Our Certified Coaches

Trained by Way of Life Coaching, LLC (WOL) in addition to receiving outside certifications or credentials. These are coaches hand selected to work with Way of Life clients.



Cheryl Scanlan, MCC, CMCC, BCC is president of Way of Life Coaching, LLC. To discover more about Cheryl please visit - About Cheryl





Living simply, loving deeply, and laughing loud! Lizzie Branch is a life coach, writer, and Jesus lover. Her family is her passion and everything else just makes life sweeter. Come join her on this amazing adventure! As she has walked with God, He has opened the eyes of her soul to the fact that He has dreams for each of us ... bigger than we could ever imagine! Lizzie believes that few people ever realize their God-given glory and reach their true potential. As a Christian Life Coach, She hopes to partner with clients as they seek God’s dreams for themselves and begin to live to their full potential as a child of the King! Lizzie Branch has been an Associate Coach of Way of Life Coaching, LLC for over 4 years. For more information about how to work with Lizzie, please contact Way of Life Coaching.



Martha and her minister husband live in McKinney Texas near three of their four adult daughters and families. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a secondary-school teacher certification for public speaking, has taught in both public and private school, was a stay-at-home mom to raise her family, re-entered the work force in non-profits and the business arena. Her desire has always been to make a difference in people’s lives.

What better way to impact lives than to help people discover how to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be. The journey from “here” to “there” requires change, change that can leave a person stuck and confused. Martha is committed to being an objective set of eyes to help people discover new perspectives by listening, asking meaningful questions, and exploring together—always in a climate of trust, integrity and confidentiality.

As Kimberly in North Carolina says, “It was helpful to have Martha’s extra set of eyes. Questions were asked and the space was there for me to consider. She walked with me through a season of transitions such that now I’m experiencing greater relational intimacy, greater wisdom, and I’m making more conscious choices aligned with my values. Life is working better!”

As a professional business and life coach, Martha earned the ACC credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Certified Christian Coach (CCC) credential with Christian Coaches Network International. She has been coaching since 2010 with both business and individual clients, is a writer and speaker, and wants to help people discover the joy of living on-purpose and Christ-centered. For more information about how to work with Martha, please contact Way of Life Coaching.



Steve Mattingly lives in Raleigh, NC since 1981, born and raised in Louisville, KY. A graduate of the University of Louisville, with Highest Honors in Marketing and Finance. Since 1989, Steve serves as SVP and partner at Southern Lithoplate, a third generation, privately held, and American owned manufacturer.

He has helped lead and build the company from a small family enterprise into one of the world's 4 largest suppliers in their category. Active in volunteer ministry since 1983, Steve's life mission is to be a facilitator who by example and support helps others accomplish their empowered God gifted calling.

Steve is passionate about helping others release their giftedness in business and in ministry. He approaches coaching with great curiosity and a Proverbs 20:5 commitment at his core. When someone gets released from what was blocking their company from growing and knows, "That was the single most powerful choice for me!" or when someone shares, "I can't believe that I have truly made such a major ministry decision with such comfort, and all by answering your questions." -  that is what drives Steve to coach.

Steve is a Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) and a member of CCN (Christian Coaches Network). For more information about how to work with Steve, please contact Way of Life Coaching.


Dr. Andrew Gorter is dedicated to helping leaders clarify what's next and take action to achieve the outcomes they desire. He is an expert in healthy interpersonal communication and brings a wealth of experience helping clients move forward.

He is a certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) and holds a doctorate in Marriage and Family Counseling. In addition to coaching leaders, Andrew operates Shoreline Counseling Services, a non-profit counseling center in Holland, MI which he founded in 2002. Prior to that he was in pastoral leadership for 15 years. Andrew is a member of the Christian Coaches Network (CCN) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

If you are overwhelmed with what to do next, struggling with burnout, or just looking for clarity and renewed energy - Andrew can help you get moving. He will provide a personalized and confidential process for you to clarify your outcomes, improve your performance, and grow personally so that you can lead your self, your relationships, and your organization well.

Andrew and his wife, Karen, have two married daughters and two grandsons. He enjoys hiking, watercolor painting, and woodworking. He and Karen love just hanging out, especially in beach chairs on the sand of Lake Michigan. For more information about how to work with Andrew, please contact Way of Life Coaching.


Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Ginnie Gruendel now calls Wake Forest, NC home since relocating here for a job opportunity about eight years ago. She has lived and worked on the East and West Coasts, Mid-West and Southern states giving her an understanding of career transition through personal experience. Her background includes Human Resources Management, Change Management and Conflict Resolution. She has held HR Leader positions in both Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups and has a track record of success in coaching and developing Leaders, Teams and Individuals.

Ginnie is drawn to coaching individuals who view their careers as an opportunity to invest their God-given talent in the work world and who see their work as part of His overall plan for their life. Throughout her own career, she has approached her work as though Christ were the boss, doing her best in all she undertakes for His glory. She enjoys helping her clients discover their gifts and strengths and to identify opportunities to leverage them at work in ways which align with their values and support the mission of their organization. Her calling is to those who are deciding what's next on their career journey from whatever point they find themselves - be that just starting out or starting again.

Ginnie is a ICF certified Coach, ACC, and a member of the Christian Coaches Network. She is a Certified Meyers-Briggs MBTI Practitioner. She has a B.S. in Business Management, Industrial Relations major, from Rider University and a Certificate in the PROSCI Change Management Methodology, ADKAR Model. Ginnie is a former Community Conflict Resolution Mediator and Mediator Trainer with the Bucks County Mediation Service in Pennsylvania. For more information about how to work with Ginnie, please contact Way of Life Coaching.


The windows

are open

and fresh air

is drifting

into my life.

- Anne from Charlotte