Professional Coach, Speaker, Author

Meet Vonetta

The Journey Coach

I am guided by my life experiences to share my journey of transformation and how I overcame many obstacles and gained success in life, family, community, and my professional goals.

  • From Struggling Teen Mom to Corporate Servant Leader

  • Author of Proceed through the Uncomfortable

  • ​Co-Author of Coaching Perspectives X

  • Owner and CEO of Achieving Your Purpose, LLC

  • Chair of the American Cancer Society Regional Leadership Council

  • Founder and President of Mothers United to Save our Teens (MUST), 501(c)(3) Nonprofit


Join me in creating a successful, thought-provoking, and empowering partnership for supporting you on your journey of attaining your goals, while experiencing self-fulfillment and internal success.


I empower you to 'Proceed through the Uncomfortable' and achieve your purpose. Contact me today!

"Every step on your journey is necessary for your purpose, especially the uncomfortable ones."



My Journey

   When I became a teen mom and experienced one of the most challenging times in my life, I overcame those challenges and became a first-generation college graduate. When I struggled with communication and connection with my teenage daughter, I founded a program and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to help us gain an unbreakable connection and helped many other families in my community as well. When I became an empty nester after ensuring both my children were on their own desired path to success, I became a certified coach, entrepreneur, and author.

   I now realize that all the obstacles I faced in my life were preparing me for this very moment. The moment I get to take almost 20 years of experience as an authentic, passionate, effective, and results-oriented Information Technology (IT) leader and coach; over 15 years of experience in mentoring and coaching others as a nonprofit and community leader; and my strong desire to inspire, motivate, and uplift others for empowering YOU to turn your obstacles into opportunities to live the life you desire.
   I was made for my purpose, and I am fully living into it. YOU were made for your purpose as well. As a result of working with me, you will be clear about your wants and the actions to take for achieving them, you will be inspired to take the journey that supports the life  you desire, and you will experience support and positive, unstoppable energy from me as your motivation and empowerment partner.





Proceed through the Uncomfortable depicts a journey of overcoming obstacles and getting to the other side of your wants. Vonetta Wade, a certified professional life coach, describes her experience of becoming a mother at the age of sixteen and how focusing on providing a better life for her daughter led to her becoming a first-generation college graduate and having a successful career in corporate America.


By sharing how she overcame her struggles and her most recent journey of experiencing internal growth and success after becoming an empty nester, Vonetta inspires readers to pivot from living on autopilot to thriving and being intentional while proceeding through fear, uncertainty, and discomfort.


This book is for those who are pursuing a better life for themselves; for those who need a boost to gain their self-confidence; for those who have become comfortable and seek the courage to be uncomfortable; for those who are on a journey to love and accept themselves; for those searching for their purpose; and for everyone in between. It’s like having your very own life coach to inspire you on your journey.

What We Offer

We offer the below services for supporting you in achieving your desired outcomes. We connect to your  personal needs, and our focus is on unlocking your full potential so that you can live a life that brings fulfillment. Contact us today to begin our  journey of a successful, thought-provoking and empowering partnership.

Individual Coaching

As your coach, I will  guide you through discovering your wants, help you create a plan of action for achieving them, empower you for turning obstacles into opportunities, and cheer you on to victory. My goal is to encourage a positive mindset shift that will bring about internal and lasting success.

Parent-Child Coaching/Therapy

This service is for families who desire to have a better connection. It is led by a professional coach and credentialed therapist who will guide you through connecting, improving communication, and resolving conflict with your child.  

Speaking Engagements

Book Vonetta for motivating, inspiring, and empowering your audience to proceed through obstacles and use them as opportunities for achieving their purpose. I will tailor the topic to fit your specific needs.

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My Book

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"Obstacles are what a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goals."

-E. Joseph Cossman

Obstables? What are those? Let us turn them into opportunities!


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Working with Vonetta, I learned first-hand her commitment to inspiring and helping others reach their goals and  full potential.  I am privileged to have worked with her to achieving my own personal goals and I am honored to call her a friend.

Jaime Angeles

Manager Claims Governance

Vonetta Wade was invited to RMHS to kick off our inaugural monthly speaker series and she was dynamic!  She was able to connect with students virtually during her interactive presentation where she shared stories about her life's journey to help our students "proceed through the uncomfortable" points in their lives.  This was especially applicable during the current pandemic.  The structure of Ms. Wade's presentation is conversation-like  as opposed to her simply engaging in one way communication.  If you are looking for an engaging speaker for teens, please consider booking Ms. Wade


Yolanda Stovall, Ed.D.

Associate Principal

Rolling Meadows High School

Vonetta is a godsend. She is very inspirational and transparent. She has helped me through many obstacles and challenges. She listens and has motivated me to be the best version of myself.

Bianca Smith

 Product Manager

On May 22, 2021, I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Vonetta Wade.  She conducted a Zoom workshop for Sara's House/Place. We are a non-profit organization that serves Metropolitan Detroit area pregnant women and teens in need of assistance.  The workshop was centered around her book “Proceed Through the Uncomfortable”.  I genuinely enjoyed Vonetta.  She was compelling, intriguing, and very transparent.  The women that participated were fully engaged and did not want the session to end. They had a lot of questions, and she was willing to answer them all.  

If you are looking for a facilitator for your conference or workshop that will keep the women engaged and motivated, then I highly recommend Vonetta Wade.


Geneva Jackson

Sara's House/Place

Founder/Executive Director