Transformative Life Coaching to Move You Forward One Step at a Time

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All our lives have been disrupted by ongoing global events. Uncertainty can cause hesitation, but now is the time to consider your next steps. Perhaps you need to simplify your life and clarify your priorities. Maybe you need to establish boundaries, regain margin, and take steps to invest in family and relationships. It could be that you need to take control of your health or your schedule. Consider your opportunity today to work with a life coach. There is a way forward. The way of progress fueled by your passion. 

You can take steps to thrive and reach your highest potential through a personal development coach. World-class athletes have coaches. They know they can still take steps to thrive in their sport. They know that a thoughtful coach gives invaluable input for them to improve. You too can take steps to thrive. The journey may not be easy. But it's always worth it. You have one life to live well. You can't go back and change the past, but you can look forward and change your future. You can take the next step to thrive in your life today with a personal development coach.

Let's work together to discover where you are, decide where you want to go, and clarify your next step. We will discuss your specific area(s) where you want to thrive (see below for key areas) and formulate a plan specifically for you; and at the conclusion of each session you will have a clear next step to take. I will provide consistent encouragement to ensure you take that step. You have gifts and talents your world needs and you can make a difference in your sphere of influence. The time for your passion to meet progress is now. Now is the time to thrive.



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Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, run a marathon, or be able to climb a flight of stairs with ease, we can talk about your goals for a healthy lifestyle and discover what your next step is to discover and accomplish your goals for a healthier life.


Personal finance is one of the most challenging areas of life to maintain discipline and resolve to make good decisions. You can take the next step on the path of financial wellness. The journey of a thousand miles (and a thousand dollars) begins with the first step.

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Life is a beautiful mess. At times it seems more beautiful and at times it seems more messy. Relationships cause the most joy and at times the most pain in our lives. We can discuss the next step for you to thrive in your relationships with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, significant others, and even your relationship with yourself.


Do you feel like you are always adding new tasks to your to-do list but never crossing anything out? Do you wish you could get a better handle on managing time? We all have 24 hours a day to use in the best way possible. Let's discover what that best way is for you to thrive every hour of the day.

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Do you know that you need to take steps to thrive but you're just not sure what that next step should be? Do you have a sense that you were made for more but can't quite find your passion? Let's discuss various aspects of your life and discover your next step to thrive.


"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

-Lao Tzu



Helping You Thrive One Step at a Time

Helping people is my passion. I serve as the Director of the Center of Leadership Development at Bob Jones University in my hometown of Greenville, SC and love helping individuals from any life stage, background, and culture. My profession is to help young leaders develop themselves, lead their peers, and serve their communities. I am married to Fleur (a native New Zealander) and have two small children. I earned my PhD in Intercultural Studies and MA in Cross-Cultural studies and lived in Asia for six years teaching and helping to lead a multinational outreach center with over 1,000 student members. My hobbies include reading, writing, running, cycling, swimming, snowboarding, and eating my wife's amazing cooking. I have competed in multiple marathons, half-Ironman triathlons, and recently completed my first full Ironman triathlon. I have learned - through many ups and downs - that it is possible to thrive in every area of step at a time.



Student leaders coached in the Center for Leadership Development share their thoughts

Matthew has impacted my life in an immense way by showing me to look within myself, make specific progress, and reach out to others. He is an intentional mentor and will help you bring the best out of yourself!

Kaipo Sotelo

MUSC Grad Student

Guam, USA

Through working with Matthew my leadership, relational skills, communication, conflict management and overall managing skills improved immensely. Matthew uses his strong interpersonal skills to meet you where you are while simultaneously inspiring you to get where you can be all while caring for your “whole person” along the way.

Casey Starkey
Theatre Director
Central Academy of
Technology and Arts
Charlotte, NC

Matthew was an invaluable source of encouragement and growth when I desperately needed it as a young leader. He was patient, principled, and passionate—three vital qualities in a coach.

Coltan Schiefer
Assistant Administrator
Community Baptist Christian School
South Bend, IN

Matthew is an expert question-asker and listener. He doesn’t settle for what is “good enough.” He models discipline, character, wisdom, and collaboration, and I am a better leader because of his example.

Margaret Stegall
Director of Development
American Heart Association
Greenville, SC

Matthew challenged my perspective on leadership and taught me innumerable lessons that I will use for the rest of my life. His insightful coaching in areas of communication, time management, leadership, and organization have all significantly impacted the way I think and interact in both my personal and professional relationships.

Daniel Herr 
Logistics Manager 
Crockett Doodles
Greenville, SC



How does it work? The first sessions is FREE and is a 25-minute session where we will work together to discover your very next step. Subsequent sessions are 45 minutes and scheduled as often as you would like (two per month recommended for consistency). The cost for future sessions is $40 per session or you can sign-up for a discounted package deal of 3 sessions for $110 or 5 sessions for $180. My goal with these prices (which are far below average) is to help as many people as possible in whatever walk of life. I genuinely love helping people and would love to hear from you!