I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with Finance major. I provided management and business consulting services to medical clinics for 9 years before staying at home to raise 3 children.
In 1995 I had a medical incorrect diagnosis that was transformative and life changing. After that incident I researched and began living the principles of holistic health.
In December 2013 I received a Master of Arts Holistic Health degree from St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, MN. The purpose of my thesis research was to create awareness on the need for education on how changing lifestyle behavior through positive life/health choices has the potential to reduce chronic illness by 90%, and health care costs by 70%, and improve over-all health and well-being. Currently, research indicates that only 3-5% of individuals engage in healthy lifestyle behavior such as eating well, getting enough sleep, exercising and abstaining from unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, drug use and alcohol consumption.
Additionally, in January 2012 I was certified from the graduate wellness/health coaching program at Mayo Clinic School of Science, Rochester, MN. I was recertified (September 2015) and I had the opportunity to participate in additional education courses in 2015 at Mayo Clinic; Health Behavior Theory; Tobacco Use and Dependence; Nutrition for Health-Wellness; Weight Management; Physical Activity and Exercise, and Building Resiliency and Reducing Stress.
In April of 2013 I started a business to provide health/wellness coaching for individuals and groups seeking emotional, physical and spiritual empowerment and healing. I created a presentation on stress management and resiliency theory/tools, supported by holistic theory/science, and presented it to Hopkins Community Education, a nursing class at St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, MN, Pathways, Minneapolis, MN, and a local business. May 2017, I created and co-presented three ninety minute classes on health/wellness to students at Edina High School, Edina MN: Intentional Living-Physical Wellness and Life Balance; and Practices of Joy, Kindness, Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion.
In addition to starting a small business, I provided individual health/wellness coaching services to individuals in physical, emotional and spiritual health crisis at Pathways, Minneapolis, MN from September 2012-December 2014.…