Relationship Coaches/Spiritual Directors


Monica Braun

Monica was single and dated the wrong men for 17 years before finding her husband. Inspired by the lessons that she learned from dating, she became a relationship coach who works with single men and women, helping them successfully engage in the dating process by teaching them how to connect on a mental, emotional and spiritual level.  She is a speaker and author of the book From Toxic to Soulmate Love. She is currently being mentored by bestselling author and speaker, Marianne Williamson. Find out more at:

Mary Beth Bonacci

Mary Beth has been giving talks on love and relationships across the United States and internationally for . . .well . . . her entire adult life. She was among the first Catholic speakers to introduce audiences to St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.  Her book Real Love, based on the Theology of the Body, has been translated into ten languages.  She is also the author of We’re on a Mission from God and contributes regularly to the Catholic Match Institute blog. She spoke to 75,000 people at World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, and 22,000 at the TWA Dome during the St. John Paul II’s visit to St. Louis. She was recently featured in the PBS documentary Colorado Experience: Pope John Paul II about the Holy Father at Denver’s World Youth Day.

Mary Beth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of San Francisco, a Master’s degree in Theology of Marriage and Family from the John Paul II Institute, and an honorary doctorate from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  She can be found at

Lori Giovannini

Lori served as the Executive Director of a large Catholic Women’s Nonprofit before becoming a Catholic Relationship Coach. Besides Coaching, Lori has over 20 years of experience in Healing Ministry, and facilitating and speaking at retreats and seminars, many alongside her husband Lou, a Deacon in the Catholic Church. 
Lori is not just a Coach. She brings prayer, spirituality, and discernment into her coaching sessions.  Lori teaches brain science and healthy mind habits as a Professional Brain Health Coach with Amen Clinic.  She uses the Positive Intelligence program to help clients weaken their negative mind chatter and rewire their brain through Mental fitness so they can live without the stress and anxiety of life’s circumstances.  Her goal is to help her clients be free of mental and emotional pain, find the true essence of who God created them to be and inspire them to live their divine given life abundantly.  

She has been married for 32 years to Lou and they have 3 adult children. Besides coaching, she enjoys golfing, traveling and leading body, mind and spirit seminars to those interested in personal healing. 

Lori’s essential relationship skill tools and techniques help anyone at any stage or phase of life. Her mission is to help Catholic women successfully BLOOM and live life with love, purpose, passion, and fulfilled faith.

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Carla Molina

Carla is founder and CEO of Executive Coach Solutions, a leadership consulting firm that brings creativity and strength-based training to the art of business management. She began her professional career with Procter & Gamble, Mexico, focusing on business development and best practices. She enjoyed more than 20 years in P&G’s dynamic, international environment—working across cultural and geographic boundaries, sharpening her management expertise and developing a passion for and commitment to leadership development. Carla eventually moved on to work as an international consultant for The Partnering Group, an international strategy and general management consulting firm, before starting ECS. 

Carla branched out into Relationship Coaching and has been developing a “Dating Bootcamp,” with great results (with several of her participants are now either dating or engaged).

Carla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles; a marketing degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City; and certification from the Sherpa Executive Coaching program at Howard University School of Business, Washington D.C.

She lives in Cincinnati and is actively involved in various philanthropic activities. Carla has led over a dozen mission trips to orphanages in Mexico and is a dedicated volunteer for the Magdala Project in Israel, which fosters cultural understanding through community service and connection. She enjoys traveling, particularly through South America and Europe, where she hiked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago in Spain.

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Steve Motyl

Steve Motyl is a Certified Catholic Life Coach who helps his clients achieve clarity for where they want to be and how to get there. With fatherly encouragement, authentic compassion, and honest prayer, Steve provides a life-giving encounter for his clients to share their story and engage their mind and heart; Asks thought provoking questions to help them articulate and align their longings, passions, gifts, and goals; Provides a safe, objective space for them to dream, plan, pray, and move forward transforming their own lives, and in turn enrich the lives of those around them.

Steve imagines a world in which every human person discovers the unique and unrepeatable greatness of who they truly are and comes to know and live their life to the full! Life is a beautiful mess and can often seem harder than it should, but Steve believes the best is always yet to come.  His affirming nature and genuine heart for others combined with his tremendous professional and personal experience (30+ years of marriage and parenting, 10+ years as a marriage prep coach, 20+ years mentoring teens and young adults, and a tremendous love and working knowledge of the Theology of the Body) makes him a seasoned coach to help you take that next step. 

Steve lives in the Amish countryside of southeast Pennsylvania with his wife, children, dog, barn cats, and chickens. He wants to know if you’re ready to live your life to the full. For more info or to schedule a session, visit his website here

Claudine Noelle

Claudine is a certified life coach and feminine embodiment coach for Catholic women.  She helps Catholic women embrace their season of life and fully embody the woman God created them to be.  She gently guides women into authentic heart-centered vulnerability, a transformed mindset, and deeper trust in God’s purpose and plan for their lives.  To schedule a complimentary 60-minute session to explore the challenges you are facing in your current season of life, visit to learn more.

Maria Spears Mumaugh

Maria Spears Mumaugh is a Catholic Strategic Mindset Coach, Podcaster, Course Creator, Author, International Speaker and Musician. She is an entrepreneur who owns her own business and has a background in health, fitness and nutrition. She is the co-founder of The Intentional Single, a company and ministry that seeks to equip women in developing confidence, diving into deeper intimacy with Our Lord, leveling up their relationships with men and thriving from the inside out in their single and dating years. 

Maria has traveled the world as a professional musician and speaker over the last 20 years and also started the band and women’s ministry His Own with her two best friends. She is the co-host of the podcast ‘Girl, Water Your Grass’ which encourages people to be fully present to their life and Co-Host of a podcast for single and dating gals being released later this month called ‘Thriving in the Space Between. She is Kentucky born and bred, a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville and currently resides, with her new husband, in South Carolina with close proximity to mountain and ocean adventures.

Rose Sweet

Rose is a certified Life and Relationship Coach, Theology of the Body author and speaker, and has written fourteen books to help heal and strengthen one’s most important relationships.  In full-time Catholic ministry for over thirty years, and as a wife and mother, Rose’s focus has been on the beauty and mysteries of marriage and family life.  Her work is deeply rooted in the riches of Catholic principles, drawing from Scripture, the Catechism, the classic Four Temperaments, and Theology of the Body.  She coaches others how to get it right—in particular, by examining all the ways we get it wrong!

In her youth,  Rose found herself with the shame and sorrow of multiple divorces. Her rock bottom experiences, and subsequent healing, were the foundation upon which God built an intentional Catholic ministry to the separated, divorced, and remarried. Rose is the creator of the “Surviving Divorce” video series used in hundreds of parishes worldwide, and she is an expert (and author) on the pastoral issues of annulment and remarriage. Rose spoke on divorce healing at the 2015 World Meeting of Families, and often coaches priests in their approach to those affected by divorce. Additionally, she brings powerful insights in exposing the “red flags” in her marriage preparation weekends and coaching.

Rose coaches people of all ages and states in life: singles, married, divorced, remarried, blended families, and couples discerning marriage. With warmth and wit, Rose uncovers the fears that stand in the way of love and encourages and equips those who seek the path to true purpose, peace, and lasting happiness.  More at:


Steven Pokorny, MA

Steve holds an MA in theology and a specialization in catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville, as well as an MTS from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies in Washington D.C. Steve is a Certified Life Coach from the Life Coach Training Institute. Author of “Redeemed Vision: Setting the Blind Freed from the Pornified Culture,” Steve also is an internationally-known speaker, speaking with a wide variety of audiences on many topics (for a list, click here). He is married and lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.

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Jeannine Peters, MA, CSD

Jeannine received her Spiritual Direction Certificate through Divine Mercy University. She is also certified in Theology of the Body through the Theology of the Body Institute and is trained in Unbound Healing Prayer through Heart of the Father Ministries. She holds an MA in Religion and Religious Education from Providence College and an MA in Theology from the Catholic University of America.

In addition to her spiritual direction practice, Jeannine is a Spiritual Director on courses at the Theology of the Body Institute as well as a Training Facilitator for the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program at Divine Mercy University.

Her approach to spiritual direction is directee-centered, assisting the directee in deepening his or her relationship with God by active listening to the movements of God within the heart. 

She’s a contributing author to various books and websites on topics including adoption, faith, prayer, and Theology of the Body.

Jeannine has been married for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage girls. She can be reached through her website at where she occasionally blogs.

John Bradmore Strong, MA

John is a Spiritual Life Coach with  As a coach, he is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, draw strength from their faith, and encounter God’s grace more meaningfully in their daily lives. A lifelong Catholic, John pursued degrees in philosophy and history at Purdue University. Following this, he earned his Master’s degree in Philosophy from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and a Masters in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University. He serves as the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Campus Ministry at the St. Thomas Aquinas Center at Purdue University. John, his wife and children live in Lafayette, IN. He enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and is grateful to be part of a strong, faithful community.

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