Become an inspiring, supportive leader who gets shit done.

Individuals and teams who master their strengths, define their values, work to elevate their relationships and stay curious about the world around them become courageous leaders and develop high-performance teams. Creating space for what you value most takes earnest thought and action. My job as your coach is to encourage you, challenge you and hold you accountable for the goals you set.

LEADERSHIP coaching for individuals

What do you want and where you are stuck? We will utilize your strengths and resources to co-design habits and systems that allow you to maximize your unique value. We tackle issues that leaders face like communicating effectively, developing employees, leading your team, guiding change and managing stakeholders. We will set goals, work to empower others, establish boundaries and slay your inner critic, so you are more confident, take decisive actions, and expand your influence.

Leadership Workshops for teams

What motivates your team? Let’s design a workshop that helps your team step up to the next level of performance. We will work on team development to improve communications and processes that are a priority in running a business. The ability to work together creates a united direction, alignment, and commitment that drives performance and gets results. We will get the full range of ideas, concerns, and insights of each team member to create an honest and courageous group dialogue.

Let’s discover what is best for you or your organization. The initial coaching session is complimentary. I will answer all of your questions about individual leadership coaching or designing a team workshop.

Know your unique value and stretch to the next level.

Patricia, Chief Operations Officer, can focus on the mission

“I was stuck in a narrow way of thinking about collaboration, leadership, and performance. Angela's coaching skills led me to big ah-ha moments, helping me link ideas. This resulted in a strategy to utilize my employee's strengths and coach them to be a high-performing team. This change gives me time to focus on the larger mission and set the direction for the organization's future."

Darrah, strategist, got the Position and raise she wanted

“I'd been honing my professional skills for over 12 years and was ready to step into a leadership position, but wasn't sure how to have a productive development conversation with my boss. Angela helped me frame my thoughts in a concrete way, set a timeline and prepare my negotiation for the senior leadership position I wanted. Happy to report that got a 42% raise and the title I wanted!”

ANDREW, Chief EXECUTIVE Officer, is building a high-performance team

“I worked with Angela to design a workshop for rising leaders in our organization. Angela developed a fast-paced workshop with purpose-driven assignments that took into account different learning styles. We knew we couldn’t do this type of work ourselves. As a coach, she can hold the space for hard conversations about trust, roles, and accountability. We learned each other’s conflict management styles which helped us resolve issues and clear the air so we could focus on next year’s initiatives for the company."

EMILY, PHYSICIAN, has confidence at work

“Angela’s practical coaching and brainstorming allows me to be more open-minded. From conflict in the workplace to things I desire in my personal life, she helped me approach problems and challenges in a positive way. I see a change in my confidence at work and others see it too. I am now involved in projects that would have felt impossible before.” 

Blake, Creative Director, sees engaged employees

“We see incredible turn around in everyone who has been coached by Angela — almost like night and day. Her outsider perspective and process confronts brutal facts, in a good way, and gives objective feedback for people to overcome their barriers in order to become who they truly are.”

JANE, teacher, is more self-aware

“I gained so much clarity about my career and relationship goals. I am more self-aware. Angela understands my needs based on my individual personality and strengths. I love working with her because she doesn’t just hear my words, but finds the deeper meaning behind my words and struggles.”

ELIZABETH, Designer & Brand Strategist, knows her values

“I identified my core values…the set of drivers that will remain my constant north star. We assessed the way I was spending my time to see if it matched up with what really MATTERED to me. With more energy, better boundaries and clearer goals, I’m able to be proud of the journey I am on, knowing when my body and emotions are screaming out for rest. Angela is a game-changer!”

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  • International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach

  • International Coaching Community Certified Coach

  • M.Ed Community Development and Action, Vanderbilt University

  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®) Practitioner

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Angela Wiggins, M.Ed, ACC

founder of earnest journey

I’m a leadership coach who specializes in coaching women who want to stretch to the next level but may feel hesitant or uncertain about how to get there. I support them as they set better boundaries and recognize their value, so they’re more confident, take decisive actions, and expand their influence.

My background is in designing creative and effective systems for communication, management, and operations. I use coaching and collaborative design to creatively challenge ways of thinking for solutions to strategic, operational or systematic problems and opportunities.

I’ve been a leader in international corporations, boutique agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and in my own companies. I've collaborated with organizations to make a mark on environmental policy, transportation, education, technology, creativity, and healthcare. I am lucky enough to have trained with the best facilitators and collaborative workshop designers in the world. I've helped at-risk children understand their learning style so they could do better in school, taught girls about healthy relationships and financial independence, and coached young adults transitioning out of the foster care system. I am a military spouse, daughter, grand-daughter, niece, aunt, cousin, friend, and godmother. All this has proven to be a tremendous learning experience.

I've seen a change in myself and others as a result of hard work and diligence to become more self-aware, always pushing to be better human beings. It's important to know that the answers you are looking for are within you. Coaching assists you in finding them. I believe that highly focused individuals can impact their community and build a more equitable world.

My job as your coach is to listen and create a safe place to learn, reflect and grow. I will hold up a mirror so you can see your true powers. We will brainstorm new possibilities, and I will hold you accountable to the goals you set. Our relationship starts with your commitment to growing, being open to learning new things about yourself and following through on fieldwork. 

Set up your complimentary 60-minute session of phone coaching to experience the benefits of coaching or learn more about the work I do with teams. 

I want to see brilliant women shine. That’s you!

Please take advantage of the initial complimentary coaching session. I will answer all of your questions about individual leadership coaching or designing a team workshop.

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