Charlene rayburn - Michigan, USA

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Charlene is an acceptance and commitment life coach and has a passion for mindfulness, coaching, and intentional leadership–both personal and professional.  “Whether you’re leading a conversation, leading a corporation, or leading your own life…lead with intention!” is her motto.

Using the powerful combination of ACT, life coaching, and leadership skills, Charlene helps clients get clear on what really matters to them in their personal lives and careers, establish inspiring goals, take action, navigate through challenge, expand their capabilities, utilize untapped resources, and deliver results…and she provides encouragement, accountability and support every step of the way. 

Charlene’s story

Having a life-long love for personal development, Charlene naturally and continually sought out resources--education, books, trainings, philosophies, spiritual explanations, practices, techniques, and so on--to help handle life’s inevitable challenges; and to find a method to manage problematic thoughts and feelings.

With each that she tried, she gained knowledge and accumulated strategies and tools. Although they were sometimes helpful, they were also unreliable, disjointed, incomplete, and even contradictory. Then she took a huge step forward while training for her coaching certification. She learned how to effectively practice internal inquiry, and gained a deeper self-trust and confidence.

But true clarity came only after she discovered ACT while conducting an online search. She instantly resonated with it. It explained why some previous practices worked and others didn’t, and the cause of those problematic thoughts and feelings and how to handle them. She immediately began sharing the ACT model with her coaching clients, and delights in continuing to do so today.

Charlene lives in Michigan and loves spending time with her husband of over 28 years. She also enjoys cooking meals with natural, minimally processed ingredients, organic gardening, practicing chair yoga and toning, walking, reading, and watching her grandson grow who lives with his dad, her stepson, in Fort Worth, Texas. One of her most emotionally challenging and rewarding experiences was serving as a hotline volunteer at the Center for Battered Women.

Who Charlene works with

As a life coach, Charlene has worked extensively with individual clients and groups outside the corporate world as well as with executives, leaders, and teams in non-profit, private, public, governmental, and educational organisations. 

Through application of ACT processes, coaching and mindful leadership skills Charlene helps her clients experience increased wellbeing, improved relationships, and continuous improvement both personally and professionally.  As well, by learning how to deal with stress, doubt, fear and insecurity, her clients are able to live more fully and purposefully every moment of their lives.


Charlene’s authentic and clean style allows her clients to be comfortable right away, but she gets to the heart of the matter quickly and adeptly. She is clear and thoughtful in her approach and you can feel her compassionate nature even by phone. She creates a safe space for true growth and development and champions her clients in a truly inspirational manner. - D.S.

Charlene was instrumental in helping me to achieve my goal to transition my part-time professional endeavours to a full-time sustainable business that draws on my strengths and is in alignment with my values.  She coached me through overwhelm and fear and supported me to step up and play a much bigger game.  Her coaching continues to positively impact my life and I would not hesitate to refer her to my network and dearest friends. - V.Z.

 During the time that Charlene has been my coach, our main focus has been working on relationships and my purpose in life and being able to apply solutions in my everyday encounters. She has offered some great information which I have been able to utilize on a regular basis. Through her ability to coach with unbelievable knowledge and to listen like I have had no person in my life ever do for me, I continue to thrive daily in these areas that are of great importance to me. - C.F.

 Charlene’s talents in helping me look deep within and understand myself better are invaluable to me.  I truly appreciate the intuitiveness, gentleness, and wisdom that Charlene brings to our sessions.  She is helping me to achieve my goal to live a more self-assured and happy life.  And for that, I am so very grateful. - D.A.

 Charlene’s innate ability to connect with people and her ability to get to the root cause of problems enables her to deliver highly effective coaching. Charlene was instrumental in helping me achieve my goals and has worked with me not only to resolve immediate workplace issues, but also to positively influence those around me. - M.N.