Meet Our Family Life Coaches

We help individuals, couples, & families strengthen relationships, improve quality of life, and realize dreams by working with our Family Life Coaches

Krystin Idell

Certified Family Life Coach

When individuals and families encounter the stressors of life, it can feel overwhelming and discouraging. Krystin believes coaching can help you discover your own capacity to meet and overcome the challenges you face in life.

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She helps clients create their own blueprint for life by identifying areas of growth and working toward their vision of the future. Krystin is confident that coaching will help you become the architect of your own life.

Krystin Idell is a graduate of Brigham Young University – Idaho (Magna Cum Laude) with a Bachelor’s degree in Marriage & Family Studies. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Social Work program at Liberty University. She has been married for 23 years and has five children. As a military family, they have moved from assignment to assignment over the last 16 years. Krystin is very familiar with the challenges facing families in transition. Learning and helping others navigate the uncertainties of life is her true passion. 

Gayle Lewis

Certified Family Life Coach

Healthy relationship connections are vital to healthy marriages and families. Gayle has seen how these strong connections contribute to our overall personal well-being and happiness.  She helps clients narrow the gap between where they are and where they want to be – bringing them closer to their personal and relationship goals.

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Gayle has observed, through the coaching process, clients identifying their innate strengths and purpose. She has seen a variety of marriage and family dynamics over the course of her career and has observed key factors in healthy relationships. She believes relationships and family life can be fulfilling and that coaching can play a significant role in achieving that success.

Gayle Lewis is a Certified Family Life Coach and a Provisional Family Life Educator with degrees in Psychology and Marriage and Family Studies. She has recently completed her Practicum in “Healthy Empty Nesting.” She served an LDS Mission in Jackson, Mississippi (included Louisiana & Arkansas) and cherishes the life lessons gained there. Gayle is the mother of four adult children, a mother-in-law, and an adoring grandmother to two little ones. She has been married to Chris, her best friend and now fellow empty-nester, for 30 years.

Lisa Sowards

Certified Family Life Coach

Lisa Sowards loves helping individuals and families create their own vision for improving personal, marriage, and family function. Her desire is to provide a safe space for clients to engage in a creative, thought-provoking process that empowers them to move forward and find the potential within themselves.

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This process assists clients in the daily functions of family life with clarity of purpose and confidence. Life is a journey and every stage has significance and changes. Her desire is to help clients find direction, happiness, and connection wherever they are in their personal and family journey.

Lisa has been married to her husband, Steve, for 33 years. Her greatest joy and happiness comes in her roles as a wife, mother, and grandmother. Navigating empty nesting has added a new dimension of life experience. In addition to being a Certified Family Life Coach, she holds certifications in Marriage, Family and Human Relations, and Advanced Marriage and Family Functioning. She is currently finishing her degree in Marriage and Family Studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho and will graduate in December 2022.

Mitch Caton

Certified Family Life Coach

Mitch grew up in the Mid-Atlantic area.  He met his wife in college and early in their relationship decided to travel to New England to visit family and friends.  They left from North Carolina to travel up the coast to New Hampshire.
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Given that it was before every cell phone had a built-in GPS, they used paper maps and took a wrong turn in Delaware onto the New Jersey Turnpike.   After a while they saw a sign for the Delaware Memorial Bridge – meaning they were driving in the wrong direction for a half hour and had to turn back, adding an hour to their drive that day.  He was frustrated, to say the least.
What does this story have to do with Family Life Coaching?  Mitch considers himself to be a good driver and his car was in good shape.  He was monitoring essential things like fuel, temperature, oil, etc. and was constantly checking his Rand McNally map.  But, he simply used that resource the wrong way.  He considers travel as a mission – with designated arrival times and everything planned out.  Yet, on this trip, he got off track.  What he needed was someone to guide him to help him see he was going the opposite direction (south) from where he wanted to go (north).  This experience provides a good metaphor for understanding the value of a Family Life Coach.  These coaches walk beside us and have many tools, resources, and knowledge in dealing with families and relationships that help us refocus and head in the direction we want to go, especially if we get off track.
Mitch is an Advanced Certified Family Life Coach and is passionate about working beside families and individuals who seek clarity and direction.  One of his strengths is to serve as a sounding board and resource to help others find new and better life directions.

Jeff & Cathy Teichert

Certified Family Life Coaches

Jeff Teichert is an Assistant Attorney General in the Constitutional Defense and Special Litigation Division of Utah’s Attorney General’s Office. Cathy Butler Teichert is a professional violinist with her string quartet, Strings of Elegance and an Advanced Active Suzuki Violin Teacher with Cathy’s Violin Studio.
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 Jeff & Cathy are co-authors of the Amazon best-seller Intentional Courtship: A Mid-Singles Guide to Peace, Progress, and Pairing Up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Together they founded an organization called Love in Later Years (LILY) which serves and supports single adults seeking peace, healing, and more joyful relationships. Jeff and Cathy are both Advanced Certified Family Life Coaches and each hold Bachelors’ degrees in Family & Human Development. 
Having personal background and experience with divorce, single-parenting, mid-single dating, remarriage and blending families, makes Jeff & Cathy uniquely qualified to work with those in similar situations as they provide family life coaching for single adults and later married couples. They also offer inspirational podcasts on “LILY Pod” and YouTube videos on “LILY Tube.” They are the parents of a blended family that includes four handsome sons, one lovely daughter-in-law, and most recently, a sweet baby grand-daughter. Enjoy FREE content and connect with them on social media HERE:

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What You Can Expect

Your Family Life Coaching session will begin the process of desired change for a lifetime!  You will be empowered to make meaningful, lasting change through key principles, practices, and models that will strengthen and promote healthy relationships in your home. 

Whether you come as an individual, couple, or family, let our Certified Family Life Coaches guide you to the relationships, experiences, and successes you dream of today.