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:
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:
I am a passionate health and wellness coach.
I have recieved exceptional coach training, and remain an active member in the coaching community through regular professional development, participation in peer coaching networks, and reading and lecturing on the latest research and literature in the fields of health, wellness, and coaching psychology.
I "walk the talk", and practice a healthy lifestyle everyday. (And, I also know how challenging it can be. Life is complicated, and so are we).
But most importantly, I am passionate about the innate wisdom, experience, and wellness vision that lives within you!
Wellness Bound Coaching is about us partnering with each other through your unique journey towards becoming, and being, the best version of yourself.
I have over 30 years experience helping others to reach their peak health and wellness.
I became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach in 2010 through Wellcoaches, Inc. which is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine. I went on to earn the Wellcoaches Advanced Level Professional Coach Certification in Summer 2013. Since then, I became one of the first coaches to earn the NBC-HWC - the National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches distinction. I am also an ICF accredited coach at the PCC level.
I earned a Masters of Social Work in 2000 from Boston University, and a BA in Clinical Sociology from Ithaca College in 1996.
I have been trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Culinary Nutrition, Exercise and Fitness, and the Myers-Briggs Type Inidicator, among others.
In addition to my Private Health and Wellness Coaching Practice, I currently serve as a Health and Performance Coach at Canyon Ranch, and a consultant for Wellcoaches.
ICF-PCC International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach 2022
NBC-HWC National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach 2017
Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches 2013
Certified Motivational Interviewing Champion 2012
Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches, Inc. 2010
LICSW, State of MA, 2003 - 2012
Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Facilitator, 2002
My Personal Interests
I have a passion for living a healthy lifestyle. Some of my personal passions include running, yoga/pilates, cooking (and eating!), reading, gardening, skiing, hiking, music, dancing, and playing with my dog. I also love spending quality time at home with my family and friends in the beautiful Berkshires, and feel grateful to live in such a vibrant, cultural community.
To get started (or to learn more), please contact me directly by phone or email. I offer a FREE initial consultation for you to decide if health and wellness coaching with me is the right fit for you.
There are a range of packages (or individual sessions) available to meet your unique needs. Please inquire for details.
Initial 15-20 min coaching consultation to decide if Wellness Bound Coaching is right for you is FREE