Holistic health and functional nutrition coaching, graduate degree in public health
I offer individual client support and group programs for women and families who struggle with nagging symptoms that interfere with their energy and ability to be well, to live their lives in the full manner they desire.
What type of coaching do you offer and to whom?
I offer heart-centered practical and moral support for women and families who feel ready to focus on reaching their health goals. I work in partnership with my clients to identify causes behind their symptoms and realistic steps for achieving the changes they would like to make in their lives.
Why did you get into coaching? What motivates you?
Like many coaches, I gravitated to health coaching because of my own challenges. Mine have centered largely around health. I have a long history of struggling with multiple low-grade, nagging issues that have undermined my ability to stay well, to live with reliable energy, and to go after my life with gusto. I’ve spent decades, more than I’d like to admit, learning how to honor the unique needs of my body and of the different members of my family. Fortunately, my efforts have paid off.
I feel passionate about sharing what I have learned by helping other women figure out why they experience the symptoms they have and what they can do, in natural and holistic ways, to reclaim their health. There is so much we can each do to take back our health!
In this age of spiraling chronic illness and health care costs, I feel tremendous motivation to help others claim the power that is innately theirs to be healthy, without having to turn always to drugs and doctors. Though, of course, they have their place.
What differentiates you from other coaches?
My professional background in public health, my training in functional nutrition as well as holistic health coaching, and my experience in addressing low-grade, nagging health issues. Also, my focus on women and families who struggle with low energy and nagging symptoms that interfere with their ability to live as fully as they’d like.
What values are important to you when working with clients?
Connecting from my heart; listening carefully without judgment; respecting the client as the expert about herself; partnering with the client as she makes her way forward on her health journey; supporting the client wherever she happens to be in her journey.
What do you do for fun?
I love to spend time outside in nature, in just about any way: walking though woods and fields, paddling across a lake or down a river, creating and tending a garden, riding a bicycle, or simply sitting quietly under stars or a full moon. I relish spending time with family and friends. I enjoy reading and discussing novels with others. I like to write letters. And, I admit that I find it fascinating to continue learning about the healing power of certain foods and herbs.