About Us

As personal coaches, we work with a wide range of clients and offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual. In a supportive atmosphere, we help clients attain the professional and personal growth they're striving for.

We offer sessions, both in-person and on the phone. We will start with an initial assessment to clearly define your short and long term goals, everything from communication skills to personal acceptance. We will use these goals as a foundation to create a strategy for attaining these objectives.

“Connections” to Hope believes “we all encounter problems in our lives that seem bigger than we can handle at that moment. We are passionate about helping others with providing them the tools, motivation and empowerment necessary to help them move forward.”

Our Mission Statement is “Connections to Hope is a team of non-profit Board Certified Life Coaches who focus on assisting individuals that are emotionally struggling with life’s challenges by implementing positive strategies in order to help them move forward in difficult times.”.

Tina Liguori
Founder & President
P: 724.346.0667

Tina Liguori

Tina Liguori lives in Hermitage, Pa with her husband Jim. They have one daughter, Jennifer Kollar, (wife of Jeffrey Kollar), 2 sons, Darryl Liguori and Kyle Liguori (Jennifer Liguori, wife of Kyle Liguori) granddaughter, Breah Quatekemeyer-Kollar and grandsons, Tyler and Matthew Liguori.

In 2002 Tina became certified as a Consumer Credit Counselor from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, and went on to study and received her Notary Public for Mercer County which she keeps current through testing every 4 years.

Tina completed with honors from Light University, Forest, VA. “Stress & Trauma”, “Caring for Teens God’s Way, Caring for People God’s Way and Breaking Free. Tina now holds a Board Credential in Biblical Counseling and has been awarded as a member in good standings with the Christian Coaching Alliance. Yearly she holds “no record” verification from the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance issued by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare CHILD LINE AND ABUSE REGISTRY.

Tina went on to become certified in Professional Life Coaching Series -101 & 102, Moving Forward with Grief and Loss, Hope Coaching, Facilitating Groups, Relationship Coaching and Small Group Facilitating. After completing with honors, she was awarded Board Credentialed Master Life Coach. She also is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors with Excellence & Unity in Life Coaching. Tina recently was certified in Completion on Basic Energy Coaching Training with intensive emphasis on the Rilta Model, Meridian Tapping Algorithms, Midline Energy Treatment and the Gallo Process under the direction of Fred. P. Gallo PhD, DCEP, Founder/Trainer. Tina also is certified in Women's Coaching.

Credentialed in:

• National Foundation for Credit Counseling: 2007

• Notary Commission, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: 2008-2012/2012-2016

• Light University: Stress and Trauma Care: 2010

• American Health Academy in Adult, Child, and Infant: CPR/AED: 2011

• American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC): subsidiary of Light University; Hope Coaching 2011

• AACC Grief and Loss

• AACC Relationships 2014

• Light University:Caring for Teens God's Way: 2011

• Empowering Women

Completion of:

• Completion: AACC: Board Certified Advanced Life Coach; (BCALC)

• Light University: Board Certified in Biblical Counselling (BCBC)

• Light University: Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors (BCPPC-2014)

• Light University: Board Certified

• Master in Advanced Life Coaching: 2014 (BCMALC)

Vickie Palazzo
Certified Coach
P: 724-699-7168

Vickie Palazzo

Vickie has resided in the Shenango Valley all her life. She has two daughters and two grandchildren. She attends Grace Chapel Community Church in Hermitage, PA. In 2016, Vickie joined Connections to Hope, receiving Certifications in Grief and Loss Coaching, Hope Coaching and Women’s Coaching. Vickie specializes in Grief and Loss Coaching and also has her Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances.

After losing her daughter, Vickie realized there are many stages in the loss of a child, but through her grief process began to see that “ Every day is a new beginning and you can move on with hope.” Grief is a loss of anything that is important in a person’s life. Vickie guides others through their grief by bringing understanding to their losses, and supporting them through encouragement, hope and inspiration for the present.

Marcia Driscoll
Certified Coach
P: 724-699-0687

Marcia Driscoll

Marcia is originally from the Shenango Valley. She has lived in South Carolina, New Hampshire and Georgia. She has since then returned to our community where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Edinboro University. Marcia is a proud mother of a daughter Marissa and a son Johnny. Shortly after Johnny served our country in Iraq he passed away in 2012. She also lost her husband in 2000. Marcia states “after the loss of both my husband and son, I continue to go through many stages of grief and loss. I also understand the journey’s that come before us by being a woman, wife, mother and friend. In order to move forward you need to reach out to others. That is where I found my purpose.” I joined and studied Life Coaching with Connections to Hope that is Christian based. We are able to help those in need. “ Sometimes all we need is a Connection and Hope.” Marcia specializes in Grief and Loss and Woman’s Coaching