Achieve the positive changes you desire with more clarity, accountability, and purpose.
Providing guidance and resources to help you improve your personal and professional wellbeing using evidence-based coaching and mindfulness practices.
Let's navigate wellness your way to . . .
EXPLORE & IDENTIFY what keeps you stuck.
EMBRACE opportunities that arise.
ACHIEVE meaningful and realistic changes.
Personal and Professional Wellbeing
Stress Management, Self-Care, and Mindfulness
Living True to Your Purpose
Boundaries and Balance
Burnout and Fatigue
COACHING PASSION INSPIRED BY MY OWN HEALTH AND WELLNESS JOURNEY. One example of how my passion for coaching came to be is through my experience as a working parent. I know what it is like to juggle parenting while trying to manage a career. When my kids were little, I lacked awareness as to the root cause of my increased stress and low back pain. I wanted it to appear that I could do it all, push through, and tried to ignore my back pain so I could finish everything on my to-do list. I was convinced the pain was preventing me from being the person I thought I SHOULD be.
These beliefs and behaviors were not sustainable, and caused more stress and discomfort. Fortunately, my approach to wellness began to shift in 2013 after my first yoga class. My back pain began to decrease thanks to yoga and physical therapy, and I became more aware of and responsive to stress signals in my body like clenching in my throat, racing heart, and sweaty palms.
WELLNESS MY WAY. My experience with back pain and lack of stress management tools led me to adopt a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing. In addition to yoga, I incorporated other mind-body practices like meditation that have taught me the importance of mindfulness and self-compassion. I have made meaningful changes in my self-care and lifestyle habits. Now I try to practice mindfulness daily and have made adjustments in other aspects of my life that are more aligned with my values, strengths, and passions.
Today, my go-to practices include yoga, meditation, spending time in nature, journaling, reading, gardening, and physical fitness. My daily intention is to listen to and trust in my own wisdom and to gratefully leverage the external resources I have to support my health and wellbeing. My hope as a health and wellness coach is to help others find this balance as well.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS ALIGNED WITH PURPOSE. I am a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) with a MA in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching from the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing.
In 2015, I received my Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) Yoga Alliance (YA) certification upon completion of a nine month training program at Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center. Since then, I have also completed trainings in mindfulness and meditation, and am inspired by the teachings and practices of author, psychologist, and mindfulness expert Tara Brach, PhD. I have an MBA and worked in patient and physician marketing in the medical device industry before making a career change to become a health and wellness coach.
My coaching education and training, mind-body certifications, and personal experiences with health and wellbeing inform how I coach.
My intention is to support and guide you as you feel more empowered to live in alignment with your purpose. Your unique life circumstances, resources, beliefs, behaviors, values, strengths, passions, and all aspects of wellness shape each coaching session.
I am passionate about helping you achieve improved wellness and build trust in your own wisdom and inner resources to guide you forward.
- MA, Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching, University of Minnesota
- MBA, Marketing, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
- BSBA, Marketing, Washington University in St. Louis
TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS
- Lifestyle Prescriptions University, 2022 Health Coach Summit/Conference
- The Power of Awareness, Tara Brach/Jack Kornfield
- Mindfulness Daily, Tara Brach/Jack Kornfield
- Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center
- Mindfulness & Meditation, Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center
"In a short time I noticed a shift in my stress management. My journey has just begun with this. Debbie was a huge part in getting me onto a good path."
~ Client Reflection
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