Your Instructor

Certified MetaFormation Trainer

Twyla Stanifer

If you’re anything like me, I’m sure you’ve wrestled with balance and contentment while trying to become a better version of yourself without the striving or pushing. Let’s face it, it can feel like a tug of war.

All of us have that deep longing within us for success, fullness and wholeness. It’s why God gave us 4 pillars of health to maintain. When the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual sides of us are equally addressed and maintained, we are bound to experience the joy of a balanced and healthy life!

My diverse background in education, clinical counseling, inner healing and professional coaching has stirred within me a great passion to help as many people as possible experience life to the full. After more than 25 years of Christian leadership and ministry, I have discovered the Encounter Coaching tools to be the “missing piece” of true discipleship. This was in 2015 when I was first introduced to the materials at a Living From the Heart workshop held in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was a life-changing encounter for me! So much so that I became an Encounter Coach and Leadership Meta-Formation Trainer from that transformational experience.

I’ve added it to my Christian coaching business, Dakota L3 Coaching (DL3) and the pastoral care I do as an ordained elder in the Wesleyan Church. I am now seeing transformational and lasting change in others that I’ve longed for after more than 25 years of ministry efforts.