I am a professional Health and Wellness Coach who specializes in holistic wellness, positive psychology coaching, personal growth, and stress management strategies including yoga, meditation, imagery, energy work and other modalities. My love for wellness began in my youth through my participation in sports where I developed an interest in peak performance. I pursued advanced degrees in Physical Education and Holistic Health Studies and have worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. I am passionate about motivating people for positive change. I have worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations.
I want to support those who seek to thrive at work, in their family life, and all dimensions of their wellbeing. What you focus on expands...I want to support efforts to nurse, nourish, and attend to YOUR LIFE - not your problems. Problems will lessen as you connect to activities and behaviors that help you feel grounded, growing, and gifted!
Consulting projects include: Employee Resilience work for Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.
In addition to being a Wellness Coach, I’ve also presented to general audiences speaking on the topics of:
Holistic Health, Positive Emotion, Creativity and Play, Stress Mastery, and Becoming Well Within: Self-care strategies for health and healing.
Listen to this podcast interview with "Meditate This". You'll hear a nice overview of my work and approach to wellness.
Organizations I've served include: Well Within - a non-profit holistic wellness resource center, Health Partners - (Regions Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, and Stillwater Medical Group), Woodwinds Hospital, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Hospice, Audobon Center of the North Woods, and numerous support groups.
I am a collaborative, strengths-based, Health and Wellness Coach. I apply effective positive psychology coaching strategies and integrate skills-based instruction to help clients pursue life goals. I integrate mind-body skills, helpful assignments and resources to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to each client. With enthusiasm, compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.
MA in Holistic Health Studies, University of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
MA in Physical Education, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.
Certifications, Additional Training
Circle of Life™ Health and Wellness Coach
WellCoaches® Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach WellCoaches® Certified Health and Wellness Coach Healing Touch Practitioner, Level 3
Yogafit® Instructor - Level 5
Professional Activities and Memberships
International Positive Psychology Association
American College of Sports Medicine
National Wellness Institute
International Dance Exercise Association
Running, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, SCUBA, sailing