Our Coach Trainers

 Beverly Buncher is a Speaker, Family Recovery Life Coach, and Life Coach Trainer. She is the creator of the popular Be A Loving Mirror™ (BALM) Family Recovery Method. Recently dubbed “The Leading Family Recovery Coach in the Nation”, Bev is the go-to person for families looking to get their lives back while still helping their addicts get and stay in recovery. She’s combined her 35 years of self-development, 31 years in Alanon, 25 years as an educator, and seven years as a Professional Family Recovery Life Coach to create a package that will make a real difference in  families’ lives.

Bev owns FRR, where she and her instructional team educate families and  train future and experienced life coaches to work with families through the BALM Institute.

In addition to The BALM Curriculum and many articles and blogs, Bev is the author two e-books you can find on this site as well as a forthcoming book  Fast Track to Recovery: The Be A Loving Mirror Path to Family Recovery. Her credentials include being internationally recognized as a Professional Certified Coach by the ICF (International Coach Federation), as a Master Recovery Life Coach (MRLC) by Recovery Coaches International, as a Certified BALM Family Recovery Life Coach (CBC) through the BALM Institute, and as a Certified True Purpose Coach through the True Purpose Institute. She earned her MA in Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh.

A former teacher and school principal, Bev is married to Alan and has a step son, a daughter, and a two-year-old granddaughter who she loves building castles with and singing to sleep at night.


Fran Fisher, Master Certified Coach (MCC), is a visionary leader, international speaker, and published author. She specializes in providing training and mentoring for coaches, and coaching services for entrepreneurs, executives, and collaborative teams.

She is the recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 by the ICF Chapter Washington State, and recognized internationally as one of the pioneers and champions for coaching. Fran served as a, Executive Board member, International Coach Federation (ICF), and responsible for developing the Credentialing Programs for aspiring coaches and training schools. Fran was the first Executive Director of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, ACTO.  She is currently serving as an ICF Credentialing Assessor.

Fran’s passion is helping people liberate their authentic power and manifest their highest visions. She specializes in facilitating a transformational approach for blending the art of visioning with the structure of planning and intuitive listening to empower her clients for greater success and fulfillment.

In 1991, Fran founded the Living Your Visionâ (LYV) process for empowering individuals in transforming their visions into reality. In 1997, Fran founded the Academy for Coach Training, one of the first International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited schools.  In 2005, shifting her focus to private practice, and more writing and speaking, Fran sold the ACT and LYV businesses and their associated trademarks to I & AM, LLC dba inviteCHANGE.

Fran is author of:

Assessment certifications include: Tilt 365, Learning in Action (EQ), Dependable Strengths, and Core Values Index (CVI).

Fran lives in Bellevue, Washington, USA.  In her leisure time, she enjoys ballroom dancing, long walks on ocean beaches, and hiking Pacific Northwest trails.