My training not only helped to discover my purpose but opened my eyes to the reason I survived the accident – to help others navigate through the wilderness of grief.
I’M heather d. horton
I survived a traumatic single car accident in 2005 that claimed the life of my mother and aunt after a relative fell asleep while driving long distance. I used my faith to move mountains of tragedy in order to regain my hope and begin to heal my soul after suffering such loss. In the days and weeks after my mother’s death, I asked God to show me why I survived the accident. As I sat for three months recovering from my own debilitating injuries, God revealed to me that I had yet to fulfill the purpose for which He created me.
In 2012, I participated in a coaching program that offered one-on-one coaching as well as group coaching for managers to assist me in leading my team of attorneys at work. My coaches created safe space, listened intuitively and asked powerful questions that allowed me to shift my focus from feeling powerless to walking in complete power in all areas of my life, including the grief bursts that I still experienced years after the tragic loss of my mother.
In 2016, I began training to become a coach. My training not only helped to discover my purpose but opened my eyes to the reason I survived the accident – to help others navigate through the wilderness of grief. In August 2017, I stepped out on faith, resigned from my Federal career after 18+ years and committed my life to empowering communities and changing the world through grief coaching, education and support.
“I am a native of Baton Rouge, LA and currently reside in Washington, DC. I have also lived in New Orleans, LA (Hurricane Katrina Survivor), Phoenix, AZ and Greensboro, NC. I am an alumnus of Southern University, LSU Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center. I love attending sporting events, horseback riding, traveling the world, supporting the arts, zip-lining in NC and spa retreats.”