Synod Communicator, Assembly Planner, and Coaching Coordinator
Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod, ELCA, Irving
Phone (508) 246-8416
Journeying with You: Life, End of Life, and Everything Between
Jason has been coaching formally since 2012 and informally since childhood, as it seems most anyone (including strangers*) feels drawn to share with him to receive his support in healing** soul wounds. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, which informs his coaching.
Jason has earned his PCC (Professional Certified Coach) accreditation with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). As of June 2023, he has logged 750+ coaching hours (and counting) just since 2019. Jason is also a Certified Grief Coach and a Certified End of Life Coach through Coaching at End of Life, a trained Team Coach and Group Coach through Summit Coaching and Behavioral Consulting, as well as a Coach Trainer and Coach Evaluator for Coaching at End of Life, ELCA Coaching, and Faith+Lead Coaching. In April 2023, Jason also became a Mental Health Coach with Lyra Health, with an emphasis on Culturally Responsive Care.
After his own transformation around health issues, Jason began coaching around nutrition and wellness, then quickly realized he needed a holistic approach and has since been coaching individuals, couples, teams, and groups around all aspects of their lives, understanding it’s all connected. Jason listens to what is said and unsaid and then helps disrupt the patterns we all find ourselves in. Jason has also experienced a countless number of losses, including a number of deaths. Offering a powerful presence and brave space for each client, Jason quickly establishes trust for them to share to the depth they need in each session.
Some other descriptors for Jason, in no particular order: Advocate, Accomplice, and Co-Conspirator for all those on the margins. Bridge Builder. Intuitive Empath. Transgressive Artist. Lifelong Learner. Writer. Singer. Model. Queer. Neurodivergent. Disabled. Son. Uncle. Husband. Parent to rescue animals — currently three cats (Nahla, Koa, and Sophia) and two dogs (Violet and Rosie), as well as one cat (Angel) who crossed the rainbow bridge in February 2020.
*Are any of us ever really strangers? We all have a soul connection. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his Letter from Birmingham Jail: “In a real sense all life is inter-related. All [people] are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.”
**The name Jason comes from Greek Ἰάσων (Iásōn), meaning “healer,” from the verb ἰάομαι (iáomai), “to heal,” cognate with Ἰασώ (Iasṓ), the goddess of healing, and ἰατρός (iatrós), “healer.”