What is Health & Wellness Coaching?
As a Health & Wellness Coach I partner with you as a team exploring your needs as it relates to your health and wellbeing. Unlike other healthcare providers, a health & wellness coach guides ‘you’ as the expert in making change that is lasting and sustainable for your everyday lifestyle. We will explore opportunities for change by balancing your needs and goals.
Although I am also an Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner, I will not be managing your orthopaedic problems; however, with my expertise, at your request, I can offer suggestions regarding your body as it relates to such specifics as stretching, conditioning, and better ways to reach your maximum performance as it relates to fitness and wellness.
As a client, you will be very active in the process of change as you know ‘you’ best. As your health coach, I will listen, support, and guide you in a nonjudgemental manner while asking questions and walking along side of you in this journey. Your ideas and thoughts are the groundwork that we build upon for meeting your goals. Pausing and reflecting as we go as if we were two free flying eagles, sailing through the sky looking for our next destination. We will make progress, with each flap of the wings, gliding while showing curiosity with honest feedback with each other. This partnership works best when you are open with your opinions, thoughts, and feelings as much as possible, remembering there are no ‘right’ answers. There is no failure; we use each opportunity as a form of personal growth. As your coach, I will help you with accountability and meeting your goals and desires.
Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching is not just about your physical well-being. It is also about you as a whole person: your values, goals, interests, environment, work life balance, relationships, nutrition, sleep, and your life purpose. By reporting in, sometimes between appointments with emails/phone calls/a quick text, we explore what is happening and we continue a consistent commitment towards forward progress. We focus, discuss strengths and challenges, what has worked in your past to apply success for the present/future and look at your short and long term vision for yourself.
As a Health & Wellness Coach, I am curious without being demanding, interested without being intrusive, compassionate without being condescending, and persistent without being impatient. Your dance for your self discovery happens as you connect with what makes you come alive and present towards being your best healthiest self.