All I can say is, WOW. The Almighty has given me PURPOSE back in my life and He has used Jory to do it! I went from feeling like too little butter spread over a giant piece of toast, lost in the abyss in my work life, to being restored with confidence and guidance. I can now run my business with peace, knowing that The Almighty IS guiding me where I need to go.
My purpose journey started early in 2011. I was feeling lost and hopeless—paralyzed from making any progress at work because I didn’t feel like I was on the right path, but yet I didn’t know what the “right” path was or how to get there. So I stayed stuck in the abyss. My husband was worried about me, I would even come home and cry because I had no direction. My colleagues could tell something was up, because I stopped showing up at my regular functions, and started dropping the ball on group projects.
I have seen dozens of prayers answered since I began my purpose journey in early 2011. When Jory and I sat down together, we knew immediately we were not meeting by coincidence. I was a bit skeptical of the process at first, but Jory pushed me to move beyond my fears and be persistent anyway. One of my first prayers to The Almighty was to show me new ways to be able to connect with and hear from Him, and that’s exactly what He gave me.
I have been able to make changes in my work with confidence. I have been given specific direction and instructions from The Almighty that will keep me working towards my purpose, giving me more joy moving forward. But I also know there are some things I am going to have to wait for. But instead of feeling lost and anxious, I have been able to restore my trust in The Almighty that He has a plan for my future.
I have so much clarity about where I am going. I am excited about the mystery that surrounds my future, and the future of my growing family.
Jennifer Bailey, Director of Possibilities
JailBreak Creative Marketing & Web Design
I have been a solopreneur for several years and have struggled to grow my business and have an impact on the world. I had difficulty finding that perfect client who would utilize my services on a regular basis. Workshops and seminars never were full and many times got canceled due to lack of attendees. I spent a lot of time networking and developing friendships, but not referrals or clients.
After attending Jory’s ‘Show Me the Clients’ workshop, I realized that I have been letting potential customers slip through my fingers because I had not clearly identified my niche, ideal client, nor my area of genius. In that workshop, I had the biggest ‘aha’ moment for my business. I began working with Jory as my coach and spent time clearly identifying my niche, detailing who my ideal client was and where to find them and how to be proactive in generating leads, instead of handing out business cards and waiting for people to call.
I am excited to say that with Jory’s coaching, I now have a clearly defined niche and recognize potential ideal clients at first sight. I have workshops and seminars that are growing and am expanding my business significantly with a focused and clear direction. Jory helped me find and identify my niche market and I am forever grateful.
Jane Rainier, Founder
Luckie Dog Wellness
Thank you so much for taking the time to speak into my life; you’ve given me confidence to pursue my purpose more boldly!
I first came across your website after searching online for advice on finding one’s purpose. When I saw that you were also an SMU alumna, I thought, “what a coincidence,” then understood later it was no accident at all!
Working with you has allowed me to realize that my purpose is deeper than merely what I do; it is also the essence of who God created me to be and the blessing I can sow into the lives of others. Before working with you I had a vague feeling of what my purpose may be and was confused by a variety of options, but after working with you I have more clarity and confidence in my calling and creative work. I have become more motivated and organized in my business pursuits because I am able to refer back to my purpose statements as guidance. Thank you for sowing greatly into my life!
I highly recommend Jory Fisher as a speaker! She’s spoken at my annual conference and at all seven of my women’s networking meetings. A true professional with an upbeat and authentic speaking style, Jory brings a wealth of knowledge to assist entrepreneurs in attracting more clients and creating more wealth. The information she shares is practical and can be put to use immediately by those looking to grow their businesses. I plan to have Jory speak to our network of on-purpose women again and again.
Ginny Robertson, Founder
Kim Crabill, Founder & Director
Roses and Rainbows Ministry
Having the gift of discernment, Jory will let you know if it’s the right time or the wrong time to work with her. Jory’s humility and experience in life and business offer a brilliant insight to individuals and their personal “big picture” to moving forward. Patience, cheerleading, coaching, and guidance are her strongest gifts.
Jodi Davis Gonzales
Jory Fisher has been my business coach for 2 years. I enjoy her fun, yet direct approach. She easily weaves in all the basics that entrepreneurs need such as visioning, planning, goal setting, and much more. With her vast experience and abundant knowledge, she brings so much more to benefit her clients.
Wherever you may be in your business journey, Jory will add great value. I love having a business coach that shares my faith and joins me in leaning on the Lord. Jory is the real deal. She is humble, authentic, inspiring and very good at what she does. Even though my contract is ending, it is my desire to keep working with her – that says it all!
Author, Speaker, Coach
One Life to Thrive
Jory sparkles with enthusiasm! She asks probing questions that have helped me organize my goals—and offers practical ideas to achieve them. She’s taught me that pacing and prioritizing is key.
“Thank you so much, Jory, for creating such a caring, supportive community around you and for connecting kind people to each other. Your commitment to each of us is invaluable.”
Rosa O’Brocki, Founder
WOW Effect Marketing
Jory, when you shared with me that you had uncovered your true purpose, my eyes filled with tears. I was teary because I felt a yearning deep within my bones to have a similar experience
After completing the program with you, including doing “Parts Work,” I am no longer searching for answers. For the first time in my life, I don’t have to second guess my path. I have an inner knowing and self-reliance I never had before.
My business has grown, new opportunities are coming far easier than before, and my personal relationships have been enriched.
Jory, your dedication, heart, wisdom, and humor make you the ideal guide. It takes a very special and grounded person to lead someone on such a meaningful journey, and you are perfectly suited for this coaching role. I’m filled with gratitude for the gifts you have given me.
Maripat Abbott, Founder
More Peace Life Coaching
Before working with Jory, I was adrift and stagnant. I wasn’t sure how to really connect with my customers or speak their language. And now I have a direction. I’m more confident when talking to potential customers and know how to speak their language.
Jory is a gem! I’m so happy I met her at her Meetup and joined her mastermind group.
The level of support and encouragement is exactly what I was looking for. I’m excited about what’s to come.
Simone Henry, Founder
Jory, I am so thankful that God brought you back into my life when He did! I was just about to graduate from seminary and felt incredibly uncertain about the future. I had so many passions and even skills, but was confused as to how to best use my life to make a difference in this world. Searching for my purpose with your guidance and direction was exactly what I needed! It was such an enlightening process, and I loved the ways it drew me closer to God (my ‘Trusted Source’). I am confident that He will continue to use my life in strategic ways as I use the blessing He has given me and fulfill my mission in this life. Not only has it been a personally enriching time, but as I have begun my new career, all of our ‘purpose work’ has directly fed into my new job description. I have the confidence that I am not just wandering aimlessly. Instead I am purposefully headed in the direction that God has planned. Thank you for your diligence, encouragement, direction, and friendship along the way! I can tell you are living out your purpose. It has made a significant difference in my life. Many thanks!
Jessica Rexroth, M.A.
Youth for Christ Missionary
Regyna Cooper, Co-Founder
Jory, I am so delighted to have worked with you to find my purpose! Hearing you talk about the process and the benefits you’ve experienced through the purpose work intrigued me, and I knew from your example that I would see significant changes in my life if I went through the process. I certainly have!
I’ve always been a Type A “work harder, push harder” kind of person, even more so when I started my business. After making a solid connection with my “trusted source” (the Holy Spirit) and finding my purpose, I’ve discovered that being more intentional and even stopping certain parts of the work I was doing makes me feel better personally and allows me to work more effectively in my business. I’ve discovered what I’m here to do, and when I bring that to my clients … wow, everything changes, and I’m free to do my best work — which means that my clients succeed more quickly, then they’re able to do their best work, and the ripple effect just keeps going.
And working with you was a fabulous process. Even though we did all the work by phone, it felt as if we were sitting on the same side of the table, working together closely. I felt so supported through the process. You kept me honest and moving forward in a rigorous, supportive, and loving way.
Even beyond knowing my purpose and being able to bring that into my client work, the True Purpose™ process has taught me how to check in to be sure that I’m on the right path. I’ve developed a series of practices that keep me centered and living purposefully, and I’ve never felt better – even though I’ve had some significant personal challenges. Thank you, Jory!
Julie Fleming, JD
Business Development Consultant
At a recent gathering of Maryland solopreneurs, I heard Jory speak on the importance of defining one’s niche, something I’d avidly avoided. I’d been so busy running in circles trying to serve everyone, love everyone, and be helpful to everyone that I never considered whom I preferred to serve.
Immediately upon defining my niche, I had a way of marketing to my ideal clients! Wow. It was magical. Suddenly, people recognized that I was speaking to them and that I was genuinely interested is serving them and their purposes.
What happened? Doors opened. Hands opened. Hearts opened. Minds opened—beginning with mine—beginning with Jory’s talk. My brand new print ad was such a standout that it was chosen for the back cover of a program, and I was immediately booked to speak at a local university as well as two university alumni groups, including the Harvard Club.
Jory transformed the way I do business in one compelling talk. I will be forever grateful.
Nancy Illman, JD
How many plates are you spinning right now? I had the honor yesterday to hear Jory Hingson Fisher, JD, PCC talk about closing out non-productive activities so that we can focus on what is really crucial for business growth. It couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Jory is a wonderful speaker with a wealth of insights; not just for business, but for life. If you’re an entrepreneur, you need to speak with Jory Fisher!
Enterprise Account Executive
Jory, God sent you into my life at precisely the right time. I was struggling with, “Where am I going? What is my true calling and purpose?” As an experienced Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Career and Life Coach, I had reached a crossroads. My nest was empty. I had achieved my goals to become a skilled Life Coach, and yet something was not settled. What I needed was the process you’re so expert at conducting: helping an individual discover and affirm their True Life Purpose and Calling, their core essence, and how they express this calling in both their work and personal life.
Through the three month process of coaching with you, I have become much clearer about my unique design and calling from God. I have been able to sort through my areas of strength as well as the areas that need work. Most importantly, I am affirmed in my ability to hear clearly from God to guide me, speak to me, and direct my path.
Jory, you are such a blessing: you come alongside, you encourage, you challenge, you clarify, you support. When I was discouraged, you gave me hope. When I was unclear, we persevered and came through with answers. When I needed resources, you were a fountain of resources and help.
Thank you for your kindness, intelligence, compassion, wisdom, and friendship. I look forward to years of friendship and companionship as we pursue our highest calling together.
Carol D. Lee, LMFT
Career and Life Coach
I had the opportunity to work several months with Jory in a small group training she led for purposeful coaches. She really knows her stuff and was super effective at diagnosing when one of us had headed off in a less-fruitful direction and needed to be brought back on path. My time and work with Jory returned some of the most insightful and important information which I now use on a daily basis to guide me.
Rachel Conerly, Founder
The Collaborative Operating System
Jory, it is a blessing that you came into my life several months ago. You began me on a journey to think about my career, my mission, my calling, in a very different way than I had previously thought of things. I am NOT a WOMAN; I DO HAVE A VERY STRONG FAITH (albeit Jewish not Christian); and I am NOT an entrepreneur! I listened. And I learned.
I never wanted to “market” myself. I thought it was prideful (sin) and even greedy (another sin) to “sell” myself. I thought just being a good person and a great pediatric therapist was enough.
But more than one of your blog-radio guests suggested that marketing was not only NOT A BAD THING, but a duty to those we serve. That changed my outlook and now my life. I have been working part-time without benefits or vacations for over eight years! Long story, but I sat down and figured out what I was worth. I told my boss I wanted to talk to her about a full time salaried position. I asked for a salary higher than I expected, thinking I would bargain for less. She not only offered me the position I wanted, but did not bat an eye over the salary I requested.
Yes, I had to do the work … but I know in my heart of hearts that I would never have done this had it not been for your guidance! You get all the credit for being my “inspiration” and “coach.” It is as if you opened a door and I decided to walk through it. You ROCK!
Richard K. Schwartz
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Michaelle Plotner, Founder
Best Days Coaching
Jory, it wasn’t a coincidence that our paths crossed when they did. I found your website while desperately searching the internet for life coaches. I had reached a point in my life that demanded I make some positive life changes. The year before I started working with you, I had so many life events occur. I got married, left my job, and moved to a new town! I needed to regroup, find direction, gain a new perspective, and ultimately find my life purpose. I hesitated to call you out of fear that I might actually confront and find something new about myself. I faced my fear and reached out to you at just the right moment. My “trusted source” (God) was definitely leading me to you! Your warm, friendly, and approachable personality is truly remarkable. You helped me through the process with such ease and compassion. As I proceeded to uncover my true purposeful path, I found that I frequently had an “AHA” moment when my life seemed to be in alignment with my true purpose. I was able to discover new things about myself which helped me to gain the necessary confidence to pursue my life-long dream of obtaining my masters and becoming a wellness coach. I am grateful to know such an inspiring and authentic person!
Certified Personal Trainer
Integrative Health Coach
I was in a quandary as to the direction I needed to go with my career and business time. (I’m in a unique position of having investments that generate most of my income, not requiring that I “go to work” every day.) How can I best spend my time and talents to further God’s Kingdom? Not having much to do is not a good thing.
I sought out help and was directed to Jory Fisher. Through a series of exercises and discussions, we explored my talents, interests, and motivations to chart a path. I now have the tools and methods in place to daily seek out God’s direction so I can do better at achieving the purposes God desires for my life.
I found working with Jory to be very beneficial in working through substantial life questions.
It has been such a blessing to work with Jory Fisher to find my True Purpose. When I hired Jory, I was already an entrepreneur; however, I felt like I was spinning my wheels. Through prayer and seeking guidance from other godly people, I was directed to Jory. What a difference the True Purpose work has made in my life.
I now have direction! I’m beginning to follow my God-given passion of working with families struggling with addiction.
During the course of the True Purpose work, Jory had me do an assignment that allowed God to reveal my core fears to me. With Jory’s help, I discovered how to face those fears head-on. Here’s a recent example: I was asked to do a corporate “lunch ‘n learn.” Several days leading up to this event I recognized I was feeling a lot of fear. I reviewed the assignment Jory did with me and, oh my, did that help. The presentation was a huge hit! I already have an appointment scheduled and am expecting several more. Thank you so much, Jory! I’m excited about what the future holds!
Jill Prevas, BSN
Family Recovery Coach
Jory’s Discover Your Purpose Starter Course has helped me look at my life in ways I’ve never done before. Why is that important? Because whether you are aware of it or not, patterns emerge throughout your life that give you clues as to what inspires and motivates you. You may be surprised by what you find out about yourself — I certainly was! You may even find out that what you thought brings you happiness is not what really does after all.
If you truly know what is important to you, then you can find ways to be involved in the types of activities that will bring you the most joy, whether it be a new career, a place where you can volunteer, etc. After I completed the Starter Course, Jory helped me see these patterns in my life and, as a result, I have much greater insight into my life’s purpose.
Thank you so much, Jory, for the valuable service you provide. I am excited about working with you further and moving forward with the plans God has for my life.
What an incredible facilitator you are! Having owned a Women’s Expo Forum for over 12 years, I get to enjoy hundreds of presentations, speakers, and facilitators a year. I see a unique quality in you that I have not seen anywhere else EVER… and I say that from a voice of experience.
You lead with an incredible sense of control and power, yet you stand there so poised that we all want to be you. In your calm position, you are saying, “I am confident that all of you can take this meeting in the direction it needs to go,” and you put ego aside, and allow us all to be the leaders you know we are. Then you speak, and your voice is so controlled, however with a tone of a mother, filled with love, yet a sense of “I dare you, I have an eye on you and what you say and do matters.” A gentle soldier keeping her troops in line.
There are times we get to experience greatness. Your commitment to women and how you lead is like none other I have ever experienced. As a leader of a Women’s Networking Event, I have never seen anyone lead as selflessly and confidently as you. I personally feel that you are one of the most amazing leaders of women I have ever met. To see you work is truly a gift. Thank you for creating energy and opportunities!
Patsy Anderson, Founder
Women’s Expo Forum
In less than one month of connecting with Jory on LinkedIn I have gained a lot from her through her free eBooks and interview series. I am a passionate life coach working in Nigeria with youth leadership with a view of working all over Africa. I am an educator who left my job like Jory did in obedience to what I feel is my calling. In the past two years I helped the West African Health Organization prepare mentors for their Youth Professional Internship Program. I have really enjoyed my work even if I have no commensurate financial rewards yet. What Jory’s works have helped me understand is where I am coming from and some things I need to do to streamline my work. She is modeling exactly what I want to do ultimately, which is helping African youths believe in themselves and also believe that they have what it takes to help the continent develop by their valuable contributions. I enjoy reading all the emails I’ve received from Jory and she has encouraged me to do a project I have been contemplating: making free eBooks from blog posts where I share my thoughts on coaching and mentoring. Thanks, Jory, for your great work. This testimonial does not sufficiently represent how I feel.
Justina Edoghogho Kes-Agbosa, Founder
Joseph’s Place Nigeria
I had the opportunity to work with Jory Fisher as my coach for several months. Jory is passionate, energetic, thoughtful and caring. She asked thought-provoking questions that helped me move through obstacles I was facing in order to confidently move forward toward my goals and dreams. She listened well, helped me to come up with practical action plans, and held me accountable to follow through on them. She has a great sense of humor, and I always enjoyed our coaching sessions.
Counselor and Life Coach
Jory Fisher is an excellent career and life coach who helped me in my search for career focus. Not only does she hold the necessary certifications and numerous advanced degrees, Jory truly takes a personal interest in my life. She uses advanced technology and relies on the latest resources available in her field. Coaching is not what she does; coaching is who she is! I now have a focused career direction and energized motivation to achieve. I cannot say enough about Jory’s influence and I recommend her to anyone looking for clear direction in their lives.
Cam Warren, Esq.
Jory Fisher will not be satisfied with anything less than your best, and she is not shy about telling you what needs improvement. In spite of her impressive resume, her down-to-earth personality makes it so easy to communicate with her. Jory’s genuine interest in my future, along with her gift of inspiration, played a major role in securing job interviews and quickly finding a great job.
Dustin Barr, Esq.
I sought out Jory at a time in my life when I was faced with significant professional opportunities that carried potentially grievous implications for my life. I was conflicted about several aspects of my decision-making process. Jory helped me identify the core issues and amazingly guided me to a soul-centered decision, which ultimately will be best for me, my career, and my family. Thanks, Jory, for all your help!
Malcolm L. Miles, CEO
JH Miles & Associates, Inc.
Before working with Jory, I was confused on the direction of my life. At 60, and having helped many over the years with the same problem, I found myself “stuck” between “having no purpose” and having missed my purpose totally in life.
The method Jory used was totally new to me, but my confidence was in her relationship with the Lord. As she guided me gently through the process, I knew Jory was the right coach to bring me through this heartbreaking state.
Her trained ear and dedicated heart were steadfast in working with me to reveal the truth of my essence, blessing, mission and message, which comprise God’s designed purpose in my life.
After Jory’s and my investment in the coaching process, hope and joy have been restored. I now have great anticipation, balanced with the tools to be prepared for my next season of life.
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I am honored to have served as Jory’s mentor coach in the True Purpose ™ Coaching Certification Program. She is one of the most talented and effective coaches I’ve ever had the pleasure of mentoring. And, it goes without saying to anyone who knows her, Jory is also a thoroughly delightful human being! As part of her training and development, I had the pleasure of interviewing several of her True Purpose™ coaching clients after they had found their life purpose with Jory. All of them reported to me that her commitment to helping them reach their goal, as well as her dedication to and enthusiasm for the True Purpose™ process itself, helped them greatly in their quest to discover their life purpose. In short, Jory is a consummate professional and a first-class coach! I feel blessed to have been able to mentor her and I find her eminently qualified to stand among the elite few trained True Purpose™ coaches who have attained the special designation of Certified True Purpose ™ Coach.
Caroll Michel Schwartz
CTPC Mentor Coach, True Purpose Institute™
Jory, everyone is in transition some way, somehow toward a new place. Your work helps people who listen and learn to consider options and possibilities that they have been hoping for but can’t find. Your programs give voice to ideas that help open people’s hearts and souls. Wishing you many new blessings.
Elisabeth von Trapp, Singer/Songwriter
Jory Hingson Fisher has a great vision for helping entrepreneurs satisfy their needs for results and satisfaction in what they do. She runs great programs that help elevate and connect people. Personally, I find her enthusiastic and full of life and vigor for helping people. I would highly recommend getting connected with her and doing her programs to learn more!
Sunil Bhaskaran, Founder
C Mind Group
Jory is smart as a whip, and she truly cares about her clients. She is a valuable resource for any business owner wanting to reach 6 figures.
Dawn Shuler, Founder
The Shuler Group
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.
Jory is most on purpose when she’s encouraging others to lead meaningful lives. A quintessential “people person” who is easy to talk to and who deeply cares about her clients and colleagues, Jory will affirm, uplift, and inspire you to make the difference you’re meant to make.
Dick Hagstrom, President
Hagstrom Consulting, Inc.
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 is scary and unknown—now 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
Southern Methodist University, M.Ed., 2012
University of Virginia, MPP, 2015