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About Justina

My Credentials

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The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading third party organization for credentialing coaches, as well as regulating the field. The credential "MCC" is the highest ICF accreditation denoting a Master Certified Coach. There are less than 700 MCC coaches across the globe.

Coaching executives requires an understanding of organization systems, the neuroscience of leadership and working with groups and teams, as well as understanding corporate contracting between client and organization. In 2011 I completed a full training at EGL Executive Coach Training Program.

In 2006 I completed a full coach training at Hypnotherapy Clearing House (HCH) and received the designation CPLC along with my certificate.

I was trained and certified at the Hypnotherapy Clearing House in Lafayette, California by the founder Dr. Holly Holmes Meredith. I competed my training in 2002 though I have returned to complete advanced trainings since then.

I was trained and certified to a Master level at the NLP Institute of California, completing my training in 2007. I was trained by the institute’s founder, Tim Hallbom, one of the world’s leading NLP trainers.

I have spent the last 40 years engaged in the study of psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and alternative forms of healing. During that time I have been on a dedicated path toward my own personal development and in turn have been able to support and guide many other people in their journey as well. In my consulting I share resources, information about my research, as well as what has worked for others.

I was trained and certified at the Grief Recovery Institute® in 2002 by founder Russell Freidman and have lead a number of Grief Recovery Programs, as well as working the process one-on-one with clients.

I was trained in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in 2002-2003 and have utilized the technique in my practice ever since.

Greetings

JV-Slider-Headshot-finalThank you for visiting LifeWorks. I am Justina Vail Evans. I support people who want personal or professional change, and my specialty is working with organizations and individuals in the creative fields. I have deep experience in the film and stage worlds and spent the last 15 years supporting professionals on both the arts and executive sides of those industries.


I am one of seven hundred coaches worldwide with a Master Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and one of three in the Greater Houston area. I am also a Certified Executive Coach, Hypnotherapist,  NLP (Neuro-Linguistics) Master Practitioner, and Grief Recovery® Specialist. Additionally, I am a speaker, award-winning actor and award-winning author.


My clients include managers, executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, homemakers, and entertainment professionals. Many of my clients work in major corporations, including Chevron, Warner Brothers Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, and Twentieth Century Fox.


Additionally, I support other coaching professionals through my teaching and mentoring. I am co-owner, program director and senior faculty at Envision Coach Training and am a registered mentor coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).


I have also served as faculty in The Doerr Institute for New Leaders CoachRice program at Rice University. I co-designed and helped deliver their pilot coach training program, CoachRice, which was subsequently approved by the ICF.


I work with my clients at a deep level to create personal and professional mastery, by supporting self awareness, and helping clients utilize the tools that improve  interactions in life and as leaders. Through my unique blend of skills, tools, and experience my clients have accomplished their goals and moved on to have happier, more fulfilling lives and careers.


I look forward to serving your success! 

Some Background

Born in Malaysia to British parents, I grew up in Indonesia, Asia and England before moving to the United States in 1989.


I started my working life as a model in London in the 1980’s and then as an actress. In 1989 I moved to Hollywood where I continued with my acting career, working on television and feature films. In 2000 I won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television.


Throughout my life as a model and actor—in fact, from the age of twelve—I had spent a majority of my time studying psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and alternative forms of healing. I embarked on a dedicated path toward my own personal development and although the careers I'd had were extraordinary adventures I had always felt I was meant for something else.


In 2001 I realized my purpose in life and walked away from Hollywood to train and work in the human potential and personal development fields. Since 2002 I have had the immense pleasure of guiding, teaching, and coaching hundreds of people. 


I wrote my first book in 2011—How to be a Happy Actor in a Challenging Business: A Guide to Thriving Through it All—which won the Hollywood Book Festival Award just prior to it's release in 2012.


I am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global organization for coaching, and I am a sponsor for ICF's Houston Chapter. I co-own Envision Coach Training, an ICF Accredited coach training school, where I serve as Program Director, senior faculty member and mentor coach. I also co-own Envision Global Leadership, a leadership development company, where we serve clients in some of the largest organizations in the world.


I live with my husband Dr. Jeff Evans, a Leadership Development Consultant, speaker, best-selling author and CEO of Envision Global Leadership. We have two dogs, Ruby and Truman, and a daughter Vanessa and granddaughter Annaliese. 

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