The Chief Joy Activator
Author, Wifey, Mommy
Ordained Minister, Therapist, Coach
Pioneer, Heart Transformation Specialist
Founder, President & Executive Director
Who I Am
A child of God, Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Servant Leader, Writer, Founder, Visionary and Executive Director, Heart Transformation Coach...whew! I heard in a sermon by Pastor Craig Groeschel of Life Church that everyone manages five lives daily – the Professional Life, Spiritual Life, Private Life, Social Life and Family Life. That is a lot of lives to always manage and be authentic! Born and raised in Ghana, I migrated to the United States where I have earned my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration and Human Resource Management, a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, a Master of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership and an Ordained Minister charged with teaching and advancing the works of the Kingdom wherever I am called. These achievements are all thanks to my Late father James Ebow Coker. I have worked as a Champion for People Development for over eighteen years in various private and public sectors and I have been recognized for my commitment to leadership, inspiring women in business, and having high standards of excellence.
The first 18 years of my life was lived in Ghana, West Africa born to beloved parents who divorced at the very tender age of a week old. Growing up I always knew I was different, like something was not right. I soon became aware of my parents' separation which unraveled various behavioral shifts in me. Hitting adolescence did not help the 'situation' much as I became one confused yet vulnerable teenager. I grew up Methodist. Church every Sunday was a must. I knew about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit but I didn't have a personal relationship with Him. But then I received His anointing at about age twelve and started feeling some kinda way...like the Holy Spirit came upon me. I started speaking in tongues that very day at the church service. I did nothing with that or Him afterwards. I lived life like any teenager...went through middle and high school and college. All the while the baggage and impact of sexual assault and abuse lingered...followed...latched on me. After attending Wesley girls High School in Cape-Coast, Ghana, my parents sent me abroad to further my education. At the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh I excelled.
'Here, the gift to teach and coach others was planted'
I went from the quiet, shy and unconfident young woman to this vibrant star when asked to present information that will help another. Born Introvert, I can pass for a super hyped Extrovert any day...according to my family and friends. So not an Extrovert! Life after college consisted of finding myself - working in private sector, then marriage, then a child...all the while the remnants of sexual abuse lingered in my life. Post college, I encountered Jesus again...twice...at Victory Church's Fusion Young Adult service and during Saturday 8am corporate prayer.
"Experiencing heartbreak, loss, betrayal, disappointment, unrealized goals, unfulfilled dreams can leave the heart bruised and hurt. As humans we live in a body, we have a soul and shine our spirits every day. Just as you take care of a broken leg, when your heart experiences trauma, it needs to heal."
When my second encounter with Jesus happened, everything unraveled eight years later as I journeyed towards FREEdom from everything that had taken a hold of my heart. That was it...Jesus saved me, set me FREE from the cycles of sexual assault and abuse. Jesus removed the stigma of silence and gave me courage to live again in Him and for Him; speaking boldly and healing hearts trampled upon by such challenges. Life has taken me across many continents; I have experienced lowly valleys and high mountain tops. Such experiences – childhood and young adulthood sexual abuse – tainted my heart and mind. I know what it means to suffer without God, and to suffer with God. For almost twenty-five years, I lived with a heart full of hurt, pain, shame, guilt and above all unforgiveness until an encounter with the Holy Spirit again, put me on the path towards FREEdom.
It was in the seventh year of my marriage when God finally took a hold of my heart and through hard tearful spirit-led work, I slowly shed the weight of my past and embraced the possibilities of living joyfully and FREE. Yes, overcoming the hurts and pains didn’t happen overnight, it was a tough journey of emotional turmoil but ultimately, I received my healing and out of that a purpose born. As I regained control of my being, I fully stepped into my call to take care of women’s hearts towards joy, peace and freedom. Being FREE is to be Faithfully Renewed Encouraged Exceptional woman who is unashamed; knows her worth and is confident in who she is – a child of God. She is free from guilt, hurts, pains, strongholds and shame. A FREE woman enriches her mind, body and soul with biblical teachings. People are blessed by her words and actions, uplifted by her presence.
"Heart Transformation journey begins..."
During my personal transformation journey in 2016, I did the heart work to set my spirit free from the bondage of depression, loneliness, disappointment, sadness…stuck in a tornado. Out of the trenches of suffering, my purpose to take care of hearts and minds was born. The great losses I have experienced in life compelled me to finally search for my purpose. This journey of heart transformation birthed the I am FREE Woman Ministries Corporation (now Godly Woman & Company as of 2023) which I am the Founder, Visionary, President and Executive Director AND a good ‘burden’ to transform hearts. A stronger relationship with God now fuels my purpose to see others live joyfully, peacefully and FREE. I put it this way, “I am your guide on the side while you are the sage on the stage of your life; therefore, you take care of business and together, let's take care of your heart.”
Life can be brutal sometimes from the little annoyances to the biggest sufferings and distractions. How do you manage all the hats you wear and still have your sanity? How do you balance it all as a woman after God's own heart? How...How...How! I teach the Word of God and equip Christian women to develop true intimacy and discover identity in Jesus, and heal their hearts and minds with God, grit, and good grace.
I have a passion for writing. I am the Lead Writer, and Content Contributor for Godly Woman & Company's educational teachings, programs, and communications. My goal in writing is to always use my words to inspire, encourage and teach others how to choose life every day. I am also a member of Victory Church and actively serve in the Marriage and Women's ministries. Managing these five lives - the Professional Life, Spiritual Life, Private Life, Social Life and Family Life - takes a lot of intentionality, focus and support. I am intentional in achieving life and business goals and I ensure my daily habits, routines and rhythms support the path God has clearly defined for me. I keep my focus on Jesus, even on the days when my vision is blurred…I focus on the Light.
"Writing calms my spirit, gathers my thoughts and surrenders my heart to God's will"
I enjoy an active lifestyle such as hiking or running, and I enjoy cooking and traveling. Married to my supportive husband James for over a decade, we live in Atlanta, GA with our two children and a Boxer Labrador.
Jesus transformed my heart and renewed my mind! He has walked with me through postpartum depression, spirit of grief and depression and many life challenges! I won't give Him up for anything or anyone. There is a savior and his name is Jesus. He is risen! No more searching. If He set me FREE, he surely can set you FREE.
Welcome to my life and world!