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Work-Life Balance Exercise

This Coaching Wheel, or Wheel of Life, is a useful tool to assess where you are, and where you would like to be. 

It is easy to put your goals on hold, but hiring a coach keeps you on track and properly supported, and helps you reach your goals much more quickly! Chances are that if you are a military spouse, you will feel more comfortable working with me because I am also a military spouse, but the nice thing is that I am not affiliated with the armed services, so our conversations remain 100% confidential.

I want you to live the life you imagined in every aspect. So please call me or email me your personal story and we can discuss how personal coaching can make a big difference in your personal and professional life. I offer a free 45-minute session to clients who have completed this life wheel and would like to debrief it as a first step to hiring me as their personal coach.

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Now, Discover Your Strengths (2001)
by Marcus Buckingham

The Military Spouse’s Complete Guide to Career Success: Finding Meaningful Employment in Today’s New Global Marketplace (2008)
by Janet I. Farley

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type (2014)
by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron

Jobseeker’s Guide: Ten Steps to a Federal Job for Military Personnel and Spouses, 7th ed. (2015)
by Kathryn Troutman




Her Money Matters Podcast
by Jen Hemphill

1/2 Price Living: Secrets to Living Well on One Income (2007)
by Ellie Kay

Living Rich for Less: Create the Lifestyle You Want by Giving, Saving, and Spending Smart (2008)
by Ellie Kay

The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement (2011)
by Doug Nordman

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, Classic ed. (2013)
by Dave Ramsey

“Decluttering with Krista Wells, The Military Spouse Coach” (2012)
by Krista Wells, Ph.D.

“Military Money Coach Offers Savings Tips for Spouses and Families” (2017)
by Krista Wells, Ph.D.



The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size (2008)
by Julia Cameron

“Making Meal Planning Fun” (2016)
by The Military Spouse Show

Motivational Bottle – Fitness and Health Products

Whole Life Challenge

The Serotonin Power Diet: Eat Carbs–Nature’s Own Appetite Suppressant–to Stop Emotional Overeating and Halt Antidepressant-Associated Weight Gain (2009)
by Judith Wurtman Ph.D. and Nina T. Frusztajer M.D.


Friends and Family

“7 Tips For Military Spouses Ready to Attract Better Friendships” (2016)
by The Military Spouse Show

A Family’s Guide to the Military For Dummies (2008)
by Sheryl Garrett and Sue Hoppin

Military Spouse Magazine 

Military Families Magazine

National Military Family Association

The Rosie Network

Dinner with the Smileys: One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime (2013)
by Sarah Smiley



The 5 Love Languages Military Edition: The Secret to Love That Lasts (2017)
by Gary D. Chapman and Jocelyn Green

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary ed. (2007)
by Harville Hendrix Ph.D.

Making Marriage Simple: Ten Relationship-Saving Truths (2014)
by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, 2nd ed. (2011)
by Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny


Personal Growth

The Artist’s Way Starter Kit (2011)
by Julia Cameron

Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness (2008)
by Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks

You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life (2011)by Eleanor Roosevelt

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun, Revised ed.
by Gretchen Rubin

Toastmasters International



Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn’t Cook from Scratch–Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods (2012)
by Jennifer Reese

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (2014)
by Marie Kondi

It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys: The Seven-Step Path to Becoming Truly Organized
by Marilyn Byfield Paul



Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (2009)
by Jocelyn Green

My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife: A One-Year Experiment…and Its Surprising Results (2011)by Sara Horn