pursuing a life of Joy, peace + PurposE

Hi! I wish we could have this conversation in person and you could reciprocate, but since that's not possible right now, here I am!

My Swee Fam   Photo Cred: Dodge Creative

My Swee Fam

Photo Cred: Dodge Creative

My full name is Jodie Kathleen Yowell Swee, but I go by Jodie Swee because it's easier to say :) I've been a life coach and motivational speaker in various settings for almost 20 years, and it's my jam.

I'm a happy-hearted, book-loving, pop culture junkie who loves Jesus, my family, and Diet Coke. I went on my first date with my husband because he drove a motorcycle. I have two daughters I gave birth to, and a few that I love like I did.

Some of my YL girls

Some of my YL girls

I wrestle with words to force them to explain what's in my heart. I have the diet of an 11-year-old. (I'm not exaggerating! I don't like veggies, and pb&j is all I need to survive.) I'm a fierce hugger and a girl who likes to laugh. I live my life honestly and fight for others to do the same as I believe that is where God is most easily able to meet us.

Because silly characters make everything more fun :)

Because silly characters make everything more fun :)

I spent the first 17 years of my career working for a non-profit outreach ministry called Young Life. During those years, I learned that deep and meaningful relationships are intentionally created. I believe that it is through these relationships that we discover our true selves. These relationships of value require honest conversations about real life with no judgements. It also requires a whole lot of fun and shared experiences.

In 2016, I founded Live Idlewild to help adults discover the life of joy, peace, and purpose through life coaching, retreat events, and speaking.

In 2019, after six years of personal practice, I got my certification in Yoga instruction and added that to the mix.

Yoga Love   Photo Cred: Dodge Creative

Yoga Love

Photo Cred: Dodge Creative

Now I smush my 20 years of experience, my gifts, and skills together into this thing called Live Idlewild to curate personalized space and events for people to discover the life they long for and the relationships they need to support them.

Now it’s your turn! Are you interested in learning more about how life coaching or an event with me might help you become the person you want to be? Don't overthink it! Reach out to me today!

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