Take Heart! Coaching

Take Heart! Coaching for Christian Communicators

You may benefit from Take Heart coaching with Lori if you’re:

  • A Christian writer, speaker, pastor or ministry leader hoping to impact others with your words.
  • Are you discouraged? weary? wondering about quitting? Feeling stuck or ineffective?
  • Are you hopeful, ready, and eager to take your communication to the next level?
  • Are you facing a personal crisis and wondering how to navigate publicly as you recover?

Lori is an author and speaker with decades of experience writing, teaching, and ministering to others. She’s authored 4 award-winning books and contributed to five others (and counting). Her blog has had one post go viral (over 2 million views) and at least one other shared on Facebook of 67,000 times. Lori has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies and uses her skills to help individuals and families in crisis. Lori has a heart for using every skill to serve God and others. She knows what it’s like to face overwhelming barriers, to want to give up, and to continue the work through personal crises.

Coaching Investment Schedule and Fees (Introductory rates for 2020): Lori offers a free 30-minute introductory session to ensure there’s a “good fit” for a successful partnership. **Ask about pastoral discounts for pastors of small churches. Contact her to schedule your free session at lorisroel@gmail.com

Sessions are 60 minutes in length. Coaching sessions will be conducted by phone, Zoom, or face-to-face as applicable. Packages include a specified number of unscheduled “Lifeline” calls anytime (prior to the final session) you need a quick response or brainstorming partner to deal with a problem or dilemma. Not to exceed 20 minutes. (For feedback on 20-50 pages of WIP, there is an additional $40. reading fee on any package.)

*All packages are pre-paid at agreement (installment options can be discussed upon request).

Take Heart Coaching Packages Revised 11.14.2020


“Being a Writer Coach is about more than crossing t’s and dotting i’s. The goal is helping writers communicate life-changing truth through writing that speaks to the heart. Twenty-five years ago I discovered that skill in Lori Roeleveld’s opinion articles in the Providence Daily Journal. Her four books since then show book editors also recognized that skill. Now writers can absorb what it means to write for life change by engaging Lori as a Writer Coach. You’ll be amazed how much you can learn from her—and what a difference it makes when you approach an agent or even w”hen you self-publish.”  – Les Stobbe, an active agent for 19 years and Executive Editor of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, Stobbe also serves as director of International Christian Writers.

“I worked with Lori and she helped me figure out what I wanted to say on my website. She didn’t change my mind but helped me cut through the clutter to zero in on my message. I HIGHLY recommend working with her!” –Robin Luftig, author of Ladies of the Fire, and God’s Best During Your Worst.

“Lori Roeleveld is the coach I’ve always wanted. Her years of writing and speaking experience enabled her to ask me thought-provoking questions, offer insightful observations, and provide creative suggestions I hadn’t considered. I whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone seeking to grow as a writer or speaker. ” – Meredith Mills, Dazzled by the Son, https://meredithnmills.com/



Heart Rehab – Emergency Support for a Fading Heart

Heart Rehab is a 4-6 45-minutes sessions coaching course I designed out of my own life experience.

I was feeling fragmented, scattered, running in a million directions at once and feeling as if I was never enough. Someone told me to balance all the hats I wear but in the process, God whispered that it’s not about the hats on my head but about the health of my heart.

This led me to a four-chambered review of my loves, my communities, my calling, and my rest – which all flow from a heart surrendered at the cross of Christ. Let me walk you through this process that is simple but profound.

Customized Coaching – Package Z

You and I can discuss your specific needs to create a customized coaching package with customized pricing. Ideal for someone with unique needs, timing, or financial restraints.

POWER UP PACKAGE: Option A – $325.*

Coaching at your pace with plenty of time between sessions for completion of homework assignments. Great for the writer/speaker aware of the proven benefits of coaching who has direction and specific questions.

EASY GOING PACKAGE: Option B – $210.*

Coaching at your pace with plenty of time between sessions for completion of homework assignments. Ideal for the writer/speaker with short-term need or who may be tentative about the benefit of coaching.

STEADY SUPPORT PACKAGE: Option C – $60 per month – payment due first of each month (must commit to three,six or twelve-month for this option.) (Spots are limited for this option.)

This option is perfect for the writer/speaker just starting out who wants consistent encouragement, spiritual direction, and constructive coaching to establish a firm foundation OR the writer/speaker ready now to move to the next professional level. OR the writer/speaker tempted to abandon her dreams and give up writing/speaking needing to recapture the joy. OR the writer preparing for a first conference, first book proposal, completing a first major project, on deadline for a publisher or losing focus.

MINISTRY SUPPORT PACKAGE: Option M – $60 per month – payment due first of each month (must commit to three, six or twelve-month for this option.) (Spots are limited for this option.)

This option is designed for ministry leaders, ministry teams, pastors, missionaries, and others in Christian work who want to optimize their communication skills. This coaching can support improved written/spoken communication, processing negative feedback, utilizing social media or other tools for communicating, redefining vision/mission/core values, improving interpersonal communication, developing skills for hard conversations with individuals and/or groups, combatting discouragement/writers block/speakers block, developing a plan for ministering through crisis.

CRISIS COACHING PACKAGE: Option E (for emergency) – Special pricing and pacing varies according to need.

This option is for the Christian communicator facing a personal, spiritual, or professional crisis – processing rejection, considering giving up, trying to lead/communicate through crisis, experiencing writer’s block, facing an unforeseen challenge that appears impossible to overcome. Lori’s been there. We’ll chat during a free 45-minute planning session about your need, the number of sessions you may require for the situation, and your resources. Call. I can help. 

Development Coaching and Feedback for WIP Package I $65/hour plus reading fee

Development Coaching and Feedback for Work-in-Progress Package: Option I

Up to 3 coaching sessions at $65/session plus reading fee of $40 (up to 50 pages). (Not an editing package. Lori is a coach, not an editor.)


Do you struggle with hard conversations but there’s an important one you’ve been delaying, on your horizon, or already scheduled and you’d like help making it effective? This coaching package is designed for you. With years of experience having effective conversations and having written The Art of Hard Conversations: Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks that Matter, there are skills I’ve gained that will benefit you!

SINGLE SESSION PRICING: Option D – $75 per session*

This option allows you to choose a per session rate. Option D is a good option for the client exploring the coaching process and/or focused on a specific focused concern. It could also be helpful as a follow-up after a full coaching engagement.