frequently asked questions

A health and lifestyle coach is a behavior modification expert. Someone who uses a holistic approach to help a person achieve their goals by working with an individual’s strengths and values to create plans for a long-term wellness strategy. Unlike the relationship a patient has with their doctor, which is largely skewed towards the doctor “having all the answers,” the relationship between a health coach and their client is more of a partnership.

A health and lifestyle coach doesn’t tell their clients what to do (typically). Instead they guide their client towards sustainable lifestyle change, by helping them set lifetime goals based on true values and real (often changing) needs, to keep them motivated as they strive to form new healthy lifestyle habits.

A health and lifestyle coach does not diagnose, prescribe or treat their clients. Instead, they coach clients who are seeking to modify lifestyle habits and needs.

In general terms, health and lifestyle coaches work with clients so that they can form healthy habits in
the areas of:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Healthy sleep patterns
  • Play
  • Relationships
  • Inner Happiness, Inner Spirit, Gratitude
  • Mid-Life Change
  • What’s Next? General lifestyle coaching

Coaching is about identifying where you are now, where you want to be, and how to get there quickly with guidance. With a coach as your guide, you are able to define your dreams, recognize what’s holding you back, and move forward with great momentum and clarity of vision. Coaching is an ongoing relationship between you and your coach, designed to improve and enhance your quality of life.

In short, 500 miles. But the journey you travel spiritually along the way takes you much farther than what you walk physically.

The commonly agreed-upon route for El Camino de Santiago begins at Saint Jean Pied de Port, France, and travels 500 miles through four of Spain’s 15 regions, ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

YES I have walked 500 miles for my own pilgrimage … Now I’m here to share the journey of COURAGE,

Well, I’m happy you asked, because I have a lot to share with you. You can say I’m a lifelong learner.

  • Hairdressing & Barbering, 1983
  • Reflexology, 1998
  • Advanced Aromatherapy, 1998
  • Standard Aromatherapy, 1998
  • Natural Health Practitioner, 1998
  • Reiki I, II, III, 2004 – 2013
  • Spiritual Director Training Program, 2003
  • Spiritual Psychotherapy Training Program, 2004 (789 hours)
  • Nutrition Educator, 2010
  • Life Coaching, 2013
  • Yoga Teacher Training, 2013 (200 hours)
  • Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training, 2015 (200 hours)
  • Ayurvedic Life-Style Consultant, 2015
  • Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training, 2019 (100 hours / 500 hours completed)

And interestingly a lot of my learning and knowledge came from experiences where I received no certificate at all (much like you … we all have our own story). I’d like to get to know yours.