Focus C3 provides counseling, coaching and consulting services that help individuals, companies, and groups progress forward.  Amanda Hebner, MS, PLMHP, BCC, is a state licensed clinical counselor and a Board Certified Coach for Focus C3.

Tell us a little about your profession. – As a licensed therapist, I work with anyone who is struggling with anything that is keeping them from progressing forward or handling situations in their daily life.  No issue is too big or too small.  Others may not find that they are struggling with issues but yet still have not reached the place in life they want to be.  That is where my training and certification as Board Certified Coach comes in.  I can help people realize their potential and a path of how to get there.  I also serve as an accountability partner, sounding board and celebration partner.  In addition I provide specialized programs for individuals and companies such as coaching for ADHD/ADD, smoking cessations groups, group coaching and stress management evaluations, training and groups.

How did you get started in the business? – After owning my own business for many years, I was looking for a new career direction and remembered a business coach I had once been involved with.  I decided because I liked business and helping others I would study to become a certified coach.  After coaching for a little while, I realized that some of my clients need a little more than coaching and decided to pursue my Masters in Clinical Counseling in order to expand my ability to help others.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – The biggest challenge I and others in my field have is getting people to understand that asking for help is not a sign of weakness but instead a sign of strength.  Many people think that others will either look down on them if they seek out our services, or that they should be able to handle things on their own.  Others do not think that they can afford my services, but the exact opposite is true.  In many instances my services will actually pay for themselves, if not directly, indirectly in quality of life, length of life, job performance, or lack of other medical bills that they could incur otherwise.

Tell me a little about your family.  – My family consists of my husband, three kids and a dog.  All of my family members, except me, have the privilege of being ADHD/ADD, so I have come to appreciate and respect the qualities and challenges of ADHD/ADD.  They each have taught me so much, including the dog.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – My favorite thing to do is spend the day with my husband.  Our life is very consumed with work and kid’s activities so when I get a chance to do something with him only, I cherish it.

What are you the most proud of? – My children.  They have learned to live through some difficult things and yet they have always managed to come out on top.  They inspire me each day to be a better person.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – I am actually a very good seamstress but I rarely get time to use it.  As a child my grandmother taught me to sew and make clothes without patterns.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Generous

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – By phone at (402) 321-0016, by email at, or visit