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Imposter Syndrome


Teri Pugh Ph.D., PCC, CHLC


  • Ordained Spiritual Life Consultant   

  • Certified Grief Specialist

  • Professional Certified Coach

  • Certified Holistic Life Coach

  • Certified Hospice Care-Giver

  • Course Facilitator at Riverbend Maximum Security Inst. 

  • TEDx Speaker

  • Certified End Of Life Doula

Resident Life Coach at ...

personal growth, counselor

Since 2013, I've facilitated classes on personal growth, grief awareness, life skills, accountability and vulnerability at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison.

The experience has been profound and life changing on both ends.  


Gandhi once said, "Be the

change you wish to see in the world", I  couldn't agree more! Teri

"The answers, clarity and strength reside within YOU.

Trust me, more importantly, trust yourself." ~ Teri 


Despite our best efforts life get's crazy. We find ourselves surfing waves of disconnect, anxiety even sadness. Then without warning, we wake up wondering "How the heck did I get here?!" I call this the "uncomfortable comfortable." This unexpected turbulence is a result of life unfolding in ways we never imagined; subtle trauma, losses in job, life or relationships. We do our best to "deal with, ignore or power through" because that's what we've been taught, right?  

The domino effect of unresolved/unaddressed "stuff" gets heavy and in time can show up in a variety of discomforts within our physical, emotional and mental bodies - leaving us feeling trapped in what I call "invisible shackles."

We manage to get by however, don't really feel plugged-in to life, family or even our self. 

The process of Transcending Turbulence offers easy to use tools which assist in reframing and plugging in to life.

The foundation is *Willingness

The pillars are *Awareness, *Accountability, *Self-Kindness, 

*Effective Communication, *Boundaries and *Releasing. 

If you're ready to transcend beyond life's crazy and sometimes emotionally paralyzing turbulence (maybe for the first time), I promise, together, we can find a soft space where you can begin to feel safe inside yourself while inviting clarity and balance in your life -

I'd be honored to help you land there. 

Here's to happier and healthier, 


Grief Specialist Teri Pugh speaks at #TEDXAntioch 2015

"Click" TEDx Antioch image above     to watch my TEDx talk:  

"How To Find The Gift In Grief"

"I'm so grateful Teri is in my life and that she participates in my journey. There are so many times when I come to her office feeling "scattered." She helps me to "re-gather" myself. She has a remarkable gift for leading me back to the "big picture." Teri is filled with compassion and wisdom, and listens intently. She has walked the walk, and has transcended the daunting turbulence of her own life. She is GENUINE." ~ Michael S., White House, TN     

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