April 5, 2011
To Whom It May Concern:
I am pleased to share with you my appreciation for Kirk Kirlin and his role as my coach. At a time of great challenge in my life, Kirk provided me with wisdom and godly perspective that helped me take courageous steps of change. Not only did I find this of great value but my wife was strongly encouraged by the forward progress I made.
Soon in the process Kirk and I became friends. I sensed his genuine interest in me and my family and his desire for our best in the Lord. He had the freedom and boldness to ask pointed questions and I felt comfortable in being open and honest with him. Kirk exercised a strong gift of discernment despite our coaching sessions being done long distance by phone. He seemed to get to know me very quickly.
Kirk was honest in his comments and counsel. At times he would share his own journey and struggles. In doing so, I felt in him a camaraderie and was able to draw from his experience. His background in both business and in Christian ministry added a depth to his counsel. And he exhibited an optimism and faith in God coupled with practical realism.
I heartily endorse Kirk as a man who will bring strength, wisdom, encouragement, and fresh hope through his counsel. And I strongly suspect that you, too, will find that in the process you have made a wonderful friend.
Allen C. Bernthal, M.D.
Board Certified Gastroenterologist and Internist
River Forest, Illinois