Brenda Yoder

Get to Know Brenda:

Brenda L. Yoder is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, speaker, author, and life coach. She's authored Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind, and Balance, Busyness & Not Doing It All, and has been featured in The Washington Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts books. She's also the host of the Life Beyond the Picket Fence podcast. 

Brenda specializes in faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image. A speaker for women’s groups and youth, she also trains pastors and church leaders on topics relating to faith and mental, behavioral, and emotional health. Brenda is a mom of four and is found at

Brenda will be taking 15-minute appointments as a Life Coach. She is also part of the prayer team, and you may meet her in a Zoom prayer room.

Breakout Session

The Art of Authenticity: Readers and audience members crave a communicator who is authentic and relatable, one who makes them feel understood and at ease. Learn the art of relatability, authenticity and how to connect with your audience. In this session, counselor and authentic communicator Brenda L. Yoder helps you connect with your audience no matter the topic or setting.

15-minute appointments

Let Brenda hear your questions or dilemmas, taking you from where you are to where you want to be. A counselor, coach, and educator in addition to speaker and writer, Brenda’s expertise is meeting your needs where you are. Brenda can help with her vast professional and personal toolbox, whether it’s “Where do I go from here?,” family and career balance, social media, or practical advice for your next steps.  


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