"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow."
- Maya Angelou
AMber Giauque Callender
My life is built around service, leadership, community, justice and advocacy. Oh, and imperfection. I'm co-parenting two amazing teenagers in Denver, and I know a lot about loss, love, and hope.
I lost my anchor following my divorce and having my parents move away the very same year. My journey back to health is the inspiration for this work.
What’s my “everything?” Those two kids. My dog. (And my cat, who doesn’t want to be bothered.) My parents. My garden. The unrelenting belief I have about love and justice.
I spent the first 20 years of my career engaging residents, businesses, government, non-profits and funders around Denver's most pressing issues. Now I'm focusing inward, and I'm excited to partner with you as you do "the work" you are ready to do for yourself, your family and your community.
I am a certified life coach who specializes in working with clients to navigate transition and healing of all types, and deeply believe that the power to create your best life lies within YOU. You may, like so many of us, need that extra coaching to help you create and maintain the life you're meant to live. My specialties include:
Finding your voice
Family and self commitments to social justice
Career transition and exploration
Self-love and care
Creating community and support for yourself (and isolation recovery)
I am also a skilled group facilitator, and happily offer group coaching, skill building and facilitation. I specialize in working with non-profit partners to build organizational strategy, to manage and plan for change, and to develop and nurture authentic leadership.
I first discovered coaching as a client in my own executive career. Here, I found and nurtured the leader within through deep work around my impossibly complicated and treasured personal life.
I offer phone-based sessions for all clients with the option for in-person coaching to those in and around Denver, Colorado.
I'm also a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor, and offer private and small group sessions to compliment or kick-start your wellness regime.