About Speaking Life


Speaking Life was born out of the demand for Charity Goodwin's dynamic coaching, facilitation, preaching, and speaking for businesses and organizations. Its mission is: to inspire and integrate emotional health and wholeness among today's leaders.

Vision: “Transforming millions now, so billions are impacted later.”


Speaking Life Values: 

  • Resilience: There is no failure. We get up from every fall. We won’t give on you. Don’t give up on yourself.

  • Brilliance: We give permission to shine by taking the lead and pioneering.

  • Exuberance: We cultivate joy on the journey through gratitude.

  • Eloquence: We put words to our experience and then we speak from wisdom gained through practice.

  • Transcendence: We believe in the power of faith and connection to God.


Speaking Life is committed to supporting your transformations and elevation.


Are you ready to up-level your heart set, mindset, and use your skillset to breakthrough burnout and into the purpose you've always had with a new courage? 

Meet Charity Goodwin


Certified Coach, Pastor, Facilitator & Speaker

With 20 years in ministry, quick wit and practical wisdom, I am a frequent keynote and breakout session speaker on leadership as well as spiritual, personal, and emotional wellness. I have presented at conferences, meetings, and worship services to urban and rural audiences, small and large groups. My largest group was 1,300 as the opening preacher for The Missouri Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

I  live in Columbia, MO and serve as the Pastor of Disciples & The City in the Missouri United Methodist Church. My church is across the street from the University of Missouri where I earned a Bachelor of Journalism in 2000.

Coupled with my professionalism, I also speak from the heart and hardcore places to reach, shake, and lift an audience so that they make better leadership decisions, are more productive and have healthier relationships at work and at home.

I have written my first book to be released in March 2020. The title is GET UP: Unearthing your Passion and Taking Brave Action in 50 Days. It's a devotional journal. 

I am a mom of two boys Levi Nicolas, who’s the ham in the fam and Gabriel Jicotea, who’s the budding engineer or computer tech. Parenting my son Gabriel, who has autism, shapes and textures my voice with an empathy and realness that cannot be manufactured.

I love to dance, listen to podcasts, and hibernating on the third floor of Daniel Boone Library.


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Speaking Life Leadership & Empowerment Coaching

Columbia, Missouri

Phone: (573) 321-9213

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