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I'm Verna, and I have been helping women coaches since 2010 to create the life and business they desire.

EMPOWERED LIFE - Five Steps for Creating a Life You Love!

Everybody holds a little spark of magic within. The Five Steps will guide you to yours and give you tools to create your Empowered Life.

Includes exercises for real results!

Excerpt from My Story


This little girl learned much more about miracles than she ever knew was possible. It was not even as much about how they can heal PHYSICAL APPEARANCES. The biggest lesson was humility and grace to accept the things she could NOT change, and to indeed change the things she could, just like the Serenity Prayer states, written by theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr.

My kindergarten picture below was taken AFTER two corrective eye surgeries (that obviously didn't work very well, except to successfully lift the droopy lid of my right eye). So, I swiftly learned I was “different” once school started, and I vowed I would change that.

I confronted God over and over throughout my Christian upbringing. Hearing stories of healing and miracles, I uttered in earnest, “If it’s true that anything’s possible, prove it! Heal my eyes!!!” I was furious, hurting, and frustrated ... for most of my childhood, so I INSISTED that this "God" show me the truth once and for all.

In all truth, my eyes never completely healed, but the profound healing that did take place was in how I was divinely guided to manage my deformity enough to make it not noticeable.

The deeper lessons and realizations I gleaned were more about deformity being a gift.



  1. A deformity quickly shows you your uniqueness. For most, it takes a lifetime to learn that we are truly unique - all of us - and that nobody can ever take our place. When you have an obvious scar, you are quickened in several ways to: seek to be brave, search for answers, dig deep into spirituality and test the truth of it, develop your intuition - your sense of others ... who is mean spirited and who is not ... for your own safety at first, but once you have mastered it, you have a skill for life. You grow to have very little desire to fit in because, well, you are acutely aware that you can NEVER fit in 100%.
  2. You develop wisdom and indelible strength beyond your years. That wisdom and strength comes from someplace beyond your own self/ego, and it includes empathy - the ability to see the world through other's pain, because you, yourself, have known extreme pain.
  3. It equips you to lead and uplift others. When you survive the social, emotional, and mental effects of facial (or other) scars, all the way into adulthood, you feel an innate ability to lead and influence others in personal empowerment because you have become very skilled, not only in the topic, but in the people department. Your brokenness opens you up for ease of connection and sharing.

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The gift is mostly about choice
. At any point you can choose to NOT take the route of learning and growing, and for some (for whatever the individual reasons) it can be just too painful. I have never been suicidal by its exact definition, but I have prayed to die many times. When that obviously didn't happen, the only choice that made sense was to continue healing.

My biggest message NOW ... to the whole world as well as myself ... is that we ought never be ashamed of how we look. It's not my fault that I was born with a rare form of strabismus (the term for a misaligned eye) and that it is still obvious, depending on which way I turn my eye.

I look the way I do. It is me. My deformity has shaped my whole world. It has deepened empathy in me for others. It has led me to be an empowerment coach. It has taken me to personal development books, seminars, and courses. It has refined my character, my spirituality, my outlook, and even my sense of humor. It has made me a mother my son is proud to call Mom.

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I have helped hundreds of women (and men too!) become their most empowered selves to create the lives and businesses they have longed for.

Below are a few testimonials from people who took my courses or worked with me one-on-one.

"I have utilized Verna’s coaching services twice over the past year (three months each time). I had set some goals for myself and needed someone to help me stay on task and break things down into bite-sized pieces for me. Verna was invaluable in this respect. I had to overcome many obstacles in my personal life from relationship trouble to the death of family members, and I surely would have let my goals fall by the wayside if I hadn't had Verna to gently nudge me along. She was an objective and supportive ear when I needed it, and she truly cares. I highly recommend her coaching services."  - Suzanne Hayes, Calgary, AB

"After the 5 day challenge last week, I finished my website (90%) complete, wrote my first e-book and will be setting up coaching meetings with some clients (individuals).Verna Bowen, I want to be in that 8%. Its like my bed is no longer comfortable with all these things pending in my mind. The 5 day challenge forced me to hold myself accountable. I realized time spent contemplating is equivalent to valuable time being wasted. Time I could use to plan what I can and will do. I gave myself 30 days, Verna, and I am sticking to it!" - Becca Mc, Director-Macbecam Consulting, Jamaica

"Verna takes you into a journey where you are able to meet your blocks to living the life you want to live. Her courses are very structured and her video training is informative and inspiring. She takes you through a process of listening within so that you can dream even bigger. That can be a scary thing, but the support you get from the group around you also helps you to take that step. I would encourage you to participate in one of Verna's courses!"  - Harriet Fagerholm, Coach and Author, Helsinki, Finland

"The Implement & Thrive 5-Day challenge exceeded my expectations by far. I gained so much more clarity on my business vision and had an opportunity to reflect on my business on a deeper level. The homework that Verna encouraged us to do was exciting and extremely valuable. The whole challenge was based on the seven pillars, and it was straightforward to follow and apply them to my own business. In particular, I liked Verna's Facebook lives where I could feel and enjoy her energy, wisdom and clarity. I can genuinely say my time in this challenge was very well spent, and I am inspired to grow my business to help others. I can recommend Verna's challenge to anyone who feels they need substantial knowledge and encouragement to develop their coaching businesses or project. Thank you, Verna, for your dedication and wisdom." Lolita Reid, Clarity and Business Coach at EverChoice by LR, Vestfossen, Norway

"Implement and thrive challenge ... a heartfelt testimonial. Verna does a great job of talking from her heart, it’s her gift and superpower. And she seems to answer questions that are lurking in me. How do I start my business? Where do I begin? What are the strategies I need? What foundations do I need in place? And most importantly, what’s the reason I am embarking on this line of work, and how do I remain steadfast on my journey? I could go on and on. Congratulations on taking this massive step in your entrepreneurial journey, by joining this group and accepting Verna’s invitation." - Nafisah Nuhu-koko, Life Coach, Bristol, UK

"Verna helped me discover my possibility as a coach. Her belief in others is strong and true, and she is absolutely a joy to work with it. I highly Recommend Verna for those looking to thrive and succeed in their own coaching business."  - Natalie Fraser, Kidney Wellness Coach at Green Lifestyles Kidney Coaching, Calgary, AB, Canada

"Verna's challenge, Implement & Thrive, is a powerful look at the information we, as coaches, want to look at to ensure we are clear on the service we deliver so we can do just that, Implement and Thrive. I am so grateful that I took this challenge. It really helped me clarify my what, why and when. Give it a go. You'll be glad you did." - Charmaine Grace, Coach and Professional Speaker at Your Next Step to Possibility, Ontario, Canada

"Verna has been a light in my life.  She is truly a gift, and I cannot say how grateful I am that we crossed paths.  No matter what may be happening in your life, I say if you are fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to be coached by Verna, then you have been blessed.  Verna, you have made a beautiful impact on me and my life.  Thank you from my heart."  - Rhonda Anderson, Calgary, AB

"Verna is able to engage the group in discussions that are close to everyone's heart, providing a comfortable safe environment, making everyone feel at ease. I would recommend attending any workshops that she is facilitating.” - H. Grant, Calgary

"Verna got me thinking.  She opened up my mind & heart to issues in my life that I need to work on to move forward.  Having her help me with some goal setting and getting started with journaling was a stepping stone in my journey to find peace & happiness in all aspects of my life!"  - Donna G., Calgary, AB