Sweet Pea Wellbeing
Wellbeing Coach and Workplace Wellness Consultant
I've witnessed firsthand the importance of an integrated mind-body-spirit approach to health, and now my wish is to support others in optimizing their wellness. I call it "feeling your zeal."
I come into the wellbeing space from a 20-year career in corporate operations leadership and strategic consulting, a background that has helped me to see clearly from the lens of both employee and employer the many opportunities to augment mind-body health in the workplace. As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, I am trained in positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and the evidence-based hard science of functional medicine. To this backdrop I add the role of yoga teacher (RYT-200 and RYT-500 candidate), which has become a very important element of my personal and coaching lives. My continuing education in this field involves mindfulness work, trauma-informed yoga, and the breath-body-brain connection.
I work across several areas of client need, but I count the as my areas of deepest specialization my work in self care, professional wellness, and preventative approaches. Though I love my wellbeing work, my favorite roles are those of wife and mom. In my spare time, I love to cook (I'm currently experimenting with vegan cooking and the art of fermentation), I love to travel (when it's possible), I love to write, and I absolutely love to laugh.
I'd also love to have the opportunity to partner with you.
I would say, "take a nibble." Part of the beauty of integrated wellness is that it considers that all parts of a person--mind, body and spirit--work together in synergy. For that reason, a coaching partnership can start in any of these areas, and it is perfectly fine to begin with an area that is most comfortable for the client, work at a pace of small, achievable changes--little nibbles that make big change over time--and grow our strategy from there.
Clients may describe out first discussion as part explanation and part understanding. I like to take just a few minutes to discuss the type of coaching I do. From that point on, my goal is to listen, to understand, to get to know my prospective client and really understand their needs in order to know whether I might be a good match and able to be of real help.
A few years ago, I launched into a period of acute anxiety, with no discernible cause. After leaving my GP's office with a word of reassurance and a prescription for Xanax, I set out on my own to find the root cause of what I was experiencing. The result was an incredibly eye-opening journey through functional medicine and integrated wellness that changed my life and and put a fire in my belly to support others in the very same way--by addressing the mind, body and spirit as a whole.