doubted whether this was a true calling from God. Plus, I didn’t have the skills I needed to create a business online that actually attracted an audience and supported me financially! But the calling grew too loud to ignore.
So out of obedience, I started a blog for Christian women, went back to school for a ministry degree, and began studying digital marketing and online business.
After a few year’s of solid growth women began coming to me for advice. They wanted help launching their own ministry or business. I was honored to help but knew this new role would require additional skills, so I became a Lark’s Song Certified Life Coach and began mentoring women. I opened up the Christian Women Who Lead Facebook group and created a free online gathering space for women to connect.
It’s been six years since I timidly said “yes” to God and so far, it’s been an amazing ride.
Through our online platforms we now reach 400,000+ people every single month around the world and tell them that God loves them. My online support group has grown to over 3500 women in 20+ countries on 5 continents. In 2016 I retired my husband from his factory job and we now work side by side coaching, teaching and empowering Chrisitian entrepreneurs and ministry leaders.
This vibrant season has been more than I ever dreamed of and it never would have happened without my coaches, a lot of prayer, and some crazy wise and discerning women to push me out of the mud when I got stuck.
I want you to have that same support system as you craft a Jesus centered life perfectly suited to who He created you to be!
Here Are A Few Important Things I’d Love To Share With You…
- No one is ever too broken to be loved by or used by God.
- Nothing is wasted. Every heartbreak and season of darkness becomes a part of our story that can open the door for others to see God’s provision and grace.
- We were not meant to compartmentalize every aspect of our lives. We are asked to show up fully with all the knowledge, resources, and skills God has given us in every part of our lives.
- Kind, grace-driven Christians aren’t visible enough online. We should never bully, belittle, or manipulate others, and we must always strive to be more visible than people who do.
If you knew me you’d know…
- I love to travel.
- I love coaching.
- I’m a course/conference junkie(both speaking and attending!)
- I believe creativity is a gift from God given to all of us.
- I’m a fiercely loyal ally and champion of BIG dreams!
Through serving all of these women, I learned a lot about myself and discovered one very important thing about God.
I came to understand what God really wanted was me.
Just me. In spite of all the bumps, bruises, and baggage.
Even when I couldn’t achieve the goals I set. Even when things didn’t grow as quickly as I wanted. Especially when I got frustrated and forgot that standing with Him was the core of my calling. Even whith all of those strikes against me, He still wanted me.
Talk about a game changer.
That’s where freedom and fulfillment are found.
Spending each day beside the God who loves us no matter what.
It’s equal parts humbling and empowering.
That’s my dream for you too. I’d love to help you find freedom and fulfillment in your God-given calling, so you can spend every day aligned with Him.
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Angela J Herrington is a Christian life and leadership coach, founder of Broken Beautiful BOLD online women’s ministry, and owner of ReEngage, a social media and consulting agency that supports Christian businesses and ministries.
She describes herself as a recovering prodigal, Jesus-follower, and a guide who creates sacred spaces for vulnerable exploration. Angela is an egalitarian who believes equally valuing and embracing both the masculine and feminine aspects of our souls is God’s original design. She is a fierce advocate for honest conversations, creating emotional safety, and increasing our self awareness as spiritual practices. She truly believes showing up for people who feel unseen, and saying “I see you and God has always seen you.” is our greatest mission as Christians.
Using a unique blend of life coaching, spiritual direction, and fierce advocacy, Angela empowers women to kick impostor syndrome to the curb so they can boldly pursue their God given calling. Under her leadership, her company has grown to 6+ figures in revenue, impacted hundreds of clients, and built social media and blogging platforms that reach over 200,000 people in 40+ countries each month. In 2016 she retired her husband from his day job and achieved her long time dream of working side by side with him every day.
Angela is a dynamic speaker who creates enormous value for her audience. She receives rave reviews at women’s ministry events, writer’s conferences, podcasts, summits, and business workshops. She is known for crushing complex topics down to bite sized pieces and sending her audience home with actionable steps to apply their learning. A true Gen Xer, Angela loves thinking outside the box, combining things that are seemingly unrelated, and helping women create a unique and vibrant life that perfectly suits their soul.
Angela is also Lark’s Song Certified Life Coach and is currently Director of Communications for Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy, a women led organization dedicated to engaging, empowering, and equipping women to lead in the church. She holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Indiana Wesleyan and a Master’s in Leadership from Wesley Seminary where her research focused on leadership development, mentoring, and opportunities for GenX Women in the US church.
Over the last 10 years, Angela has been a Boy Scout leader, non-profit director, member of the Board of Directors for Christian Coaches International, served as Vice Chair of the Carey Services Board of Directors, and held multiple positions in her local church, childrens’ schools, and community.
Angela’s short story “The Turkey Trail“ was published in the collection Naturally Yours: Stories About Indiana’s State Parks and Reservoirs. She has also been published in Hope for Women and HOPE is Now magazines.
When not traveling in their RV, Angela, her husband, and six children live in her home state of Indiana.