What Is Wellness Consulting?
and who do I serve?
It is assisting individuals or businesses (employees) who desire a reaching/maintaining greater optimal wellness.
- Mental skills and strategies.
- Reducing stress
- Increasing confidence
Being healthy is more than just eating well and moving/physical activity. It is our whole wellness which allows us to be well, fit, and happy.
The College Student
Kara is a 20-year-old, diligent college student- studious in her studies, works part-time to pay bills, and tries to spend time with her friends and see her family. But many people demand her time- her professors through homework and studying, her work supervisor through different shifts, and her friends and family who love spending time with her. Sometimes it is a bit too much and it is overwhelming. Kara is a committed student but needs to learn additional ways to manage her stress. She knows that she needs to learn strategies now before she enters a career industry that can be demanding at times. Kara knows that if she can practice and refine her skills now, it will not only help her professionally, but personally too.
The Stressed Single
Lili is a 30-year-old, single, business professional who makes a good income and enjoys her career even though it requires some travel and odd-hours. She works out a couple times during the week to stay in shape, she has hobbies she enjoys, and she has an enjoyable social group. Lately more responsibilities have been adding onto her plate, and the stress of everything feels a bit too much. While she doesn’t care to admit it, she has never been excellent at managing stress but she doesn’t think she is terrible at it either. But she just knows that she could use some effective strategies to help keep things in perspective.
The Working Parent
Tori is a 39-year-old parent of three children, who works full time and her husband works full-time too. She also has a small side job she does part-time for enjoyment and earns some additional money because she wants some extra money to help with future expenses. Her husband’s job offers a little bit of flexibility, but Tori is mainly the one who ensures everyone is fed, healthy, and is getting where they need to be. But between early mornings or late evenings, work responsibilities during the day, thinking about the well-being of her kids while working, household chores, etc., it seems like there is not enough time. Tori is driven and knows that first, mentally, she needs to slow down because she is starting to feel out of alignment. The thought of learning stress management strategies to relax, even if for a little bit, excites her. She wants to feel centered. But she’s not sure when or where she can learn these strategies. However if it was an opportunity to learn then she would make it happen.
The Stay At Home Parent
Chris is a 28-year-old, Stay at Home Parent who cares for his 2 children while his wife works outside the home. He wears many hats as chauffeur, chef, nurse, banker, sport club director, among many others. He keeps the house, and everyone’s lives it seems, going. But many times, he feels like he’s always on. Chris enjoys his many roles, but he doesn’t want to ignore the importance of prioritizing himself in order to be there for others. He wants to be present and happy when he’s around others, not stressed. Chris wants to learn how to de-stress and learn how to shift his mindset from chaos to calm, to be more present each day. He knows that ultimately, he needs to take the initiative to prioritize himself and his health first, in order to be most effective for others.
The Business Owner/Manager
Molly is a 54-year-old, Executive Manager of a mid-sized company with a growing business and a staff of devoted employees. Her staff works hard and gets along with each other but with the growing needs and demands of the business, she is worried that growing stressors are going to impact the effectiveness of her staff and therefore her business. Molly knows the importance of a successful business includes prioritizing your staff too, and that includes providing them with tools to manage and grow their personal wellness as well as strategies to support them at work. But she’s not sure how to do that. From a corporate perspective, Molly wants happy and healthy employees because she knows that the personal wellness of her staff has an impact on her professional, growing business.
Born & raised with east coast roots while flying with Midwest wings. I love teaching and helping people.
I use my teaching expertise and my passion for wellness to help people and businesses bring a comprehensive wellness approach to living and serving.
My graduate degree is in Health Education and Promotion with a focus on Community Health. My undergraduate degree is in Health Education and wellness. I’m also a nationally Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), and Intrinsic Health and Wellness Coach.
Often times, my time is spent with my family and teaching in higher education. I enjoy serving others inside and outside of the classroom. Whether it’s teaching, consulting, or planning (in corporate wellness settings, with large/small groups or individuals), my scope is vast.
I approach wellness consulting with applicability, practicality, and individualization. These values establish the foundation of my philosophy. Everyone interprets health and the meaning of wellness differently (that’s another conversation for another day), but regardless they are both important. The goal is developing and practicing skills and strategies for lifelong benefits.
Being healthy is not about the perfect physique, a certain number on the scale, or “doing it all.” It’s the collective of the mind, body, and spirit in harmony.
Laura has been instrumental in my development personally, professionally, and as an athlete. She led me to develop healthier daily habits that have been key to improving my mental health and performance. She is so easy to talk to and provides concrete, implementable suggestions that challenge but do not overwhelm. I truly learned how to improve my personal wellness through strategies like journaling, meditation, and my morning routine. I’m so grateful for Laura’s knowledge and guidance!
I have worked with many professionals and Laura is above the rest. Before partnering with her, I thought my goal setting was good. Little did I know, I was overlooking key aspects which influenced my progress. Her communication, encouragement and guidance allowed me to gain clarity in my goals. Now I’m reaching and achieving my goals faster and with more clarity than ever before! It feels great!
Working with Laura was fun! Also she listened and provided support and guidance as it pertained to me. It didn’t matter how many people she was working with at one time, I always had her full attention each time we worked together. Her strategies and recommendations were tailored to me, it wasn’t a generalized solution. Laura’s guidance was supportive and encouraging, and I looked forward to working together every time. She made it fun. I recommend working with her!