Business & Life Coaching

The great purpose of life and/or business coaching is to help people who are moving through change or need to make a big change in their lives and don’t know quite where to start.  Whether it’s dealing with changes in career, life stages, or health, life coaches work with clients to take steps toward something big in their lives.

Sharise Amante

Christian Personal Development Coach

Sharise is dedicated to helping women, teens, and families navigate life’s turning points with compassion and wisdom. As a Certified Christian Life Coach, her desire is to help others find contentment and direction in the midst of transition.


Sometimes we all need a little help to see clearly.  Life takes unexpected turns, and can bring difficult seasons.   A trusted coach will sit down with you, listen, and be your guide as you identify and address issues that are keeping you from moving forward. Once a plan is established, we will support and encourage your progress through obstacles, and celebrate your accomplishments every step of the way. Together we will find the good that can come from change, new beginnings, and the hope in knowing God has an extraordinary purpose for our lives.

Focus areas include:

  • Transition - empty nest, divorce recovery, caregiver

  • Mid Life - menopause, dissatisfaction

  • Parenting 

  • Health - self care, fear, anxiety

  • Relationship with Christ  


Sharise is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors, a member of the American Counseling Association, and a Certified Public Accountant.  She has been an active part of her community in Fort Bend County and member of River Pointe Church for 18 years, lived overseas in the Czech Republic for 3 years, and is a 4th generation Houstonian.


Sharise has been married to her husband, Stephen, for 24 years, and they have three children - two currently in college and one at Clements High School.  She is a foodie by birth, a sport’s fan by children, and an optimist by choice, trusting in God’s provision.


To make an appointment with Sharise, email or call (281) 762-1825.

Sharise Amante

Christian Personal Development Coach

Jim Jacobus, CSP

Business & Life Coach

Jim Jacobus, CSP

Business & Life Coach

Jim Jacobus is a highly sought after business speaker, trainer, consultant and executive level coach. His list of 1,100+ clients reads like a Who’s Who of America’s top corporations, organizations and associations who chose Jim to educate, challenge and inspire their people.


As a member of the Barnhill and Associates team he brings a strategic, result oriented master level coaching practice to the table for clients looking to improve the success of their relationships, their lives and/or in their businesses. Jim’s slogan states “Inside EVERY human being a champion heart beats” and he is convinced that God made everyone of us extraordinary to do extraordinary things here on this planet we share.

His passion and enthusiasm for life, his love and belief in and for his clients combined with a laser focus on defining and accomplishing results makes him an excellent choice for men, women, couples and families who want to take their personal or professional lives to the next level.


Jim’s coaching process can be applied to a number of growth opportunities or challenges like;


  • Marriage Coaching – how to find God’s best for your marriage 

  • Business Coaching – making important strategic and tactical decisions about an existing business or while looking at a new business opportunity

  • Career Coaching – where to go and what to do whether employed and looking to make a change or unemployed and looking for that next step in life

  • Spiritual Development Coaching – how to know exactly what God has in mind for you and your life and how to pursue his will

  • Divorce Coaching – so many difficult decisions to be made that can affect you, your family and your long term future you need someone to help guide how to make Godly prudent decisions

  • Life Coaching – how to pull it all together and lead a life that leverages and takes advantages of the gifts God has provided you in a way that honors and glorifies him


If you take the coaching approach Jim has utilized to serve his business clients for more than 20 years and add scripture, prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit to the mix you have a formula for you, the client, to come to new understandings of God’s amazing plan for your life!


To make an appointment with Jim, call 281-762-1825. 


Dan Pore

Pastoral Counselor and Certified Life Coach

In 2016, BACC launched a satellite office in Columbus, Texas to serve the needs of Colorado County. Daniel Pore oversees the BACC office in Columbus on the campus of Zoe Christian Freedom Church.


Dan has over 35 years of experience working in behavioral science. He specializes in working with clients who are struggling with substance abuse and mood disorders including suicidal impulses, anxiety, depression, and grief. Dan’s expertise is in working with at risk youth, juvenile probation, intervention, and teens and families dealing with legal issues. Dan previously worked with Prison Fellowship Ministries InnerChange Program as a Program Counselor.  Prior to coming onto the BACC team, Dan served as a Caseworker and Counselor at Colorado County Youth and Family Services. Additionally, Dan is a certified family mediator and individual life coach. Dan is the Senior Pastor of Zoe Christian Freedom Church in Columbus, Texas.


In 2016, Dan joined the BACC team as the Columbus satellite office director.  Dan is a Pastoral Counselor and received his Substance Abuse Certification from Drew University of Medicine and Science.


To learn more about Dan or the BACC satellite office in Columbus, contact Daniel at

Dan Pore

Pastoral Counselor and

Certified Life Coach

13313 SW Freeway, Suite 263 Sugar Land, TX. 77478

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