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The International Coaching Federation (IFC) defines coaching as, "Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."


Coaching helps people find more flow in your life, career, parenting, and relationships that align with your strengths, values, needs, and experiences. Coaching takes you to the next level, no matter where you are, so you can live life to your fullest potential; find more meaning, purpose, and passion; experience more joy, peace, calm, or exhilaration, and with less stress.  

First, we offer an initial 30-minute consultation to assess your current levels of well-being. Next, we will share information about coaching and answer any questions you might have. A common question is how coaching is different from therapy. A good example might be, let's say your goal is to find more work/life balance. In coaching, we would focus on your future goals and how we can use your present strengths and circumstances to move you forward to achieving your goals. A therapist might focus more on your past life circumstances, especially if your coping mechanisms are interfering with daily life. A coach might support you by offering coping tools. A therapist would support you in becoming aware and process how past circumstances may have influenced your life choices. If you are unsure, give us a call and we can discuss if coaching might be a good fit. 

Coach Kari is a board-certified Health and Well-Being Coach by the National Board of Medical Examiners NBC-HWC and specializes in the following areas:

  • Health Coaching (Fitness, Nutrition, Exercise, Movement, Sleep)

  • Emotional Well-Being Coaching (Coping Skills, Self-Regulation, Emotional Intelligence)

  • Relationship Coaching (Communication, Grief, Loss, Conflict, Problem-Solving)

  • Meaning and Purpose Coaching (Find your “why,” Strengths, Talents, Passions and Joy)

  • Career Coaching (Career Development, Work Relationships, Conflict, Burnout)

  • Parenting Coaching (Parent-Child Relationships, Conflict, Child Behavior, Play Therapy)

  • Life Balance and Transitions Coaching (Self-Care, Routines, Change Management)

  • Teacher Coaching (Self-Care, Routines, Classroom Management, Child Behavior)​


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Coach Kari has more than 15 years of working in P - 12 educational environments as an early learning coach for teachers; as a member of a local school and youth prevention groups, and as a family engagement specialist. 

Coach Kari is a certified Parent Educator in the following evidence-based parenting programs for parents with children ages 0-16.

  • Incredible Years (R) Baby, Toddler, Preschool, School Age and Autism (0 to 12 years)

  • Promoting First Relationships (0 to 3 years)

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (0 to 8 years)

  • Triple P - Positive Parenting Program - Standard and Teen (0 to 16 years)

  • Strengthening Families (10-14 years)


Investing in staff well-being and staff professional development brings in a fresh, new perspective and allows schools to embed practical knowledge; improve staff retention, and enhance student outcomes.    Popular training topics include:

  • Attachment in the Early Years

  • Attention, Focus, Memory, and Self-Regulation

  • Brain Development and Behavior

  • Cultivating Everyday Kindness, Compassion, and Gratitude

  • Emotional Intelligence: EQ is the new IQ

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Best Practices and Policies

  • Healthy Communication and Relationships 

  • Making the Case for Play-Based Learning

  • Positive Behavior Supports for the Early Years

  • Positive Parenting and Family Engagement

  • Practical Steps to Implementing Youth Resilience 

  • Teen Brains and Behavior - How to Help Teens Thrive

  • THINK Well-Being: The Science and Practices of Flourishing

  • Trauma - Hope - Resilience: Making Sense of Neurobiology and Making it Work for You


Coach Kari has more than 25 years of experience working as a coach, consultant, facilitator, trainer, partner development, and marketing within local grassroots organizations, city, and county government, and non-profits, as well as in major Fortune 500 corporations. Each experience has ultimately led to the critical need for well-being with every human in every community. We have a ripe opportunity to bring well-being to all communities so we can think, live, thrive, and be well together.

Athletes have coaches. Executives have coaches. Everyone should have a coach, so why not a coach for every community? A coach guides individuals and groups toward discovery using thought-provoking questions that move them toward action. Coaching is gaining in popularity. 25-40% of F 5000 companies now utilize coaching to support employees in their well-being.  If you go to the doctor for preventative healthcare, then, it makes sense to have an annual check-up with a coach for your community, too. Think about how a coach can help your community to:​

  • Design and implement employee well-being practices in local businesses

  • Plan healthy spaces for children, youth, teens, and families

  • Co-create and implement community-wide strategic planning

  • Strengthen community health and well-being

  • Support employee engagement and retention

  • Promote, measure, and engage citizens in obtaining optimal well-being 

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