Raised in Montana
Silicon Valley 1976-2000: Education in nutrition. High-tech Career. Marriage. Three Children.
Orange County CA 2000-2019: Raising Children. Wellness practice est. 2006.
Fallbrook CA 2019: Back to a bit of country on our boord. Enjoying nature & grandchildren.
There are many types of health coaches. Some represent and are trained in specific products, others are certified by schools in a variety of topics in the health or fitness industry and offer specific programs. What you will get from our work is support to achieve YOUR health goals through lifestyle and behavior modifications. Not my goals for you, or even your doctors. Those are great input but this journey is yours and yours alone. You are the only one that lives in there. My goal is to help you tap into your own intuition and wisdom to make decisions and progress. I have a deep toolkit of ideas also brave enough to speak the truth and walk beside you. This isn't just about you. Studies show that your attitude toward health influences your entire family.
The best time to seek a coach is when you are pre-clinical, meaning before you are diagnosed with a disease or prescribed a medication, battle and addiction, get fired from your job, or served divorce papers.
Get out of neutral and live a vibrant life.
Let's create your legacy of health that will serve generation to come.
The coaching I offer is science-based, heart-centered, whole-person health care at it’s finest. We will use your experiences in life and my years of experience, background in clinical nutrition and extensive experience and training and in coaching psychology, positive psychology, motivation, mediation, active parenting and functional medicine. I will mentor, inspire, guide and motivate you to cultivate positive health choices and set goals. Today we can address your body, mind and spirit to create your legacy of health that will serve generations.
Working with an independent coach, as opposed to one who is in a doctor's office or gym, gives you the benefit of many years of diverse client cases, the input of many health care practitioners and the gift of time. Appointments with Kim are 30, 60 or 90 minutes long. Each comes with a week of unlimited text and email for those time when you think "I forgot to tell Kim about..." or "What did Kim say about..?
The medical field is now recognizing the importance of health and wellness coaching. There is a board certification classifies coaches as allied health professionals and practitioners can bill insurance for their time. Many practitioners, especially in functional and integrative practices realize coaching is a powerful tool for filling the gap between their world and yours. Coaching brings doctors order to life by keeping patients motivated and accountable with high contact and feedback. They are the experts and do not have the time you need to explain, teach and support. Many practitioners are adding trained health coaches to their staff and that is a definite win for both everyone involved! I work with many practitioners around the world and welcome the opportunity to work with your health care provider. You receive a discount on coaching sessions if I can work with your practitioner. Provide a prescription/referral for health coaching from your licensed physician, nutritionist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, physical therapist, etc. Below you will find a file to download for referral if needed.
You don't have to be under medical management to use coaching services. Many very smart people who thrive on personal responsibility are healthy and want to keep it that way. They order their own blood labs, design their own food and exercise plans and rely on Kim to be a health partner by analyzing and reaching those things for them as well as sit down when things don't feel right or they hit a rough patch. These people know how to remain pre-clinical, ask tough questions, do their own research and make their own decisions. These are oftern the people who I get referred by a practitioner because they want to learn and dive deep into their issues in a way practitioners just don't have to me to do,
Another avenue clients turn to me for is health at work. Handling a toxic relationship, an uncomfortable situation, a tough employee. Stating your own business, transitioning in any way professionally. Those 20 years of corporate experience in Silicon Valley working in very large corporations (senior management at Cisco Systems) and many. many start-ups (Vitalink Communications, Network General, Remedy Corporation, Netsys Technologies) have proven to be valuable to clients in business.
If we can partner in an open-minded “back-to-basics” approach to health and wellness, openly address our fears and let go of toxic things, get out of the ruts we have created, set ourselves free of limiting beliefs. If we could realize and appreciate how truly unique we all are, stop feeling threatened or defensive, fine tune the ability to listen to our innate wisdom and use the technical advancements in health we have a chance to get out of neutral and live a vibrant life.
Lose a few pounds (holidays, baby, vacation, hormones, stress etc)
Kick a sugar habit (sugar, carbs, alcohol)
Blood lab analysis (printed functional report provided)
Prepare for yearly physical (to remember everything you want to bring up)
Change how you eat (learn about keto, vegan, paleo & specialty medical plans)
Work on better sleep
Find more energy
Balance hormones (food, supplements, sleep, exercise, etc)
Manage menopause (it is a 15 year process!)
Clear up skin
Blood glucose rising (prevent diabetes with diet & lifestyle changes)
Blood lipids rising (prevent CHD with diet & lifestyle changes)
Prepare for pregnancy (clean eating, good habits, being ready)
First Line Therapy (prescribed by doctor)
Research Interests (supplements, products, services, etc)
Address pelvic & core issues (once postpartum, always postpartum)
Explore exercise & movement (balance, flexibility, anatomy, pregnancy, injury)
Manage stress (vent frustrations, lay it out, rearrange it)
Learn & work with character strengths for health (yours and those around you)
Learn & work with chakras, color, nature for health (refreshing insights & ideas)
Issue with family member (spouse, parent, sibling, child) (mediation, active parenting)
Issue with boss, employee, co-worker, new business ideas
Adjust to a life change (new baby, retirement, move, loss)
Change a habit (create a new one, eliminate an old one, rearrange them)
De-clutter, detoxify and get organized (home, work, relationships, etc)
Time management, focus and efficiency
" Kim reviewed my blood work report and helped me understand the connections of physical issues with nutrition and everyday positive living. She explores details and listens to concerns big and small. What an encourager with holistic knowledge that I deeply appreciate." Marilyn M.
"I highly recommend going to Kim if you're tired of trying to figure out why you're just not feeling as good as you used to. She is extremely knowledgeable, intuitive and has a great manner with people. Her vast knowledge and experience is so helpful in zooming in on target problems, and the potential solutions are do-able."
"Professional, knowledgeable, relatable. Kim provides a comfortable and safe environment to talk about YOU and your health. Kim is a great partner to have on your journey to a healthier you. Kim provides expert advice and the encouragement to follow through on your health assignments too." Erin B.
Health & Wellness Coach
Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
Functional Medicine Coaching Academy Food & Spirit Practitioner
First Line Therapy Practitioner
Certified MUTU Pro
Board Certified Therapeutic Massage
CA State Licensed Massage
Medical Intuition Practitioner
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritional Sciences
ReplenishPDX/Holistic Nutrition Lab
PCRM Food for Life Affiliate
eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition
First Line Therapy Practitioner/LE
McDougall Program Certified
FLT & IFM Food Plans
3-Day Nourishing Cleanses
Wellness Cooking Academy
Ongoing Classes & Workshops
Food & Spirit
HIPPAA compliant online platform
Phone & Online Video
Worldwide Client Base
Practicing since 2006
ASYRA Bioresonance Scanning
Active Parenting Trainer