Hard times are good for the soul! I’m grateful for all of the challenges I’ve encountered including these more significant ones:
I witnessed my mother’s lifelong battle with depression and inferiority. After she suffered a stroke in 1997, I was blessed with the opportunity to help care for her for two and a half years before her death. I miss her and my father very much and look forward to a celestial reunion.
I’ve experienced divorce not once but twice. I’m sure you can imagine how deeply that affected me…
I failed the Virginia bar exam the first time around, a humbling and devastating experience.
And more recently…
I discovered “serendipitously” that I had a congenital heart defect–a hole in my heart nearly the size of a quarter. As I was wheeled into the operating room, just a few days after my 55th birthday, the cardiologist remarked, “God obviously has a plan for your life.” Amen! An experience like that makes you think seriously about your beliefs, your priorities, and your legacy. What difference am I called to make? Am I making it?
I’m well aware of how fortunate I am and thank God for His patience, love, guidance, and forgiveness.
Who am I called to be? What am I called to do? Whom am I called to serve? I’ve pondered these questions since high school. Though the answers don’t change, our understanding of them does as we progress through the various stages of our adult life.
Our essence is who we are at the core, a quality or energy that we emit into the world whether we are aware of doing so or not. To use my essence as an example: I radiate God’s love, joy, and compassion for His creation.
Our blessing is our essence in action — the transformational process we do over and over again. It is the unique way we do who we are. My blessing is to inspire women to find, follow, and fulfill their divine calling.
Our mission is the highest level instruction we receive from our “trusted source” regarding a specific task that needs to be done in the world or a specific problem that needs to be solved. (Christians typically consider their “trusted source” to be one or more members of the Holy Trinity.) My mission is to empower women to glorify God through success.
It’s no wonder I fondly remember my high school years as a cheerleader. A life skills assessment identified me long ago as “one who infuses new life into individuals or groups while helping, counseling, coaching, and building up their confidence.” I deeply value my gift of encouragement as well as the other fun gifts God has blessed me with.
If you’re eager to learn why you’re here on earth, and how answering God’s call can enrich your life, contact me today. I’d love to hear from you.
“I have known Jory since we were in law school together at U.Va. I am continually astonished by her amazing successes in both her career and her personal life. She has raised and inspired seven (yes, seven!) children and stepchildren to become literal superstars in myriad arenas, while concurrently achieving success after success and award after award in her own demanding career. Through it all, she maintains a warm, joyful, positive spirit that is downright contagious and wonderfully encouraging.”
Jeanne Bynum Hipes, Esq.
“The circumstances of your life have uniquely qualified you to make a contribution. And if you don’t make that contribution, nobody else can make it.” Rabbi Harold Kushner
- Helping Women of Faith
- refresh their vision
- renew their confidence, and
- realize their God-given purpose, passion, and potential
- Helping Women of Faith Discover
- whom they’re meant to serve
- how they’re meant to make a difference, and
- which endeavors will lead to personal and professional fulfillment
If you long to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, but aren’t sure how to hear God’s Voice or answer God’s Call, I hope you’ll connect with me soon. I’d be happy to show you how to share your gifts and message with clarity, confidence, passion, and joy.
“Jory Fisher is my mother, but she’s also my mentor and friend. I’ve always looked up to her and asked her for guidance. Thinking about the rest of my life can be scary and unknown—I feel like I need her more than ever. Yet it’s not to hear her say, “Becca, do this.” Instead, she’ll say, “Explain the situation to me and we’ll discuss your options.” A coach is not someone who tells you what to do in life. Instead, a coach guides you into making the best decision for yourself. That’s my mother in a nutshell. She’s the most professional, accomplished, classy lady I know, yet she’s also warm and endearing and really cares about everyone around her. I’m so proud to call Jory Fisher ‘Mom.’”
Rebecca J. Beeson
Washington & Lee University, B.A., 2010
Corps Member, Teach for America, 2010-2012
Southern Methodist University, M.Ed., 2012
- Married to David Fisher
- Mother of three daughters (Rebecca, Brett, and Jana Beeson)
- Stepmother of three stepdaughters and one stepson (Katherine, Amanda, Elizabeth, and Benjamin Fisher)
- Reside in Bel Air, MD with my husband Dave and three dogs Chula, Bambino, and Cowboy
My Professional Background
- Founder & President, Jory Fisher & Associates, Inc. (since 2008)
- Certified Career Management Coach (The Academies)
- Certified Christian Coach
- Certified Life Coach
- Certified True Purpose™ Coach
- Certified Administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI)®
- Certified Trainer for the Daily Marketing Coach (DMC)
- Founding Faculty Member and Former Associate Dean for Career & Professional Development at Liberty University School of Law
- Former Attorney in Fairfax County and Lynchburg, VA
- Former Executive Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Center in Lynchburg, VA and Youth Guidance (a division of Youth for Christ) in Reston, VA
- Graduate of Southern Methodist University (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude); Middlebury College (M.A., Spanish), and the University of Virginia (Juris Doctor)
Blessings and Grace,
Jory with Two of Her Daughters in Dallas
SMU Graduates: 1975, 2012, and 2015