Dr. Don Gilbert

Dr. Don Gilbert


About Me

I established the New Life Counseling and Coaching facility in Iowa in 2002 after 17 years of pulpit speaking. Realizing a need for expert coaching services in the Des Moines area, I expanded my professional expertise by becoming certified through the John Maxwell Team, and have created a process of teaching practical ‘Principles for Living and Leadership’, that has helped countless others to live a life of passion and fulfillment. In my years as a pastor, licensed counselor, coach, author, and consultant, I have helped people overcome a wide range of obstacles. I am passionately committed to teaching you the skills you need to succeed in life.

I promise to invest in you personally, and together we will explore the negative behavioral and thought patterns that give rise to problems in your life, and develop lasting strategies for overcoming your specific issues. Through ‘Principles for Living’, I will teach you the skills to help advance your career, and strengthen your personal life.

I offer a unique blend of experience, education and practical ‘Principles for Living’, to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.  I believe that it  is possible for you to experience a sense of fulfillment.  Let me help you discover and develop your potential and passion for thriving not just surviving in life.

Contact me today if you’re ready to start working towards the life you want. Together, we can get you there.

Dr. Gilbert is an Amen Clinics Certified Brain Health Professional. Amen Clinics Certified Brain Health Professionals receive in-depth training on a multitude of conditions ranging from ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, memory issues, mood disorders, brain trauma, sleep disorders, weight issues, and so much more.

Linda Wilcox

Linda Wilcox

Dietitian & Wellness Coach

About Me

Growing up I always had an interest in health and wanted to do something that helped people.  Nutrition ended up being a good avenue to fulfill both desires.  I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics and have been helping people through food and nutrition ever since. My experience includes coaching individuals and families, and speaking to small and large groups to promote health and wellness through nutrition.

Through my own journey of “real life” I have discovered how important it is to care for the whole person in mind, body, spirit, and the courage it takes to take care of yourself on your own health and wellness journey. As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, I am passionate about helping people find health in all areas of their lives.  Using a balanced and personalized approach, I will meet people where they are and work to help them achieve their nutrition and wellness goals.

I look forward to connecting with you whether for an individual nutrition consultation or through a business or organization that would like to provide wellness opportunities for its members.  I can provide in-person or virtual programs and presentations tailored to specifically to meet your needs or those of your business or organization.

I love doing life with my family and friends, spending time outdoors, being active, reading a good book, cooking a healthy meal, and of course dark chocolate.

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Sarah Heimbruch

Marketing & Branding Consultant

About Me

After earning my bachelors in professional photography, I entered the business world to explore my passion for entrepreneurship and all things creative. After 11 years of successfully running my photography business in multiple cities and through multiple rebrands, I decided to join New Life Counseling as their part time social media manager. I soon discovered how deep my love for branding and marketing strategy went and I chose to complete the necessary coursework for a marketing certification. I now work full time as marketing manager. In my position I have had the opportunity to train others in branding and marketing strategies, teach interns, and help launch new business ventures.

My passion is creating order in what may feel chaotic or confusing at first. I do this by listening, organizing your thoughts, asking the right questions, and then helping you put the puzzle pieces together. Your brand is something you should love and feel proud of; its the face of your whole business. I look forward to inspiring and empowering you to create marketing that your customers will love, igniting real results for your business.

When not marketing, I enjoy experiencing life with my husband and three children: riding bikes, watching movies, reading, woodworking, baking, and doing just about anything artistic or creative. I also still operate my photography business part time.