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.

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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

I don't ask You (God) to bless what I have decided to do, but give me the grace to discover and to live what you have dreamed for me.

-Michael Quoist, Prayers of Life