About Coaching  
Ellen Leonard
Email: Ellen@ThriveWithEllen.com

What is Wellness Coaching?

Professional coaches have long been recognized for their skills in helping athletes and executives perform at their best. Now professional wellness coaches are helping people reach their best health and well-being.

Wellness coaches are trained to help clients develop and implement personal wellness plans by:

  • accepting and meeting us where we are today
  • asking us to take charge
  • guiding us in doing the mindful thinking and doing work that builds confidence
  • helping us define a higher purpose for wellness and uncover our natural impulse to be well
  • helping us tap into our innate fighting spirit
  • addressing mental and physical health together
  • helping us draw a personal wellness blueprint
  • helping us set realistic goals; small victories lay the foundation for self-efficacy
  • harnessing the strengths we need to overcome our obstacles
  • helping us view obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow
  • helping us build a support team

Wellness coaches are practitioners and life-long students of coaching psychology, a field focused on the scientific study of happiness and well-being.

Great coaches have several skills you will notice early. They are great listeners and enjoy your stories. They foster self-acceptance and self-respect. They arouse, engage, energize, and challenge you to reach higher at the right moment. They have a bird dog's ability to sniff out your strengths, values, and desires. They are playful when appropriate. They take risks and ask courageous questions. They don't rescue you from emotional muck - sometimes you need to sit in it for a bit to energize your desire to change. They know that your life is at stake if you don't take care of yourself. And they know how to celebrate your successes.

The process of wellness coaching progresses through several stages:

  1. You provide background information through various assessments, so that you and your coach are well-informed on the key issues, including medical considerations, as appropriate
  2. During the first 60-90 minute coaching session, you identify your priorities and develop a personal wellness plan including a vision, three month goals and the first steps.
  3. In subsequent 30-40 minute coaching sessions, each week, month, or quarter, you and your coach review the progress toward your vision and goals, explore and resolve the most pressing issues, learn something new, and then agree on a set of goals for the following week. You will enjoy plenty of ah-hah insights along the way. 


Ellen Leonard, M.S. Ed.

National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC, ICHWC), Certified Health & Wellness Coach (CHWC, Wellcoaches), Yoga Instructor RYT 500/ ERYT 200, Ayurvedic Practitioner, & Stress Management Consultant

Discover your Best Self! 

My name is Ellen.  I am huge nerd with a passion for health and wellness.  I am interested in offering you a judegement-free environment in which you can explore the highest version of yourself.

Every day I help clients achieve their goals - whether that's recovering from an injury or surgery in my yoga classes, overcoming sugar-cravings with an Ayurveda Consultation, or achieving weightloss goals with Health and Wellness Coaching.

I believe that everything in life should be full of fun and laughter, and our coaching sessions will focus on utilizing your strengths to serve you. 

What can we achieve together?  Click on 'get started' to find out!



Here are some options:

  1. Contact me for a complimentary 30-minute session!  Coaching sessions are typically conducted by phone allowing more convenience and privacy for you.  During this Introductory Session we will get to know each other and discuss the coaching process, answering all of your questions.
  2. Contact me for pricing to get started right away -  Purchase an initial 90 minute session -or- a package that includes the first 90 minute session and three 30 minute follow-up sessions.

Sessions are conducted by phone for your convenience.