There comes a time when you realize that you just can’t handle everything on your own. So, you turn to a book or an app or a coach or a blog post.
You do see some improvement. There’s a lot of benefit to be gained from the proper amount of self-discipline, openness to wisdom, and application of tools and systems that work.
I know because I see those results day-in and day-out. That’s why I love my time management coaching work.
But sometimes you reach a point where you realize that all these tools and techniques and self-determination aren’t enough. It could be when:
- You’re completely short staffed. Even with the highest of productivity, it’s impossible to meet expectations.
- You experience a major life event like getting sick or a death in the family, which leaves you with a lot less control of your time, emotions, and energy.
- You’ve simply been going through the motions… for a very long time. Nothing is particularly wrong and nothing feels quite right. You lack a sense of vibrancy, joy, peace, and engagement.
When you hit those points, I’ve discovered that yes—there are ways that you can tweak the margins, negotiate expectations, have better self talk, etc. But in the end, I’ve found the best answer is to turn to God.
As soon as I make the smallest cry for help, He is SO delighted to wrap His arms around me in a warm embrace, let me know how much I’m loved, and to actively work with and form me in any situation that I may face.
That’s why after years of sharing the best of what my mind could offer in terms of time investment wisdom and strategies, I’m now opening up this part of my heart. It’s now time to share how I’ve seen the connection between my Christian faith and experiencing true joy, true peace, true order, and true connection in a world that tries to rob us of all that and more.
This six-month Christian group coaching program will bring together people who want to include God in their time management and stop trying to do everything on their own.
“Elizabeth Grace Saunders does an outstanding job of coaching, encouraging, and training her clients to achieve better work-life balance. She is compassionate, caring, and contributes a wealth of resources and knowledge in the area of time-management skills to each and every appointment call. It’s a pleasure and privilege to recommend you to all others who are seeking a dedicated coach to help bring their lifestyle to that of one lived in greater peace, higher professional purpose and productivity, and deep personal enjoyment.”
Tonya Le Ramsey
Founder and CEO at Anew Studios
If You Can Relate to Any of These, Divine Time Freedom Could Be For You:
I believe in God. I believe in Jesus. I feel better when I pray, but I don’t really go to church. This group coaching program is meant to be a very welcome, safe, supportive environment for you to connect with God on a regular basis. The intent is to have no judgment of anyone’s journey or pressure to express faith in a particular way.
I go to church but I mostly sit there and listen to the sermon and then go home and don’t really feel like I connect with other Christians on a regular basis. Divine Time Management is an opportunity to have some Christian fellowship where you can connect around real topics that can help you move forward in your faith and life.
I go to church and I love it and love the people but I want some resources I can bring back that can lead to deeper healing. I also crave a change of pace from the normal church crowd. You’re also very welcome.
Divine Time Freedom is open to people of all Christian faith backgrounds meaning from all denominations and for those who don’t currently affiliate with any particular church.
Who this is not for:
If you don’t believe in God, Jesus, etc., this group program won’t resonate with you. I recommend you check out my one-on-one coaching options or Time Management Made Easy group coaching program that can better be tailored to your needs.
If you have a particular agenda around convincing everyone that your particular flavor of Christianity is the one right way, this isn’t the group for you. This needs to be a safe place for people to be where they are at in their own faith journey.
Full disclosure: I will do my very best in this group coaching program to make the material as inclusive as possible for all Christian backgrounds. But I am Protestant and do go to church so I’m sure some of what I say and do will be colored by that lens. Please know that you need to follow your own conscience in the application of this material and feel free to incorporate it into your life as it works for you.
“I have always been a self-motivated learner- able to seek out and find the information I need to move forward in my life and business. However, life has it’s own wonderful way of being able to humble us sometimes. After a season of a number and variety of life challenges, I found ‘capable me’ at a point of high stress, frustration and overwhelm and desperately in need of help beyond what I could do on my own. It has been a gift of God that I found Elizabeth. You will find that you can leap forward, thrive and come more alive when you have a person or group of people walking with you through life and business- success beyond what simple books, tools and resources can provide. Elizabeth is so much MORE. ”
Senior Software Engineer, NPV
Here’s what happens when you include God in your time management…
You no longer have to carry the burden alone.
Jesus says, “Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 As Christians we so often forget that we don’t have to do everything on our own. This group program will constantly bring you back to remembering and living in that truth.
You no longer feel worried and anxious.
If you believe that your success in life depends on your perfect performance, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or controlling. We will cover ways for you to put your time in order, but will emphasize trusting in God, not the systems, to give us peace and confidence that everything will work out.
You experience gratitude for God’s goodness.
When we consciously put God at the center of our lives instead of ourselves, our gratitude for everything increases enormously. Gratitude is the key to really enjoying life. It also protects us from falling into the trap of pride where we feel great when we get the results we want but horrible when we don’t.
You start enjoying life again instead of just going through the motions.
Life is to be lived, not just done. With all that’s coming at you, it can be easy to forget that God created you to rest and enjoy Him, yourself, and others. You were meant to laugh, to love, to be creative, and to be fully alive. During this time together, you’ll learn how to be free to be who God made you to be.
Divine Time Freedom is a 6-month group coaching program designed to give Christians the spiritual focus, emotional support, and practical skills required to improve their time management in a God-centered way – now and for the rest of their lives.
- Direction, support, and accountability you haven’t found elsewhere – so you get the confidence and spiritual perspective to make wise decisions with your time management and keep God in it.
- A safe non-judgmental space to ask your questions and not feel stupid – so you can keep moving forward, no matter what your personal struggles may be.
- Current information without the extra work. Someone else (ME!) is attending classes, reading books, working with mentors, and most of all seeking God– to stay aware and ahead of what’s working, and make it simple for you.
- Community! You’ll go through this process with an AWESOME group of people just like you – people who are also wanting to include God in their time management, taking actions that may feel scary, and not just talking about, but realizing their dreams. You’ll be amazed at how having this kind of group support can encourage you in your faith and in making the right decisions.
“I ‘up-leveled’ my life by spending my time on the things I value most and streamlining other parts of my schedule. Elizabeth’s unique perspective and insight on time investment was invaluable. As my time coach, she had keen insight into my life with practical next steps.”
Senior V&V Engineer at Philips Healthcare
Putting God First
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” ~Matthew 22:37
- Stop feeling alone and overwhelmed by life
- Discover how to reconnect with yourself and God—and stay connected!
- Let go of that hollow sense that you’re going through the motions without any real feeling of joy
- Release the things that keep you feeling stuck and frustrated so that you can spend your time on what really matters to you.
Stop Constantly Worrying About Making Everyone Happy and Start Being Free to Be You
“There is no fear in love because perfect love casts out fear.” ~1 John 4:18
- Uncover the driving motivation behind your actions
- Discover how to move through life with a greater sense of passion
- Begin to feel like you’re propelled forward in life instead of having to trudge through it.
- Have more time for sleep, for exercise, for rest and for other self care.
Gain a Sense of Purpose and Direction for Your Life—That Feels Exciting!
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” ~Jeremiah 29:11
- Disentangling yourself from what other people think you should be and do
- Feeling more at peace with yourself and your life by recognizing the difference between who God made you to be and what you’ve thought you should be
- Stop feeling like you’re wandering through life without a clear sense of what you’re doing and where you’re going.
- Get clear on where to focus so you don’t feel distracted and scattered.
Experiencing Less Stress and Arguments and More Love and Laughter in Relationships
“Create in me a pure heart O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” ~Psalm 51:10
- Feel less tension in your relationships with your co-workers, family, and friends
- Learn how to give the people and situations in your life to God so that you don’t feel the burden of having to make everything work out.
- Feel less tired at the end of the day
- Have fewer arguments with the people around you such as your boss, spouse, or kids.
- Enjoy your relationships with God and people more so that each day does really feel like a gift.
Stop Beating Yourself Up About Mistakes and Instead Loving Yourself More
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you.”~Ephesians 4:32
- Be able to shake off criticism and bounce back quickly
- How to stop feeling trapped by people and situations
- Feel more freedom to make mistakes without worrying what other people will think
- Let go of the nagging sense that there’s something more that you need to be or do for you to start to be able to enjoy life
- Finally start to do the things that you’ve always said you wanted to do—but haven’t
Open for God’s Leading on What He Wants to Teach Us
During our time together, God may reveal other areas where we need to learn and grow so of course, we’ll be open to that learning!
“I am so excited about this ! I have been loving this class and working with you. You have allowed for such a major transformation in my life – I have realized that a lot of my anxiety / worry was coming from a lack of planning / having my priorities in line. I am practicing everything we have talked about in class and it is helping. I still need a lot of practice but I am coming along great !” -Paige Waugh
A 15-minute laser session with me or my coaching team (direct 1-on-1 phone call/ Zoom call) each month to support your progress and continually remove any blocks (external or internal) that may arise for you along the way.
12 Live Training Calls
2 training calls each month for 6 months. Consider this the spiritually centered time management training that you never got and always wished you had. This is foundational information that many people didn’t learn and yet everyone is expecting themselves to know.
MP3 Recordings of Each Call
Worried about missing a call? Want to make sure you can re-listen to all this awesome learning whenever you want? We’ve got you covered! All 12 recordings (two training calls per month) are yours to watch through the Zoom recording or to listen to through the MP3 download. Return to them whenever you need a refresher, a pick-me-up, or some motivation to get back in gear. There’s so much encouraging content in each training call, you’ll keep coming back to these recordings for years and still discover new insights each time.
Assignments to Put the Training Into Action
This isn’t about just learning, but about doing. So each training you’ll come away with specific, actionable steps to take in moving ahead in your relationship with God and with your time management.
Access to the Private Online Community
One of my favorite parts of my group programs are the amazing communities. You have an active supportive go-to place to share your challenges and questions, as well as your celebrations, wins, and joys. Plus, hear back from both your peers and me directly on what works, what doesn’t work, and how you can continue living into your new positive relationship with time. Until you have this consistently in your life, you have no idea what you are missing.
Full Email Access For Ongoing Private Support
When you have a question, need prayer, or want to validate your next steps, just reach out with a quick email and get the feedback and encouragement you need to move forward with clarity and confidence.
I’m the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time management coaching company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished.
This business grew out of my own desire to achieve better work/life balance and has lead to helping people like you achieve more success with less stress.
McGraw Hill published my first book The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress. Harvard Business Review published my second book How to Invest Your Time Like Money. FaithWords published my third book Divine Time Management: The Joy of Trusting in God’s Loving Plans for You. I contribute to blogs like Harvard Business Review and Fast Company and have appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox.
Most importantly, my desire is to have God at the center of my life and business. I trust that He can and will work through this program to bless you in amazing ways.
Live 60- to 90- minute training calls. Includes celebrations, prayer, actionable training, and space to share and ask questions. You will be engaged and taking notes! The intent is for this to be a safe place to learn, grow, and belong.
Your private session with me or my coaching team. Get personalized answers and support, so you can get total clarity on your next steps and feel a new power to move forward more conﬁdently.
Implementation week- to catch up on assignment, spend more time with God, or simply rest.
Online Community 24/7: Engage with like-minded believers in the private forum. Ask questions – and get answers – from me and the supportive positive group.
I’m so excited to share with you about a whole world of information on the connection between faith and time management that I’ve been studying and putting into practice for years. Most of all, I want to welcome you into a deeper, more intimate connection with your heavenly Father who loves you more than life itself and gave His son so you could enjoy a personal relationship with Him.
Apply to be considered for this program. The sooner you apply, the sooner you find out whether you’re invited to the next step.
Invitation for a conversation. Each application will be prayerfully considered. If yours is one of the ones selected, then you will be invited to have a complimentary one-on-one conversation with me to share more about why you have an interest in being part of this group program.
Chosen to sign up. Following the conversation, we will let you know if you’ll be given the opportunity to sign up. This is a very special group where each person will be individually selected to participate.
“I am at my best thanks to Elizabeth. I now have a schedule that I can work with (and if I need to adjust it, I don’t feel guilty about doing so). Professionally and personally, I am exactly where I need to be: I value myself, the work that I am doing and I am able to spend quality time with my family.”
Lawyer, Consultant, Speaker, and Author
Q: Sounds great, but I’m not a Christian, can I apply?
A: Thank you for your interest. You are very welcome to apply for one-on-one coaching or the Time Management Made Easy group coaching, which is for everyone. However, Divine Time Management is a program specifically for Christians. You don’t need to attend a church but you do need to have accepted Christ as your savior.
Q: When and where are the group sessions?
A: The live group coaching sessions will happen on the first and second Thursdays of the month at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET. They will happen virtually and be recorded so if you miss a session, you can listen to the replay. The one-on-one coaching sessions will happen during the third and fourth weeks of the month between 10 am- 6 pm ET and be set up at a time that works with your schedule.
Q: How long is this program?
A: Divine Time Freedom is a six-month group coaching program with the option for ongoing participation.
Q: Do I need to be part of a particular church?
A: Nope. This program is open to individuals from all Christian faith backgrounds. This includes both people who currently attend church or other faith activities and those who do not.
Q: How much time will I need to spend on assignments between sessions?
A: I highly encourage you to make it a priority to attend the sessions live so that you can have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the group. If that’s not possible, then listening to the recordings is a good second choice. The length of the assignments between sessions will vary depending on the topic. I encourage you to seek the Lord for where you need to focus. Sometimes you may sense that you need to spend a great deal of time on a particular topic, journaling, praying, studying. Other times, you may not need to spend as much time. I want you to experience freedom in this journey.
Q: What if I miss a session?
A: If you miss a session, then you can make it up by listening to the recording available after each call. Also, I highly encourage you to interact with the other group members in the online group. That way you still get the opportunity to have support and ask questions.
Q: How do I know if I have anything to offer the group?
A: If you’re chosen to participate, you have something to offer to us. God made each person unique and special. This isn’t a competition in terms of being religious but it is about coming to the group with a pure heart that is open to loving God and loving others.
Q: Can my spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, child, friend, co-worker, church member, etc., go through this program with me?
A: It’s a possibility that someone you know can go through this group coaching program with you. However, he or she will need to go through the same application process, and I can’t guarantee that both of you will be accepted.
Q: I want in! Can I just sign up without going through the application and conversation process?
A: Thank you for your enthusiasm! It’s greatly appreciated. However, you will need to go through the application process. If your application is accepted, you will then need to have a conversation with me before the decision is made about whether or not you’re invited to participate in the group coaching program.
Any other questions? Please apply and include your question in the application form. We’ll do our best to respond to as many questions as possible.
Divine Time Freedom Application
If you are not in a place to take this step of faith but would like support in time management, I encourage you to check out my one-on-one coaching options or Time Management Made Easy group coaching. As my coaching has always been, these are open to everyone who is interested in change and there is no requirement to be from any particular faith background.