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About Us


We are Mandy B. Anderson and Raychel Chumley and we are the Co-Founders of Big Blue Couch® Coaching. We are Authors, Speakers, Life Coaches, and Best Friends for over 20 years! We started Big Blue Couch® Coaching in the Spring of 2014. We have authored & co-authored many books, Bible studies, and guided journals together as well! You can find all of our products in our online Bookstore or contact us to schedule a private shopping spree in our downtown Bismarck coaching studio!

Our Mission:

Big Blue Couch® Coaching, LLC is a life coaching company focused on empowering women to live beautifully whole... inside and out! The Big Blue Couch® is a place to run to when life happens. It's a place to laugh, cry, grow, and bond with your best friends when life gets too hard. The Big Blue Couch® is a place to escape and just be. It's a place to no longer feel alone; and, a safe place to sort out your darkest emotions, your deepest questions, and begin to dream again. The Big Blue Couch® is and always will be, a special piece of furniture that symbolizes brokenness, friendship, strength, and God’s restoration. It’s more than a couch; it’s our mission! (And, yes, the couch was real!) Click here for page 1 of our downloadable rack card. Click here for page 2 of our downloadable rack card.

Our Content:

We want to help you live beautifully whole in every area of your life! Our goal is to combine faith, real-life experiences, and humor to create insightful, relevant content that you can use in every area of your life! To help us accomplish that we publish blog posts and podcast shows on various topics on Life, Faith, and Business. Here's a helpful breakdown of the kind of content you can find! The "Life" Category equips you to be more intentional and purposeful about personal growth in all areas of your life: mind, body & spirit. You will also find content to help you communicate better and build positive and healthy relationships with your friends, family, children, and significant other. Examples include:
  • Life with CF
  • Goal planning
  • Health & Wellness
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage and Parenting
  • Healthy Friendships
  • Life after Divorce
The "Faith" Category will equip you to be more courageous, confident, and build your faith. They will challenge your negative beliefs and mindsets and equip you to heal from abusive relationships and hurtful circumstances. Examples include:
  • Beliefs & Mindset
  • Fear and self-sabotage
  • Self-pity and doubt
  • Healing from abusive relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Faith and Gratitude
  • Confidence & Body Image
The "Business" Category will equip you to be more steadfast in building your business, rocking your day job, and effectively leading those you have influence over. We will help you stick with it, identify pitfalls, and not give up. Examples include:
  • Perfectionism and pride
  • Leadership development
  • Financial Freedom
  • Life & Work Balance
  • Women in Technology & Business
  • Passion and purpose

Meet Our Team:

Mandy B. Anderson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Big Blue Couch® Coaching, LLC. Born with Cystic Fibrosis, Mandy has walked the road of an Overcomer her entire life. She has the gift of encouragement, is an innovative business woman with a knack for product development, and a genuinely positive person. Mandy specializes in coaching women who want to overcome negative mindsets, turn their dreams into reality, and grow a deeper faith. She is the author and co-author of many books, Bible studies, and guided journals. Mandy lives in North Dakota with her husband, Nate.

Raychel Chumley is the Co-Founder and President of Big Blue Couch® Coaching, LLC. She is funny, wise, and tells it like it is. Raychel is a gifted teacher who helps women recognize and change unhealthy behaviors in unique ways. She specializes in coaching women to overcome self-sabotage in their personal and business lives; and, to heal from past hurts and toxic relationships so they can find joy and dream again. Raychel is the author and co-author of many books, Bible studies, and guided journals. She rocks the single mom life in North Dakota with her 3 children and fur-baby, Bela.

Nate Anderson is our Business Manager and one of the Men in the Den who takes on all the tasks that the girls on the big blue couch don’t like doing! He brings many creative ideas to the table with his entrepreneurial passion and mindset. He currently works full-time for Tricorne Audio, Inc. in Bismarck ND. He is married to Mandy, and is one of the founding owners of Big Blue Couch® Coaching.

Teresa Pierson is a Big Blue Couch® Coaching enthusiast, Customer Service Liaison, PR Director, and Personal assistant. In 2016, she debuted Beautiful Wholeness™ “On the Road” in Carrington, N.D. The Big Blue Couch® has powerfully changed her life, and she is committed to helping others discover the tools tucked in its cushions! Teresa delights in her marriage, motherhood, teaching, and basking in the blessings of rural North Dakota.

Lance Moericke is a guest blogger and one of the “Men in the Den” at Big Blue Couch® Coaching. He helps with shipping, financials, and various tasks around the couch. When he is not helping at his big sister's company, Lance works at the local movie theater & runs an online store on eBay. Lance is married to Miss Maddie. He lives in ND and has one daughter.

Madison Moericke (Miss Maddie) is an LPN, Writer, and Guest Blogger for Big Blue Couch© Coaching. She currently holds the honorable title of “Keeper of the Couch,” and helps with every event she can! Miss Maddie is Mandy & Raychel’s BFF and she loves coffee, Taylor Swift, and calls herself a true Hufflepuff. She lives in Bismarck with her husband and daughter.

Joette Knapp is one of the Spiritual Momma's to the Big Blue Couch® Coaching Team. She enjoys using her life experiences and deep faith to encourage others. She is "retired" from coaching these days; but, enjoys guest blogging and being a part of every event she can. Joette works in the kitchen of a local grade school and lives in ND with her husband, Allen.

Our Core Values

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” ~1 Peter 4:10, NLT

Honor People.

We exist to help people on the journey to becoming beautifully whole inside and out. We have walked this road ourselves and know first-hand how it feels. Therefore, we promise to honor people in their journey, build them up, and never tear them down. When tough love is needed to help people grow, we will share it in an honorable way. When conflict arises, as it will, we will resolve it with honor.

Ask God.

We are a faith-based company. We know that without God’s hand upon us, we can accomplish nothing. No Thing! So, we choose to invite God into our business, ASK Him for guidance and favor, and always point to Him! We seek to honor other people in their beliefs and not to denigrate or force our views on other people but to love them where they are at.

Lead With Excellence.

We promise to celebrate the sprouts and remain teachable as we grow. To do this we must remain humble and let go of pride, self-pity, and perfectionism so we can work with a spirit of excellence no matter how big or small the assignment. We recognize that leading with excellence requires the ability to always learn from our mistakes so we can rise up as the leaders we are called to be.