Coaches, La Shell Wooten and c. René Washington launched The Coaching Council (TCC) in 2022 to help new coaches figure out WHO they truly want to be in their businesses and lives.


We kept getting questions on whether you had to be a coach to join and decided, DUHHH… Why Not Expand? The Coaching Council was always more about the woman than the business she was launching or running. In 2023, we open the doors to THE COACHING COUNCIL: JOURNEY TO JOY

And WOW!!!

Check out the incredible transformations from our participants:

We’re THRILLED to offer women committed to living fully realized lives a chance to join the Ah-mazingness of The Coaching Council: Journey To Joy!

In September 2024, take a stand for your life and the transformation you crave by joining La Shell and c. René in the next cohort of Journey To Joy to….

  • Get ‘in real time’ coaching from two of the best!
  • Create tangible life changes (a new chapter, new relationships, a career pivot, LIFE)
  • Up-level your sister circle with powerful new connections like-minded women
  • Celebrate the New and No Turning Back YOU!

Journey To Joy is for women who know change is needed and are committed to their self-worthiness. You simply need THE PATH.

If you’re an accomplished, Grown-A** Woman tired of everyone else’s priorities squeezing out yours, treat yourself a small, curated community led by two Mindset Maven coaches with tons of experience and buckets of receipts. They’ll help you Free Your Mind so your a*s will follow.

Walk through the door. 💃🏿💃🏼 💃🏽💃

And because we love sharing, if this isn’t for you, we bet you know five women who need this. Share it.

If you’re a woman focused on getting to and staying on a self-honoring path of joy… You’re in the right place.

Meet The Master Coaches

La Shell Wooten

La Shell Wooten

La Shell Wooten has twenty-five years of professionally-trained, mental and emotional health skills to provide motivating and effective mental/emotional wellness coaching.  Work with La Shell helps clients address personal roadblocks, remove emotional clutter and identify unhealthy relationship choices in order to improve their life experiences. La Shell is also the host of The Abandon Ordinary Podcast and creator of the Abandon Ordinary Self-Discovery Deck & Journal.

C.René Washington

C. René Washington

C. René Washington is a master-certified life coach, podcast host and YouTube host, author, and midlife maven. After a successful 28-yr corporate career managing and developing executives and professionals, she created a new life chapter grounded in passion and purpose. Known for her straight-no-chaser style, she coaches women to break through whatever’s blocking them from their goals and dreams and start living them. Follow her podcast, The Midlife Remix,  her YouTube show, The Midlife Remix For Black Women Over 50, or read her book, Take The Trip! 4 Journeys Every Midlife Woman Needs To Live In Purpose and Freedom, available through all major retailers, including Bookshop and Amazon.

Program Details

The Coaching Council is for women committed to making desired life changes NOW.

Master coaches La Shell Wooten and C. René Washington, with their extensive backgrounds in coaching, counseling, social work, teaching, and facilitating, passionately help people achieve desired transformations. They provide a powerhouse environment for women to grow and evolve into their highest selves through a curated community focused on coaching excellence and personal transformation.

The Coaching Council (TCC) offers a unique, specially designed space with master-level support and targeted discussions on relevant issues. La Shell and C. René provide on-the-spot coaching and confidential email support for personalized guidance. Join TCC for expert coaching, transformative exercises, and a community focused on your growth.

There are no taskmasters in The Coaching Council. There is only Learning, Growth, Connection, Collaboration, and Fun!


  • 4 weekly sessions in September (4, 11, 18, 25)
  • 60-minute weekly Zoom calls
  • Wednesdays at 4PM PST / 5PM CST / 7PM EST
  • Weekly “path-finding” Pre-work

Membership Investment: $999.00 (payment plan available)

A gift of c. René’s book, Take The Trip and La Shell’s Abandon Ordinary 365-Day Self-Discovery Deck & Journal when you pay your membership in full.

Membership includes:

  • First access and 10% discount on TCC retreats and national events
  • Four one-hour group coaching sessions in September
  • Option for weekly access to one-on-two coaching via the Voxer app (add-on option cost – $99.00)
  • Video recordings of sessions missed by members
  • Tips, tools and accountability partners to help you on your Journey to Joy
  • Members Only Special Pricing for Individual Coaching with La Shell Wooten and/or c. René Washington

Become A Member

La Shell Wooten and C.René Washington

Click the link below to apply and join this supportive coaching community.


“Wow! You have just been a gem to my life! I’m so different now! You taught me to [own] my goals and believe in them. It was the best match for us to be working together.”

– Dr. Taryn Fletcher
Founder & CEO Truly POC Evolution www.trulypocevolution.com

I highly recommend this free group coaching opportunity with C René Washington and La Shell Wooten. They are skilled master coaches and uniquely talented at providing you with a motivation and mindset boost! I’ve been lucky enough to work with them twice – once for life coach training and once as part of their inaugural coaching council. Check them out.

– Whitney Sullivan

Being coached by C. René has truly been a life transforming experience! She has a gift for hearing what you say and then hearing what your SOUL is really saying. Each coaching encounter is inspirational, invigorating and life renewing. 

– Tonya Allen
Executive Director/Master Coach www.falalalife.com www.dianesheart.org

I have been so blessed to have these two coaching goddesses, La Shell Wooten and C René Washington, in my life. They have inspired me, kicked me in the b*tt when I needed it and helped me get to the next place. You’d be crazy not to followup on this offering!

– Rachel Schaffer

highly recommend The Coaching Council. Master Coaches c.René Washington and La Shell Wooten have designed an excellent program. In every conversation and session, they met me where I was and provided the tools, mentorship, and custom challenges to help me see into the possibilities I’d dismissed. I can’t express enough the breathtaking freedom and the clarity that’s taking root in my mind under their guidance.

I’ve rediscovered my desire to travel and feel grounded and free enough to plan (and act on) a dream sabbatical to focus on myself and my business. This would not have happened without this program and the support of c.René and La Shell.

– Ella Nance