Angela Lightfoot, M.Edu
Angela Lightfoot’s smile and positive energy enter the room before she even walks in. As a child, Angela’s mother always joked, “Everyone is Angela’s best friend, she just doesn’t know their names yet, but wait she will!” From an early age, she was fearless and would talk to everyone, but continues to have a real gift when it comes to speaking to people’s spirits and hearts.
Angela has worked in Higher Education, Mental Health Counseling, and Life Coaching in the Richmond Metropolitan area. Angela helps her clients learn how to “Dream in the Present” by acknowledging their past experiences, their current knowledge and willingness to learn more. She works with them through their many abilities and disabilities. She empowers individuals to discover, visualize, and create healthy lifestyles they can be proud of. With a background in mental health, Angela works with people of all abilities to also include the families and caregivers of those with mild mental illnesses and diagnosis (Mild Anxiety, Mild Depression, PTSD, and ADHD). Although counseling and coaching are indeed two different skill sets, she is able to combine them to help support, promote, inspire, and acknowledge the different aspects and uniqueness of each client.
Angela’s certifications include Wellness Coaching: Work and Life Balance, Family and Relationship Coaching, Determine Life Direction, and Confidence Building. Spiritual Coaching: Utilizes faith-based principles to obtain spiritual fulfilment and a personal, deeper connection with God and Spirit. Mental Health Wellness Coaching: Cognitive and behavioral strengths-based support for adults living with high functioning and mild mental health illnesses and disorders.
Angela takes pride in being a first-generation college student. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Radford University, Master’s Degree in Higher Education with a focus in Leadership and Student Success from Walden University and Certificate of Professional Life Coaching from The Transformation Academy. While leveraging her education, life experiences, and faith she is able to connect and inspire on a personal and intimate level.
Angela’s philosophy: Everyone, regardless of their abilities and life circumstances, is first a child of God and can live a Joyful, Purposeful, and Abundant Life by Surrendering to God, Listening to the Silence, and having support through targeted coaching.