About Claudia Cantrell
Hello, I am Claudia Cantrell. I grew up in Charlotte, NC and accepted Christ at age ten. After graduating from Duke University, I practiced as a Physician Assistant for over 30 years in the medical areas of emergency/trauma, cardiology, electrophysiology and orthopedic surgery. I also worked in the medical device industry for a Fortune 500 company where I held a leadership role in both the United States and Europe.
After practicing clinical medicine for 30 years, I felt God had to have more for me. I struggled with questions such as “Who am I?”, “What’s my purpose?”, and “What matters?” After being led to attend the Halftime Institute in order to gain clarity, I knew God was calling me to be a Certified Professional Coach and to complete a book that I was writing that centered around my personal spiritual journey. On my journey, I experienced a crisis of faith following a traumatic personal event. I hit the "wall”. It was a place where God took me so I could come to the end of myself and see my pride. A place where my faith was shaken. At that point, I was asking Him different questions such as “What are You doing?”, “Where are You?”, and “What do you want from me?”
In addition, I was pleading with Him to end my pain. I just wanted to die. It took time for me to get through the "wall." But, on the other side, I knew my true self in Christ which I had never known before. I knew my identity and how He had "wired" me. No longer did I doubt God's goodness and His deep love for me. My life was no longer about me and all about Him. I emerged on the other side of the "wall" with a strong and secure faith that I never questioned again, was more humble, and much more merciful. I saw everyone through the eyes of God and my judgmental spirit was gone. I loved deeper, was more vulnerable, took risks, and was more obedient to God’s promptings. It was worth all the excruciating pain and I knew my purpose.
Today, I am a Certified Professional Coach, a Halftime Certified™ Coach, and a Spiritual Formation Coach. I am passionate about helping you grow in your spiritual journey and intimacy with God and help you go from success in your career to significance in your next season of life. I founded Cantrell Christian Coaching and am a Christian conference speaker and author of Sacred Love; A Journey of Singleness, Belonging, and Finding True Love. I am able to coach you through Cantrell Christian Coaching and through the Halftime Institute.
My career experience both inside and outside the corporate world allows me to have a rich and varied perspective when coaching. My personal mission statement is “to help others clarify their theology, know their true selves in Christ, and discover their unique purpose.”
I have maintained my Physician Assistant certification in order to use my clinical skills when my husband, Dr. David Cantrell, and I go on medical mission trips. We live in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, and have two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels. I enjoy traveling, snorkeling, walking, baking, and interior design.
Colossians 4:17: “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord that you may fulfill it.” NASB