Billie Frances, LMFT, 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

Betty Brink

Betty Brink is an expert on the mental and emotional aspects of dieting and body image. She is the author of "The Main Meal: The New Perspective on Weight Loss." She demonstrates practical methods to quiet the diet chatter, and to empower you to make conscious choices in diet, in life, and in relationships. Betty is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a TEDx Speaker, and the founder of The Main Meal Weight Management weekly support group. Refusing to conform to the norm of diet and exercise plans, she helps create new dimensions in your attitude toward beauty, your own body, and your self-esteem.
She loves reading, writing, blogging, cooking, playing music and singing. Currently, she's living the dream, feasting on each and every 'now' moment in southern California. 

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. 

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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