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Our Vision and Mission

We are dedicated to supporting vulnerable communities by partnering with schools, faith based organizations, child-welfare services, and other stakeholders. Our creative engagement practices promote healing in communities that have been impacted by generational trauma. Women, children and families are the pulse of the services we provide.

Dena Billups


Our Goal

 It's our goal to engage vulnerable communities through reflective practices.

People, places and things can become barriers to achieving next steps; therefore, it's important that we A.R.T( Activate Right Thinking).  We use the art of perception, along with other motivational techniques to help our clients invest in their personal growth. Our training programs and coaching sessions are designed so that we focus on a holistic approach, intergenerational trauma, and the process of change.  We believe in partnerships and have partnered with NJCWTP, Churches, Non-profit, Schools, Freedom Bible College and Seminary, American Bible Society, and other organizations to support our efforts.

"I’m an experienced Trainer and Life Coach, skilled to help you live a life of purpose. People places and things can hinder us from reaching our goals if we don't understand how to listen to the core of whom God created us to be. Learning the power of NO and the creative practices of A.R.T. (Activate, Right, Thinking) are useful tools to water the soul and keep us from feeling stuck."

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Meet our Founder

Dena Billups
 Certified Life Coach,Trainer, Child-Welfare Educator, Trauma Healing Facilitator, Author-Artist


It was a Saturday class with competing needs of childcare and school, I was reminded I could still create a new trajectory through the eyes of my little one.  We have the power to choose our narrative, and as I watched those tiny little hands of my daughter keep up with the rest of the students in my art class, I decided on that day that I had to live a life that was bold, fearless and without excuse.  I've learned that success is only mastered when we tell our story, our truth, hold onto our childlike faith, and brush on the colors of forgiveness, love, and hope.


We make the decision to win by never being afraid to fail in the effort to succeed.

I have been living my life's passion in the field of Human Services for over 20 years. As a trainer, engagement specialist, and certified life coach, I take great pride in helping people identify areas where they feel stuck. It's important that we immediately assess the goal the client want's to achieve.  Also, it is important that we understand our creative core by stripping off the external nonessentials. During our sessions we identify faulty thinking and common barriers of our core beliefs. Our clients are introduced to right brain patterns of thinking or creative approaches to living a life of possibilities.


During  this Economic, Social , physiological pandemic and unprecedented times there are a lot of uncertainties for families, and my role as a coach and trainer is to assist. As coach, we help create better lives, careers, and relationships so that people can feel safe in their own spaces especially now that basic needs are compromised. We are here to serve you!


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Core Healing workshops 

The Naked Challenge

The benefit of purchasing" Naked" is that you can do it individually or facilitate a group of women on how to Journey through the 40 days of Stripping to the Core. Needing Less To Be More. Naked has forty days of authentic truth telling, and no matter where you are in the process of change, this book will help you show up as your higher self. The reflective practices help you move pass the places we may feel stuck and heal. Enjoy the creative process to doodle your thoughts and create a new narrative for the next generation. 

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Become a Certified Life Coach

Lean the Standard Definition of Coaching and the biblical Foundation of Coaching. Learn the theories and fundamentals of Christian Coaching as Identified by Freedom Bible College & Seminary . We partner with FBCS and Power Up for Success, Please click on the following to Join our next class to learn breakthrough concepts in business and the Coaching Ethics.

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Individual Coaching

Next Steps

Do you feel like you are always adding new tasks to your to-do list but never crossing anything out? Are you adjusting well to change? Our specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals through our Next Step  6 week program. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life with our  coaching tools, assessments, and smart goals. Our Next Steps Program is designed for those who are struggling with that next decision. You want someone who is objective and can take you through the Ladder of Decision Making.  We are here to support you with  accountability partners through your next Step Journey.

Workshops and Trainings

Activate Right Thinking

     Book us for specific workshops or trainings to meet your organizational needs. We have over 20 years experience working with vulnerable communities and providing services`for non-profit, public and private sectors.  Our sessions are informative and interactive. Our goal is to support our partners in their goals to have culurally relevant practices that impact positive change. We infuse the  "stages of change" model, a component of the "Transtheoretical model of behavior change" in our programs.(Prochaska & DiClemente, 1983). It is called the "transtheoretical model" because it integrates key constructs from other theories. The TTM describes stages of change, the Process of change, and ways to measure change.

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“My mission  in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”

Maya Angelou




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