Our Facilitators

Kai Ashby, PhD   

Dr. Nkaimani "Kai" Aashtha Ashby, is the founder & Executive Director of Chastity House-Center for the Healing Arts.  Dr. Kai has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary and Bible College in the study of Psychology, Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Community Counseling with a concentration in life coaching, prevention, and addiction counseling from Newburgh Theological Seminary and Bible College, as well as EQUIP Leadership Certification from Ohio Christian University. Dr. Kai is licensed and certified through the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Counselors and Therapists.  She completed her dissertation on a woman's position with man, marriage, children, church, and the community.  She is a counselor in private practice specializing in prevention. Dr. Kai has been counseling and coaching for more than 20 years, offering both traditional and spiritual counseling.

         The Center for the Healing Arts is created to present a relaxing and therapeutic atmosphere nestled in a business-residential community. She states, "Our intentions are to keep you feeling at home, surrounded by people who listen to you and will nurture you as a person."

          As the former host of Life Coaching Today on Atlanta's WAEC Radio Love860, she is currently the co-host of GoodTalk Radio.

          She is a member of several counseling and writers associations. Her disciplines include abstinence education and prevention, anger and stress management, grief counseling, adolescent counseling, motivational speaking, life coping, and behavior modification coaching. Dr. Kai is recognized as a skillful and caring counselor, a masterful speaker, and workshop leader.

           In 1994, Dr. Kai founded the Junior Upward Mobility Program (JUMP) which later in 1995 became Operation J.U.M.P. (Just Using My Power), whose mission is to educate, empower, and provide valuable health information to teens and their families, and to enlighten teens that for every decision made, there is a consequence--whether good or bad--detrimental or beneficial.  She has dedicated her life to empowering teenage girls with life-saving knowledge.

           "God has given me a passion for teen girls and a desire to help and encourage our young women through life's challenges.  I believe that better informed youth tend to make better decisions about their lives," Dr. Kai states.

            She is the prolific author of children, teen and adult Christian fiction and non-fiction titles. She continues her pursuit of knowledge in Ancient Egyptian Studies and completing a second PhD in African-American Studies. She is currently working on a nonfiction book entitled, "Death: The Price of Freedom."

Chris Scott, M.A., MCLC

Chris Scott is the founder and president of Trinity Performing Arts Academy.  TPAA works with children, youth and adults who have a desire to learn the art of theater, film, and stage acting and learning how to communicate more effectively in their future endeavors.  Ms. Scott is credited with writing, producing, and directing several plays, as well as producing and directing stage plays such as, A Raisin in the Sun, Livgin’ Fat, A Soldier’s Play (stage play of A Soldier’s Story), including co-producing the made-for-theater movie, “Making Moves,” which premieres on October 13, 2016 at the Regal Cinemas in McDonough, Georgia.  She has toured numerous cities and participated in the DC Black Theater Festival and Atlanta Black Theater Festival during her 35 years in theater. As an Acting Coach and motivational speaker, Chris Scott is the Executive Producer of SoReal Productions, where she direct stage plays.


A native of Port of Spain, Trinidad, her parents migrated the family to Queens, New York where she graduated from High School and attended The City University of New York in Harlem, studying Theatrical Arts.


In 2015 she was named and awarded as one of Atlanta's most Aspiring Women by the Atlanta Dream WNBA Team. 

For over 10 years, Chris has trained Ministry Consultants to help guide individuals to setting goals, identifying problems, assessing situations, achieving expectations and following up on tasks to serve in Ministry.  A Licensed and Ordained Minister and a Master Certified Life Coach, she is currently enrolled in studies at Ohio Christian University working towards a second Masters in Global Studies. This study of concentration has afforded her the opportunity to assist her church as the Global Missions Ministry Leader.

Chris Scott has been the President/CEO of Caribbean Association of Georgia (CAG) for 3 years. Under her leadership, CAG has continued to feed the hungry at various homeless shelters in Atlanta, clothe the homeless, feed the soldiers at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, USO, provide scholarships to High School students of Caribbean descent, partner with Life South Blood Centers to educate the Caribbean Community on the importance of giving blood, partnered with several Faith Based organizations to share Caribbean Praise and Worship Caribbean style, lead several major festivals and much more.  Under her leadership, CAG has received two proclamations as an organization that has made an enormous impact in the community.  As leader of CAG, she promotes the statement that CAG is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of society's most vulnerable, by providing necessary services to the Georgia and Caribbean community. Chris is committed to also playing a catalytic role in educating, enlightening, empowering, encouraging, inspiring, and informing others through this platform.

She spent five years as a radio personality and co-producer of The Caribbean Connection Radio Show in South Florida, making a difference in the lives of many. Chris has been the Henry County President Section leader of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), based in Washington, DC.

Ms. Scott has spent 15 years in a career as a Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Specialist and in Payroll Benefits and had the opportunity to offer employment opportunities to over 5000 job seekers in the South Florida.  She is married to her wonderful husband of 28 years and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren and thanks God for her amazing family.  She is also a Licensed Georgia Real Estate Broker and is currently in the process of writing her first book due to release at Thanksgiving, 2016. She has appeared on Fox 5 Atlanta, CBS 46 Atlanta Get Plugged In and several radio stations.


Lead Life Coach Facilitator

Ahisha Nichole Hood, B.A.S., CLC

Ahisha Nichole Hood, an Atlanta, Georgia native, is the epitome of the well-known cliché: “Southern Hospitality.” Often described by others as being both polite and friendly, this agent is also hard-working and dedicated. After completing an A.A.S degree in Marketing Management, with honors, from Atlanta Technical College, Ahisha proceeded to Clayton State University where she has earned a B.A.S. degree in Organizational Leadership, all while maintaining an institutional G.P.A. of 4.0. As the recipient of multiple scholarships and a member of multiple honor societies, it is evident that Ahisha holds herself to a standard of excellence. Ahisha is a certified life coach and life coaching training instructor under the supervision of Dr. Kai Ashby. She continues her graduate studies in an MBA program with a concentration in Marketing.

          This same commitment to success is exhibited in her professional life, as well. With over 10 years of experience in the customer service industry, Ahisha has acquired a heart and passion for assisting and serving others. She effectively accomplishes this by truly hearing the needs of her clients, and working diligently on their behalves to achieve desirable results.
          In her leisure time, Ahisha enjoys creating memories with loved ones, reading inspirational books, traveling, and cultivating her skills to further pursue her dreams. Grateful to be a part of such a wonderful team, part of that dream entails assuring client satisfaction.
          My Big Why: “Nothing makes me happier than helping others to realize and accomplish their dreams-- whether that means accomplishing the dream of home-ownership, or the dream of financial freedom--making others happy truly makes me happy.”


Pamela U. Owunta, MSW, CLC

Pamela Owunta is the Founder and CEO of the Perfect Formula Group, a consulting firm geared towards helping nonprofit organizations succeed by improving their organizational sustainability.  Armed with a passion for helping others showcase their best self, Pamela is a Masters Level Social Worker & Certified Life Coach who strives to enhance the lives of every individual she encounters. One of her mottos is to never give up.


In 2009, Pamela received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child, Family and Social Services from Nicholls St. University in Thibodaux, LA. After attaining her degree, she relocated to Georgia to attend the University of Georgia, where she received a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Community Empowerment and Program Development, along with a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management.


Pamela truly enjoys her career and often refers to her love for people as the driving force behind her success.  She is a true catalyst of change that has created life-changing programs, secured millions of fundraising dollars and facilitated thought-provoking workshops for multiple nonprofit organizations which include: the Ryan Cameron Foundation, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation, the National MS Society, Gwinnett Country Government, and the Clayton County Board of Health. Working with such an extensive range of organizations has enhanced Pamela’s knowledge within the nonprofit sector which in return has mobilized her to help her clients thrive within the industry.


In 2015, Pamela received her Certified Life Coaching Diploma from the Center for the Healing Arts in McDonough, GA. She is presently preparing to obtain her 2nd Masters in Business Administration (concentration in Marketing) with hopes of pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy soon after. A lifelong learner with a determined soul and fearless spirit, Pamela continues to discover new ways to maximize her presence in society. Recently, she launched a new business venture: The Branding Bombshell, an organization dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs create a strong brand presence for their personal and business brands.


Through her new organization, Pamela helps women entrepreneurs create state of the art brand identities; as well as help women entrepreneurs’ connect to the right resources that will in return help their businesses grow and succeed. By choosing the Branding Bombshell, companies can go from ‘basic’ to ‘breathtaking.’ Pamela’s expertise and inspiration for business will help you discover the magic spark that separates your brand image from many others.


Currently, Pamela serves as an Adjunct Professor with Brown Mackie College and is also the Team Development Manager for the National MS Society. In her spare time, she travels, writes and mentors young teenagers and women. Pamela has been invited as a keynote speaker to several groups, with a specialty for young women who want to pursue business. She is a proud member of the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council of Volunteer Administrations of Metro Atlanta (COVA).Equipped with a strong work ethic, positive personality, and the ability to cultivate strong relationships, Pamela continues to grow and shine in the Atlanta community as a leader.  


Clarissa Taylor, M.A., CLC

Clarissa Taylor, a business entrepreneur and the founder of the teaching ministry, “Courageous Women Witnessing” (CWW). She has earned a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Luther Rice University Seminary, a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Ashford University, and an Associate’s Degree from Shorter College where she studied Business Management. Clarissa obtained her certification as a Life Coach at the Atlanta Life Coach Training Institute.
          In addition to becoming a Business Coach and Women Empowerment Coach, Ms. Taylor is the founder of the acclaimed commission, “My Bags,” a certified life coaching ministry dedicated to divorced women. She has always taken an interest in empowering women and has settled herself around individuals who manifest strength and courage, coupled with positive thinking. Furthermore, she founded the company, Taylym Bankruptcy Petitioner Preparers, a bankruptcy service offering financial freedom where she hopes to help make a difference in the lives of others in finance, career, and divorce. She credits her experience as a Group Coordinator for the United States Bankruptcy Courts, Northern District of Georgia, where she trained the best Customer Service Representatives in the city while building relationships with Attorneys, Debtors and Judges.
          Ms. Taylor also served the Georgia Department of Labor as an Office Supervisor and later advanced to Administrative Hearing Officer Prep Tech which allowed her to create, develop and implement in-service and leadership workshops.   
          She has a passion for women who struggle through divorce or separation from a marital commitment. Her goal is to empower those who seek the answers to life, laughter, and self-love.
          She is the author of Courageously Defined--In The Beginning It Was Not So, and Time for a Coach Up, as well as two workbooks designed for workshop coaching and leadership classes. In her spare time she enjoys writing and social blogging. 

Linda King, M.A., CLC

Linda King, M.A., CLC has over 25 years in the training and development field.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Development and a Master's in Organizational Communication and Development.  She also served as adjunct professor with Shorter College.
       In 2008, Linda began her dynasty. She is the founder and CEO of Perfecting You Enterprise, LLC. Her clients include Kaiser Permanente, Yum! Brands, Novelis, McKesson, AT&T, Southern Company, Grant Associates, and others, just to name a few.
       As a facilitator, workshop leader, motivator, and life coach, Linda is an identity expert!  She helps people who feel frustrated, stuck and confused see who they are, confront where they are and accept who they've been called to be by Re-discovering their true identity.
       Having going through and come out of her own "identity crisis," Linda knows first hand what it takes to navigate the journey of Re-Discovering not just how "great you are" but finding out what keeps you from being great!
       "Corporate America afforded me the opportunity to perfect my craft as a professional facilitator, workshop leader, and identity expert. But discovering my True Identity has given me the opportunity to perfect my calling," Linda states.
       Linda King is engaging, personable, enthusiastic, interactive, passionate, motivating, and a compelling facilitator.  Her vision is to help individuals Re-Discover their ability to maximize where they are, personally, professionally and spiritually, by knowing who they are.
      "We spend so much of our life aligning who we are with what we do, that we end up knowing more about our profession than we know about ourselves!" says Linda.  She is the author of, Re-Discover Your True Identity!

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The Georgia Certified Life Coaching Academy thanks you for your continued support. Your past donations to Chastity House have helped us forge ahead while continuing to provide outreach and advocacy for our youth.

We strongly urge everyone visiting this website to donate $10.00, but whatever you can give from your hearts will be greatly appreciated and accepted.  To donate, go to www.chastityhouse.org.

The team of the GCLCA and Chastity House members would like to thank you and look forward to you receiving your Life Coaching Certification and Continuing Education.

With truest regards,

Kai Ashby, PhD

CEO / Founder


Chris Scott, M.A., MCLC

Adjunct Professor/Facilitator


Ahisha N. Hood, B.A.S., CLC

Life Coach Instructor

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