Just a Snippet About Me
Hi! I am Karen Lusby, a Transformational Coach. I help women engage God from the heart and grow through their every circumstance. I began coaching after the joys and trials of over 25 years as an environmental consultant and 7 years helping steward a prayer ministry. Since God led me into coaching, I have acquired my coaching license and been trained as a leadership coach and facilitator for several advanced coaching programs: Identity and Destiny: 7- Steps to a Purpose-filled Life, Transforming the Heart, and Living from the Heart. I also bring my experience as a prayer leader into my role as a coach as I pray for, encourage, and believe in you.
God continues to use my life (as only he can do!) to equip me to walk alongside women in the midst of significant change and ready to move forward into their purpose. I am so privileged to be called to coaching for such a time as this!
About My Website and Blog
Throughout this website, you will discover the topics I believe are meaningful to a women, like you, growing in the Lord. They include:
Discovering how to release and let God restore the losses of your past
Aligning who you are with what you do
Growing in your relationship with God through prayer
Growing through every life circumstance and using your experiences to move into your purpose
Experiencing personal transformation through encountering Jesus and the condition of your own heart
I coach and blog around each of these topics and more.
Why I am Passionate About Transformation
God has transformed me through many circumstances in my life. He has taken every success I have enjoyed and challenge I have faced and used it to change me and direct me toward his purposes.
Because of my role of a mother, wife, and professional with more than 25 years of experience in business, ministry and relationships, I am able to relate to women in all phases of life and facilitate their journey with God. We all need companions to help us grow spiritually!
Business and Ministry: I had a successful 25-year career both as a project manager for the National Park Service and as a private environmental consultant. I was also a prayer ministry leader for 7 years. I experienced the joy of leadership in the prayer room and the pain of loss when the prayer center closed after almost 10 years of operation.
Personal: I had two significant turning points in my life that God used to shape me as a coach.
In the midst of my college years and later as a young parent, I experienced the painful divorce of my parents and the failure of my own first marriage. These two experiences brought me to my knees and helped me grow deeply in my relationship with Lord. I was brought face-to-face with the beliefs and emotional memories that were significantly hindering my life and freedom in Christ. I married my second husband in the midst of this healing time and have been happily married for over 20 years.
The second turning point in my life was the day I heard two African pastors pray out boldly to God. As I listened, the Holy Spirit stirred me. Those two men had something that I wanted. I had a deep yearning to know God more deeply…to walk with Jesus….and to hear more clearly from God through the Holy Spirit. So began my journey into prayer as one of those African pastors became my prayer mentor and friend.
As a prayer leader at the Golden International House of Prayer, God began another transforming work in me. He refined me, purified me, restored me, redeemed me and revealed my identity. He moved me into both prayer and coaching.
My journey into the Heart: Through Tony Stoltzfus and Leadership Metaformation Institute, I discovered that God is at work in the midst of every circumstance. If I was troubled and stuck, the condition of my own heart was the issue. Out of this experience has come more than 2 years of learning and teaching others how to encounter Jesus and let him fulfill the desires of our hearts. It it life-changing!
“Nitty Gritty” Professional Details
Licensed Facilitator for Identity and Destiny: 7-Steps to a Purpose-Filled Life (www.identityanddestiny.com). License Number: 0912-27
Graduate of Transforming the Heart, Relating from the Heart, and Living from the Heart Workshops, three 32-hour transformational coaching programs taught by Tony Stoltzfus, Leadership MetaFormation Institute, Redding, CA. Certification in process.
Bachelor and Master of Science, Colorado State University
Personal and Community Transformation Experience
Teacher for Golden IHOP and community groups on discovering life purpose, prayer, prophetic intercession, hearing the voice of God
Prayer team leader for community transformation (Journey to Transformation)
Training certificates in prayer, prophetic intercession, and spiritual warfare through Christian Harvest International and Wagner Leadership Institute
Transformational coach and teacher since 2012
My husband, Joel, and I have been married for 20 years. We are parents to four adult children and grandparents to three young grandchildren. We love spending time with our family and outdoors in beautiful Colorado places. Life is grand!