My Vision - Unlocking the Change Within!
I'm passionate about partnering with those who have been knocked down by life and want to build resiliency and move forward to a bold life.
I partner with individuals and businesses to design their world that is harmonious with their unique talents, needs, and desires. I specialize in resiliency, change, and loss. A change in health, career, job, or life. Loss of a loved one, job, or relationship. I'm your partner through life's changes.
I bring many unique and challenging life experiences to our coaching relationship.
I have deep knowledge and experience in career transitions, loss of spouse and mother, other grief experiences, and solid resiliency skills.
If you want to learn more or are ready to take that next step forward, contact me.
About Teresa Bitner, PMP, M. Ed., ACC
Teresa has a unique set of talents and experiences that gives her the ability to coach individuals and businesses to achieve their goals. She has been coaching people in many different areas for over 20 years. Teresa has 16 years IT industry experience where she was a team lead, manager, mentor, and project manager of both small and large world-wide diverse leading teams to success. Teresa chose to leave high-tech and spend more time with her two sons while they were in school. She then started her education career and has 9 years experience in education working in special education and as a middle school classroom teacher. In education, she worked as a department head, team lead and mentor, working with parents, students and other educators and administration for what was best for students success.
Teresa regained the joy of life and living fully after the significant loss of her first spouse in 2009. The journey from gut wrenching grief to boldly living and her own life coaching experiences led her to leave the classroom to help others find their passion and live their true unique lives.
Teresa also has the life experiences of dealing with her elderly parents as remote caregiver where she learned about elder transitions including; independent living, assisted living, in home care, hospice care, the eventual death of her mother due to congestive heart failure, and now memory care for her father with dementia.
These life experiences have enriched her life and given her a unique outlook on resiliency and living in a world of change.
She is happily remarried and her sons are grown and living amazing lives. She wants everyone to know there is life after loss and no one has to do this alone.
She has been at the highest of highs in life and brought to the lowest of lows and is very blessed to be living an amazing BOLD Fulfilled life. Teresa partners with others to find an amazing life and learn skills to live fully, boldly and with no regrets. She loves working with motivated people who desire resiliency and want to move ahead in life.
Teresa believes in giving back to her community. She served 3 years on the ICF Greater Austin Board of Directors as Community Outreach Chair and Secretary. She volunteers as a pro-bono coach for ICF Greater Austin, Women for Change Coaching Community, and Stand Beside Them. She also volunteers locally at her church.
Teresa published her memoir, Soul Love: How A Dog Taught Me To Breathe Again, in 2018. Click here to learn more
Want to hear more about her story? Check out the her interviews below.
I share how I survived the sudden loss of my first husband and long journey through my mothers failing health to eventual death, and the peaks and valleys that followed.
Louise Crooks of the Business Springboard is the interviewer.
You've lost a loved one- it could have been suddenly, it might have been over time - we all experience grief differently no matter what the circumstances. With the HUGE wave of grief that consumes us, you're understandably asking 'am I going crazy?'
In this interview, you'll find out what is 'normal' when you are grieving, and what to expect after a loss. You'll hear tips for managing your emotional journey in a work setting and how to handle it with your employees and colleagues. And how to ask for help which she believes is a great sign of strength. You don’t have to do this alone!
My interview with Linda Trignano - workplace grief and loss coach on my first husband's tragic death. Click the button below.
1989 - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, BS in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration
2013 - University of Texas at Arlington, M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction math and science concentration
2000 - Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Professional - PMP®
2009 - State of Texas Education Certification - Generalist 4-8
2014 - Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) - Qualified Practitioner
2015 - Coach U Core Essentials Graduate
2016 - Now What Authorized Program Facilitator
2016 - International Coaches Federation (ICF) - Associate Certified Coach
1989 - 2005 - IBM - software developer, team lead, manager, and project manager
2006 - 2014 - Leander Independent School District (LISD) - Special Education Aide, 6 & 8th grade science teacher, department and team lead
2014 - Present - Founder & Owner of - Bold Fulfilled Life Coach - Resiliency, Change and Loss Expert
2017 - Present - Operations Support & Client Care - Heart of Business, Inc.
2018 - Soul Love: How A Dog Taught Me To Breathe Again
2020 - Mission of Love: Eldercare Nightmare - In process - 2020 expected publication date
2015- 2016 - ICF Greater Austin Chapter Board - Secretary
2016- 2018 - ICF Greater Austin Chapter Board - Community Outreach Director
2015 - Present - ICF Community Outreach Coach
2015 - Present - Women for Change Coaching Community - Coach
2016 - Present - Stand Beside Them - Coach