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, and a Registered Nurse. She has been teaching, discipling, and mentoring women for the last 25 years with the Word of God; adding coaching to her skill set 2 years ago. She lives in NJ with her husband Richard, and her three college-aged young adults.

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.

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

Apply for certification!

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