Lori Pinnell, MA - Transformational Life Coach
On March 21, 2001 I had an intense, non-ordinary and spontaneous spiritual transcendent experience. This irrevocably altered my beliefs, perceptions and my life. I began a personal and spiritual journey of change, growth, and a dismantling of all the aspects of my life in service of evolving my consciousness and bringing me, the authentic me, closer to understanding and living my purpose on earth.
To understand the science behind my transcendent experience I enrolled in the Masters program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA. During this program I was introduced to Transformational Coaching and received my certificate in Transformational Coaching along with my Masters in Transpersonal Studies in 2008. I felt that transformational coaching was the way I could support others through their journey and that those who needed to find me would through my coaching practice; InnerWorks Consulting.
My background includes a Management Degree in Accounting and an Arts Degree in History. I also hold a Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate, including 100 hours of Health Counselling. My work has consisted of varied experience with large government organizations, private commercial operations and non-profit organizations. Prior to establishing my life in Kelowna I was involved in a large retail operation in Burnaby, B.C. as a part owner and then Operations Manager after selling the business to investors. I accumulated extensive experience in retail operations, customer service, human resource management and the financial aspects of business management. I was fortunate to be involved in a variety of community fundraising projects, a board member for a non-profit organization and a board member of my industry association. I have been a yoga instructor and related practices since receiving my certification in 2005. Currently I teach chair yoga to a Stroke Recovery group.
After selling our business, my husband and I separated and divorced. My focus turned to raising my three kids while walking a new path. Much has been experienced while raising my family as a single mom and walking them though their journey into adulthood; including the arrival of three beautiful grandchildren.
I began my Coaching practice in Kelowna in 2007 and I live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and offer a peaceful sanctuary to my clients at my home office in Kettle Valley.