Jill Lang, better known as Coach Jilly, is a Certified Big Leap Coach, an author, a speaker,  a teacher, an EFT (emotionally focused therapy) practitioner, a self-love ambassador, and hypnotherapist in training. Learn more about the life of Coach Jilly in episode 58 of The Path to Authenticity.


If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

War & Peace


Where were you born?

Lakewood, New Jersey

Where is the place you call home?

Charlotte, North Carolina


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher

What is your profession?

Life, Love & Relationship Coach (ultimately, a teacher)

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?

Race car driver


What is your favorite quote?

Don’t look for love, it lives inside you. You are love.


What is your preferred form of creative expression?

the written word… and also dancing wherever the mood strikes me

What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?

Movie: Elf, Song: Don’t think I could pick one; Work of art: my children


Who do you admire most?

I’ve always struggled to answer this question because I grew up without mentors… I most admire the underdog, the person who has chosen to rise from the ashes.


Over the course of your life, what is an issue with which you have repeatedly struggled?

Tuning-in to the feelings of others before my own


In childhood, who was your celebrity crush? 

  1. Thomas Howell, a.k.a. Ponyboy


What historical figure would you most like to meet?

Rosa Parks


What natural gift or ability would you most like to possess?

time travel

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

raising two beautiful, smart, healthy children

What quality do you admire most in a person?

open-heartedness (if that’s a word)

What is something you would like to learn about?

I would like to learn more about how to work on cars and motorcycles.


What do you wish more people knew about you?

I strive to be above average or out of the ordinary in most areas of my life.


What is your idea of success?

I like the way Earl Nightengale says it. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” My definition: Success is living a life you truly love.


What would you like people to say about you when you’re gone?

Life was better with her around.