Hi!

I'm

Teena 

Evert

M.A., LMFT, CCTC

Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead


Hi!

I'm Teena Evert

M.A., LMFT, LAC, PC 

Founder & CEO Claim The Lead



WHOLE PERSON COACHING FOR THE PROFESSIONAL SIDE OF LIFE THAT GETS PERSONAL

A catalyst for change, transforms struggles into strengths, and designs strategies that are future-oriented and solution focused to maximize sustainable success.


Comprehensive Career Coach with a mental health background. Delivers career coaching for college students, recent graduates, and people interested in a career transition, career advancement or pre-retirees who are exploring work after a traditional career. Ensures a holistic and strength-based approach to deepen career insight and expedite a career focus that leads to designing a satisfying and meaningful path forward.


  • I can help you learn to deal successfully with multiple life challenges instead of the aftermath. 
  • I encourage you to take the lead in your life by focusing on your character strengths to build resilience. 
  • I support you in moving forward by envisioning what matters most to you and to de-clutter from what matters less.
  • I help you discover how to refuel the resources that keep you whole and fully functional, productive and motivated.
  • I have a whole person coach approach that skillfully moves you through life challenges with more ease.


After graduating from college with a BA in Biology, I started my career as a Fish Biologist andI lived in remote Southeast Alaska for 10 years. I developed a unique set of life skills in my 20’s that taught me how to survive and thrive in some of the most challenging situations. 

Eventually, I transitioned out of the Fishing Industry and applied my Biology degree to learn Kinesiology, Massage and Yoga and became a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Instructor. I taught Therapeutic Yoga and provided Medical Massage to patients at an Osteopathic Pain Clinic. Working with people in chronic pain sparked my interest in understanding more about mental health and trauma. I then went on to further my studies in alternative healing modalities and received advanced training in the treatment of trauma.

I also earned a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Trauma and went on to get a dual license as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Addictions Counselor in the state of Colorado. I have since worked with diverse populations of all ages and a variety of ethnic backgrounds providing mental health services for children, adolescents, adult individuals, couples and families. 

I have currently transitioned out of working with trauma in the mental health field and enjoy my role as a Professional Coach specializing in life and career development coaching.

From my professional experience and personal interests, I naturally embrace a holistic approach to coaching and training that includes the whole person by addressing their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

I am also an avid road cyclist and get out and ride whenever I’m not on the road training or coaching clients. It’s not uncommon to find me riding 50+ miles and climbing over 4,000 vertical feet on the weekends in the Rocky Mountains. 

 

I love being a coach! Through multiple career transitions myself, I have honed my skills, interests and passion offering a unique perspective that guides you towards designing a life that brings more ideas and creativity, less anxiety about your future and greater confident in building the life you choose.

MY EDUCATION


My Degrees,  Licenses, & Coaching Certifications

Wittenberg University

Springfield, Ohio

Wittenberg University | Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Minor Geology

The Guild For Structural Integration

Boulder, Colorado

The Guild for Structural Integration (GSI) Certified Structural Integration Practitioner

Santa Barbara Graduate Institute

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (SBGI) | Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Specialty Somatic Psychology and Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology

Denver Family Institute

Denver, Colorado

Denver Family Institute (DFI) Post-Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Certification

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

State of Colorado

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) 

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Licensed Addictions Counselor

State of Colorado

Former Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) 

Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach

WBECS

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Certified Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) Coach 

Certified Career Transition Coach

Career Thought Leaders

Certified Career Transition Coach

Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC) guiding people through career exploration and decision making. 

Certified Psychotherapy and Holistic Coaching

GAHP

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 Certified Advanced Holistic Coach

Certified Art of Feminine Presence Teacher

AFP

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Certified in Rachel Jayne Groover's Art of Feminine Presence Tools, Practices and Teachings

Relationship Coach Training

RCI

Relationship Coaching Institute

Relationship Coaching for Singles and Couples

The Institute For Life Coach Training

ILCT

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Executive and Workplace Wellness, Practical Dispute Resolution. 

Drive and Express Certification

SkillScan

Drive and Express Certification

A fast, interactive and intuitive-based process for identifying transferrable skills and critical knowledge for identifying appropriate career options, and planning skill development actions.

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS


PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Toastmasters International

Englewood, Colorado

Toastmasters International Club | Treasurer of the On Broadway, Denver Chapter 

National Speakers Association

Tempe, Arizona

National Speakers Association (NSA) | Professional Candidate Member, Colorado Chapter | NSA Colorado Speakers Academy 2018 Graduate

Women Speaker Association

Santa Monica, California

The Women Speakers Association (WSA) | Premier Member

PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce

Denver, Colorado

Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce | Small Business Member | Women of Impact & Influence Leadership Program 2018-2019 Cohort | Membership Director, Business Development Group Downtown location "Powerful Partners"

Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce

Denver, Colorado

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Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce  | Small Business Member | Women of Cherry Creek Quarterly Luncheon Speaker

Small Business Development Center

Denver, Colorado

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) | Leading Edge™ for Entrepreneurs Graduate

PROFESSIONAL COACHING AND COUNSELING ORGANIZATIONS

International Coach Federation

Lexington, KY

International-coach-federation

ICF Member in good standing with the International Coach Federation (ICF) 

ICF-Membership-Certificate

International Coach Federation

Colorado Chapter

ICF-Colorado-Chapter

ICF- Colorado Member (#161) in good standing with the International Coach Federation (ICF) Colorado Chapter

Psychology Today

Verified 

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Verified and active member of Psychology Today

The American Institute of Stress

Diplomate Member

The American Institute for Stress

The American Institute of Stress Diplomate Member since 2019; contributing editor.

Career Thought Leaders

CTL Associate

Career Thought Leaders. A think tank for the now, the new, and the next in careers.

Colorado Career Development Association

Professional Member

Colorado Career Development Association

The Colorado Career Development Association (CCDA) is a state affiliate of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). The organization exists to serve those who have an interest in career and workforce development issues in Colorado. 

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