Scholarship Recipients


Pamela S. Virginia, USA

“My passion is helping people to live in their power and purpose. My program is named, Get Out of Your Way. It’s a spiritually based holistic coaching program. I plan to coach women who are 6-months to a year from being released from prison, along with their children. Helping them to heal and move forward. The program is all about instilling self-love and building self-worth. By helping people see their past as a stepping stone to their future, they learn to take ownership of themselves and their lives. Together, in a group coaching setting, we will explore and work through past traumas, beliefs, and perception that have kept them from living their best lives. Working with an amended program with the children, mother & child will be on the same positive path. Thus, helping the family build a strong foundation that  empowers, strengthens, and helps them focus on living life fully and intentionally.  Some of the skills participants will be immersed in are: self-discovery, self-love, forgiveness, critical thinking skills, meditation, visualization, stress & coping, communicating, planning & goal setting, financial literacy and quality time. I believe this is the type of program that not only builds stronger families, but stronger people.”


Stacy B. Pennsylvania, USA

“I plan to use the scholarship to attend an accredited life coaching program so I can help struggling intercity youth have a more positive approach with housing, education, and social skills. To show them that if they change their mindset in the direction that their struggles are temporary and with perseverance they too will succeed in life anything is possible.”







Terri B. California, USA

“Coaching came into my life at a time when I was seeking guidance. My experience being coached was transformational for me at a time of need, and now I’ve come to see the beauty of coaching no matter where one happens to be in their life. It recently dawned on me that I could actually become a coach myself and impact people‘s lives in transformational ways. So I made the commitment to myself that I would do just that. I was grateful to learn about the ACTO Scholarship because regardless of outcome, it signified the importance of coaching. Now that I’m an ACTO Scholarship winner, ACTO is an integral part of my story and journey in professional coaching. I am committed to this new practice and so excited for this chapter of my life. Thank you so much to the ACTO Scholarship Committee!”


Joelle M. Beirut, Lebanon

“It is with much gratitude that I accept the ACTO scholarship. I’m thankful for the opportunity to begin my coaching journey here in Beirut and I’m very excited about where this road will take me. I appreciate ACTO’s commitment to support those getting started in the coaching field and for making it possible for me to make a difference. Thank you!”