About Me

Licensed psychologist with focused training in coaching and group facilitation

You have the power to change your life; let me help you live up to your potential.

As a life coach with a PhD in Counseling Psychology, I work with healthy people in a non-clinical setting to build on their strengths – helping people become the agents of change in their own lives.

Angela Schmidt, PhD

Born and raised in the Midwest, I earned a BS in Education at the University of Illinois, an MS in Counselor Education from Northern Illinois University and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. I am a board-certified coach, licensed psychologist, and trained group facilitator.

I have worked as a counselor, career adviser, and educator at several major colleges and universities. I have led not-for-profit boards through the strategic planning and goal-setting process. I have worked at a domestic violence agency, led women’s groups, and tutored algebra. Currently I am volunteering in my community, supporting my aging parents, and running my coaching business. Ultimately, my experience and expertise revolve around helping people develop a personal action plan, grow their personal power, and reach their personal goals.

I do most of my coaching and test preparation over the phone. Phone appointments make it easier for clients to fit coaching sessions into their busy schedules. All you really need is a quiet space, a phone, and some uninterrupted time. I suggest that you also have a method for taking notes so you can capture your ideas and insights. 

My therapist friends wonder how I do proper assessments when I can’t see the clients. Well, here’s the thing, I don’t do assessments. You do. Coaching is based on the belief that you, the client, are creative, wise, and full of answers. As a coach, it is my job to help you identify and tap into all of your personal resources in order to make the progress you desire.  It is also my role to listen, encourage, teach, motivate, challenge, support, and occasionally provide feedback.  

I schedule coaching sessions at many different times of the day and across many time zones in order to work around my clients’ busy lives. I begin my individual coaching services with a free consultation session to see if I am a good fit for you and the work you want to do.

Let me help you add velocity to your potential!

Angela Schmidt, PhD


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