Meet our Life Strategy Coaches

OUR CORE VALUES 

Pursuit of Balance Life Strategy Coaches core values are Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Curiosity, Humility, and Grace  

 

THE JOURNEY TRAVELED

The Pursuit of Balance (POB) Life Strategy Coach Pathway is a twelve month, empirically-based certification program. The training is based on the work and research of Kendra Goheen.

The focus of our training program is to help each POB Life Strategy Coach Intern build confidence and refine their teaching, communication and interpersonal skills, by providing the necessary resources and tools to bring the Pursuit of Balance Program to a broader audience. 

 

Pursuit of Balance Life Strategy Coaches foster learning to shift limiting beliefs and perspectives to inspire positive change and growth.

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JACOB ANDERSON

Certified POB Life Strategy Coach

Jacob is a certified Pursuit of Balance Life Strategy Coach and graduate student at University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he is pursuing his Masters in Education. Jacob received his bachelor’s in Physical Education and Health in May 2020. He has worked in a variety of settings with the youth including coaching youth sports, teaching elementary physical education, and leading a surf camp for children. He takes pride teaching Pursuit of Balance because of the impact it had on his own life. Jacob was in the inaugural graduating class of Pursuit of Balance.

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KENDRA GOHEEN

Founder

Kendra founded Pursuit of Balance in 2016. She is an impassioned teacher driven to empower individuals and organizations alike to understand, address and resolve pressing challenges, while helping to foster progressive learning and growth. Her approach guides individuals to lead a more confident life, while experiencing less psychological, physical and spiritual suffering. She draws upon over 20 years of experience in spiritual direction life coaching, teaching and leadership communication to educate and enable her clients across multiple disciplines and backgrounds. Kendra is devoted to guiding individuals to extraordinary outcomes through her collaborative insights, strategic coaching and experienced intuition.

Kendra is an accredited Professional Lifestyle Coach and Spiritual Director with over 10 years of research and development on patterned psychologies, behavior and suffering. She continually refines and updates her content and practices with a focus on individual empowerment and betterment.

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NANCY LOWENBERG

POB Life Strategy Coach Intern

Nancy is a Pursuit of Balance Life Strategy Coach Intern and an accomplished finance professional. Currently, Nancy is a vice president of commercial banking at US Bank with more than 30 years of banking and finance experience. She has been an individual producer who, with skill and grace, works with privately held companies, the owners and management teams, to create structures that support and deliver exceptional results time and again. Her decades of financial experience was refined, focused, and opened with personal coaching by Kendra Goheen. Enhanced by the Pursuit of Balance course and now the POB Pathway certification, Nancy will open her heart and mind to sharing what she knows with learners across the globe. Nancy is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance. An Iowa native, Nancy lives in Cedar Rapids. She is a committed community volunteer and currently participates in several local and regional organizations.

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JENNIFER SANDERS

Certified POB Life Strategy Coach

Jennifer is a certified Pursuit of Balance Life Strategy Coach and a certified ICF Coach. Her mission is to be a catalyst for others to own their personal power and to live authentically. As a Pursuit of Balance Lifestyle Coach, she is able to coach and support individuals on their journey to live a life that brings them wholeness and peace. She also has many years of job experience spanning Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Information Technology, Supply Chain and Customer Service. Jennifer has coached and consulted with leaders at all levels. She holds a master’s degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.

Jennifer is the founder of Jennifer Sanders Coaching, Heart Inspired Leader. www.HeartInspiredLeader.com

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DEDE ARMSTRONG

POB Life Strategy Coach Intern

Dede is a Pursuit of Balance Life Strategy Coach Intern and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Minnesota and Connecticut. Currently, Dede has a private practice as an online life coach, specializing in navigating transitions, addiction recovery and aging. She is a certified She Recovers Life Coach and is involved in the She Recovers community both as a volunteer and as a coach. Dede carries a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and A Masters in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Bette Ford Graduate School of Addiction Counseling. Dede has years of experience working with older adults in addiction recovery; she has been in recovery from alcoholism for over 20 years. As a graduate of the POB program in 2020, Dede instantly saw the connection between the principles outlined in POB and overall recovery from the plight so many in the grips of addiction live in. As a Pursuit of Balance coach, clients will connect more fully to the fulfilled, joyful, and balanced life we all deserve.

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RACHAEL GAUNCE

Certified POB Life Strategy Coach

Rachael is a certified Pursuit of Balance Life Strategy Coach and an AMS Certified Montessori Early Childhood Teacher. She currently leads a classroom of 3-6 year old children at Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and her Master's of Education at Xavier University. Rachael has and continues to work with children in a variety of settings (from homes to different Montessori schools to traditional schools). She encompases the philosophies of both Montessori and Pursuit of Balance when working with young children.

Rachael was in the inaugural graduating class of Pursuit of Balance and is currently on track to become the Head of School with the future Pursuit of Balance Lifestyle School.

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HEATHER BALENT

POB Life Strategy Coach Intern

Heather is a Pursuit of Balance Life Strategy Coach Intern and a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer. She currently lives in Charlotte, NC, and was in the third graduating class of Pursuit of Balance. She earned her Bachelor's in Athletic Training at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and her Master's of Science at Baylor University. She has worked with athletes at UNCW, Baylor, and the University of Tennessee.

Heather strives to bring a feeling of peace and fulfillment to young adults and athletes through the Pursuit of Balance Program and coaching. Her experience unveiled a passion to support athletes and young adults during what can be a critical time in a young person's life, helping them to find their identity and overcome self-limiting beliefs.