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Family Strategists, LLC


Family Strategists, LLC is the vision of NC husband-wife team Christopher Dunston and Shereka Littlejohn Dunston. The business was created to: 1) Help educate overwhelmed parents to support their children inside and outside of the classroom and 2) Provide children with social-emotional skills to equip them with a growth mindset.


Christopher received his Master of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies from Gardner-Webb University, a North Carolina Principal's License, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Livingstone College. Chris provides virtual consultations for parents of elementary students and academic tutoring for elementary students. 

Shereka earned her Master of Social Work from Boston University, Master of Human Resources from Western Carolina University, and Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from North Carolina Central University. Learn more about Shereka's coaching experience below.


More about Life Coach
Shereka Littlejohn Dunston

Master's Level Social Worker | Certified Life Coach for Parents & Families | Kids' Yoga Instructor

Shereka is the co-founder of Family Strategists, LLC, author of Proceeding from Pain to Purpose: To Embark on Your Destiny Workbook, and host of the Peace, Purpose, and Prosperity Podcast. She is passionate about empowering individuals to find a sense of peace and purpose in their lives by intentionally practicing self-care, self-compassion, and self-love. ​

Shereka has been a professional life coach for 9 years, and she was certified as a Life Coach Trainer in 2021. She earned her initial life coaching certification from The Certified Life Coach Institute. She received specialized training through Driven Universal, The Academy for Coaching Parents International, Transformation Academy, Lisa Powers Health & Wellness, The Priority Academy,  Formidable Coaching Institute, and YogaRenew. Areas of specialization include: Resilience Coaching, Life Coaching for Parents & Families, Spiritual Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Reiki I & II, meditation, and mindfulness. Shereka was certified in Children's Yoga through YogaRenew and Kidding Around Yoga in 2022. 


Aside from life coaching, Shereka has spent many years giving back to her local community as a violence prevention educator specializing in healthy relationships and social-emotional learning for youth. Shereka has facilitated workshops for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, churches, shelters, teen centers, summer camps, foster care programs, and other youth-serving organizations.

Shereka decided to become a plant mom in the middle of the pandemic. It was a great way to bring the peace and a piece of the outdoors inside of her home when masks were required outside. Learning to care for plants became a new way to bond with her children, Brian and Olivia, and her husband Chris. As an added bonus, having her plant babies in the background of her virtual coaching sessions, brightened up the moods of Shereka's clients. ​