Holistic Health Coach dedicated to educating and supporting others to improve health by helping to set realistic goals, stay consistent, and work through the obstacles that may be intheir way.
Collaboratively work to address issues such as daily nutrition, weight management, increased energy levels, hormonal imbalance, digestive issues, stress reduction, importance of adequate sleep, work/life balance, healthy relationships, physical activity, and life stressors that they want to address using bio-individuality methodology and personalized holistic approach based on their needs.
Reinforcing the treatment plans and goals that they have with their current medical practitioner or referral to naturopathic resources when needed.
Gluten and dairy free diets
Organic foods advocate
Vegetarian health expert
Eliminating common allergens and non-healthy ingredients and foods
Hormone balancing through diet and exercise as a compliment to naturopathic supplements when recommended by naturopathic practitioner.
Working towards Yoga teacher certification
Holistic Health CoachOct 2016 to Current Anywhere, USA
Collaboratively working with clients to develop and achieve health and wellness goals. Utilizing a holistic approach, focus will be be not only on nutrition, but other areas of life that contribute to overall health and happiness such as relationships, spirituality, finances, physical activity, and career. Servicing clients through ZOOM/SKYPE and in-person.
Also providing yoga as a way to reduce stress and anxiety, help manage blood sugar, manage cortisol levels and as a means to stay active for life.
Currently working towards becoming a certified health coach through Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Mid-certification and ability to begin work with clients begins October 10th and certificate completion will be March 2017.
Independent Consultant and Regional Vice PresidentJan 2005 to Current Arbonne International － Oconomowoc, WI
Owner of a home-based business teaching and training others to make healthier personal care choices and to read labels in order to minimize toxins, hormone donating preservatives and phlalates.
Leadership training and business coaching for Arbonne Independent Consultants.
Offering a 30 day healthy living program teaching to how to lose weight, balance hormones, reduce inflammation, and eliminate food addictions through healthier food options. Utilization of food journals to identify foods that may be irritating to their body and to learn how to listen to their body. Support and educate people to meet their weight-loss goals through individual coaching and online supports.
Teaching other consultants to build their own home-based business with Arbonne International.
Therapist, Specialized Foster Care ProgramOct 1996 to Jul 1998 Children's Home Association of Illinois － Peoria, ILAssessment of client functioning and development of rehabilitation service plans, provide individual and family counseling, coordination of existing community resources and provide assistance to the youth/family in locating services to facilitate educational, vocational, legal and health services needs. Participated on intake committee, training committee, and planning committee to meet the needs children with chronic mental health issues.
Community Support Program CoordinatorJul 1995 to Aug 1996 Tellurian Inc. － Madison, WICoordinated various supported community living arrangements for adults with severe and persistent mental illness in Dane County, Wisconsin. Responsibilities included recruitment, training, and supervision of on-call staff; assessment of client needs and quality of life; designing individualized least-restrictive supported living arrangements for consumers, budgeting, and coordination of services for mental health consumers with outside agencies; chair person on sub-committee for physical care needs of mental health consumers, participation in mental health systems meetings, working closely with Department of Mental Health to assess needs of the mental health system and consumers for the purpose of program development.
Counselor--Practicum studentJan 1995 to Jun 1995 Home and Community Treatmeht Center, Mendota Mental Health Institute － Madison, WIProvided counseling to families of children with behavioral problems in their home and at the agency. Conducted observational assessment and documentation of client contact, participated in treatment planning sessions, in school observation ad communication with teachers and other professionals involved in each case.
Lovaas therapistSep 1994 to Jul 1995 Private therapist － Madison, WIApplied Lovaas Behavioral Therapy techniques in working with two children with autism in their homes. Received Lovaas Therapy techniques by parents and other therapists. participated in bi-weekly team meetings. Consulted with parents, senior therapists, and psychologist on program changes and behavioral problems.
Counselor-Practicum Student for the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Social ServicesSep 1994 to Dec 1994 Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) － Madison, WIWorked with adults with mental illness in the community to provide social support, symptom checks, and distribution of medication as requested by agency nurse. Job development with eligible clients, including employer contacts and client preparation. Assisted in facilitating women's support group for female clients.
Directed Studies/Work-Study StudentMay 1991 to May 1993 Parent-Infant Clinic- Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Hospital － Madison, WIAssumed partial Program Assistant Responsibilities. Assisted clinicians in completing developmental assessments with young children and scored developmental assessments. Completed exhaustive literature review on attachment and parent-child interaction, and subsequent paper with the supervision of the Program Director and assisted in research.
Education and Training
In process of completing, Certified Health CoachInstitute of Integrative Nutrition － New York City, New York, USA
In process of completing Certificate, 200 hour Yoga teacher trainingSoleil Luna － Oconomowoc, WI, USAStudy begins in September and completes July 2017
Master of Science, Rehabilitation PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin- Madison － Madison, WI
Bachelor of Arts, PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin- Madison － Madison, WI, USA