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Kate is trained through the Wellcoaches program and is a nationally board certified health and wellness coach and a certified yoga instructor. Kate has been working in Integrative Health since 1998 when she worked at the Mind/Body Medical Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Kate also completed programs for holistic cancer coaching and yoga and cancer. As part of respective research studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, Kate trained hypertensive research subjects in the areas of Mindfulness and the Relaxation Response. Kate has a background in education and yoga, which she has found especially useful in dispersing health and wellness information. Kate brings to her clients a non-judgmental and authentic listening style and a belief that all have the ability to reach their wellness goals. Her specialties include personal growth, finding balance, healthy eating, and stress reduction.
Diane is a Nationally Board certified Health and Wellness Coach, has completed training through Wellcoaches and she has also completed Therapeutic Coach training through the Meta Institute. She brings 14 years of nursing experience including positions in the Emergency Room, Endoscopy and Hospice to her work as a Wellness Coach. This combination of compassionate nursing alongside intuitive coaching enables clients to take an active role in their health and receive meaningful support and accountability to become who they want to be. Special interests include creativity, the role of spirituality in health and assisting caregivers with their own self-care. Diane has also completed a Holistic Cancer and Coaching program. In addition, she is collaborating on a pilot study to provide Wellness Coaching to patients at the Woodbury Penny George Institute for Health and Healing Clinic.
Jeannie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a bachelor's degree in food and nutrition and corporate fitness from Concordia College. She is also a Certified Health & Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches and has completed the Nutrition and Cancer Course through the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Jeannie is a seasoned nutrition practitioner with knowledge and wisdom gained through a variety of career experiences who enjoys helping others make informed food choices since food is medicine and fuel. One way Jeannie shares her passion is by teaching group classes to help others improve their overall health through good nutrition and healthy lifestyle practice. Jeannie is a licensed facilitator for the Am I Hungry? - Mindful Eating program, and she also teaches Take Action Weight Management classes. Jeannie is available for BodyGem metabolism testing and individual nutrition counseling.
Maureen Rose Doran is a registered, licensed dietitian, yoga & mindfulness meditation teacher. A long time student of mindfulness, Maureen has taught yoga & mindfulness meditation for 12+ years in corporate, community and healthcare settings. At the Penny George Institute for Health & Healing, Maureen provides integrative nutrition consultations and is the senior facilitator of the Mindfulness Training program and Resilient Life Program.
Our Integrative Health and Wellness Coaches are credentialed and certified by Wellcoaches and other nationally recognized organizations. They bring vast experience and rich backgrounds in a variety of health-related fields to their practice, including counseling, nursing, nutrition science, and exercise physiology.
Michelle is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach who holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a minor in coaching. Her work experience includes corporate wellness programming, community and clinical coaching, instruction of group fitness classes, personal training and public health work. Michelle enjoys partnering with individuals to help them discover what lifestyle behavioral changes they can adapt or maintain to be their best self. Her specialties include lifestyle and well-being, physical activity, and weight management.
Karina DiLuzio is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. She enjoys partnering with her clients as they seek sustainable healthy lifestyle changes in a wide variety of health and life balance areas. Karina enjoys the opportunity to blend her background in both tobacco cessation and coaching to assist clients who are pursuing tobacco cessation. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota, and is certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist by both Mayo Clinic and the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Counselors. She is in her fourteenth year in the health care field, and helped develop the inpatient tobacco program at Allina Health.
Stacy has over 18 years of experience in health promotion and the healthcare field. She specializes in chronic conditions management, mindfulness training, wellness and exercise development, physical activity in the youth through the older adult. As an avid runner and strength trainer, Stacy is passionate about nutrition, sleep, mindfulness and physical activity as medicine, and how they together can change the physical and mental outlook in individuals. She believes in the power of her client's goals and living your truth every day. She promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance fitness, health, and quality of life. She is excited to be serving as a liaison for the prevention and reversal of chronic disease throughout the county at Buffalo Hospital, part of Allina Health.
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Theresa has been providing health and wellness coaching through different organizations since 2006. She has been with the Penny George Institute at Allina Health since 2016. She is a certified personal coach and sitting for her board certification in health and wellness coaching this summer. She has been a nurse since 1995 and is board certified in holistic nursing. She has a masters in human development with a focus in corporate coaching and training. As a coach, Theresa helps her clients tap into what wellness means to them and supports them as they reach goals that bring them closer to their ideal state of wellness. Theresa believes that compassion is the ultimate tool for any journey towards optimal well-being and uses a healthy dose of humanity in her coaching approach. Theresa brings a diverse toolkit based on more than 20 years of training in stress management techniques, breath techniques, holistic health principles, energy medicine principles, meditation principles, and human development principles to her coaching. She specializes in transitions, reigniting creativity, passion and purpose, managing clinical conditions, and self-care practices to support optimal health and well-being.
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