What People are Saying about Joel


Amy from Minnesota

Joel was amazing to work with as a career coach!  I learned much about myself, what I enjoy doing, and where to focus my energy in relation to my skills and passions.  Joel worked with me intellectually, spiritually, and psychologically to help me realize my passions, skills, goals, gifts, and talents.  Once those passions, skills, goals, gifts, and talents were realized, he helped me pull them together into my “sweet spot” and came alongside me as I formed in my mind what I should do with that “sweet spot.” I had already known that I wanted to start my own business, but that knowledge solidified and was clarified with Joel’s help.  I also loved working with Joel as a Christian.  Everything we worked on together was under Christ’s leadership and done in a Biblical mindset.  I would readily work with Joel again in the future and was blessed to have had him as a coach.  I would (and do) readily recommend him to others.


Brad from Oregon
Working with Joel has been both a delight and a challenge.  It has been a delight because I have discovered my calling.  Joel has also helped me explore and analyze how to live out that calling to create a life of fulfillment that also generates enough income to provide for my family.
Working with Joel has been a challenge, because for me, discovering my calling was not easy.  It was a gut wrenching, deep questioning type of quest.  I had to break through a lot of misconceptions and protective shields in my own thinking.  Joel guided me with patience and wisdom.  He would not let me stop short of discovering my calling and he has continued to challenge my thinking as I make decisions on how to move forward.

Joel has helped me explore and address issues related to career, family, personal convictions, and daily disciplines.  His insight is on target, his life experience gives him realistic understanding, and his depth of character and integrity are excellent.  He is a man I trust and appreciate.


Barbara from Texas

At forty-seven years old I have been unemployed for the last SEVERAL months and I am so excited to be in a process of finding the path I want to take so that I can have purpose and passion in the future work that I do and in return have a much more rewarding and fulfilling life!  I HAVE BEEN TIRED OF FEELING LOST!  AND, I WANT TO PLAN MY WORK AROUND MY LIFE!!!  My work at my previous employer, who I was employed with for twenty-one years and eight months, was never a passion; in fact my decision to take the initial job, at age twenty-four as a single woman with no external pressures, was based on money alone.  After several years, I eventually resolved myself to finding or maybe stumbling upon my passion after retirement with this employer.  AND THEN, my plans changed!  A few months ago I decided to take coaching consultations with Joel Boggess and while I was optimistic from the beginning, with a smidgen of doubt mixed in, I am now even more confident that this was a great decision.  My discussions with Joel have helped me to dig deeper and have drawn things out of me that were either covered up for so long or they were new realizations for me.  The Personality Style Report I received from the assessment I took, while it confirmed some personality tendencies I was aware of, it provided additional insight on my personality style as well as giving me information on the type of tasks and work environment that would be more suited to me.  In addition, I received information on my true communication style versus my public or perceived communication styles which was very interesting and new to me!  My favorite, The Strengths Finder 2.0 Report revealed my top five strengths that I was unaware of or didn’t realize some of these were considered strengths.  Through introspection and during my conversations with Joel, I was able to recall situations where I have used these strengths in my life.  In the last couple of months, with the guidance and various tools I have received during this process and with introspection, I have learned so much about myself and I am so grateful!  I truly feel that I have direction for the first time in my life and I am so excited about this journey and where it will take me!!!


Carrie from Illinois

I really benefited from working with Joel as a personal coach. I initially called him to because I wanted business coaching.

However, he worked on my whole life, including my business at the same time. We talked about the values I wanted to bring to all aspects of my life and the steps to get there. Time budgets, niche marketing, defining my goals were part of the process but more importantly Joel himself and his heart and knowledge added to the coaching value. Every day I put into practice something that Joel has taught me.

I recommend this organized, caring and knowledgeable coach for personal and business coaching.


Christopher in Missouri
He (Joel) helped me see what careers would fit me best and where I can be excited to go to work everyday. Joel does very well at challenging the mental road blocks we all have. If you are open with yourself, Joel can step you through the process of stripping away social conditioning which has forced most of us to become a type of confused someone we rather not be. Joel help me see the best parts of who I am and embrace them. He also showed me how I was sabotaging myself when I tried to work too hard at overcompensating for who I am not. When I understood who I am, finding the career was easy to embrace. I will have to say, you must be willing to do a lot of work. Joel knows how to ask the right question, but ultimately I had to answer them. I am happier now then I have been in a long time.


Libby from Alabama
Working with Joel over the past few months has been an inspirational journey of a lifetime. He’s helped me to “tap into” and understand my personality traits and uncover my passion for helping people and more specifically my calling to Inspire people. It is a process that I didn’t understand would be so difficult, but looking inward and taking stock of where I am in my life, where I’m going with my current course versus where I want to be has been profoundly insightful. I know for a fact that I could not have done this on my own, which I recognized up front and went in search of a good coach. I was fortunate to have meet Joel at a Free Agent Academy event and got to know him as well as several other coaches. His message of finding clarify of focus is what connected me to him, as it was an answer to prayer. I had been and continue now to pray daily for clarity of focus in my thoughts and actions. I’m relieved to have uncovered my calling and am working towards how to put wheels under it and build a successful business model. I have learned also over the course of the past few months to allow myself time to just be still and listen to what the Lord is calling me to do with my life. I have to practice that daily, because it’s not in my nature to be still or quiet. He has a plan for all of us if we allow ourselves to be open to hear His call. Lastly, I want to share a scripture passage that has become the mantra for my life now. “God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings.” (1 Peter 4:10) God Bless you Joel


Jim from Florida
I was referred to Joel Boggess, by Dan Miller, to assist me in my quest to identify the work that I would love.  I’ve discovered the quest to be more of a life process, and Joel has been a great source of ideas and support in that process.  More importantly, he’s helped identify strategies to make the many areas of my life more successful.  I am pleased with the results I have achieved with Joel as my coach and highly recommend him if you desire to take your life to the next level.  Joel will not take you there - you must do the work, but he will skillfully lead you down the path of self-discovery where true changes can only take place.


Pam from North Carolina
I was inspired by the book by Dan Miller titled “No More Mondays” and felt a need to seek life coaching to evaluate where I was in my life and career. I began my life coaching adventure with Joel Boggess in January 09 and I must say it was worth every penny.

I was at a point in my life where I had lost sight of my direction and really needed assistance assessing my gifts and how I might best use them in my next life chapter.

Joel helped me navigate my next steps, helping me establish goals and take steps to achieve them.  I tend to lose focus easily (short attention span), so it was helpful for someone like Joel to help me stay on course and establish a plan for my life and career.

I would highly recommend coaching to anyone who needs perspective and would like to expedite the process of moving forward in their lives.

Thanks Joel!

Jim from Michigan

After working 24 years in IT Support, I was laid off at the age of 56. I quickly discovered the job market in Metro Detroit Michigan was saturated with many other talented “unemployed” IT people. Since I wasn’t having any luck with a “traditional” job search, my wife and I decided to look for a career coach. Already being fans of Dan Miller, we filled out his coaching application form and Dan highly recommended we work with Joel Boggess. Working with Joel was a great learning experience, which included the process of discovering my talents and passions. Joel assisted me in creating a “written” plan and gave me the confidence to pursue my calling in life. Joel Boggess and Dan Miller ROCK!

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