Billie Frances, NBC-HWC, BCC, CWP


From the time I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be a teacher.  Back then, I'd line up my dolls and teddy bears on the steps of our front porch to let them know about subjects I was learning in school. Since then, no matter what I've undertaken, I find myself in the role of a teacher.  I've taught masters level university classes, workshops, podcasts, webinars and seminars. Subjects have ranged from behavioral change to fitness to laughter yoga.  In 1996 I discovered coaching and began my coaching business alongside separate roles as therapist and a spiritual counselor.  Then in 2000, I felt a familiar tug to teach - this time, to teach the unique coaching method that had swirled together from my own studies and experience.  The Mindful Coach Certification was born out of that calling.  Since then, hundreds of heart-centered professionals have completed our course and now serve others who want to fulfill their potential.  We are passionate about health and wellness...which covers the spectrum from physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

Billie lives in San Diego and is a dedicated family member, an avid baseball fan, and an active Toastmaster.


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Guiding Mindful Change Team

Georgie Coote

Georgie is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Certified Mindful Change Coach. She moved from the UK in 2004 with her two young daughters and husband and settled on the east side of Seattle, WA.

Working in the alternative health field for fifteen years, she had a successful Reflexology practice specializing in Maternity Reflexology. She also had the privilege to work with many couples to welcome their new babies into the world as a birth doula.
She focuses now as a trainer for Guiding Mindful Change and on her private coaching practice, where she is a guide for women and couples as they journey to flourish in midlife.
She is passionate about making her classes fun, collaborative, and inspirational.

She loves to be on the water in the summer and on snow in the winter. She enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, and snuggling up with her two dogs with a good book. 

Terri Leichty

Terri is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Certified Mindful Change Coach. She worked in the social work field for 11 years before transitioning to teaching and coaching in the areas of health & wellness, fitness, and yoga. In 2018, she published her first book, Body Love, Food Peace: Ten Practices to End the War. She feels passionate about sharing the transformative effects of self-awareness, personal growth, and mindfulness wherever possible, including in her writing and teaching projects.

Terri and her husband are avid travel enthusiasts and savor life on the road as empty-nest/digital nomads, with a home base near Nashville, Tennessee. They have two grown-up kids - a son in Colorado and a daughter in Berlin, Germany.

Terri is also a voracious reader, and is on track to exceed her goal of reading one book per week this year!

Vanessa Redwing

Vanessa is a Health & Wellness Coach and a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate working in Behavioral Health, in her private practice and as a facilitator for Guiding Mindful Change. Vanessa's life journey has led her into the helping & healing professions. Her passions are guiding mindfulness practices and providing tools for people to grow. 

Vanessa has a Mindfulness practice that is woven into her mental, physical and spiritual wellness routine. Including Yoga, Qi Gong, meditation, breathwork, energy work and Sound Healings. She brings these Modalities into her coaching, offering an expanded view and holistic healing as an option to those she serves. Reading, learning and practicing the tools of healing are Vanessa's passions. Being of service to those in need is a vital part of her life. 

Bethanie Swier

Bethanie is passionate about helping people grow through life’s transitions. She is a Certified Mindful Change Coach, specializing in Health and Wellness, and a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Bethanie started her professional career as a high school teacher. She saw the wide variety of individual needs of her students and learned quickly that she wanted to be able to dedicate more time to helping students on a deeper level. After earning her Master’s of Education in School Counseling, she worked as a Career Development Coordinator (helping school counselors enhance career development practices), and then as a High School Counselor in Career and Technical Education. After several years as a school counselor, Bethanie fell in love with the practice of coaching, and became a Certified Mindful Change Coach. Bethanie and her husband (who is a therapist) own a coaching and counseling practice where they help people along the journey toward wellness. Bethanie loves education and coaching, so being a part of the Guiding Mindful Change training team is a wonderful fit.

Though she has many interests, Bethanie spends the majority of her free time either running or dancing. She lives in beautiful West Michigan with her husband and their two teenagers. As a family, they have had the fun goal of visiting all 50 states and have thoroughly enjoyed the experiences and beauty along the way.

Kelly Tognetti

Kelly is the support person for Guiding Mindful Change. She is there to help with any technical issues with the website and online courses. Our students and team members love her attention to detail...and her unending patience. She cheerfully and readily responds to questions about enrollment, assignments, requirements and certification and makes everything simpler, easier and user-friendly. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and a professional certificate in accounting and worked in corporate headquarters of various organizations before joining our Guiding Mindful Change Team.  

She lives in San Diego with her husband and two kids and spends most of her free time on the ball field watching her son play baseball.



"I am already feeling some shifts within. You're (We're) terrific."

Carol Ebert

"I highly recommend Billie...the skills you gain as a coach will set you apart from the rest. Most importantly, you will grow professionally and personally."

Colleen Linnertz

"Billie's Masterful Coaching skills and her unique heart-warming touch she brings to the process just made the experience that much more enjoyable. I came away from the call with clarity and actions plans."

Fred Laskowski

"Such positive 'stuff' I received from our connection. What a wonderful gift you are, Billie! Thanks so much...I can see that my training has enhanced my practice, but I'd like to go further with coaching."

Ava Dorrance

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