Bette M. Hamby

Life Purpose Coach® ~ Speaker ~ Consultant ~ Life Purpose Facilitator ~ Certified Life Purpose Instructor ~ Grief Facilitator~Article Contributor ~ Dreamer

Bette and her husband, Lou, are not strangers to adventures! After 32 years together, they still love to take road trips and know they will always have a story to share to a willing listener. They have two adult children and a beautiful Daughter-in-luv (not in-law). Bette loves to entertain guests in her home and enjoys making them feel like family. Besides her family and friends, Bette enjoys cooking, reading, home decorating, organizing and traveling.

God has helped Bette overcome many strongholds including; finances; the effects of her spouse’s panic disorder; super mom syndrome; stress; being a workaholic; over achieving; and needing the approval of others. God moved Bette and Lou and their family from a large fast-paced city in So. California to a small historic community in Texas, a move which took her from having her values fed as a full-time secular 30-year career and senior executive over 10 offices, and a ministry leader to being unemployed, without a ministry and empty-nested. These and various other changes have given her a passion to help women as they transition through life. Bette has loved the Lord since she was 7 years old when her Grandma Clark started taking her to church with her...continuing the legacy of ministry-minded family members from the 1800's.

Believing that every person has a God-given purpose, Bette has a desire to see women of all ages discover the life God intended them to live and to live it to its fullest. “Seeing the twinkle return to their eyes brings joy to my heart.” Using the gifts God has given her, she enjoys helping women reach toward the stars and fulfill their unique God-given purpose. Those who know her say “Bette expands our horizons”! Bette knows you can make a difference in your community and in the world when you discover God's purpose for your life and pursue it passionately.

God led Bette to the Pathway to Purpose™ Ministries and Katie Brazelton, Ph.D., through the brief phone call from a close friend. By using the principles in the Pathway to Purpose™ book series God expanded Bette’s horizons to levels she would have never believed possible. Bette was in the Inaugural Class of the Pathway to Purpose™ Ministry, being taught by Dr. Katie Brazelton, Ph.D., to become a Certified Life Purpose Coach®, an incredible experience! She has had countless assignments in church ministry; everything from changing diapers to being the program director of her former church's worship services. She developed and led a Women’s Ministry for over 12 years and has designed, led and spoke at women’s retreats. Served as the Adult Ministry Serve Base Coach where she led training programs and was the instructor and interviewer for “Discover Your Ministry” class. She has discipled several women. For five years, Bette and her husband helped plant a new church, which was one of their greatest life experiences. She is a graduate of ClasServices, Inc., a professional speaking organization founded by Florence Littauer and celebrates her legacy by being a member of the Daughter of the Republic of Texas which documents her French and German ancestors being in Texas before the Republic of Texas era. Bette has coordinated and spoke at many special events and corporate team training activities. Before her move to Texas, she was coached professionally for over a year, assisting her through a transition period.

Bette began Life DesignWorks, a ministry based company in 2003, although she had no idea what God wanted her to do with it at the time!