center leadership


Marjorie J Avent, MDiv, EdS, BCC
Co-Founder and Program Coordinator

Marjorie is a presenter, writer, and counselor-turned-life coach. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University and an Educational Specialist degree in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina, where her focus was Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy. Marjorie trained through the Institute for Life Coach Training and is a Board Certified Coach. She is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and a Certified Purpose Clarity® Coach.

Since moving to Charleston in 2006, Marjorie has worked as a hospital chaplain, a clinical therapist in a local cancer center and a counselor in private practice. In 2014 she chose to found Center for Enrichment & Renewal in order to live out her passion around facilitating, presenting, and coaching.

I am an Introvert, a recovering perfectionist, a perpetual student and a starry-eyed believer in Possibility. I’m dog-mom to Murphy, the Wonder-Doodle, and am completely spoiled by his love and affection!

I enjoy cycling, kayaking, walking my neighborhood, and practicing yoga. I strive to live my life with courage and authenticity and to inspire others to do the same.


Anita Flowers, MA, BCC
Co-Founder and Creative Director, aka “Creativity Guru”

Anita Flowers is a board certified life coach specializing in life and career coaching with additional experience as a writing and creativity coach. A little different than most coaches, Anita’s background in clinical psychology and years of experience as a counselor with adolescents, adults and families give her a rich understanding of human development and family dynamics. Anita is also a working writer and textile artist who loves to help others explore and develop their creative nature.

As a writer, Anita has published over 100 devotionals and articles, written several study and teaching guides, and co-authored a book with her husband.  Anita has led a writing group for several years and three people who have participated in her writing workshops have recently published their first books.  As an artist, Anita loves exploring textile arts and mixed media and enjoys trying out new mediums.

Anita’s background includes dual degrees in English and psychology from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Appalachian State University, and post graduate training in addiction therapy, relaxation and biofeedback training, and career testing and counseling. Anita has achieved board certification from the Center for Credentialing and Education and the Institute for Life Coach Training.

First of all, I’m better at “being” than at “doing.” I am a wife, happily married to the same man for 31 years. I am the mother of two adult daughters who are two of my greatest gifts. I am a daughter and sister, true friend, dreamer and lover of life and all its possibilities. I am a writer and poet wanna be.

I’m an INFP and Enneagram One. I am a quilt maker and textile artist. I am a half marathon runner, currently working my way back in the miles after being sidelined by injury...wish me luck!