It’s Official! I’m a Certified Health Coach!

UPDATE: Group Coaching Enrollment is now open!

Well, we made it!

As of Tuesday, I have officially earned my certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. What’s that mean? I’m a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach!

What’s a health coach, anyway?

A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness professional helping clients feel their best through sustainable, realistic food & lifestyle changes by tailoring individualized wellness programs to each and every client.

My approach to holistic health is that we are more than the number of smoothie bowls we eat or number of times per week we make it to the gym. Our holistic health includes our relationships, job satisfaction, financial security, spiritual practices, and so! much! more!

We’re not holistically healthy when we’re stressed or unhappy, when our needs for friendship and companionship aren’t met, when feel undervalued in our work or community. My job as a Holistic Health Coach is to look at and beyond food and fitness for an integrative approach to true health and happiness.

How I Work With Clients

Right now, there are two main ways I work with and help my clients.

1:1 Coaching

I offer one-on-one coaching in both 3- and 6-month programs for individuals who want to create an overall sense of balance and wellness in their lives, have a few specific goals they’re trying to meet and need that extra boost of accountability and support, and who feel fine but are ready to feel amazing.

To find out if this type of coaching is right for you, I offer a free, 30-minute Health History Consultation where we quickly chat about where you’re at right now, where you want to be, and whether or not working with a health coach is the way to get there.

What’s included in 1:1 coaching?

  • a fully customized & tailored health & wellness program specifically for YOU, your lifestyle, and your goals
  • 12 1-hour bi-weekly calls where we discuss your progress, obstacles, and next steps & goals
  • access to resources, worksheets, and other supporting materials
  • unlimited accountability and support from a fully certified holistic health coach
  • frequent and consistent reviews of goals and progress, with opportunities to pivot and re-align where necessary

Click here to book that free consultation.

Group Coaching

I am currently pre-enrolling for my first group coaching program, which I opened up first to my newsletter subscriber list. Tomorrow, (Friday, July 13), I will open that enrollment up to the public. This inaugural 6-month program is called Bring It Into Balance, and it mirrors the type of coaching I offer to my 1:1 clients, but in a more structured format and in a group setting for added accountability and connection.

This is a great option if you want to test the waters of working with a coach, if your main goal is overall balance and wellness, and if you’re not quite ready to make the financial investment of a 1:1 program.

What are the benefits of a group program? Well, over 6-months, we will:

  • examine 12 important areas of a holistically healthy lifestyle,
  • set (& crush!) specific, actionable goals — together!
  • commune with like-minded individuals who are on a similar path of creating balance & harmony in their lives because there is so much power in community,
  • do all of this with the support, guidance, & accountability of a certified Holistic Health Coach (that’s me!).

I have over $200 worth of bonus materials planned for this course, including the opportunity for each participant to get a full 1:1 hour of coaching with me during the program.

In a nutshell? It’s gonna be good.

Beyond the coaching programs, I will be building up and out a number of other resources such as books and digital courses, and you can follow along:

As I build this business, I’d love to know how I can help YOU. Do you have any questions about what it’s like to work with a health coach? I worked with my own Integrative Health Coach for a full year and made a number of sustainable changes: I lost (and kept off!) 15 pounds, I increased my credit score by over 35 points, and I played with a few different dietary theories that I’d always wanted to check out, leading to overall sustained change in healthy eating habits. In short, it changed my life and I’m excited to pay that forward. My current clients are:

  • setting (and reaching) big financial goals
  • understanding and establishing boundaries and expectations in their relationships
  • learning how to make small, but impactful changes to their daily diet for more energy and focus
  • utilizing tools they already have to implement sustainable habit-change in their every day lives
  • overcoming limiting beliefs about what is and isn’t possible for their most fulfilling lives

Stay tuned — tomorrow I’ll open up enrollment for the group program, but if you know you want in, you can leave a comment here or send me an email and I’ll put you first on the list!

10 Things I’m Excited About Right Meow

No intro needed, this is just a fun one. Here are 10 things I’m excited about and super into right this second:

  1. In less than 2 days, I leave to spend EIGHT days in Minnesota with my friends and family. I usually just go for a few days at a time and happily spend that entire time in the ‘burbs with my adult fam and the little bbs. This time, I’ve got time and space for catching up with some old friends and their families and that excites me.
  2. On that note, I’m planning for an entire week of living in jean shorts, tank tops, and swimsuits. Plus sitting on the deck(s) drinking wine and whiskey and doing some writing, plotting, watching, scheming, thinking, breathing, and listening. But mostly living in jean shorts and tank tops, watching the little ones run around, and toasting my sister while we kick back and work on our Irish tans (not getting burned).
  3. I officially graduate from IIN in 9 days. I can’t believe a year has already passed since I started on this journey, and I am so proud of all I’ve done in this last year.
  4. Sunflowers. I’m just really into them right now.
  5. I didn’t make it a totally *dry* June, but! I completely changed my habits around drinking, which meets and exceeds my true goals by a million. I haven’t had a hangover in over a month. I went nearly two full weeks with zero alcohol and then minimal after that. Major shift. Lots of thoughts on that, and I’m still processing and writing them out. I’ll share them in some format later. But I’m excited about how good it’s been on this side.
  6. I’m making some serious headway on a personal project I’ve had in mind for years — a small, personal, and fun collection of essays. I hope to publish it sometime early next year.
  7. I hosted my first workshop this last week at WDS and I have plans in the works for more in the future here in Portland. I had so much fun doing the first one and can’t wait to do it again.
  8. Bras that fit. No, seriously. I have like, two bras that I LOVE and I have worn them OUT over the past few years. I just got four new bras that fit and fit correctly and I swear to Aphrodite it’s the best thing ever.
  9. Mussels. Nothing in particular about them, I just cooked them at home tonight (in onions, bacon, garlic, white wine, cream, and a f*ton of butter) and they were really, really good.
  10. Did I mention I get to see the fam in just a couple of days? My parents, the Official All-Time World Champions of Kitchen Dancing; my sister, who is my favorite human being on the entire planet, hands down, forever no question; her husband, AKA my favorite person to beat at Clue; their four children (need I say more? nieces and nephews are The Actual Best) and in a rare appearance, my grandmother and aunt, neither of which I’ve seen in something like 5 years or better. Fam bam thank you sir.

Those are 10 things I’m stoked on right now, in this moment. Tell me one thing you’re into right now. Favorite song, upcoming plans, happy moment. What are you excited about right meow?