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“This book is the tool you need to move into emotional and spiritual health.”
Carol Kent, Author of A New Kind of Normal 

“We can all benefit from this excellent resource. If you are a parent, counselor, pastor, life coach, or simply want to strengthen your closest relationships, I highly recommend this book.”
Dwight Bain, Executive Director of Christian Coaching Alliance, Nationally Certified Counselor and Coach.

About Georgia Shaffer

Georgia Shaffer is an author, professional speaker, a Christian life coach, and a licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania. Her books include: Avoiding the 12 Relationship Mistakes Women Make; 12 Smart Choices for Finding the Right GuyTaking Out Your Emotional Trash, and A Gift of Mourning Glories: Restoring Your Life After Loss. Coaching the Coach: Life Coaching Stories and Tips for Transforming Lives is a book she compiled and includes the wisdom of 49 Christian coaches including Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.

Georgia’s story along with her photos are featured in the film Letters to God:  Over twenty five years ago Georgia was given a two percent chance to be alive in 10 years after a recurrence of breast cancer. “At that time my son, Kyle, was only 8 years old,” she said, “which meant I had a two percent chance to see him graduate from high school.” (Her picture below on right)

“Not only did I see Kyle graduate from college but several years ago, when Kyle was 30, I had the joy of dancing with him at his wedding.”   (Picture on left).

A charter board member of AACC’s International Christian Coaching Association, Georgia is featured on their home page at As a core part of the teaching staff on AACC’s Professional Life Coaching Training DVD series, she has shared her expertise in other AACC series such as Hope Coaching, Divorce Recovery, Caring for Teens God’s way and Conquering Cancer, which she helped produce.

Georgia is part of the Extraordinary Women Bible Study DVD that companions Julie Clinton’s book Women of Extraordinary Faith (  Other presenters for this study are Thelma Wells, Jennifer Rothschild, Stormie Omartian, Carol Kent, Michelle Hammond, Linda Mintle, Lysa Terkeurst, and Angela Thomas.

Georgia has also appeared on shows such as The 700 Club, The Sharron and Hermann Show, Decision Today, and Sky Angel’s A Time for Hope and on the DVD “Jesus: Fact or Fiction?” See Georgia on the Jesus DVD

Georgia speaks frequently at conferences, women’s retreats and singles’ and cancer survivor events helping people identify: “What needs to grow? What needs to go?” in their life.  When she isn’t writing, speaking, or coaching, Georgia enjoys spending time with her son’s family and deciding what needs to grow or go in her scenic garden. She resides near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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