Meet Your Coaches

J4Jerome McCarthy is a critically acclaimed author, coach, entrepreneur, and IT professional. As the founder of The Real Life Series Publishing Company, Jerome strives to provide reading and multimedia material to encourage and bless the lives of others. He has a B.S. in e-Marketing from Franklin University, and his Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He has been a volunteer youth football and basketball coach since 2008. He is NYSCA certified through the National Alliance for Youth Sports. He has coached both recreation and select levels for various sport clubs. Under his coaching, many young people have developed a new found love of sports, in particular the game of basketball, and a desire to continue to play. His goal is to assist youth of all ages in increasing their sport IQ while simultaneously building their character and developing their life skills. He currently resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area with his wife and their seven children.


005Marla McCarthy is a published author, life and relationship coach, inspirational speaker, and entrepreneur,  She has a B.S. in Exercise Science/Education from The Ohio State University. She is also a youth sport coach and fitness coordinator, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (CPT), and Weight Loss Specialist (WLS). Marla has appeared on various radio shows as a speaker, panelist, coach, and consultant. With her additional background in health communication and health care administration/healthcare management studies, she is an asset in a range of careers or areas of the health care industry including clinical care, public relations, marketing, health care administration, education, community outreach, crisis management, patient advocacy, and more. She has a unique ability to coach others through whatever situation they are facing, and is well able to investigate issues and propose workable solutions.

As the founder of Lighted Path Coaching, she is excited and passionate about working with individuals who desire to experience successful, fulfilling lives, and be effective at what they do. Her drive and commitment to helping others achieve their goals and dreams drew her to coaching. It is her desire to assist others in obtaining the wisdom, knowledge, and strength they need to break what seem to be limiting factors and boundaries off of their lives. She works with others to transform their obstacles into opportunities, gain perspective and clarity about their life journey, and create the existence they desire. As co-owner of The Real Life Series Publishing Company,LLC., she is dedicated to producing uplifting, inspiring books and other materials. She has a passion for helping others live a life of total health, love, peace, joy, and personal empowerment. She currently resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area with her husband and their seven children.

Check out available books and resources by Jerome and Marla McCarthy on,, and

Create The Life You Want Now: Quarterly Goal Journal By Marla A. McCarthy

Marriage As Advertised by Jerome J. McCarthy

Enhancing Your Journey: Quarterly Prayer Journal By Marla A. McCarthy

Rose From The Basement by Jerome J. McCarthy

Lighted Path Coaching (LPC) – Helping you see a clear path to healing your relationships, fulfilling your purpose, and reaching your destiny!