Aminta Mickles-Sutton, Lani Valentine, and Paula Taylor

Paula has over 20 years of experience in the area of equipping leaders, mentoring teams and coaching individuals. She specializes in life coaching leaders to be more confident, empowered and transformed to their full potential in all areas of life and leadership.

Aminta is a pastor's wife at Resurrection Christian Ministries in Oakland, CA. With 39 years of marriage, they have raised two children and nurtured a loving family. Aminta is a transformational coach, educator, counselor, speaker, and trainer.

Lani is married into a blended family and alongside her husband, they have overcome many obstacles that have come their way. Coach Lani’s heart beats for holistic health of individuals, couples, and families. She has been transforming lives for over 25 years.

Aminta Mickles-Sutton

Aminta is a pastor's wife at Resurrection Christian Ministries in Oakland, CA. With 39 years of marriage, they have raised two children and nurtured a loving family. They have one grandson and are excited about being grandparents.

Aminta is a transformational coach, educator, counselor, speaker, and trainer.  She supports individuals and families facing mental health, behavioral health, addictions, homelessness, incarceration, and low self-esteem. In addition, Aminta has been a professor and Department Chair of the Health and Human Services Department for 17 years. She is known for her exceptional teaching; she has received the prestigious Teacher of the Year Award. She is also a mentor, club advisor, and Chaplain for the African American Staff Association.

Aminta is a certified Transformational Life Coach and Mental Health First Aid Instructor guiding individuals and organizations. She runs a consulting company, Consultant for Change and Transitions LLC, specializing in behavioral and mental health.

Her contributions to substance abuse prevention and her dedication to mental health advocacy have been acknowledged through prestigious awards and recognition. Aminta's life exemplifies her faith, compassion, and commitment to holistic well-being. 

Lani Valentine

Lani is the owner of Begin Again Connection, LLC she helps individuals realize, “It’s never too late to begin again” through behavioral Health Consulting and Transformational Life Coaching. She is an advocate for individuals and relationships and has committed her life to bringing restoration in families, her community, state and country through connection.

Lani is also an Educator, Transformational Speaker, Panelist, Workshop Facilitator, and Mental Health Clinician.  Lani speaks publicly about taking care of ‘self’, building relationships, setting goals and living the life one desires. She has mentored youth, young adults, couples and women on a national level. She has a desire to see individuals connect with themselves and others, grow and not be afraid to begin again.

Lani attended Capella University where she received her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy and completed her Life Coach Certification through Life Impact, LLC. Along with Life Coaching, she currently serves as a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Coach, Social Emotional Learning Coach and an Instructional Assistant at Above Adequate, LLC which trains and Certifies Life Coaches. 

Paula Taylor

Paula provides services for individuals, organizations, and ministries. She is committed to assisting clients in creating their desired success as they journey life personally and professionally.

For the past 12 years as a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Paula has helped countless numbers of individuals become unstuck to discover, reach and embrace their goals with confidence and a plan to live out who they desire to be and how they want to lead.  One of Paula’s major loves is to teach and be among groups to dialogue to become self aware and others aware.  Awareness is key to us knowing us, how God created us and what we want to become.  Paula also trains organizational groups on tools to create a more healthy work/ministry/business environment from the leadership to staff and volunteers.

As a Certified Life Coach and Certified Trainer, Paula provides workshops, ministry and company-wide trainings, small group and individual coaching.  In addition, Paula is educated and trained in the areas of behavioral health, conflict resolution and mediation. Paula attended UC Berkeley and majored in Peace Studies. She has trained and been a speaker nationally and internationally.

Paula currently leads and supports in the community as: Founder and Executive Director of Above Adequate LLC; Associate with Life Impact LLC; Board of Directors and Pastoral Care for Elevate International; Trainer and Lead Group Facilitator for SoulSister Global; Life Coach with local school districts; and number one cheerleader for her nieces and nephews.

Here are the reasons you can depend on Aminta, Lani, and Paula to help you overcome frustration, failure and fear:

  • REPUTABLE – Aminta, Lani, and Paula have been a respected leader in their field and community.
  • EXPERIENCED – Our proudest accomplishment is the large number of long term clients who put their trust in us year after year.
  • INTEGRITY  Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose. We don’t believe in cutting corners. The foundation of our reputation is our commitment to do the right thing at all times, regardless of whether anyone is watching.
  • RESOURCES  We offer a wide variety of development and training programs built on timeless principles that get results.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE  All of our curriculum can be customized to specifically address your individual and organizational needs.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – We want you to be completely satisfied with our services. We will do whatever it takes to make you happy. No hassles, no problems.

Rickie Lynn Harris

Probation Case Manager

"Before I met Aminta, I was on a career path to nowhere. Doing meaningless jobs that made me not able to show my true self. I was soul-searching, and I am so happy GOD put her in my path.

During working with Aminta, I gained so much support and knowledge about what it really is, that I would like to do in life and that is helping others. She has encouraged, motivated and inspired me to want more out of life and that if I didn't see a change then I should create it.

After working with Aminta, I have gained self-esteem, unconditional love, inspiration, and guidance. Aminta has shown me how to always practice self-care and for me to truly know my own strengths as a woman. That is what I still value."

J. Walker


"I have been working with Coach Lani for several years now. Our connection started very casually as we were coworkers. I was going through a lot in my life with just having a baby and leaving a toxic and abusive relationship. We would talk often and she helped me work through that phase. Little did I know that the healing phase was more intense and that’s when Coach Lani became my official life coach!

Her coaching sessions and seminars are truly life changing! Even when I felt I had things together, after a seminar, I learned more about myself and healed a part of me that I didn’t know needed healing!

Today I am living my best healed life! My mindset, outlook, and energy towards life is so positive. If you are going through any phase of your life whether it is professional, relationship, personal, a new season of life, anything no matter how big or how small, coach Lani has the skills and tools to guide you through!

I am forever grateful to Coach Lani."

Dr. Ohene-Marfo

Workshop Attendee

"I enjoyed the workshop with Coach Lani. We dissected different parts of self-awareness & our purpose. I love that the group was open to sharing their experiences & it was a safe environment.

The canvas painting was therapeutic. I was able to shift my mind & think about how my upbringing plays a role in defining who I am.

I recommend Coaching to people interested in defining their purpose & want tools on becoming more Self-aware."

Jametra Oates

Student, Peer Support Specialist and Mentee

"Before working with Coach Aminta, I felt lost and unsure of my path in life pertaining to what I needed in making my dreams come true. What I experienced during working with you was becoming whole and being on track to see brighter days.

After working with you, I feel encouraged, inspired, supported, and genuinely loved while being educated to leave my mark on the world."

Vernice Cooper

Award winning Professional Speaker, Licenced Clinician, Best Selling Author

"Prior to working with Coach Paula I was experiencing a lot of fear of success.

While working with her I came to realize the origins of the fear, guilt of leaving others behind, and the significance of being a trailblazer.

Today, I’m soaring to new heights thanks to clarity and mindset shift I achieved during our time together."

Marc Jackson

Transformational Executive Life Coach

"Before I began working with Paula, I was doing my best to move forward with only my perspective and wisdom.

Every session with Paula is challenging for my faith, self-beliefs, and vision for my future.

I come away from my sessions with her knowing what I’m capable of,
what it’s going to take, and what my next move needs to be!"

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FROM SEED TO FRUIT: Cultivating The S.O.I.L. Of Your Thoughts To Win The Moments In Your Day
by Aminta Mickles-Sutton, Lani Valentine, and Paula Taylor

This eBook is one of Aminta, Lani, and Paula's most popular publications available as a free download. Inside of this ebook, you will learn:

  • The impact of sitting with yourself: realizing you need and deserve a percentage of your day for you!
  • To give yourself permission to celebrate the small wins daily
  • To recognize the importance of renewing your mind often
  • To begin the journey to unlearning your limiting beliefs

Aminta Mickles-Sutton

Lani Valentine

Paula Taylor