About Us


The purpose of More in You Coaching is to facilitate holistic transformation by providing practical resources and support to help young people live a purpose-driven life.

Vision Statement

The vision of More in You Coaching is to help others look beyond their reality and into their future.  Furthermore, for people to see themselves at their best. It is our hope for youth to have a healthy self-esteem, and a high level of confidence. More in You Coaching desires to create a community of people who are committed to being a part of an inspirational youth movement of personal growth and development.

Mission Statement

The mission of More in You Coaching is to motivate, encourage, and inspire young people to achieve their academic and career goals despite obstacles using a holistic approach.

Detra D. Carter

Detra is a certified life coach, author, and educator. She is also the owner of More in You Coaching, a social enterprise dedicated to helping youth reach their potential using a holistic approach. Detra has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education. She received a life coaching diploma and a Christian life coaching certification from New Life Coach, Inc. In addition, she has obtained a life coaching certification from University of NLP. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at Capella University in the human services program with a specialization in non-profit management and leadership.

Throughout the years, Detra has gained experience in the field of human services and education. She has incorporated her experience as an educator and facilitator into her coaching work, which assists people with stress management, problem solving, decision making, goal setting, vocational rehabilitation, career readiness, and confidence building. Throughout her career, Detra has developed a passion for helping people with challenging circumstances achieve goals despite obstacles through spiritual and personal development education, life coaching, career coaching, and career advising.

She grew up in Springfield, Ohio where she developed a hunger for helping people to discover their potential. Due to her own struggles with low self-esteem and a lack of confidence, she became determined to help others discover their worth. Throughout her own process of growth and development, Detra learned how to overcome obstacles such as being a teenage mother that led to a challenging marriage which ended in divorce. Nonetheless, the grief from her obstacles led her to God, who defined her purpose to help others through their process of growth and development. Because of her own personal struggles and revelation from God, Detra believes that there is unlimited potential in each and every person on earth.

Detra is passionate about sharing her life experiences with others through writing. Over the years, she has co-founded a church newsletter and assisted with the launch of church magazine. In 2009, she became an expert exine writer for the articles, “7 Ways to Success,” and “Believe in Yourself.” As a Relationship Advice Examiner she published, “7 Way to Get Over It,” “Loving with a Broken Heart,” 7 Principles of Love,” “What a Man Wants,” “Do You Know What You Want,” and “It’s More Than a Game.” She has self-published her first book, There’s More in You: How to Get Through It.