Dena L Billups, MHS, CPLC
Certified Life Coach Facilitator, Certified John Maxwell Coach, 
Child-Welfare Trainer

DISC Certified and Trauma Healing facilitator 

 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 motivational interviewing techniques to help our clients invest in their own growth. Our programs and coaching sessions are designed so that we focus on the  wellness of the whole person, the impact of culture, and the process of change. 

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.


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

The outfit I am wearing in this picture is my story, the colors and the illustration on the garment are derived from a picture my daughter drew at the age of five. It was that day 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, and as I watched those tiny little hands 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 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 these unprecedented times with COVID-19 there are a lot of uncertainties and my role as a coach is to assist. As coaches, 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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Embrace Life’s Challenges

Core Healing workshops 

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. With my healing trauma sessions, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you. We explore the reality of letting go and holding on using biblical principals and theories of change. 

Get the Most out of Life

Life Coaching Session

This service is a favorite among many of my clients, as it is often times one of the keys to a joyful healthier life. My job is to give you the opportunity to identify barriers and color your life's canvas using techniques that will help achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. After several sessions, you will become more mindful of practices that support your goals and identify distractions as they arise..

Activate Right Thinking

Workshops and Trainings

     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.

Guidance & Inspiration

Living life on Purpose

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. My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life with my coaching tools, assessments, and smart goals. 

Maya Angelou

“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”


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