Instructor Bios

Terri Fedonczak
A Life in Balance, LLC

Terri Fedonczak Terri Fedonczak is a writer, speaker and Certified Martha Beck life coach. As President and CEO of A Life in Balance, LLC, Ms. Fedonczak coaches individuals and groups to reduce stress and improve their quality of life. Ms. Fedonczak was born and raised in Northwest Florida with an eight year stint in San Diego, California. She was a real estate agent for nearly 20 years, both in California and Florida, until a battle with breast cancer in 2010 spurred her to leave her job in commercial real estate and follow her dream of completing her life coaching certification with Dr. Martha Beck (the author of seven bestselling books, columnist for O Magazine, and a frequent guest on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network). In her coaching and speaking career, Ms. Fedonczak helps parents find a balance in their work and family lives, while at the same time improving parent/child communication. She also helps anyone who is in a transitional time find a clear path to a happier life.

Ms. Fedonczak was born and raised in Northwest Florida and is a member of one of the founding families of the Valparaiso/Niceville area. As a life-long resident, she feels a responsibility to carry on the tradition of improving her community as an active volunteer. She is currently the Board Chair for Okaloosa Walton Child Care Services, as well as their Fundraising Chair. Sheis a Trustee for the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and a member of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, where she sits on the Military Affairs committee. Ms. Fedonczak is a graduate of Florida State University and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She has been married for fourteen years, and together she and her husband are raising 4 daughters ranging in age from twelve to twenty. In addition to life coaching and speaking, Ms. Fedonczak is writing a book on parenting due to be published later this year. Her philosophy is that life is too short to waste time on regret and recrimination; instead, focus on what feels delicious, and do more of that!

Work-Family Life Balance / Conflict Resolution / Stress Management / Parent-Teen Communication / Time Management and Goal Setting / Transitional Crisis Management