- Hi, I'm Kathy -
I'm a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.
I help people just like you to take charge of their health so that they can live their best life with energy and vitality.
Why I do what I do
For as long as I can remember, I have been very interested in understanding the fundamental principles that impact our health and wellness. Since early childhood, my life has been touched by the chronic illness of family members and friends. Through their experiences, I have witnessed the challenges associated with a host of serious conditions including debilitating anxiety & depression, bipolar & other mood disorders, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis & other types of autoimmunity, and various types of cancer. The devastation that can accompany the cognitive decline of a loved one is especially personal for me as well. Over the course of my life, i have faced a number of health challenges of my own.
My journey to the field of health coaching came about through my search for information to support my loved ones and to optimize my own health. Through my research and my personal experience, I have developed a deep appreciation for the transformative impact that strategic lifestyle modifications in areas such as sleep, stress management, nutrition and exercise can have on our health and our quality of life. I decided to seek formalized training in order to be able to share this information more widely and to support people in optimizing their own health.
I am a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and a Wahls Protocol® Certified Health Practitioner. I am also a ReCODE™ Health Coach, able to provide specialized support to clients who are following The Bredesen Protocol™.
I received my BA in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo and my BEd from the University of Ottawa. Prior to my formal health coach training with the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, I was working as a teacher in Ottawa. Now, as a health coach, I draw upon my FMCA training, my life experience and my experience as an educator to support my clients on their wellness journey. I am able to work with clients anywhere in the world using web-based videoconferencing.
I became a health coach in order to support people just like YOU who want to take charge of their health and could use some help along the way. I would consider it an honour to walk alongside you on your journey!
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