CERTIFIED HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH
I live in downtown Silver Spring, MD, and have lived in the Washington, DC area nearly my entire life. I have two lovely daughters Jenny and Stephanie, and a wonderful stepdaughter Cathy and son-in-law Andrew. I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, reading, and antiquing with her husband.
Health and Wellness coaching is a passion of mine because of the connection I have with my clients. It’s so satisfying and rewarding seeing the progress and the growth they make, seeing the shift in energy levels from the first session to the last session, and seeing the vast learning that has occurred throughout the coaching relationship. My clients are full of wisdom and I have learned from them as well.
When I work with clients, it’s important to establish trust and a deep connection with them. I do this by listening to them talk through their issues in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment. This shows that I care deeply about their issues and that I support and empathize with them. It also cultivates a healing presence for the client and this presence helps them open up more, and as a result, they gain insight and awareness. They discover that they have choices, and which of those choices serve them well. In addition, I ask thought provoking questions to broaden their perspective and open them up to thinking about their situation in a different way. Once they gain insight and make the choices that serve them well, their self-efficacy increases. They then feel empowered to find the motivation to make the necessary lifestyle behavior changes and live closer to their life vision and to their full potential.
I mostly work with women and men ages 35+ with:
Preventing or mitigating chronic diseases
Finding your passion
Improving eating and exercise habits
Balancing all areas of your life
Coping with migraine
Challenging your inner critic
Health and Wellness Coach, New Beginnings Health and Wellness Coaching (My own business)
Health and Wellness Coach, Rock Creek Sports Club
I have done workshops on mindful eating and self-compassion
Women for Change Coaching Community offering coaching to women of low income
National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), September, 2017
Winner of the 2017 Student Research Design Poster Award at Maryland University of Integrative Health Research Symposium
2014 Volunteer Recognition Award from Ohr Kodesh Congregation
MA Health and Wellness Coaching with a concentration of Integrative Health Practices, Maryland University of Integrative Health, 2017
BS in Textile Science, University of Maryland
BS in Paralegal Studies, University College, University of Maryland
301-960-1198 ext. 708