Health Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values. This promotes health, wellness, and well-being. In the course of their work, health coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change, honoring that each client is an expert in their life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.
In 2014, I was considered clinically obese and my doctor told me for the first time in my life I had high cholesterol, high triglycerides, was pre-diabetic, and had a fatty liver. I was also not sleeping well, started having a lot of migraines headaches, and was stressed out! I knew my diet was to blame. I was also asked in front of a group of co-workers when I was due, but I was not pregnant!
In December 2014, I started my weight loss journey and by May 2015, I had lost 42 pounds! All my blood work is now normal and I no longer suffer from migraines or feel stressed out due to lack of sleep. I take no medication. This was by far the easiest, healthiest diet I had ever done (and I've done them all)! I was not hungry and had a lot of energy.
I opened The Diet Center Weight Loss Done Right to help others lose weight and teach them how to keep it off!
You can't do this alone or you would not be reading this.
ID #: A-3249024
National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching
*****(This is the gold standard and highest achievement you can earn in health coaching)
I had to pass a 4-hour exam offered through the National Board of Medical Examiners.
I must recertify every 3 years and must complete 36 hours of continuing education related to health and wellness coaching.
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City
This is the world's largest nutrition school and licensed by the New York State Department of Education
(I was the recipient of Leadership in Health Coaching Award for outstanding work)
Associate in Applied Science
I have worked in healthcare my entire life starting out as a medical and insurance transcriptionist. I then moved on to become the Practice Administrator for two area medical practices for many years managing all areas of both practices. I realized I wanted to be more hands-on helping people learn to live a healthy lifestyle so I opened The Diet Center Weight Loss Done Right in 2016.
Administrative Assistant & Weight Loss Coach
Coming from a family that has dealt with generational weight problems, I understand how difficult it can be to choose a different path of health and fitness. After struggling for years to lose the weight I had put on during college, I finally have been able to lose a little over 40 pounds. I am still working on my health, and will continue to value it for the rest of my life. I hope to encourage and inspire clients during their weight loss journey to continue making this choice to love and care for their own health, as we create a supportive community centered on health and wellness.