Most of my wellness coaching takes place in a group or classroom setting, but I’m available for individual coaching on a limited basis. To learn more about my wellness coaching philosophy and approach, see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

To inquire about availability and pricing, fill out a contact form with “Wellness Question” in the subject line. 


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“Sarah helped me realize I needed to go deeper and think about my health in a holistic way in order to actually change my habits… Within 10 weeks, I lost more than 10% of my body weight (nearly 21 pounds). I attribute a lot of that to Sarah’s constant encouragement and the tools she gave me to go forward and maintain success on my own.”

Lindsay H.


“I have met with counselors, nutritionists, personal trainers, and countless accountability partners over the years, but never a wellness coach. Sarah has helped me tremendously! She gave me new tools to assess my behavior and was always looking for ideas to help me specifically, not just a ‘one size fits all’ game plan. Since working with Sarah six months ago, I’ve lost 40 pounds and 25 inches, but more importantly, I’m healed on the inside.”

Sarah C.


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What exactly is a wellness coach?

What areas of wellness do you cover in your coaching?

How is a wellness coach different from a nutritionist or personal trainer?

How is a coaching session different from counseling?

What are your qualifications?

How does the coaching process work?

Who is your typical client?

Is there anyone you won’t coach?

 



WHAT EXACTLY IS A WELLNESS COACH?

A wellness coach is a health and fitness professional who works with an individual to help them create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a coach, I work in a collaborative partnership with my clients, looking at your unique challenges, habits, and goals. I use my health and fitness background to help you develop a plan for success.

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WHAT AREAS OF WELLNESS DO YOU COVER IN YOUR COACHING?

I offer coaching in the following areas: Body image and confidence, Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep habits, and Stress management. Once we agree to a coaching arrangement, we’ll talk about which areas are most important to you. In addition to regular coaching sessions, I offer a Personal Workout Design questionnaire, Pantry Analysis, and Grocery Store Walk-Through (for local clients only).

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HOW IS A WELLNESS COACH DIFFERENT FROM A NUTRITIONIST OR PERSONAL TRAINER?

While understanding your goals is part of a nutritionist’s and personal trainer’s role, they focus more on a scientific approach to give you tailored diet and exercise guidance. For example, nutritionists might prescribe meal plans based on your unique dietary needs. Personal trainers might meet you at the gym for a set amount of weeks, walking you through exercises as you recover from an injury or set out toward a fitness goal.

While both of these roles are important, a wellness coach differs by looking at the larger picture. I partner with you to help you reach your long-term health goals through behavior change and reforming of habits. By assessing your individual lifestyle, family life, values, and needs, I guide you through the process of developing your own plan for success. While I have a health and fitness background to bring specific guidance when needed, I focus on moving you toward self-led change, whereas nutritionists and personal trainers often focus on presenting expert advice and/or plans to be followed.

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HOW IS A COACHING SESSION DIFFERENT FROM COUNSELING?

The key way coaching differs from counseling is its focus throughout the process. While I seek to understand your past and how it shapes you, my primary focus is on the future and creating forward momentum. I also approach the relationship as a collaboration, working alongside you rather than viewing it from the perspective of an expert leading the process of change. While I have a strong understanding of human motivation, personalities, and learning styles, my role is not to dig into underlying personality issues or character changes. Instead, I focus on the ways your unique set of values can help you reach your health goals.

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WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?

I’m certified as a lifestyle wellness coach and group exercise instructor through the National Exercise Trainers Association. I’m also certified as a nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition.

In addition to the letters behind my name, I have a ton of real-life experience. I’ve faced health challenges and lost 20% of my body weight using my own custom nutrition and exercise plans. I don’t just preach what to do; I live it out every day — the triumphs and the challenges — and I love coming alongside others to help them do the same.

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HOW DOES THE COACHING PROCESS WORK?

After you schedule your first session, I’ll send a questionnaire to be returned. This will guide me in knowing what your goals are for the coaching process.

As for the sessions themselves, this is my favorite time because it gives me a chance to get to know YOU! I love hearing what is on your mind and coming alongside you to help you reach your health goals. My most active role as a coach is listening and seeking to understand your needs. Based on what I hear, we’ll work together to figure out what matters most to you and build a plan for success.

Each person’s plan is different because each person is unique! This is the power of coaching at its best. You’ll be motivated toward change because of your active role and feedback in the process.

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WHO IS YOUR TYPICAL CLIENT?

While I work with women of all ages and stages, my primary clients are moms who are busy, tired, and looking for practical help in taking care of themselves. They’ve come to realize their bodies aren’t their own anymore and want to regain the confidence and energy they had prior to motherhood.

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IS THERE ANYONE YOU WON’T COACH?

I provide one-on-one coaching for women only. Men seeking a personal coach or trainer can contact their local fitness facility for recommendations.

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