About Coaching  
Kathleen Belonga
Phone: 269-983-0302
Email: mindfullivingsj@gmail.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 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.

Are you a mid-life woman who is...

Struggling with digestive issues?

Experiencing brain fog?

Having trouble sleeping?

Are you dealing with...

Hormone issues?

Weight gain?

Low energy?


You just don't feel like yourself anymore?

Sounds like it's time for a lifestyle change.

This is where I can help!

Hi, I am Kathleen. I am a coach, yoga teacher, mindfulness instructor, wife, and mom of three boys.  

As a teacher and coach, my specialty is working with mid-life women like YOU, who want to reconnect with their bodies and improve their health. Merging the best of Eastern and Western wisdom, I help my clients create a wellness lifestyle to restore their energy, vitality, and overall health.

Click on the GETTING STARTED tab to learn more about my methodology.

I LOVE what I do, and would love to help YOU create that happy, healthy life you have been dreaming about.  




Ready to Get Started?

Here's what to expect.

In a 75-minute initial coaching session, we will review your wellness assessment, evaluate your current nutrition choices, and lifestyle habits.

Together, we will define and create your wellness vision.

You will learn how to create a holistic wellness lifestyle blending the best of Eastern and Western wisdom.

You will learn about the benefits of Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga. Ayurveda is rich in Eastern wisdom, teaching self-care and lifestyle management, so we can live a longer, healthier, more well-balanced life.

You will learn about the benefits of Functional Nutrition (Western wisdom). You will learn how to use your food as your first form of medicine, to balance your gut health, lessen the effects of stress, high cholesterol, auto-immune disease, heart health, and other conditions that can benefit from better nutrition. You will learn how to supplement when needed.

You will learn which breathing, yoga, and meditation practices will benefit you most. You will learn how to set up your home practice space and where to find resources when needed.

Finally, we will create your first set of wellness goals specific to your wellness vision and unique needs.

You will leave with your wellness vision, SMART goals, and a solid plan to get back on track to a more revitalized, healthier version of yourself!

You will be asked to complete a wellness assessment prior to the first session.

Weekly follow-up coaching sessions are strongly recommended for accountability and successful lifestyle change. Follow-up sessions are typically 30-minutes each.

Most wellness clients reach 70-80% of their goals within 3-6 months. Coaching packages are available.

Let's get started working together!  Connect with me here