Our COACHES

Our Next Coaches are here for you.  We value confidentiality and trust above all else in our coaching relationships. Find out more about our two main Next Coaches by clicking on their name links and then Contact us form more information on how we can begin a Next Coach relationship and program that is best for you.

Mike Bearden – Lead Creator of Discovery and Head Coach

Over the last 25 years, Mike Bearden’s motivational and growth strategies have connected him with thousands of people throughout the world. Through speeches and presentations, as well as numerous one-on-one meetings, he has helped individuals, corporations and other entities by strengthening the individual and developing teamwork concepts. Mike has worked with public servants, entertainers, ministers and athletes. However, his love is in connecting with people from a multitude of backgrounds and professions.

Mike brings with him over 25 years of experience in various industries ranging in size from 600 to 30,000. His insight gathered over these past years cannot be taught in school or read in a book.  Mike has also had the privilege of working in the Marketing and Human Resources fields both locally and globally.

Mike has a passion for leadership development through relationship. He enjoys challenging individuals on a personal and professional basis so that they can stretch and grow. Utilizing his background, training and experience, he reaches individuals and helps them find their particular goals. With increased confidence and better understanding of themselves, individuals respond and achieve much more from their lives both personally and professionally, on their own and with a team of others.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Biola University, and a master’s degree from Talbot Seminary. Numerous conferences and seminars have sharpened his skills and allowed him to quickly discover the vital relationship between the personal and the professional and the necessity of a healthy growth perspective.

Through his experience with for-profit and nonprofit/volunteer organizations, Mike gained valuable career experience. These experiences have prepared him for his own life purpose – to assist individuals and organizations to fulfill their greatest potential.

Mike’s DISC Profile describes him as a High D Achiever.

Mike’s StrengthsFinder Results:  His results taken three times over a period of 9 years have narrowed down his identity to an ACTIVATOR who works well with CONNECTEDNESS as he maintains an environment of RELATING to others.

Shawn Noetzli – Coach

Shawn brings with her multiple levels of personal and professional experience. We are honored to have her and know that you will be blessed if you choose her as a Next Coach. Shawn has devoted her entire career to serving the non-profit sector, which in turn allows those organizations to help serve hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Her educational includes a degree in cognitive psychology with course work in child mental health, adult mental health, learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, substance abuse and sexual health education. She resides in Southern California with her two teenage daughters.

Andrew Bearden – Key Listener

Andrew is one I would call “Average Andrew.” As awesome an individual as he is, he is gifted at listening and connecting to just about anyone he gets to know. No splash, just a solid young man of integrity navigating life the best he can.