Master’s Program for Women Leadership Coach
Izabella was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she studied Industrial Design at the Universidade da Cidade. In 1990 she had the exciting opportunity to come Houston to study English where she would unexpectedly meet her husband Mike! Mike and Izabella have been married since 1992 and have two amazing sons: Christopher, 20, who is in college and Michael, 12, whom she proudly homeschools.
Izabella started at the family’s owned waste services business and eventually became the Vice-President where she worked closely with her husband and family for over 15 years. When Christopher was 5 years old she heard The Lord calling her to Him and to the Church. She was then saved and since that day, has been an avid student of His word. After taking Teaching Methods classes at The College of Biblical Studies, Izabella discovered a passion for teaching bible studies to women.
When closing the family company in 2010, Izabella decided to focus on homeschooling Michael full time. It has since been a blessed journey where they have grown very close to one another and developed many common interests like horsemanship and arts. Once they settled on a system that was working well, almost three years ago, she once again felt The Lord calling her: it was time to expand her circle of influence for Him, so they joined SHIELD, a Christian Homeschool Co-op. About the same time, in a unplanned get together, Izabella’s prayer for direction was answered when she was invited to join The Master’s Program for Women. Understanding her calling to be serving her community, she thought it would be a good fit to seek service as a board member where she could truly get closely involved. She opened her eyes for opportunities and two days later when Izabella was invited to be part of the Board of Directors for the Homeschool Co-op she promptly accepted and also began serving as the Devotional Leader for the group.
Having teaching as her Spiritual Gift, Izabella started longing to teach The Master’s Program for Women and was ecstatic when the opportunity presented itself!