Gina Sannasardo CPC ELI-MP, M.ED

Christian Life Coach for Peace, Joy, and You

I coach Christian adults and teens that struggle with identity, and finding peace and joy in their everyday lives. I partner with them to rediscover who they were designed to be, to live abundantly, and look at life with a fresh set of eyes. I decided to become a life coach to fulfill a deeper passion of spreading good news for all to hear. I had struggled with finding joy and peace in my daily living and who I really wanted to be. I had to be reminded of God's infinite love and everlasting presence, but more than anything, relearn that He wants me to be joyful and happy-the way He originally designed me to be. The Holy Spirit moved in my life at the right time, yet again, and I was presented with an opportunity to learn about life purpose coaching!! Now here I am loving this new, exciting, and promising lifestyle of joy and peace!! I have found God's peace once again! I am happily married of 16 years with two beautiful children: a 14 year old daughter and 5 year old son. I am blessed to have wonderful friends and family in my life🌹 My son was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease (IBD) at the age of 4, and we have seen his faith strengthened because of what he has gone through. We had struggled to have him in our lives and after 7 years of trying, being tested and praying, we were grateful to God's promises of love and professed how Good God is! My father died of cancer when I was 28, and then we asked my mother to move in with us. We had struggled at first to adapt, but then relied on our faith and God's grace to learn to adjust our family dynamics-we have grown together in harmony. Throughout so many other trials in our lives, we have always been blessed with God's everlasting presence taking charge in our lives. He always provides for us....He gives to us in abundance! For 15 years+ have been teaching faith formation for the sacramental preparation of Confirmation. I assemble spiritual retreats, classes, ceremonies, and presentations to foster the class for this sacrament. I have been employing motivational speeches, media, art, and music to enrich my students and foster their desire to deepen their faith and relationship with God. We have put on productions of the Living Stations and the Living Rosary for our school students and parish community. I volunteer with the high school youth group engaging in numerous service projects such as DuPage's Sleep Out Saturday, Senior Valentine's Dinner Dance, and Fireside chats with groups of teens. I have received the award of On-Going Mastery of Catechesis in 2009. Certified Professional Life Coach (CPC) and ELI-MP Co-Author of Overcoming Mediocrity Published by Christie Ruffino (DPWN) Partnering in the project of Empowering Questions with fellow Coaches by Elle Da silva "Sisterhood Connection Book" ​I am also currently loving my position as an English/Literature Teacher (grades 5-8) with St. Philip the Apostle where I work with the most supportive and welcoming families, community, parish, and staff. My students bring me so much joy and laughter and are always teaching me new things. I have been enjoying these adventures from August 2008 – Present.

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