About My Approach
My approach to Health Coaching focuses on the “ whole person”. I use various forms of education, printed resources, assessments, thought provoking conversation, and numerous accountability tools to engage with my clients. No two coaching relationships are the same so I will meet my clients where they are and together we will build a plan that works for them.
It is important to understand that you are the expert in your own life. I am simply your guide. The answers you seek are already inside you. My work is about helping you to:
✓ evaluate where you are
✓ determine where you want to go as it relates to life-long health and happiness
✓ unpack the clutter that has built up in you mind, body and soul
✓ design a lifestyle that supports your amazing and fulfilling life – on your terms!
As an individual, you are unique in every way and awesome just the way you are. My work involves helping you to understand yourself by considering your values, dreams, personal strengths, challenges, communication style, nutritional needs, physical ability and more. While many concepts that I share are not new, by understanding each client on a deep, personal level, my desire is to effectively motivate them to apply the concepts in their unique circumstance so they can achieve amazing and life-changing results.
Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these primary foods are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
The Circle of Life
I believe there are 12 key categories of “primary food”. Each category works in harmony with the others to create a fulfilling life. This interactive exercise will give you a clear visual picture of where your life is thriving – and what areas could use a little more work. Together, we will explore ways to enrich all aspects of your primary food.
The concept of Bio-IINndividuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.
Integrative Nutrition Plate
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will crowd out the unhealthy food in your diet. This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you along the way.
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.