Meet Coach Gentry
The Confidence Coach
Lover of life, God, and people is a mantra that Coach Gentry Simmons lives by. A passionate educator by trade for over a decade and coach by calling, Gentry Simmons is a “fierce and fearless” confidence and leadership coach for individuals, groups, and organizations. Her platform on any venue reaches a wide variety of audiences, but is especially tailored to young adults, leaders, and those who are starting over. As an alumna of Alabama A&M University, Coach Gentry pursued both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English education. In 2015, she obtained a second master’s in Executive Leadership from Liberty University. Her expertise includes leadership development, academic testing skills, youth and adult literacy, book development, and fashion coaching. She has taught english and reading at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Her ability to use confidence coaching, best teaching practices, and building strong rapport has been the key to her success in teaching students of any age. She infuses those same values in any professional setting by encouraging other leaders to raise the bar for themselves and those they serve. Currently, she is the Program Coordinator for the Jobs Program at The Bridge Center, Inc. in Mobile, AL servicing families in need of sustainable employment. She is passionately devoted to helping people gain the confidence to start over after life’s setbacks, to live more passionately, and to pursue their dreams without apology.
Coach Gentry Simmons
My mission is to create confident emerging leaders that add value to their communities by helping them identify their uniqueness and to overcome personal and professional setbacks.
My core values include authenticity, generosity, and vulnerability. These principles guide both my personal and professional life. They are the foundation of any of the products and services offered.
The Coach's Corner
Be Ready! Be Bold! Be Fearless!
(COMING SOON) This is the accompanying program to the long-awaited book, Organic Authenticity. This personal coaching program and book study will ignite your fire to start again, stay focused, and finish strong!
The Plus-sized Mannequin
Also known as The Plus-sized Mannequin, Coach Gentry believes that: You are your brand! What you show the world every day is a statement of how you value yourself. Your personal style matters. It’s time to stop sending mixed messages and clearly be your own personal billboard.
This series of workshops and events focuses on the link between fashion and confidence for those looking to change their brand, reinvent their look, boost their confidence, or rebuild after a transitional period in their lives. Create an event for your close friends and family or attend one of our events, camps,or retreats. The Plus-sized Mannequin focuses on confidence coaching for young adults and women who are rebuilding their lives.
When Writers Gather (Writer's Retreat or Workshops only)
Do you have a book that you’d like to publish or just want help to improve your writing skills? Would you like to gather with industry professionals, aspiring writers, and leaders to further develop your craft? If so, When Writers Gather is for you! Coach Gentry will come and speak to your group, book club, or organization.
Stay tuned for our upcoming writer’s retreat or join us at a scheduled workshop or event near you.
What would life be like if everyone recognized their role as a servant-leader? This session includes proven techniques to encourage practical and professional leadership, industry best practices, actual stories (with and without happy endings), and other suggested readings to guide the student to prolonged learning and development. This session is ideal for non-profit organizations, academic environments, small businesses, and any size staff.
Overcoming Testing Anxiety
Confidence is Everything!Coach Gentry personally developed this curriculum based on her personal testing challenges, experience as a professional test scorer, exam prep instructor, testing skills curriculum developer, and GED program director. Her wealth of knowledge will be sure to stir up your confidence, inform your teaching/ and or parenting, and increase your ability to achieve successful results. This is available as a workshop training, small group coaching for students or staff. (Groups require 3 or more participants).
Overcoming Barriers through Blended Learning
This session is ideal for academic programs at any level. Academic barriers are not the only challenges facing students today. Coach Gentry shares her experience and wisdom with how to face barriers with grace and fortitude. Specific techniques, case studies, and implementation ideas are included in this workshop. This session is ideal for academic workshops, trainings, and conferences. *Estimated session time: 90-120 minutes. Can be adapted for half day workshop*