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What types of clients do I work with?

I work with a diverse range of clients including men, women, young professionals, corporate executives, retirees, athletes, and inactive or over-weight individuals. My philosophy is that there is no one way of eating or living that works for everyone, and consequently, I have had success working with people from all walks of life. 

What are my professional credentials?

I am an experienced wellness professional trained in diet, lifestyle, and wellness coaching. I graduated as a Certified Health Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and hold an additional certification from The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

What is my educational background?

  • Animal Health Technologist
  • College and University, (mainly education & biological sciences)
  • 24 years as a certified group fitness instructor, (currently ACE certified)
  • Professional Organizer, (founder of ZEN solutions)

Is there anything else about my background I’d like to share?

My passion is wellness, balance and prevention.  I have known this for years.  However, it’s only been recently I have found a profession that allows me to share my knowledge in a manner that will benefit those who really want to make a change in their life.  As a professional organizer, I strive for excellence.  As a devoted mom, I am extremely creative in making my programs adaptable and fun.  Finally, as fitness instructor, I know what it takes to keep clients motivated and excited about making these life altering changes.  

How soon will I see results?

Naturally, this will vary from person to person based on their current level of health and their willingness to participate. Nevertheless, even if the motivation isn’t there right away, that’s okay. I am skilled in inspiring clients to take action. My coaching sessions, and materials are interesting and engaging. By starting with small, achievable goals, you will start seeing results rather quickly and will be motivated to move on to larger goals.

How much time will I need to dedicate to this program?

You will spend 2 hours a month with me face to face, but will be dedicating much more time at home and work depending on your recommendations for the specific 2 weeks.  You can put in as much or as little time as you like, however, the more time you dedicate to the program, the more successful you will become in a shorter amount of time.  

Are there different programs to choose from?

Yes, once we have met for the first time and go over your health history forms, we will develop a plan specific to your needs.  My one on one, health coaching programs are either 3 or 6 months.  However, if you have recently visited one of the chiropractors from Anodyne Chiropractic and Sports Therapy, I do offer a Jump Start program.

What if there are no serious health issues within the company? Will we still benefit from the program?

Yes! In fact, Health Coaches often work with clients who are generally healthy. Even these employees can benefit from health coaching as they may not be practicing nutrition and lifestyle habits that will ensure long-term health and vitality. Each participating employee will begin the program by filling out a Health History form so I can pinpoint any areas, obvious or not, where better health and lifestyle choices can be made.

Is the information discussed in one-on-one health coaching sessions kept confidential?

Absolutely. All of the information shared in individual sessions will remain completely confidential between the employee and me, the Health Coach. 

How do we get started?

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about my services and look forward to setting you up with the perfect corporate wellness program right away!

How will hiring a Health Coach benefit this organization?

Global rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases are on the rise. Over 51% of Canadians are overweight, and by 2020 it is estimated that half of all Canadians will suffer from a preventable, chronic disease. The United States alone spends over 192 billion every year on healthcare, with a large portion of that money coming from employers’ pockets for employee health insurance, medical leave, and sick days.

Chronic stress, poor dietary habits, and lack of exercise all significantly contribute to employee performance. Luckily, many of these costly, chronic ailments can be avoided with simple, preventative care for employees.

Hiring a Health Coach for your company is a cost-effective solution to improve employee health and morale while decreasing your organization’s health-related costs. By working with a Health Coach, employees will learn how to make better food and lifestyle choices, improving their physical and mental well-being. In return, your organization will see an increase in employee engagement and productivity, and a decrease in employee stress and absenteeism. 

What is a Health Coach?

A Health Coach is a professional guide and mentor who empowers individuals to take responsibility for their health and supports them in making sustainable lifestyle choices. Health Coaches do not prescribe one diet or one way of living. Rather, they help people develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for their bodies. Some common areas where a Health Coach can assist include weight management, food cravings, sleep, energy, digestion, stress and time management.