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    Meet the Team

    Hi, I’m Nick. I’m fortunate enough to lead this group.

    The Finish Well Group exists because of a deep sense of calling. That calling centers around a core passion to help people heal, grow and flourish, particularly those who are leaders in the Body of Christ.  Ultimately we hope to help each person we work with be that much more likely to finish well- actually really well.

    This calling has taken me unexpected places, through some ups and downs along the way, and yet the longing to help people flourish and finish well has only deepened.

    I can personally vouch for each member of the team. Each of them loves Jesus, and loves working with Christian leaders or others God may send our way. Each of them has a strong experience base and skill set. Each of them have also been trained and supervised by me, to ensure that the therapy, coaching or training they provide is top notch.

    If you work with us, our steadfast commitment is to help you to come alongside you in a way that will ultimately help you live a richer, more meaningful life.

    If you need to get to know us better before you work with us, or if you just happen to want to flourish and finish well, live on the edge and sign up for our monthly (or so) blog devoted to those ends. You’ll also get “The Top 7 Things to Embrace to Move from Scrambling to Flourishing” by signing up, to jump-start your journey to flourishing and finishing well.

    Blessings to you!

    DR. NICK HOWARD

    DR. NICK HOWARD

    I feel called to help people heal and grow. I especially enjoy supporting and strengthening Christian leaders. The sweet spot for me at work is when a person has an insight or takes a step that leads them to new, life-giving territory as a person and perhaps even as a leader. To aid in the above, I provide therapy, coaching, training and speaking that centers on helping people flourish and fulfill their callings.
    JAMIE HOWARD, M.A., Ph.D.

    JAMIE HOWARD, M.A., Ph.D.

    I feel called to come alongside people grappling with issues relating to loss, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment, marital and parenting issues, and spiritual growth. I specialize in working with women and adolescent girls, and draw on a variety of clinical approaches, integrating psychodynamic theory with client-centered therapy.
    PETER GIBSON, M.A.

    PETER GIBSON, M.A.

    It is my life’s joy to hear each individual’s story of resiliency and redemption. I find it an honor and a privilege to be a small part of their journey. I specifically enjoy working with young adults struggling with meaning and purpose, as well as married couples and older adults seeking counseling.
    IRENE LIEM, M.A.

    IRENE LIEM, M.A.

    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. I am currently in the Psy.D. program at Wheaton College and earned my Master’s Degree in mental health counseling at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in IL.
    CARA SOTO, Therapy Intern, Coach

    CARA SOTO, Therapy Intern, Coach

    Serving alongside my husband in ministry for over 22 years, I have developed a real passion for serving women, especially women in ministry. I deeply believe in creating a safe and confidential space for people struggling with tough things that can come our way in life, such as loss, anxiety, or depression.
    JIM BOYLE, Coach

    JIM BOYLE, Coach

    My love of coaching came as a natural out-growth of my work with teams and leaders. Serving as a CEO and senior executive in healthcare over the span of 40 years, I have always enjoyed supporting and developing the leaders I was privileged to work with.
    STEPHANI SUWANSKI

    STEPHANI SUWANSKI

    I am the organizer, and detail-oriented member of the Finish Well Group team.  I actually enjoy keeping things in order and finding new efficient ways to manage things behind the scenes. I focus mainly on the billing and insurance aspects of the group, but I am always willing to help in any way I can.
    CARMA HAYENGA, Director of Client Relations

    CARMA HAYENGA, Director of Client Relations

    I love helping people and creating effective systems. I am glad to be on the front end of helping new clients get set up and connected with a therapist that can help them to heal and to grow, and help move them from overwhelmed to flourishing. To everything there is a season and I find myself in a new season! I am glad that this season enables me to fill the role of Director of Client Relations.