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Hi I'm Meghan Decker

I coach public speakers. I am passionate about my family, my beliefs, and my work. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was in my last year of high school, my English teacher seemed to know everything, from literature to science to history. I decided I would major in English, because I, too, wanted to learn all I could about everything. During my Freshman year of college, I took a class in Greek literature. Every writer seemed to be searching for truth--that was the goal, to discover what was true and live by it. I felt a great kinship with those ancient writers. I wanted to find as much truth as I could and live by it. As the missionaries started teaching my family, I felt that I was drinking at a fountain of truth. Everything they said rang true to me. I was eager to hear more, because I felt that I was filling a well of truth. Life started to make more and more sense as I understood the plan my Father in heaven has for me. I am married and have 5 wonderful adult daughters. My husband is also a lover of truth, and we have tried to pass that on to our girls. We love to talk and explore ideas and good food! We love to cook together and stay up way too late talking whenever we get the chance. I coach professional speakers and others for whom public speaking is a significant part of their job responsibilities. Though we talk about skills, design processes, and presentation tools, I think of my job as helping them find their voice and their passion and successfully communicate and connect to others. I have great job satisfaction as I see my clients excited about their success.

Why I am a Mormon

When the missionaries were teaching me, I prayed to know if what I was hearing was true and right. I received an undeniable witness from God that it was all true and that this is His church. I was baptized over 40 years ago, and though I have struggled at times with my ability to be the kind of person I want to be, I have never doubted that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's church, restored in its fullness to the earth for our time. I know that though I will always fall short, Jesus Christ will not only make up the difference, He will help me to change so that I will become a new, better person. As I look back over the years, I see how that process is at work, and I know if I give the Lord my heart, He will accept my efforts and help me along the path to return to Him. I know He loves me, and I know He loves you. He has a plan for your life, and it will bring you greater happiness than you can imagine. There is no greater happiness that feeling the Lord's love in your life, and in turn, sharing in His love for those around you.

How I live my faith

At church I teach the adults in Sunday School. I also supervise the seminary classes in our area; seminary is a program for Mormon kids who are in high school. They meet daily to study scriptures and discuss how to bring their beliefs to action in their lives (and these classes usually meet at 6 am. That's right, teenagers getting up for a scripture class every morning before school! And they love it.). I enjoy teaching, though I've had different kinds of responsibilities at church over the years. I am also, like most other women at church, a visiting teacher. My companion and I visit 4 women from our congregation on a monthly basis, to be aware of their needs and help them however we can. I love that I am looking out for other women at church, and I that have others who look out for me. I always have someone to call if I need help or a friend. I hope that my community involvement also is a reflection of my faith. I am a member of Rotary International, and I work with youth programs in our club. I am the counselor for our club's foreign exchange student, and our club also works with a local alternative high school. I've helped with the class for teen moms, talking to them about communication skills, parenting tricks, or just helping them make Christmas stockings for their children. One of the things I pray for every morning is that I will be an influence for good. I'm very outgoing and talkative, and sometimes things that are not helpful or positive come out of my mouth. I always regret that, because I know that most people have private struggles, and I want to heal rather than add to their pain. I think I'm getting better at that over the years!