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Welcome to The W.O.W. Effect ® 

After many years of continuously hitting an emotional wall, I was able to develop a step-by-step method to discover the winner in me. I was able to get to a point in my life where I finally grasped the concept that winning is not about simply winning, but it is a mindset that is developed over time. The W.O.W. (Winning over Whining) Effect is a step-by-step proven system that will help you break free from emotionally toxic cycles and setbacks.

I’m a Survivor...and so are You!

Hi, I’m Cortina Peters, Ph.D., LMHC-QS, LPC, CST,  and I am ready to help you discover and unlock the winner in YOU! I hope as you navigate through, that you are inspired and empowered to do the work necessary to becoming a better you. This is your one-stop-shop for all of your individual, company, or corporate motivational needs.  It is my passion and purpose to help you to also find the winner in you so that you can not only live life but also experience life on a deeper level. By sharing my experience and knowledge with you, I am committed to assisting you to navigate your own journey. 

Are you ready to WIN?


Get your copy of my newest book, “The Wow Effect, A Step by Step Guide to Discovering the Winner in You.

This authentic reality-based guide will walk you through the unfiltered lenses and the process of helping to discover the winner in you. The level of raw vulnerability and sheer transparency will connect the reader to the many concepts identified throughout the chapters.







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As you continue  to navigate through the site, you will see that we offer some amazing services including but not limited to books on self-discovery, coaching sessions, guest appearances, speaking and keynote speaker bookings, therapeutic services, leadership consultation, company and staff engagement, seminars, retreats and other various services geared towards helping you to find the true winner in you.


Working with Ms. Peters has really helped a lot in the short amount of time. She is always very punctual and professional. There is a nine hour time difference between us, and she is able to accommodate my session for a time that will work best for me.  Before meeting with her, I could not have a conversation about what I was going through without crying. After our first session, it felt like a weight had been lifted off of me and I was able to communicate without being so emotional. This is my first time in therapy and I feel like I'm really matched with the perfect therapist to meet my needs. 

—  S.H.

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