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Transformational Coaching

Exactly what is it?

Transformation coaching helps us get to the bottom of our problems, pain, and roadblocks so we can live our lives more freely and easily. We won't be able to heal emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually until we face the things that are holding us back and shine a light on them.   Our inner truth tells us what our mind, body, and spirit need when we connect deeply with ourselves. We know the answers deep down. As we move into a state of "being" instead of "doing," we learn to tune out the noise of everyday life and hear these messages. Coaching for transformation also helps us look into the stories we have told ourselves, whether we are aware of them or not, about who we are and how we "should" live. How we think and feel affects our lives. We can alter how we feel once we start to think differently. When we open our hearts and thoughts, we can live a fuller, happier life where we can thrive instead of just surviving. Now this is real change. Many people don't even like themselves, let alone love themselves. By far, the most life-changing thing we can do is start to love ourselves. Because we are closer to being our best selves when we accept all of who we are. This will have an enormous impact! We can be free when we stop looking for happiness, love, and peace in other people. We can take advantage of opportunities, make good changes in our lives, follow our dreams, and finally make the future we want by facing our fears.  Finding the limiting beliefs, which are usually kept in the subconscious mind, that are stopping people from living their most authentic and fulfilling life is a big part of it.  They get rid of habits and behaviors that don't help them, like sabotaging themselves, putting things off, trying to be perfect, trying to please other people, etc.  People who go through coaching will learn more about their talents and gifts, as well as their shadow side, fears, and wants. They will also learn to love and accept themselves more, and they will leave the process with a more empowered view and a bigger mind.

Meet Wil

Mental Health Professional - Transformational Coach  

Working with me will provide you with the following benefits: Develop your self-belief, self-image, confidence, and resilience in order to face and overcome challenges. Overcome your perfectionist tendencies. Recognize your individual values and strengths. Make life/personal/professional goals. Develop a vision and mission for your career and/or life based on your passions. Find clarity in your life's path so that you can pursue your passions. Overcome the “Imposter Syndrome” tendencies. Develop the skills and resources you need to achieve your goals and go through a "transformation without boundaries" for the next phase of your life. ​Wil's credentials and many certifications include:  A Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling (Life Coaching), A Master of Science degree in Marketing (Digital Marketing & Advertising), A Bachelor of Science in Communication, and an Associate of Science in Social Sciences. Wil has certifications in Professional & Advanced Life Coaching, Marriage Coaching, and Financial Coaching, Wil studied in the Personal Style program at New York Institute of Art & Design. Wil's most current professional certifications include Certified Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) and Certified Organizational Development Coaching.

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Transformational Coaching 









I invite you to a free discovery call with me. The purpose of this call is to have a confidential, powerful, one-on-one conversation to uncover how we can work together to push you into your greatness and dreams. During the call, we will discuss your goals and vision, identify any challenges you may be facing, and explore how I can help you to reach your full potential. The call is free of charge and is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other and map out a plan of action. 

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Over the period of 3 months, we will work hand-in-hand on 3 of your chosen goals or personal aspirations while  transforming your mindset, reinventing personal habits and overcoming obstacles that stand in your way


*NEW* Renew YOU, Love Your Life!
90 Day Coaching Program

Are you living a life that you love? Do you want to wake up in the morning looking forward to the day ahead? Would you like to take action to revitalize your life?


I know how challenging it can be to make shifts in our lives. With me by your side, we'll carry out a step-by-step 'spring cleaning' of your life so you can live the joyful, passionate life you deserve to be living.

"Renew YOU, Love Your Life!" is a balanced, well-crafted program that guides you through a 3 step process over a course of 90 days. In 3 months, you'll get to the heart of what's holding you back so you can reset your habits and refresh your life. Leave the blahs behind and connect with your joyful, energized self.

Program overview:

Month 1: Take Stock; Discover what makes your heart sing!

In the first month, we'll take stock of where you're at, discover what makes your heart sing and take the first steps to brighten up your life! Through powerful coaching exercises we'll identify ways to invest in what feeds your soul, and connect what you discover about yourself with your goals!


Month 2: Declutter: Give your life a spring clean!

In the second month, we do a detox to get rid of the obstacles and energy sucks that are getting in the way of your well-being. By cutting away the dead wood, you’ll make space for new growth. Commit to letting go of what is holding you back so you can embrace your life with the vitality you need to take on your wildest dreams!


Month 3: Design; Embrace your awesome, purpose-driven life with fresh energy and a positive outlook!

In the last month, we'll set healthy new habits to support you and create a spark team of positive people who support, encourage and inspire you to achieve what you want in your life. You'll set well-crafted achievable goals for the next quarter - based on the vision you have for your life. With daily practices and long-term visioning you'll gain the momentum you need to spring into success.


I've seen enormous growth in people who have committed to the steps in this program. Don't waste any more time putting off your heart's desires. If you want clarity and guidance as you step into your wholeness, let's work together. If you're ready to transform the blahs into "A-has!" - let's talk! 


Sign up for "Renew YOU, Love Your Life"  today!


"...break free of the 'daily-grind' and enjoy this 'adventure called life' as much as you possibly can!"

My NEW Signature Coaching Program

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Renew YOU, Love Your Life!

WHO ARE THE CLIENTS OF THE "Renew YOU - Love Your Life" PROGRAM? Do you think it's too late or that you're too old? You lack direction and don't know where to begin. Perhaps you are anxious about the future. Are you overbooked and exhausted? Do you frequently compare yourself against others? Do you feel like something is off in your life? "Renew YOU - Love Your Life" is for you if you responded a YES to any of these questions or connected with any of these feelings. It is intended for individuals who yearn for and seek meaning, community, and a sacred circle where they can progress and heal. Are you prepared for change and action?

People are talking.....

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"How others see me is less important than how I see myself, and Wil Gravely-Strayhorn has helped me develop a brand image that reflects the “me” I see and the “me” I want to be. From hair and makeup for media interviews to outfits and accessories for major events including my wedding, Wil has partnered with me over the years to curate a look that says I am strong, I am confident, I am capable, and iamRuth. If you’re interested in working with an executive coach to develop your personal brand, contact Wil!"

Ruth Jones-Nichols , Ph.D -

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

“Working with Wil-Gravely-Strayhorn aka,  Dr. Wil, was an amazing experience!”  I reached out to Wil for assistance with rebranding my image for a major career transition.  In just a few sessions, along with minor tweaks: color changes, bold accessories-that “pop,” and of course flawless make-up, he repurposed, and changed my style to make me look and feel my absolute best!  Thank you, Wil, for challenging me to step out of my comfort zone in preparation for my new season! " 

 Valerie Cason Williamston-  

Founder & CEO at Savvy Senior Connections

Client Testimonials

Mia J.

W. Strayhorn is a Marvelous miraculous messenger from God...going through my pain...of losing my father...he took me by the hand and pulled me into the light of my destiny as I am walking in my purpose...he took the time to listen to the heart and not judge the broken spirit was captivated by his compassion...when I felt like I could not breathe from my pain...his trueness of who he is gave me life again...I am ever grateful for a beautiful angel sent from God as my life coach


“Working with Wil-Gravely-Strayhorn aka,  Dr. Wil, was an amazing experience!”  I reached out to Wil for assistance with rebranding my image for a major career transition.  In just a few sessions, along with minor tweaks: color changes, bold accessories-that “pop,” and of course flawless make-up, he repurposed, and changed my style to make me look and feel my absolute best!  Thank you, Wil, for challenging me to step out of my comfort zone in preparation for my new season! "

Desiree D

"I came across Wil  during a time in my life when I was quite lost, if you could call it that. Feeling lost and unsure about what to do with my life. My failure to move forward on any road made me feel as though I had no real control over my life. Wil challenged me to do things I was extremely apprehensive about doing and inspired me to move in directions I never thought I would go. These difficulties gave me the chance to overcome my own limitations, ideas, and inaction. I'm very happy I met Wil. Thanks to the confidence I gained and the actions I took as a result of our sessions, I was able to meet individuals and examine parts of myself that I had previously ignored. All of the people I've encountered via Wil's assignments & challenges have guided me down a path that, although initially reluctant, now appears to have been the best choice all along. Because you're the only person you have to let down, not anyone else. Wil offers you the self-assurance you need to act and feel challenged. You've changed my life... I really mean that!  I'm happier than I ever thought I could be, and I owe that to you."

"Wil quickly helped me identify what was causing me so much strife and discontent in my life. It was simple. ME! I couldn’t get out of my own way. Within about three sessions I was already clearer on some major areas where I needed to give myself permission to “release” and knew which steps I needed to take in order to keep my development and growth moving forward. I am very glad I met Wil and gave him a call. The difference I am seeing, and feeling is AMAZING"

- Tammy M.

"This 90 days Coaching Program "Renew You, Love Your Life"with Wil Gravely-Strayhorn, certified Empowerment Coach has been a life changer in my business and my personal life. After day 1 of my 1st session I woke up the next morning energized, new mind set and ready to conquer the world. My confidence level instantly increased. His program is designed to fit the individuals needs based on their goals in life. In my last 3 session I've learned about my strength and weaknesses. How overcome being afraid to fail.As I approach my 4th session with Wil, I feel refreshed and motivated to move towards goals and dreams. He teaches you to dream BIG by using your gifts and talents you already have inside of you. If you need a boost in your business or personal life, Wil is the man. I wholeheartedly recommend this program. It doesn't matter where you are, he will set up a session with you on Zoom to Renew You and Love your life?"

- Robin T

“Thank you SO much for everything, I really enjoyed the whole process. The satisfaction it gave me bagging up all my “grand-dad” clothes at the end of the day was immense! It’s a brilliant process to go through; so cathartic, and it really helped me to rethink my attitude towards what I already own, what I can re-style and what I need buy in the future. You’re so professional and thorough, I can only imagine how many guys you’ve rescued from a crisis of losing confidence and hating how they look! I actually can’t wait to go shopping Thanks so much - you’re the best!!”

-Dexter C

Pre-Marriage & Marriage

Enlightened Relationships. After a series of sessions, or workshop you will discover the Secrets to true love relationships that are happy, fulfilling and free of drama. Release old limiting patterns. Stop drama cycles. Speak the languages of love. Learn communication strategies. Free yourself through forgiveness. Discover the science of happiness. Create a relationship vision. Become a match to the relationships of your dreams.

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The Prepare Enrich Pre-marital & Marital coaching package consists of 8 sessions, the first of which is a 30-minute "meet & greet."  The first session is used to introduce everyone, get to know the couple, go over the Prepare/Enrich assessment in more detail, and schedule follow-up appointments.  The remaining 7 sessions last 75 minutes each.

The online assessment that the couple completes after the first session is included in the package price.  The package has a $435 total cost.  Please be aware that after the initial "meet & greet" session, full payment is necessary as this service is not covered by insurance.

*The assessment can be purchased alone without the coaching sessions.

*this package is also customizable for seriously dating and married couples. 

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