About Coaching  
Janel Gantner
Phone: 504-214-7960
Email: jgantner@wellcoach.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.

Janel Gantner, BSN, RN, Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Are you ready to find your BEST?

Odds are, you have an idea of what you may need to do to improve your health, but the follow through seems nearly impossible to sustain. How do you KEEP it going?

Would you benefit from coaching with a positive and creative thinker helping you to discover how you CAN succeed?

I am a Registered Nurse with 23 years of experience and have been a Certified Health and Wellness Coach for 3 years. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years, and am the mom of our two active and fun teen-age boys. I enjoy cooking, reading, and time with family and of course love learning all things science, health, and fitness related. However, I have been on the patient side of the bed rail enough in the past to know how difficult and frustrating health struggles can be. I am thrilled to say I've managed to sucessfully put my Myasthenia Gravis back into remission with lifestyle changes.  It's been an amazing journey to discover how to manage and reverse symptoms of my own health issues. This has lead to a passion for helping others to find their own path to optimum wellness. I'd LOVE to coach you to THRIVE!!

Deciding where to start can sometimes feel overwhelming. You do a fantastic job of caring for everyone else. Yet, it can seem challenging to begin to learn to practice self care. Where do you find the time to tackle it all? You know you would love to fit better in your clothes, but even more important, you want to FEEL better and have more energy. Are you ready to invest in your health to feel fit and vibrant? Do you want to improve your labs and metrics? I can partner with you and your physician to decrease the need for some medications.

Together we can work on finding your unique recipe for success. We'll discover how to leverage your strengths, and use them to support daily actions that you choose to make your health goals come to life. 

Getting started is easy as a 30 minute complimentary phone call to see if we are a "good fit".

Book your FREE 30 minute consult NOW!  


Ready to get going with your 3 Month Wellness Plan?

The 3 Month Wellness Plan  includes:

  • Pre-assessment

This complete holistic questionnaire helps you to get clear on where your focus is and what needs attention the most. It helps me to get to know you, your strengths, and what goals are important to you before our first session.

  • Wellness POWER HOUR

In this first 60-75 minute session we'll discover what your wellness goals are and how they are related to your biggest dreams. What adventurous changes do you want to make? What does the bold new image of you look like? Do you want more energy to play with your kids or grandkids? More "me" time? Want to feel confident at the beach this summer? Learn to eat clean? Try a new sport or yoga?  We'll spend this entire session fleshing out the details of your dreams and ultimate wellness goals. Once we're finished this session you'll have a growing sense of confidence that you WILL reach these goals. You'll also have a written "Wellness Vision Statement" serving as a guide to exactly how you'll look, feel, and actions or behaviors you will be doing when you've reached your goals. This new "possible" you serves as an incredibly strong motivator to keep you on track. You can track your success with your goals and have additional tools available online with Vector Wellness.

  • Your Wellness Map

In the first hour we also manage to cover what precisely your Wellness Vision Statement means in terms of 3 month goals. These will provide the guidance during your 12 week journey to your bold and exciting destination. 

  • Weekly Coaching Calls

These 30-45 minute weekly conversations will help track your progress. We'll spend this time assessing, strategizing, and learning the how, when, and what that leads to your successes. There is immense power in the dynamic of accountability - not to me - but ultimately to yourself. Of course, the guaranteed weekly call helps hold you accountable to YOU. I will also provide you with an email reminder each week of the next weekly goals we identified.

  • Support

I'm only an email or text away if you need that extra boost on a challenging day. Although I won't typically give specific advice, I am familiar with MANY resources, and am always happy to recommend a book, website, or article if you are looking for more information on a given health topic.

Ready to start with a proven way to create real, sustainable change in only 12 weeks?

2018 - 3 Month Wellness Plan 

Investment in Your Health = $1197

Book your FREE Consult TODAY!



Per session pricing available.

Get a group of friends together to get healthy together!

Group coaching available - very affordable rates.  Pricing based on group size. Group size is limited to 10. Group sessions last 1 hour and meet in person at your location or via teleconference - your choice. The motivation and accountability gained from group coaching is incredibly powerful. Get your Besties on board and make lasting health changes together!

Contact me to choose your group day and time!