Amy Ward is a Certified Life Coach with a passion for empowering people to live out their unique design and purpose. In 2004, after utilizing her Sport Science degree in the clinical setting, she followed a childhood dream and moved to Venezuela. Excited to learn a new culture and language while pioneering a college ministry, Amy took on the role of International Associate Director. She began teaching and training on topics such as cultural awareness, conflict resolution, spiritual formation, interpersonal communication, and leadership development. Returning home in 2006 in poor health and having suffered a number of personal losses, Amy embarked on a journey that would eventually lead to a deeper sense of wellness and a clearer understanding of her own gifts and calling.
During the eight years of living, traveling and leading teams internationally, Amy discovered her own joy and natural curiosity in asking questions and discovering the unique richness of individuals and cultures. She has also become aware of the need we all share as humans to embrace the challenges and victories of life with the supportive encouraging voice of others who will walk with us.
In 2008, Amy moved to Missoula to engage in personal, spiritual and leadership development with students at the University of Montana. As a mentor, speaker, trainer, and discipler she saw the value of each individual wrestling to their own conclusions about who they are and where they are headed. Seeing the power of well-placed questions in that process, Amy made it a personal goal to learn how to ask good questions. This led her to formally enroll in an ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited coaching program in 2011. She currently holds a Certificate in Transformational Coaching, and has enjoyed meeting and being mentored by coaches from several different arenas.
After navigating several ‘new normals,’ Amy is grateful to have her physical health restored. She enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle including hiking, biking, x-country skiing, and most recently, trail running. She also enjoys challenging herself to new personal bests in the occasional triathlon sprint. Amy has continued to lead teams internationally and deliver cross-cultural training, as well as welcome foreign travelers through programs such as the Missoula International Friendship Program. She enjoys being active in her church by volunteering with MAC Garage, a car care clinic for single parents, and sharing great conversation over ethnic cuisine with friends.