As a Duke trained Certified Integrative Health Coach, Kathy enjoys living out her life’s passion by helping others reach their potential and goals. Her personal background and health journey make her exceptionally
well-positioned to guide others as they go through big life transitions or start their journey toward improved health and a better life.
In 2002, Kathy was diagnosed with a chronic, unpredictable, and often disabling disease. The diagnosis caused her to “sit up” and “take notice” of exactly where she was in her health and life journey. Since she was already in poor physical shape, she began thinking about how her life would be if she became disabled. Though she had no real PLAN, she set out to improve her overall health through changes in her diet and activity level. She
succeeded in losing weight, but it wasn’t until she was challenged to participate in a 50-mile charity walk that her life really changed. During the six months prior to the walk she logged over 500 miles on foot and as a result was able to walk 47 of the 50 miles that first year. She felt so EMPOWERED!
All in all, she has lost over 100 pounds and has completed thirteen 50-mile charity walks. This journey wasn’t easy, but she found it was essential to have friends and
professionals hold her accountable, as well as to be working toward definite goals. This is how health coaching works!