Meet Frances Jones
I began my career in finance and accounting, but I always felt that something was missing. I enjoyed the work, but I wasn’t touching people’s lives the way in which I always dreamed. I realized I wanted to share my experiences, help people through theirs and bring more meaning and purpose into the lives of those around me. I researched iPEC’s program for a year before taking action to follow my dream of becoming a coach.
My educational background includes an MA in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Accountancy. I am CSM (Certified Scrum Master). I am an iPEC Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) as well as a Global member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). I am a partner with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.
In my free time, I love to sing and make people laugh. I enjoy inspiring books, movies and spending time with my husband, three children and two grandchildren. I spend a great deal of my life touching the lives of others through random acts of kindness.
My personal infertility story
For many years, my husband and I tried relentlessly to conceive with no success. For every moment of excitement that I encountered hoping I had finally conceived, the disappointment of finding out I had not sometimes left me feeling numb and very discouraged.
Eventually, after several years and trying everything my husband and I could medically afford to do, we finally accepted the fact that conceiving children was not part of God's plan for our lives.
With that in mind, I took the remaining fertility drugs I had and donated them to the fertility clinic that had been helping us. It was my hope that the drugs would help someone else to conceive that perhaps was not able to afford the medicine. It gave me comfort knowing that perhaps my donation could make someone else's dream come true.
That wasn't the end of my journey. The feeling of not being able to conceive never completely goes away but the experiences that I've had led me to where I am today. A very good friend of mine once told me that my pain would one day be my pulpit and God would use it to help others.
It is my desire to use my infertility experiences and journey to help and support other individuals and couples dealing with fertility challenges and help them deal with the stress and disappointment that go along with it. I believe love gives you the strength to hope for what seems impossible.
I’d like you to meet Caio, (pictured left) my sponsored child with World Vision. He is 14 years old and lives in Brazil. He is in primary school and enjoys studying the native language and playing soccer.
Child Sponsorship gives me the opportunity to personally connect with Caio, as well as the needs of his family and community. If you would like to learn more about becoming a child sponsor go to www.worldvision.org.