Building life long healthy habits takes Momentum
In the face of great challenges you rise to the occasion - for your work, your family, your friends. But sometimes, the most challenging endeavor is closer to home: meeting your own health needs and sustaining momentum to replace old habits with new ones. Momentum Health Coaching is about stepping out of those old, sabotaging grooves, breaking new trail, and establishing habits that invigorate you for the long term. If you are interested in real and lasting health behavior change that leads to a sustainable, healthy lifestyle, take a look at what Momentum has to offer, and contact Allie.
Why health and wellness coaching?
Strength and value-based coaching results in empowered individuals who conquer obstacles they previously thought they could not. There is a growing body of evidence showing that health coaches who use tools to build the self-efficacy of their clients make a significant difference in the well-being of individuals in many ways:
- Coaching helps people implement personal wellness plans and meet individualized goals.
- Coaching results in new behaviors and new skill development.
- Coaching improves psychological resources that predict higher performance, capacity to change, and improved mental health.
- Coaching is related to increased positivity, resilience, and self-efficacy.
Momentum Health Coaching is about long-term behavior change. Whether you are struggling with making consistent nutritious food choices, you want to incorporate more movement into your day, or you simply need support to reach your wellness goals, coaching can help. Momentum Health Coaching evokes your internal motivation and teaches you how to play to your strengths. To start you on the path, you’ll engage in long-term visioning and near-term goal setting. You’ll learn effective mindfulness techniques to de-stress, to bring your awareness to what really matters to you, and to let go of your inner critic. While individual coaching will result in more one-on-one attention, group coaching is a unique way to get to know oneself as part of a small group, to share in challenges and successes, and to reap the rewards of motivating others through empathy and shared experience.
I have a Masters of Science in Nutrition and a Masters of Public Health from Tufts University in Boston. My undergraduate education is from Middlebury College where I majored in Literary Studies. In 2012, I discovered my passion for health and wellness coaching. I began training in coaching, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness meditation to propel behavior change in Portland, Oregon. I've also taken Mindfulness courses in Portland and maintain a daily meditation practice. I am trained and received my certification as a Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC) through WellCoaches® School of Coaching in 2016.
As a coach, I focus on exploring the possibilities for change unique to each individual; facilitating lifestyle changes; and maintaining new habits that promote a deep sense of well-being. I've led nutrition, wellness, and mindfulness workshops for diverse groups and organizations. I've coached women and men in their health goals and in their broader life goals. In my twenties, before pursuing education in health promotion, I worked on a trail crew for the Montana Conservation Corps, working long hours outdoors to clear trail. Then I joined the Peace Corps where I lived in a small village in Senegal, West Africa for two years. I'm also a mother of a four year old boy, and a wife. My goal is always to coach mindfully, generously, and whole-heartedly.