Coaching makes the difference!

Learn more about our coach presenters below.

PLL’s unique approach equips certified coach presenters with the tools to guide participants through our 12 module curriculum. Through our group and individual coaching method, we help participants move into God’s best for their life.

What is Coaching?

Imagine that you are stuck.

You believe there is no way out or around a situation and you just keep bumping up again the same wall.

Now imagine that someone comes along and sits beside you. As you share your conundrum, this person quietly listens, reflects back to you what you are saying, what they are seeing and asks one or two questions.

Before you know it, you are able to see the situation from a completely different perspective and from that vantage point, you are able to develop a viable solution to get you out of stuck mode.

This is how coaching works. The “stuck” could be centered around just about anything:

  • Conflict in relationships
  • Issues with time management
  • Competing priorities,
  • Lack of clarity around what to do next,
  • Personal, family life transitions, etc.

There is a great deal of truth the saying that “the only way to truly understand coaching is to experience it.” When you are ready to step into the more that God has for you, we are ready to come along side you.

“A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of understanding draws it out.”

-Proverbs 20:5

Our approach to coaching is: You are in charge, not us.

While you may feel tempted to look to us for direction, our intent is not to guide your decisions but to use the coaching process to help you identify and manage the goals, objectives and initiatives that you want to take in your life.

Our clients find this a liberating approach.

We are here to support your movement forward, to provide strength when courage wanes, to inspire faith when doubt arises, and to keep you accountable when old patterns surface.

We hope you invite us to join you in your journey of moving in the right direction!

Imagine being in a space where you could think out loud, while someone listened to you, always keeping your agenda, your goals, in front of you.


  • We get in the way of our own progress.
  • Life gets in the way of living.
  • We just have a sense that with a little help or tweaking, we really could move forward.
  • We’re not sure if anything will change, but we are so sick of where we are at, we’re willing to step into the unknown just to be free of living in the cycle of what we do know.

If you agree with any of the above statements, your PLL Certified Coach Presenter will work with you in the course to address the real-life issues you are facing, with confidentiality as a top priority.

The coaching process will begin to assign truth to your situation, relationships, opportunities and so much more.

We look forward to helping you experience greater levels of clarity, courage and conviction leading to a more abundant way of life!

We believe that the way to catch the wind and set sail is found in three things: Clarity, Conviction and Courage. These are the tools Promised Land Living (PLL) uses to not only point you in the right direction, but also get you started on your way.

Clarity: Seeing the Possibilities

  • True clarity begins with understanding who you are and who God is.
  • True clarity comes when you stand before your Creator and declare that His goodness can wash away your sin.
  • True clarity comes from a desire to separate from the things done in darkness rather than remain hidden in darkness.

Conviction: Stepping into the Light

As you begin to know more about who God is and who you are in Him, you will discover more pieces of the puzzle. These pieces include:

  • The Word of God reveals the truth about God and the truth about you.
  • The Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth when you listen and allow Him to guide you.
  • The coaching process will begin to assign truth to your situation, relationships, opportunities and so much more.

Courage: Taking that Next Brave Step

As you move forward, it is critical to understand what courage truly is, and what it is not.

  • Courage can make no earthly sense.
  • Courage is acting on the truth that God has revealed to you.
  • Courage helps you step into the preferred future God has designed for you.
  • Courage is not trying to appear stronger or more confident than you really are.
  • Courage is not the absence of fear.

Walking in the CLARITY of God-defined truth,
making decisions by CONVICTION of the Holy Spirit
and living a COURAGEOUS Spirit-led life.

Cheryl Scanlan

Cheryl Scanlan is the founder and president of Promised Land Living. She has been involved with coaching and ministry during the last 20 plus years. It is a true honor and joy for her to see people set free while going through the Promised Land Living journey. She is a master certified coach (MCC, CMCC, CPLC, BCC) with 7000 hours of coaching experience and has trained almost 1000 coaches. Through her love of the Lord, He has brought revelation upon revelation into His true nature. Through the inductive study of His Word, Cheryl’s heart burned to bring this truth to His people. Freedom, abundance, abiding – these are not distant concepts – these are already ours in Jesus

And I am inviting you to come with me to this place of ALL new! It is a place where you are fully known, deeply loved, eternally secure and made completely new! If any of these changes seem impossible to grasp, yet deep down, something inside you informs you that this is true, then you are in the right place! Cheryl lives in Raleigh, NC. She is married to her loving husband, Tom Scanlan and is the mother of two adult sons.

Pam Mertz

Pam Mertz has a passion for helping others personally understand the revelation of all we get “in Christ”, this abundant life He came to give us…here! Pam loves to share what God is up to in her life. She is a certified life coach, CPLC through PCCI, and ACC through ICF. Pam has lead women’s ministry for over 13 years and is an RTF trained prayer minister. She also has 33 years in the corporate world of electronic sales. Pam has an appetite for God’s Word and attended a 2-year Bible School and Equipped For Life, in Minnesota. She is a licensed pastor since graduating in December 2011.

Pam loves to share her testimony of healing through speaking engagements as God leads and her first book is underway. Pam is married to the love of her life, Lou Mertz, and is the mother of three adult sons. She lives in St. Michael, MN.

Robin Fuller

Robin Fuller understands leadership, having stepped away in 2018 from leading three different non-profit organizations in a career spanning more than 23 years. Throughout her life she has been driven by her God-given values of excellence, integrity, relationship, and faith. As a certified professional life coach (CPLC), with a degree in Social Work, her vast experience offers a depth of wisdom and knowledge to leaders throughout the nation. She is an inspirational speaker and a leader of different types of groups including Bible studies, young mothers, marriage, and more. She is married to Steve Fuller, and the mother of three adult sons. They live in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Steve Mattingly

Steve Mattingly exemplifies his life mission to be a loving facilitator who by support and example helps others fully realize and accomplish their God-gifted, Spirit empowered life calling. “There truly is great joy seeing those I am privileged to coach soar like eagles.”

Comments from Steve’s recent clients include:

“He deeply listens and then asks powerful questions that inspire discovery in such a way that insights turn into
massive results!”

“As an executive coach, Steve helps you get to the core concern quickly. Confident, concise and considerate, while coaching with Steve, you will enjoy and experience new- found respect in the midst of conquering your challenging objectives.”

Having relocated to North Carolina in 1981, Steve resides in Raleigh. He is a certified Professional Coach with PCCI, as well as an Associate Coach with Cheryl Scanlan’s Way of Life Coaching, LLC, MCC, CMCC, and BCC. Steve is blessed to have two beautiful, creative, independent daughters, two great son-in-law’s, and two awesome grandchildren.

Doreen Steenland

Doreen Steenland is passionate about helping others discover a deep, meaningful connection with Christ, others, and their own unique essence in Christ. She loves helping women understand how they can become free from people pleasing, comparison and the lies that keep them from living in a place of rest where there is nothing to prove.

Doreen is an ICF Certified, Professional Life coach, trained through the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. As a Registered Nurse and a Neuro Confidence coach, she brings nuggets on how to leverage the superpower of the brain, your emotions and your thinking, into the Promised Land Living experience.

She has been teaching, discipling, and mentoring women for the last 25 years with the Word of God; adding coaching to her skill set several years ago.  She is Founder of Living Full Life Coaching and she lives in NJ with her husband Richard, and her three college-aged young adults.

In her spare time, she loves to golf, hike, bike, walk and play tennis!  All things outdoors!  Her favorite place at her home is her front porch!

Brenton Dearing

Brenton Dearing, is the Founder & President of Wealth Ambassadors, LLC an Investment Advisory Firm, headquartered in St. Louis, MO with clients around the country. Brenton is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional and a Certified Mutual Fund Specialist who has been in the Financial Services industry since 1993. He has been a business steward for over 30 years. He has been coaching clients since 2005. Brenton has a passion for training an army of givers to collectively give a billion to faith-based organizations. He wrote the book, God’s Eye is on the Sparrow – Experiencing Divine Provision. He received a PhD in Leadership & Personal Development from Klemmer & Associates. Brenton is a Certified Professional Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Life Coach, a Competent Toastmaster (CTM) & is in process of applying for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation through the Int’l Coach Federation. He is married to Cassendra (a PLL grad) and they have a teenage son, David.

Cathy Lee

Cathy has been teaching the Bible to children and adults for much of her life.  She has led Children’s and Women’s Ministries in her church, and been invited to lead women’s weekend retreats in Arkansas and Texas. She recently joined Promised Land Living as a Coach Presenter and is excited to share this journey with others.

Cathy has enjoyed a diverse career, holding executive leadership positions in a variety of companies, including a multi-million dollar business for a global technology leader serving Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Later, she served full-time on the staff of her church, one of three leaders responsible for 700 adult members, 11 staff and more than 40 volunteer leaders.

Cathy is a Professional Christian Life Coach, earning her Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and her Certified Christian Coach credential from the Christian Coaches Network International (CCNI).

She’s an avid reader and lifelong learner. She loves to travel and play with landscape photography. In addition to living in Europe for several years, she has traveled to more than 20 countries on five continents, including Antarctica. She and her best friend John have been married since 1981.

Marc Ottestad

I am a son of the Almighty.  I have been given a sense of wellness and optimism that I carry and share joyfully.

I have a marriage to Kasey of curiosity, conversation, and satisfaction.  I am the father of 3 unique children. 1 is very similar to her father and gifted in ways that thrill me as I watch her raise 2 wonderful granddaughters. My sons are quite different than me. Both are introverts, focused and centered. We connect regularly and love well, and I wonder how to father them better.

I am an encourager. I am very open and can hold competing ideas simultaneously. I ask good questions and am not judgmental. I want the best for others and have a challenge seeking and receiving the best for myself. I am enthusiastic and spontaneous.

At my core I am a connector. I like to connect people to people, people to resources and people to ideas. I do my connecting through several avenues. I am as an Area Director for CBMC creating teams of Christian business owners. I coach leader one to one as they seek to grow their leadership and their relationship with Jesus. I lead PLL group seeking spiritual grow and I connect leaders to growth through The Genius Path.

For fun I read, play tennis and travel.

Elizabeth McCarty

I am a trained Life Coach, receiving my training from PCCI. In 2012 a friend declared, “you are a life coach” and I haven’t looked back!

My exposure to PLL has changed me more than I ever imagined. The Holy Spirit prompted me to join Robin Fuller’s Winter 2020 PLL group where Satan’s perpetual lies were exposed. The Lord uprooted the lie that had kept me bound from leading a fruitful and full life. I came to the realization during the Heartland call with Robin that—although the people in my life who I love and care about may abandon me—my true Father, Abba, will never abandon me.

While working through the 7-Step Shift, I gained understanding regarding the lie that the evil one had been feeding me that lie since I was a small child. Years of deeply entwined and unhelpful emotions that impacted my life decisions were brought to light. I am so grateful that the Lord let me to PLL in the final chapters of my life on Earth. The desire of my heart is to help others gain clarity and move forward knowing God’s Truth.

As a Coach Presenter, I’ve witnessed other women set free from the lie that was planted in their hearts. If the Lord wants me to use my experience, talents, and truths to serve others, then I am willing and grateful for the opportunity. May the Lord use me to break chains wherever He leads me.

Claudia Cantrell

After 30 years in the medical field, Claudia felt God had more for her.  She struggled for years with vital questions such as “Who am I?”, “What’s my purpose?”, and “What matters?”  These questions and her increasing discontentment led her to The Halftime Institute where she realized her unique identity, passion and purpose.

Today, Claudia is a Spiritual Formation Coach, Certified Professional Leadership Coach, a Halftime Certified™ Coach at The Halftime Institute, a Strengths Champion Certified Coach and a Certified DISC Trainer and Facilitator.  In addition, she has her ACC credential from the International Coach Federation. She founded Cantrell Christian Coaching and is a Christian Conference Speaker.  Claudia authored the book, Sacred Love; A Journey of Singleness, Belonging, and Finding True Love.

Claudia’s career experience both inside and outside the corporate world allows her to have a rich and varied perspective when coaching clients.  She coaches clients one-on-one and in group settings.  Her personal mission statement is “to help others know the one true God, grow in their spiritual journey, and discover their unique design so that they can live out their deepest passion and purpose.”

Claudia kept her Physician Assistant certification in order to use her clinical skills when she and her husband, Dr. David Cantrell, go on medical mission trips. They live in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with their two King Charles Cavaliers.  Claudia enjoys traveling, snorkeling, walking, baking, and interior design.

 Colossians 4:17: “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord that you may fulfill it.”  NASB

Laura Sanders

Laura is passionate about helping people draw closer to God by making His Word come alive for them, relevant to help us today. She has spent many hours at the feet of Jesus inductively studying the Bible and learning how to be a “Mary.” She loves to share everything the Holy Spirit teaches her through Promised Land Living, weekly Bible studies, Bible courses, and seminars she leads so participants can discover all that God desires for their life.

Laura is an Executive Certified Coach trained by Coach Approach Ministries, an ICF-approved training. Since 1987, she has been active in church and ministry with leadership positions using her Spiritual gifts of teaching, speaking, organization, and administration. Having spent a 30+ year career as a Financial Investigator, she finds it refreshing having her vocation and ministry more aligned with one another as she continues her journey through the Promised Land.

Laura lives in Texas with Brad, her husband of 36 years. They have navigated the uncharted waters of empty-nest, now enjoy being first-time grandparents, and look toward Brad’s retirement from police work in a few more years, God willing. In the meantime, Laura continues coaching, teaching, reading, and now writing her first book on the entire Bible. She has traveled to the Holy Lands, followed the footsteps of Paul in Greece and Turkey, and continues to enjoy traveling when time and money allow.

Step 1

Take a course as a participant.

Step 2

If still feel called to move forward with the Coach Presenter Training, complete the online application.

Step 3

Approval takes 2-3 months. Once approved, take the host training.

Step 4

Host a course.

Step 5

Go through Desert Lie and Heartland Training

Step 6

Co-present Course with Certified Coach Presenter

Step 7

Apply for certification!

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