Meet the coaches

Steve Pokorny
Steve Pokorny

Like many men, Steve Pokorny was exposed to pornography at a young age and struggled with pornography compulsion for many years before encountering freedom. In response to this transformation, Steve was inspired to Found Freedom Coaching in 2011.

"I really thought there was no hope at all, but by the grace of God I have been set free from the domination of lust – and free indeed, so much so, that I would rather die than lust. Because of this great gift, I’m making my life work to help other’s recover their God given-dignity and to assist them on their own journey of healing and wholeness."

Steve holds an MA in theology and a specialization in catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville, as well as an MTS from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies in Washington D.C. Steve is a Certified Life Coach from the Life Coach Training Institute. Author of "Redeemed Vision: Setting the Blind Freed from the Pornified Culture," Steve also is an internationally-known speaker, speaking with a wide variety of audiences on many topics (for a list, click here). He is married and lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.

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Chris Chen
Christopher Chen
Freedom Coach

Looking for greater purpose in life while staying true with his Catholic Faith, Christopher was introduced to Freedom Coaching  Founder Steve Pokorny through a divinely-inspired encounter via Instagram. Both professionally and personally, Christopher desires are to incorporate his entire life towards the Catholic Faith.

Like most young men growing up, the exposure and temptations were all around him in our pornified culture, with pornography being readily accessible through the internet. Having been single for a large part of his life and spending most of those years trying to pursue women, Christopher understands how these broken pursuits can lead into a deep and dark path full of lust, longing, and loneliness. He has been transformed by Jesus Christ, and wants to share this liberating freedom to with all people.

Redemption and freedom from pornography are not only possible, but very real through the power of the Holy Spirit. Just like with dealing with any other compulsion, one must not only be willing to receive God's grace, but respond to that grace. I never thought I could live without an attraction to pornography. Yet  once I began living in freedom, I knew the my years of struggle were well worth it. I assure you that this is possible for you as well, if you would only open yourself to this gift."

Christopher’s professional background includes obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership and worked extensively as a customer service and sales representative. He is a Certified Life Coach from the Life Coach Training Institute. Christopher is an active 4th Degree Sir Knight with the Knights of Columbus in the BC/Yukon jurisdiction and is also part of the Anti-Human Trafficking Committee with the Archdiocese of Vancouver. He is married and lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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Leah Johanni Freedom Coaching
Leah Johanni
Freedom Coach

Seeing the impact of a lack of understanding the beauty of human sexuality and true intimacy, both personally and in the culture today, with the destruction of human dignity, marriages, and family life, Leah Johanni was inspired to strive even more to live the call for authentic Catholic womanhood and to fight back against the evils of the pornified culture.  By God's Divine Providence, she was introduced to Freedom Coaching’s Founder, Steve Pokorny, which started a conversation that matched the vision to bring true freedom and the reality of the beauty of human sexuality to both men and especially women who are caught in the entanglements of lust of our current culture.

Through my own journey, God has blessed me with the gift of being able to know the depth of His love and the true freedom that comes when we see ourselves and others as Christ sees us.  That is why I desire to help others who are on the same path, ever striving for the same freedom, love, and completeness that can be found in the redeeming love of Christ."

Leah holds an MA in theology with specialization in Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family from Ave Maria University.  She has shared the truth of the redeeming love of Christ and human sexuality in different facets with youth, adults and married couples.  Leah is a Certified Life Coach from the Life Coach Training Institute. She currently resides in Ohio.

Steve Motyl
Steve Motyl
Freedom Coach

Porn is the real pandemic of our time. So, if you (or someone you love) have experienced the crippling chains of pornography, you are far from alone. Steve wants you to be free and absolutely knows Freedom Coaching can help you achieve it. He understands how blinding our pornified culture can be, but he also knows how stunning the view is at the summit of true sexual freedom and would love to help you get there.

Life is beautiful, but porn compulsion makes it a hot mess. The great news is that real freedom is possible and available. Freedom Coaching provides a safe, objective, intentional space for you to invite God to heal, redeem, and set you free to move forward transforming your life and enriching the world around you. I would be honored and humbled to journey with you as your coach.”

As a Certified Professional Life Coach, and with fatherly encouragement, authentic compassion, and honest prayer, Steve helps his clients get beyond mere coping mechanisms to real freedom. He firmly believes that Freedom Coaching is the answer many have been looking for, because he’s seen it transform his clients and their marriages. His genuine love of personal freedom and sincere heart for others combined with his tremendous professional experience: 12+ years mentoring single and married young adults; 6+ years preparing thousands of couples for marriage; 15+ years as a parish youth minister, as well as his rich personal experience: losing his dad at a young age; 30+ years of marriage; 28+ years parenting, makes him a seasoned coach to guide you through this incredible program to the freedom you long for.

Steve lives in the Amish countryside of southeast Pennsylvania with his wife, children, dog, barn cats, and chickens. He wants to know if you’re ready to claim your freedom.

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Chris Ricketts
Chris Ricketts
Freedom Coach

Chris was first exposed to pornography at a very young age, immediately laying the groundwork for a compulsion that lasted over 20 years. Chris' road to freedom led through the darkness of near demonic possession, years of therapy, and finally freedom through this amazing program.

"Where I am now is not a testament to anything that I have done, or any kind of merit of my own. Rather, it is all brought about by God, who reveals His glory through us. He truly sets the captives free."

Chris holds a bachelor's in theology, is very involved in liturgical music, and is dedicated to helping others walk the path towards freedom. This is the true pandemic that is destroying our society. Chris lives in Cross Junction, Virginia, with his family.

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Saul De Alba
Freedom Coach

Seeking to share his faith in every aspect of his life, personally and profesionally, by God’s Providence Saul met Freedom Coaching Founder Steve Pokorny through a friend in common and was invited to join the Freedom Coaching team as an English and Spanish certified Freedom Coach. 

He realizes the need for society to learn what love means in a Catholic sense in order for people to be happy and build healthy relationships: 

Nowadays people rely heavily on feelings when they make decisions, but at the same time, are emotionally uneducated. This results in many who fall in the trap of pornography because they do not know how to handle their emotions and have frail wills, leaving them vulnerable to whatever they are exposed. It is by Jesus’ example and grace that we can discover how to love, understand who we are, and attain the fulfillment of our lives. Jesus Christ has come to set us free.

Saul holds a bachelor’s in Family Sciences from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies in Guadalajara. He is currently seeking a diploma on Psychology and Spiritual Theology from the Unicervantes University. Saul is a Certified Life Coach from the Life Coach Training Institute. He has shared the faith through retreats in Mexico and Italy. Saul currently lives in Corinth, Texas.

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