About Ileen

Ileen's Story


For years, I battled with those pretty little lies that had me once believing I just wasn't good enough.  I had allowed fear to take precedence in my life.  Before I knew it, I had spiraled out of control as I struggled with anxiety and depression.  Never once had I realized that I had been living a life of hurt, pain, and unforgiveness.  It wasn't until I gave my life to God that I recognized that this entire time I was living my present life in the past.

The moment God took a good hold of my heart an amazing transformation soon followed.  After spending so many years just trying to find myself, I found God in a whole new way.  I began to thirst like the deer, just wanting more of God.  God helped me see there was nothing in my life I lacked and nothing too impossible for me to accomplish.  He took this shattered, scared, insecure little girl and helped me find my way.  My purpose.

Today I serve as the founder of Living Encouraged Ministries.  In addition, I also serve as a Life Group Leader at Lakewood Church and a volunteer under the Better Together Women's Ministry and The League Ministry. 

As a Christian Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, it gives me great joy to help others to realize their goals and visions through encouraging and empowering them to see beyond their imperfections and flaws.  

Through my Life Coaching Courses, I will help you:

Visualize your goals and dreams.

Break free from intimidating negative thoughts.

Release your past and live in the present.

Expand your vision and see beyond limitations.

Achieve spiritual balance and inner peace.

Grow in your relationship with Christ.

I give thanks to God for this precious journey I am on with Him.  It warms my heart to work with women everyday, helping them to see the beautiful treasure God created them to be.  This journey has inspired me to live each day with purpose.  Serving our Heavenly Father and serving you.

I am proud to walk through this journey alongside my husband Rene and our beautiful family.  

Ileen is an Author, Ministry Leader,  Christian Life Coach, Bible Teacher, and Motivational Speaker who is passionate about encouraging women to move towards realizing their purpose, visions, and goals while building an intimate relationship with God.  Ileen is also the  founder of LivingEncouraged.org and  author of the psstGodLovesYou.com blog.  She and her husband Rene, live in Humble just outside of Houston, Texas along with their three sons, daughter-in-law, precious granddaughter, and their beloved dog Jax. 




Can you see it?  Do You believe it?  Do you really want it?

EXPLORE and DISCOVER how to TRANSFORM your mind to TRANSFORM your life.

Break beyond the barriers of limited beliefs and adopt an 'I CAN' attitude.

AMPLIFY your vision and IGNITE the flame of SUCCESS.



Join a Sisterhood of fearless, bold, courageous women of faith ENCOURAGING and EMPOWERING one another to IGNITE  the flame within.  

At Living Encouraged, we are a Sisterhood dedicated to growing a deeper more intimate relationship with Christ through studying God's word.  

Through weekly on-line Bible studies, courses, video series, and devotions, together we learn how to handle life's challenges with GRACE and STRENGTH

We aim to inspire women all around the world to realize their true self-worth and encourage them to fan into flame the gifts from God. 

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