Hard times are good for the soul!
I witnessed my mother’s lifelong battle with depression, addiction, and lack of confidence.
I’m twice divorced.
I discovered at age 54 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, the cardiologist remarked, “God obviously has a plan for your life.” Amen! An experience like that makes you think long and hard about your beliefs, your priorities, and your legacy: What difference am I specifically designed to make? Am I making it?
I’m well aware of how fortunate I am to be alive and thank God for His patience, love, guidance, and grace.
You can learn more about who I am and what I do via the Interviews and Purpose sections below.
Selected Interviews (2013 – 2014)
Who am I called to be? What am I called to do? Whom am I called to serve? Like many sojourners, I’ve pondered these questions since high school. Though the answers to our questions don’t change, our understanding of them does as we progress through the various stages of our life.
Our essence is who we are at the core, a quality or energy that we naturally emit into the world whether we are consciously aware of doing so or not. (To use my own essence statement 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 to help others. It is the unique way we do who we are. (My blessing is to shepherd seekers who hunger and thirst to know God and find, follow, and fulfill their divine calling.)
Our mission is the highest instruction we receive from God regarding a specific task that needs to be done in the world or a specific problem that needs to be solved. (My mission is to help courageous solopreneurs build thriving, service-based businesses so they can make the difference they’re called to make and glorify God through success.)
Our message is the wisdom we bring to the world—wisdom we’ve been given by God so we may share it with others. It is something we transmit, something we intentionally pass to those we’re designed to serve. It is the deepest truth we can share, and it can develop over time. My message as I understand it thus far:
Each of us is created to serve others and glorify Our Father in Heaven. We have a vacuum in our life, a hole in our heart, which only Jesus can fill. As we understand our need for Him, our connection to Him, and His love for us that never ends, we are filled with peace, joy, and a strong desire to love and serve others with a merry heart.
Essence + Blessing + Mission + Message = Purpose
It’s no wonder I fondly remember my high school years as a cheerleader. A life skills assessment described me long ago as “one who infuses new life into individuals or groups while helping, counseling, coaching, and building up their confidence.” I’m grateful for my gifts of encouragement and inspiration as they allow me to cheer on my husband, my daughters, my clients, my friends — even people I’ve never met in person. I’m thrilled that this is how God wired me–it’s fun!
If you’re eager to discover 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 Courageous Solopreneurs
~Refresh their vision
~Renew their confidence
~Realize their God-given potential
- Helping Courageous Solopreneurs Discover
~whom they’re meant to serve
~how they’re meant to make a difference, and
~which endeavors will lead to personal and professional success
If you long to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, but aren’t sure how, I urge you to connect with me soon. I’d love to help you share your gifts, skills, and talents with confidence, enthusiasm, 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
University of Virginia, MPP, 2015
- 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 two dogs Chula and Cowboy
My Professional Background
- Founder & President, Jory Fisher & Associates, Inc. (since 2008)
- Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
- Certified Startup Expert
- Certified Master Christian Coach (CCNI)
- Certified True Purpose™ Coach (True Purpose Institute)
- Certified Trainer for the Daily Marketing Coach (DMC)
- Certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs)® Practitioner
- Certified Career Management Coach (The Academies)
- Certified Life Coach (ILTC)
- Certified Health Coach (TSFL)
- 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
- Former Writer, Translator, and Bilingual Program Specialist for several federal agencies in Washington, D.C.
- 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)
Review my Certifications if you wish to learn more about my training and background.
Visit my Explore Coaching page to discover how I can support you!
Blessings and Grace,